How To Pick The Best Retro Turntables 2018 (Buyer’s Guide)

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Members of our team had to buy and test hundreds of retro turntables from various manufacturers. The TOP list of the best retro turntables, which can be found below, is completely based on our own experience.

People who are looking for good retro turntables should find our article very helpful. It contains all the needed information about existing retro turntables model, as well as buying tips for beginners and the TOP list of the best products.

Top 10 of Retro Turntables of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Style 5/5
Materials 4/5
Construction 5/5
Price 5/5
Jorlai 3-speed Wooden Retro Turntable 1. Jorlai 3-speed Wooden Retro Turntable
33-1/3, 45 and 78 rpm speed settings can play almost all vinyl records in the market with the included 45 rpm adapter.
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Style 4/5
Materials 5/5
Construction 5/5
Price 4/5
Victrola Nostalgic Aviator Wood 8-in-1 Bluetooth Turntable 2. Victrola Nostalgic Aviator Wood 8-in-1 Bluetooth Turntable (Best Versatility Features)
Built-in bluetooth to wirelessly play music from your bluetooth enabled device.
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Style 4/5
Materials 5/5
Construction 3/5
Price 5/5
Pyle Pptcm80btbr Vintage Retro Classic Style Bluetooth Turntable 3. Pyle Pptcm80btbr Vintage Retro Classic Style Bluetooth Turntable (Excellent Warranty Policies)
Bluetooth wireless audio streaming ability.
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Style 4/5
Materials 5/5
Construction 5/5
Price 2/5
Auna Peggy Sue Record Player Retro Design Turntable 4. 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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Style 3/5
Materials 4/5
Construction 4/5
Price 5/5
1byone Nostalgic Wooden Turntable 5. 1byone Nostalgic Wooden Turntable (DIY Crafters’ Choice)
A warm, crisp, natural vinyl listening experience with four high-performance speakers, 33 / 45 / 78-rpm speed settings, and included 45-rpm adaptor.
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Style 5/5
Materials 3/5
Construction 4/5
Price 4/5
Digitnow Wooden 3 Speed Retro Turntable 6. Digitnow Wooden 3 Speed Retro Turntable
Audio source line in(aux in)- line in for connecting of other devices(cd, ipod, iphone etc).
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Style 5/5
Materials 3/5
Construction 3/5
Price 5/5
Pyle Ptcd4bt Bluetooth Classic Style Record Player Turntable 7. Pyle Ptcd4bt Bluetooth Classic Style Record Player Turntable (Most Durable)
Works with virtually any bluetooth enabled device (iphone, android, smartphone, ipad, tablet, pc, etc.
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Style 2/5
Materials 4/5
Construction 5/5
Price 5/5
Electrohome Signature Vinyl Record Player Classic Turntable 8. Electrohome Signature Vinyl Record Player Classic Turntable (Best Lightweight)
Plays vinyl records, am/fm radio, cds, mp3s through usb and includes a 3.5mm auxiliary input for music from your iphone, ipad, android or any other smartphone or tablet.
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Style 2/5
Materials 4/5
Construction 5/5
Price 2/5
Pyle Vintage Turntable 9. Pyle Vintage Turntable
Constructed with bluetooth connectivity for wireless music streaming.
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Style 5/5
Materials 3/5
Construction 2/5
Price 3/5
Bluetooth Out Vinyl Record Player 10. Bluetooth Out Vinyl Record Player (Most Stylish)
Belt driven turntable mechanism plays 3 speeds.
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№ 1. Jorlai 3-speed Wooden Retro Turntable Belt Driven Lp Vinyl Record Player with Built-in Stereo Speakers, Support Vinyl-to-mp3 Recording, Aux Input and Rca Output
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
JORLAI 4330366434 14.8 x 13.8 x 4.5 inches 8.3 pounds
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Auto stop: the turntable will stop working automatically when it comes to the end of a record by adjusting the auto-stop switch; 2 built-in speakers can also play the music from your mobile phone or mp3 player by using a 3.5mm audio cable. Vinyl-to-mp3 recording: transform audio from vinyl records into wav or mp3 format files via the supplied software cd for later playback on your computer or other mobile devices. 3-speed stereo turntable: 33-1/3.45 and 78 rpm speed settings can play almost all vinyl records in the market with the included 45 rpm adapter. External speakers: rca audio outputs provide another option for connecting the turntable to your home stereo system and powered speakers for more enjoyable listening experience.

Retro style: lightweight natural wood for the main body part, a removable protective dust cover and easy-to-control multiple connections panel on the back.

 

 
The good
Retro style
External speakers
3-speed stereo turntable
Vinyl-to-mp3 recording
The bad
You will not be able to find a single disadvantage.
 

What did you do to create the TOP list of retro turntables?

We sincerely wanted to help our readers, so our team spent many hours comparing various retro turntablesfrom different manufacturers. It was not easy, since we had to find a way to include both cheap and expensive retro turntablesin our rating list. That is why we decided to make the price/quality ratio the determining factor. No matter what your budget is, you can use our guide to choose the best retro turntables in the preferred price category.

 

 
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Innovative Technology VTA-600B-ESP 10 x 18.2 x 13.2 inches 21.3 pounds
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3.5mm aux-in for music from any non-bluetooth device (includes cable), rca aux-in and headphone jack. Built-in bluetooth to wirelessly play music from your bluetooth enabled device. Built-in cd, cassette and am/fm radio with rotary tuner. Three-speed turntable (33 1/3.45.78 rpm) plays all of your vinyl records and favorite albums. Record directly from vinyl, cd, and cassette directly to usb.

 

 
The good
Record directly from vinyl
Three-speed turntable
Built-in cd
3.5mm aux-in
Built-in bluetooth
The bad
It gets dirty very fast.
 

 

 
№ 3. Pyle Pptcm80btbr Vintage Retro Classic Style Bluetooth Turntable Speaker System with Vinyl Mp3 Recording
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
3/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Pyle PPTCM80BTBR 16.5 x 9 x 5.5 inches 21.2 pounds
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Includes external bookshelf stereo speakers – bluetooth wireless audio streaming ability. Cd player – built-in speakers – rca (l/r) output – vinyl-to-mp3 recording: save & share music files. Classic style turntable with modern technology – elegant vintage replica crafted sound system. Speed turntable: 33-1/3.45.78 rpm – am/fm radio – aux (3.5mm) input – usb & sd memory readers. Works with all of your favorite devices (iphone, android, smartphone, ipad, tablet, laptop, computer).

 

 
The good
Includes external bookshelf stereo speakers
Classic style turntable
Speed turntable
The bad
Not suitable for everyone due to the specific construction.
There are many better options on the market.
 

Are new retro turntablessupposed to be expensive?

Obviously, a good retro turntables cannot be very cheap. If you want to buy a decent product, you should not be trying to save money on it. We recommend you to order the best models from our list of the best retro turntablesif you can afford it.

 

 
№ 4. 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 Black
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
auna 00819885020528US 11 x 14 x 4.6 inches 7.4 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. 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.

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 black chassis with a handle and carrying strap, that makes it easy to carry. 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.

 

 
The good
Quick setup
The bad
The product is overpriced.
 

 

 
№ 5. 1byone Nostalgic Wooden Turntable Bluetooth Vinyl Record Player with Am Fm, Cd, Mp3 Recording to Usb, Aux Input for Smartphones and Tablets and Rca Output
 

Style
3/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
1byone 471NA-0007 16.9 x 14.5 x 11.5 inches 22.9 pounds
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Great styling – an old-fashioned look, protective dust cover, and convenient front panel with playback controls. Wireless bluetooth capability – built-in bluetooth to play music from a bluetooth-enabled device without using a wired connection. Full range of media and ports – play your entire collection of vinyl records, cassette tapes, cds, mp3s from a usb, and even am/fm radio. Connect to a home sound system with the aux-out rca jack or smartphone or tablet using the 3.5mm jack. Audio recording – record your favorite music from cds/vinyl/cassettes/aux to a usb memory/storage device. High quality sound – a warm, crisp, natural vinyl listening experience with four high-performance speakers.33 / 45 / 78-rpm speed settings, and included 45-rpm adaptor. Power output for phono is 2w.2 rms, for usb/ cd/ cassette is 5w.2 rms.

 

 
The good
Audio recording
Wireless bluetooth capability
Great styling
High quality sound
The bad
It is inconvenient.
The material quickly heats up, making the product impossible to use in summer.
 

 

 
№ 6. Digitnow Wooden 3 Speed Retro Turntable with Built In Dynamic Stereo Speakers, Analog Am Fm Stereo Radio and Audio Source Line In
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Price
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
DigitNow! FBA_606 14 x 10.7 x 2.9 inches 5.07 pounds
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Analog am/fm stereo radio-you can use the pigtail antenna to receiving the am/fm with this turntable. Selectable speeds – 3-speed turntable fit for 33 1/3.45.78 rpm settings with included 45-rpm adaptor so you can play every vinyl in your collection. Great styling – beautiful wooden appearance, protective dust cover, and convenient front panel with playback controls. Audio source line in(aux in)- line in for connecting of other devices(cd, ipod, iphone etc). Ceramic stereo cartridge with jewel stylus- enjoy the wonderful stereo effect.

 

 
The good
Selectable speeds
Great styling
Analog am/fm stereo radio-you can use
Ceramic stereo cartridge
Audio source line in
The bad
Quickly becomes wet due to cheap materials.
 

 

 
№ 7. Pyle Ptcd4bt Bluetooth Classic Style Record Player Turntable with Cd Player, Cassette Deck, Aux (3.5mm) Input, Wireless Music Streaming
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Construction
3/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Pyle PTCD4BT 15.8 x 22.8 x 11 inches 18.9 pounds
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Built-in cd player, side located slot-in cassette deck & am/fm radio – built-in stereo speakers. Includes 45 rpm adaptor, aux and rca connector cables – headphone jack. Works with virtually any bluetooth enabled device (iphone, android, smartphone, ipad, tablet, pc, etc. Classic style with modern technology, bluetooth wireless music streaming and turntable. Easy button controls aux (3.5mm) input jack.3 speed turntable: 33-1/3.45.78 rpm.

 

 
The good
Classic style
Includes 45 rpm adaptor
Built-in cd player
Easy button controls aux
The bad
The housing looks good but feels very fragile.
 

 

 
№ 8. Electrohome Signature Vinyl Record Player Classic Turntable Natural Wood Hi-fi Stereo System with Am Fm, Cd, Usb for Mp3, Vinyl-to-mp3 Recording and Aux Input for Smartphones and Tablets (eanos700)
 

Style
2/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Electrohome EANOS700 13.5 x 17.9 x 12.1 inches 40 pounds
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Conical-shaped sapphire tipped ceramic needle provides better audio performance with a warm and natural tone and will not harm even your most cherished albums. Retro inspired record player delivers room filling sound with a perfectly tuned acoustic cabinet and four speakers for high fidelity audio performance. Authentic handcrafted real wood cabinetry with deep walnut finish creates a vintage design backed by electrohome s 100 years of developing analog audio systems. Record any vinyl album to mp3 songs through a built-in usb port without connecting to a computer. Just plug in your usb drive and press record – it s that easy.

Plays vinyl records, am/fm radio, cds, mp3s through usb and includes a 3.5mm auxiliary input for music from your iphone, ipad, android or any other smartphone or tablet.

 

 
The good
Record any vinyl album
Authentic handcrafted real wood cabinetry
Plays vinyl records
Retro inspired record player delivers room filling sound
The bad
Took me a lot of time to figure out how to use it.
 

 

 
№ 9. Pyle Vintage Turntable, Retro Vinyl Stereo System with Bluetooth, Cd Player, Usb Reader, Sd Card Slot and Speakers, Record Am Fm Radio and Other Audio Files to Mp3 (pvtt15ubt)
 

Style
2/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Price
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Pyle PVTT15UBT 19.7 x 12.6 x 8.3 inches 23.1 pounds
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Bluetooth connectivity: constructed with bluetooth connectivity for wireless music streaming. Works with other bluetooth devices such as smartphones, laptops, tablets and computers. The wireless range is up to 30+ feet. Built-in cd player: made with a built-in front loading single cd player tray. Also has a rear panel aux (l/r) input for 3.5mm headphone jack and front panel button control center. Vinyl to mp3 recording: play any vinyl records and record it at the same time with its vinyl to mp3 recording feature. Has 3 speeds 33-1/3.45 and 78 rpm to easily convert vinyl records to digital audio files with playback. Usb and sd reader: aside from cd playing, it also has usb and sd reader slots. Can also record cd, am/fm radio and bluetooth audio files, saved via usb flash drive. It also has full range stereo speakers.

Wood crafted turntable: a classic style vintage turntable with modern technology. It still retains its retro design with its elegant wood crafted housing. The design includes a collapsible lid that reveals the vinyl record player.

 

 
The good
Bluetooth connectivity
Built-in cd player
Wood crafted turntable
Vinyl to mp3 recording
The bad
Lacks versatility.
 

 

 
№ 10. Bluetooth Out Vinyl Record Player, Retro Turntable Stereo System, Wireless Connect to Bluetooth Devices Speaker Or Headset, G Keni Suitcase Usb Vinyl-to-mp3 Record Player, White
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Construction
2/5
 

Price
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
G Keni KTP204BTWG 14 x 10.4 x 4.7 inches 7.7 pounds
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Multi-functions: auxiliary input, rca audio out, earphone audio output, and usb enabled to connect to windows pc or mac, convert vinyl records into mp3 format files for later playback on your computer and mobile devices. Bluetooth emitting function: connect wireless to bluetooth larger speaker or headset devices. G keni turntable is automatically pairing with the external professional bluetooth speaker by pushing the bluetooth button, you can enjoy the vinyl music song through the powerful bluetooth speaker, or wear the bluetooth headset not to disturb others. The pairing time will be a little long (between 1-3 minutes) according to different bluetooth devices. Universal compatibility: belt driven turntable mechanism plays 3 speeds: 33 1/3.45 and 78 rpm records, pitch control for adjusting the record speed, manual volume control, power indicator, auto stop function.

What you get: 3 speed turntable, usb adaptor, usb cable, software cd disc, box package, manual. (power ac/dc 9v adaptor not included). Vintage design: retro styled stand-alone vinyl record player. Suitcase design with easy carry handle, wooden cabinet with pu leather wrapping with bronze plated hardware, dynamic full range stereo speaker system.

 

 
The good
Vintage design
Bluetooth emitting function
Universal compatibility
The bad
Requires professional maintenance.
Beginners will not be able to assemble it by themselves.
 

What is the defining factor when choosing a retro turntables?

As you might have guessed, the weight of a retro turntables is one of the main factor to consider. Another important aspects is its material. If the retro turntables is assembled well, it will serve you for many years.

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

If you want to buy the best retro turntables on the market, remember that it does not have to be the most expensive one. Of course, costly models are usually good, but there is always a possibility that you can find an option with better price/quality ratio. If you want to get the most value out of your retro turntables, choose wisely and consider all its characteristics, not only the price.

Do good retro turntablesrequire a lifetime warranty?

The recommended warranty period depends on how often you use your retro turntables, how expensive is it, what company made it, and many other factors. Manufacturers sell their most expensive products with a lifetime warranty, while the least expensive retro turntablesmight be not guaranteed at all. We think that the best warranty period for a good retro turntables is five years.

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