Buying a Turntable or Vintage Record Player of the Mid-Century 1970s
Memories are made of these. Do you remember the day you would sit together with your family after lunch around a record player and listen to music? Whether you were listening to the Bill Haley and the Comets or Glen Miller Orchestra or the latest Beatles release, thats how memories were made. Now, you can relive the memories with todays 1970s vintage record player or 70s turntable.
What is the difference between vintage and retro?
Retro70s items are those made in the style of the time or items they are trying to replicate. Retro can be brand new. They dont have to be old. A retro 1970s is a replica while a vintage is an actual item which should be at least 20 years old or more
How do you pick these vintage record players?
In selecting a suitable vintage record player, you must consider these three things. Style, features, and customer satisfaction.
Lets have a look at each one of them.
- Style- a record player cannot be vintage unless it looks like one. Their style is similar to the record player of the past.
- Features- Some of the portable vintage record players come with AM/FM radios. Some radios have Bluetooth technology which enables you to connect your wireless earbuds and speakers to them, along with Bluetooth enabled, cellphones, iPods, speakers, MP3 players, hi-fi, and other portable stereos.
- Customer satisfaction- Look at customer reviews and how well the manufacturer responded to customer queries or how recommended these players are. Look at an average rating of either four stars or higher. Take into account customers with verified purchases.
What do you consider when buying a record turntable or record player?
When you want to buy a record turntable or record player, you need to consider the following.
- Cost- Be careful to check the quality and good condition before you go for a cheap one.
- Arm style- There are two styles, the S or J shaped and straight. Both sound good when matched with the appropriate cartridge.
- Cartridge- Avoid any player with a ceramic cartridge because they track too heavy and destroy vinyl in as few as three plays. Choose a magnetic cartridge.
- Record storage- You can find handcrafted, mid-century-inspired furniture for storing your records, CD Players, and audio technology. Vinyl-specific designs target music enthusiasts allowing easy storage and access to your collections
Why a 1970s vintage turntable or retro 1970s player?
New technology is attractive in many ways. You get the latest technology available. However, a new record turntable can be costly. Old record turntable players can produce the same performance if not better and at a lower price. They are made from better materials, tried and tested, and the sound is better because of its excellent production.