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During the process of creating this buying guide, we looked through every important aspect of each portable turntables available on the current market. Our list of the best products is as objective and trustworthy as it could be. However, we still advice you to make your own research before buying a portable turntables.

Portable Turntables differ by the manufacturer, material, color, and many other characteristics. Moreover, every year manufacturers present newer models, which makes the choice even more complicated. Thanks to our buying guide, you will be able to understand all the nuances of portable turntables and save a lot of your precious time.

The 9 Best Portable Turntables of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Design 5/5
Materials 5/5
Durability 5/5
Price 5/5
D And L Belt-drive 3 Speed Turntable 1. D And L Belt-drive 3 Speed Turntable (Editor’s Choice)
Pc encoding—all d&l turntables are compatible with pc.
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Design 5/5
Materials 4/5
Durability 5/5
Price 5/5
Musitrend Bluetooth Turntable 2. Musitrend Bluetooth Turntable
Adjustable to play 33 1/3, 45 or 78 rpm records.
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Design 4/5
Materials 4/5
Durability 5/5
Price 5/5
Vinyl Stereo Turntable 3. Vinyl Stereo Turntable
3 speed turntables, dynamic, balanced tone arm with soft damping control.
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Design 5/5
Materials 5/5
Durability 4/5
Price 4/5
Vintage Portable Turntable 4. Vintage Portable Turntable (Most Stylish)
The vinylpal briefcase is lightweight and has built-in speakers and a stereo headphone jack for djs, parties or personal listening.
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Design 5/5
Materials 4/5
Durability 4/5
Price 5/5
Magnavox 3-speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable 5. Magnavox 3-speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable
Remote control color changing or automatically color changing mode.
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Design 5/5
Materials 5/5
Durability 2/5
Price 5/5
Innovative Technology Vsc-550bt-tq Victrola Vintage 3-speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable 6. Innovative Technology Vsc-550bt-tq Victrola Vintage 3-speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable
Built-in bluetooth to wirelessly play music from your bluetooth enabled device.
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Design 5/5
Materials 4/5
Durability 2/5
Price 2/5
Boytone Bt-101rd Bluetooth Turntable 7. Boytone Bt-101rd Bluetooth Turntable
2 built in dynamic full range stereo speakers, built in rechargeable battery, ac-dc (110v & 220v ul) dual voltage which makes it accessible to be used all over the world.
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Design 5/5
Materials 2/5
Durability 4/5
Price 2/5
LoopTone 3 Speed Classic Vintage Style Vinyl Record Player 8. LoopTone 3 Speed Classic Vintage Style Vinyl Record Player (Best Transitional Design)
Convert your vinyl records into mp3 format files, you can playback the vinyls on your computer and mobile devices anywhere, anytime.
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Design 3/5
Materials 4/5
Durability 4/5
Price 2/5
Auna Peggy Sue Record Player Retro Design Turntable 9. Auna Peggy Sue Record Player Retro Design Turntable
Not only does the vinyl player play up to 3 different record sizes, it also gives you the opportunity to digitize your lp records.
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№ 1. D And L Belt-drive 3 Speed Turntable Portable Wooden Suitcase Record Player with Built-in Stereo Speakers, Pc Recorder, Headphone Jack, Rca Line Out
 

Design
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
5.0
D&L 13.8 x 10 x 4.3 inches 6.75 pounds
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Belt-drive design–the at-lp60’s belt-drive design isolates the platter from motor vibrations, resulting in increased clarity and high-fidelity audio. Built-in stereo speakers–play your music loudly and clearly – active 2-way stereo system provides convenient listening in any environment. Portable suitcase design–wooden cabinet with pu leather wrapping. Suitcase design with easy carry handle. Premium material–the cabinet is crafted from solid audio-grade (mdf) wood which reduces vibrations to ensure the stylus provides the best possible signal. Sound isolation feet, an aluminum platter and a rubber slip mat significantly reduce reverberation, leaving you with pure stereophonic sound. Pc encoding–all d&l turntables are compatible with pc. Transform audio from vinyl records into mp3 format. Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with rca output cables to connect to audio systems and powered speakers.

Easy operation–fully automatic turntable operation gently places the stylus on records for you and automatically returns the tonearm when record ends; adjustable to play 33 1/3.45 or 78 rpm records. Come with 45rpm adaptor and superior stylus.

 

 
PROS
Pc encoding–all d&l turntables are compatible
Portable suitcase design–wooden cabinet
Premium material–the cabinet is crafted from solid audio-grade
Belt-drive design–the at-lp60’s belt-drive design isolates
CONS
Not a single flaw!
 

 

 
№ 2. Musitrend Bluetooth Turntable Portable Suitcase Vinyl Records Player with Built-in Speakers, Usb Sd Recorder, Rechargable Battery, Headphone Jack, Rca Line Out, Black
 

Design
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
MUSITREND MUSITREND-T316UB-Black 13.7 x 9.8 x 4.5 inches 6.75 pounds
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Multifunction: bluetooth, rechargable battery 2100ma, built-in stereo speakers, rca output, headphone jack for private listening and auxiliary input for smartphone and home stereo. Portable suitcase design: wooden cabinet with pu leather wrapping. Suitcase design with easy carry handle. What you get: musitrend 3 speed turntable, box package, manual in english.1 replacement stylus needle and 12-month warranty and 24 hours customer service. Vinyl-to-mp3 recording: capable of recording high quality mp3 audio from a vinyl record to an sd card or via usb for later playback on your computer and mobile devices.

3 speed record player: adjustable to play 33 1/3.45 or 78 rpm records.

 

 
PROS
3 speed record player
Vinyl-to-mp3 recording
Portable suitcase design
CONS
The product will not survive a fall.
 

How much money should I spend for a nice portable turntables?

The price of a portable turntables should never be the determining factor. Even if you are able to afford the most expensive model, you might do not actually need it. portable turntablesin the average price range can cover all your needs and save you a few bucks at the same time.

 

 
№ 3. Vinyl Stereo Turntable Portable Suitcase with Built In 2 Speakers Rca Line Out Headphone Jack Pc Recorder Mobile Phones Music Playback Support Computer Recording
 

Design
4/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Feir TP204 14 x 4.9 x 10.5 inches 7.62 pounds
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Portable record player, wooden cabinet with pu leather wrapping, the briefcase styled turntable is lightweight, easy to store and transport. Phonographs record players, front-facing built in 2 stereo speakers provide great sound. Classic style record player turntable, with rca and headphone jack outputs / line in port mounted on the side, easy to operation and support multiple music playback modes. 3 speed turntables, dynamic, balanced tone arm with soft damping control. Belt drive briefcase turntable, electable 33/45/78 rpm speeds settings.

 

 
PROS
Belt drive briefcase turntable
3 speed turntables
Portable record player
Phonographs record players
Classic style record player turntable
CONS
Does not have enough color options.
 

 

 
№ 4. Vintage Portable Turntable, 3 Speed Record Player Suitcase, Built In Stereo Speaker and Battery, 1 8 Stereo Headphone Jack, Aux Input, Rca Output Blue Vinylpal By Produtrend
 

Design
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
ProduTrend 4330366509 6.35 pounds
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Portable music with great sound quality: the vinylpal briefcase is lightweight and has built-in speakers and a stereo headphone jack for djs, parties or personal listening. Long-lasting durability: everything from the casing, the needle, to the turntable itself is made with great quality plastic material to ensure high durability for long-term usage. Wide range compatibility: with 3 playback speeds – 33.3.46, and 78 rpm to work with 7″.10″ & 12″ records. Connects with any smartphone or laptop with 3.5mm aux port. Record or play: use the rca output jacks to record whatever is playing. The built in 2200 mah rechargeable battery has up to 4 hours playtime, or use included usb power adapter.

Sweet and stylish: a sleek, light blue retro design that looks like a suitcase closed and a funky turntable when open. Makes a great gift for any lover of music or vintage keepsakes.

 

 
PROS
Portable music with great sound quality
Long-lasting durability
Wide range compatibility
Record or play
CONS
It is very hard to store because of the big size.
 

 

 
№ 5. Magnavox 3-speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable 3-in-1 System with Decorative Lights Model Md699
 

Design
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Magnavox MD699 10.3 x 13.8 x 5 inches 7.71 pounds
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Portable design allows you to pack up your turntable and take it with you wherever you go – by plane, sea or car – your classics will never be too far away from you. Diamond tipped record needles (one mounted and one spare) to ensure you won’t need to buy a new needle for a long time and you will get great sound for a longer time. Bluetooth 3 in 1 system allows you to connect wirelessly to speakers and other devices equipped with bluetooth wireless technology or to wired audio systems and powered speakers via rca audio out jack and aux in. Lights up with build in decorative color changing rgb lights – remote control color changing or automatically color changing mode.

3 speed selectable rpm turntable (33/45/78) enabling effortless adjusting for playing your vinyls quicker or slower depending on your mood.

 

 
PROS
Diamond tipped record needles
Portable design allows you
Bluetooth 3 in 1 system allows you
3 speed selectable rpm turntable
CONS
Can only be used by one person at a time.
It is easy to break because of poor assembly.
 

 

 
 

Design
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Victrola VSC-550BT-TQ 16.6 x 7.3 x 12.8 inches 8.45 pounds
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3.5mm aux-in for playing music from any non-bluetooth device, rca aux-in and headphone jack. Power, on, off, volume control knob. Auto or manual stop selection switch. Portable suitcase design with easy carry handle. Three-speed turntable (33 1/3.45.78 rpm) plays all of your vinyl records and favorite albums. Built-in bluetooth to wirelessly play music from your bluetooth enabled device.

 

 
PROS
Three-speed turntable
Portable suitcase design
3.5mm aux-in
Built-in bluetooth
Built-in stereo speakers
CONS
It cannot be disassembled.
 

 

 
№ 7. Boytone Bt-101rd Bluetooth Turntable Briefcase Record Player Ac-dc, Built In Rechargeable Battery, 2 Stereo Speakers 3-speed, LCD Display, Fm Radio, Usb Sd, Rca, Aux Mp3, Encoding, 110 220 Volt.
 

Design
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
2/5
 

Price
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Boytone BT-101RD 7.32 pounds
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Ability to convert vinyl records, fm radio into mp3 files format without a computer or any programing – save your music. 6 in 1, bluetooth suitcase turntable record player 3 speed selectable (33/45/78 rpm) speeds settings, digital read out fm radio, belt driven turntable mechanism, automatic stop switch. 3.5mm headphone jack connect your headphones for private listening mp3 player – rotary knobs digital lcd display, with additional rca line out jack, portable brief case, power inductors. 2 built in dynamic full range stereo speakers, built in rechargeable battery, ac-dc (110v & 220v ul) dual voltage which makes it accessible to be used all over the world. Product is backed up with 1 year direct boytone USA warranty ships immediately from the usa.

“sapphrre tipped” ceramic needle provides increased audio performance with a warm and natural tone and will not harm even your most cherished albums direct usb/sd/aux encoding for turntable converting vinyl records to digital format. Allows you to use without any special software or computers needed.

 

 
PROS
3.5mm headphone jack connect your headphones
Product is backed up
2 built in dynamic full range stereo speakers
CONS
May be too heavy for some people.
 

 

 
№ 8. LoopTone 3 Speed Classic Vintage Style Vinyl Record Player with Stereo Speakers, Supports Vinyl to Mp3 Recording, Rca Audio Line Out, Oak
 

Design
5/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Price
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
LoopTone 4330366603 12.6 x 5.2 x 11.8 inches 5.82 pounds
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This looptone 3 speed turntables has vintage style look- it can plays 33/45/78 rpm vinyl records, support 7″10″12″ size lp records. Brings you the most comfortable and vinyls music experience. It is also a great gift idea for your family and friends. The machine supports vinyl to mp3 recording – convert your vinyl records into mp3 format files, you can playback the vinyls on your computer and mobile devices anywhere, anytime. User friendly- placement of the on/off volume control( large knob) is very convenient, built in 2 stereo speakers for listen to all your vinyls collection. It s great for study room, bedroom, living room, dining-room, bar, hallway, cafe etc.

Tips -power source: ac -110 v (ul), included the software cd and usb cable.

 

 
PROS
User friendly
Tips -power source
This looptone 3 speed turntables has vintage style look
The machine supports vinyl
CONS
Use this product with a protective cover unless you want to break it.
 

 

 
№ 9. Auna Peggy Sue Record Player Retro Design Turntable Phonograph Belt-drive Stereo Speaker Usb-port Vinyl Lp Carrying Strap Digitization Plug and Play Portable Suitcase Brown
 

Design
3/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Durability
4/5
 

Price
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
auna 00819885020535US 11 x 14 x 4.6 inches 7.41 pounds
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Usb-port: the device features a rear usb port via which the lp signal can be easily sent to the computer while also supplying the peggy sue with power. A suitable usb cable and adapter for fast and uncomplicated connection to mains is also supplied. Quick setup: the peggy sue turntable from auna requires no additional speakers, for the suitcase housing features two stereo speakers that are already installed. You can start playing your favorite records right after plugging in the turntable. Retro-design: though it may seem at first glance like a neat retro suitcase from the 1950s, the auna peggy sue is a portable turntable. The record player is safely stored in a sturdy brown chassis with a handle and carrying strap, that makes it easy to carry. Extendable: for even more sound, the rear rca output provides you with the opportunity to connect the record player to external speakers or your hi-fi system if so desired. The volume may be adjusted continuously via a knob directly on the device.

Analog and digital: not only does the vinyl player play up to 3 different record sizes, it also gives you the opportunity to digitize your lp records. With the auna peggy sue you can bring your favourite vinyl music to a compact digital mp3 format.

 

 
PROS
Quick setup
CONS
Its counterparts are less expensive.
The design is rather boring.
 

How long does the warranty lasts for a decent portable turntables?

We highly recommend you to buy portable turntablesfrom brands that offer prolonged warranty. If something goes wrong and your portable turntables breaks down, you will be able to repair it without spending a single penny. Most companies offer a two-year warranty for their products.

What exactly I should pay my special attention to when choosing a portable turntables?

One of the most important factor of any portable turntables is its material. It has to be durable and easy to clean. If you want to find a portable turntables that will serve you for many years, you will have to buy an expensive model made out of the best materials.

What should I do if I receive a wrong item instead of my portable turntables?

There is no need to worry since the support team will help you to return your money or replace the wrong item with the chosen portable turntables. Simply contact a support agent and describe your situation to get all the required help.

Is Amazone.com a good place to buy a portable turntables?

Nowadays, online shopping is completely safe. In fact, it might even be safer than regular shopping, since you do not have to leave your home to buy products you need. There is nothing dangerous in buying portable turntables. After all, you can always get a refund if you will not like the model you bought or you received it in a malfunctioning condition.

Is there a way to get my money back for a portable turntables?

Most of the time seller will return your money without any trouble. If you received a malfunctioning portable turntables, you will easily get a refund or a replacement. Nonetheless, if you value your time, we highly recommend you to thoroughly check the item’s description before making a purchase.

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