Retro Record Players

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Retro Record Players: Welcome to RetroSetup’s round-up of the best retro turntables available to buy right now in every style and at every price point.

Having a cool Turntable has been a dream of mine most of my life. Way back from my childhood I still remember, how I could just sit in front of my father’s vinyl player for hours, just starring at it and listening to that characteristic sound that I now love.

I love the way that you can see how the pickup scratches the surface and translates into sound. 

Retro turntables have a charm often missing in modern turntables. Whilst modern turntables are aesthetically minimalistic, which suits some, retro turntables have a warm aesthetic that pleases the eye, they also work as a talking point within a room, or match decor within a house if you are into that old school vibe like I am.

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RCM MC-262T retro record players

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1. RCM MC-262T Turntable specs

  • Belt-drive

  • 3-speed  33 – 45 – 78 RPM

  • 7″, 10″ & 12″

  • Built-in 2 stereo speakers 10 Watts

  • Vinyl-to-MP3 – USB – AUX – Bluetooth

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retro turntable

RCM MC-262T got all the features you would ever look for in a turntable:

It has a beautiful and natural wood construction with walnut finished, removable protective dust cover and a simple control-front-panel, with all the connections you would ever need. 

The sound quality from the stereo speakers is really good and I love having the option to connect my Bluetooth and play music from my phone, the signal is strong even from other rooms.

A great combination of features to keep you happy with your purchase for years to come.

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Crosley CR6231D-GR vintage turntable

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2. Crosley CR6231D-GR Turntable specs

  • Belt-drive

  • 2-speed  33 – 45

  • 7″, 10″ & 12″

  • Dynamic full-range stereo speakers​

  • Built-in Bluetooth receiver

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Crosley CR6231D-GR has brought back to life a British household name from the ’50s & ’60s with their new retro line ‘Dansette series’! The original Dansette brand is most famous for its iconic record players with record changer decks, built-in mono tube amplifiers, colorful suitcase cabinets, and optional detachable legs.

This Crosley replica is more or less an exact copy of the Dansette ‘Bermuda’ model. Right down to the detachable legs, carry handle & closing clasps. However, since Crosley always produces audio equipment run by a 12-volt adapter (external, or built-in) their products usually never produce a big sound because of the weak built-in amplifiers.

A disappointment since this retro record player has relatively large built-in stereo speakers. Also, it lacks tone control and 78rpm! On the plus side, the retro-styled pickup arm has a magnetic cartridge and an easy access ‘line in’ connection for iPhone, IPad, etc on the front speaker grill. The backside has RCA connections for extra speakers or amplifier, etc.

This Turntable could have been made so much closer to the original by including tone control, 78rpm option and why not an updated version of Crosleys own Stack-O-Matic record changer deck with a magnetic cartridge? Available in a teal color and a slight variation of the cabinet. A little overpriced considering the shortcuts, but despite this, I still love it for the awesome retro styling and decent sound.

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VOKSUN Retro Record Players

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3. VOKSUN Turntable specs

  • Electronic-drive

  • 3-speed  33 – 45 – 78

  • 7″, 10″ & 12″

  • Stereo speakers

  • Built-in Bluetooth – AM/FM radio – AUX

voksun retro turntable
voksun retro turntable
retro turntable

This Voksun Record player is exactly what I was looking for! One of my friends suggested me to take a look at Voksun, and damn its cool, the style of the player itself sold me right away definitely not disappointed in my purchase.

I use this daily in my own home office when I paint, it’s just so aesthetically pleasing to look at, I can’t help getting inspired when I redecorate I always place this, in the center of the room.        

It has great speakers that can easily fill a medium-sized room with music, some of the features that I like is that it has Bluetooth and radio. I highly recommend this player! 

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U-Turn Audio - Orbit Plus retro Record players

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4. U-Turn Audio - Orbit Plus turntable specs

  • Belt-drive

  • 2-speed  33 – 45 

  • 7″, 10″

  • Precision gimbal with adjustable counterweight

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retro record players
retro record player

U-Turn Audio – Orbit Plus is one great turntable. The design is geared towards the vinyl enthusiast who loves minimalistic design.

The belt-driven platter is designed to eliminate any motor noise whatsoever. It’s a thin loop that rides the outside of the platter, driven by a small DC motor. (older belt driven turntables have a belt that rides the motor spindle to a hub on the bottom of the platter, therefore transferring motor noise to the platter)

The platter itself is a heavy acrylic plate that is solid as a rock. The tonearm is featherweight and tracks at only 1 gram very nicely.
It’s really beautiful in every possible way, I really think they have outdone themselves on this one.

It will make listening to vinyl enjoyable again no matter who you are and when you were born.

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Pyle PVTT15UBT vintage turntable

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5. Pyle PVTT15UBT turntable specs

  • Electric-drive

  • 3-speed  33 – 45 – 78

  • 7″, 10″, 12″

  • Stereo Speakers

  • Bluetooth – 

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vintage retro record players
Pyle PVTT15UBT

Pyle PVTT15UBT works better than expected. The speaker is very treble and could use a little more bass especially during record playback. There is no treble/bass adjustment.

I hooked up a powered practice speaker to the audio out RCA connector in the back, and volumes can be adjusted separately. All sounds great. Bluetooth is a great feature.

The FM radio works very well and is hand dial tuned. The CD player which is hidden in the turntable works very well. Once the record turntable didn’t stay at a constant speed during record play. I don’t know what that was about, but it never happened again.

I have not used any of the recording features. All-in-all a multi turntable/cd player that can do it all.

Well worth the money when you think about all it can do. 

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Wockoder KD-2008 retro record players

6. Wockoder KD-2008 turntable specs

  • Belt-drive

  • 3-speed  33 – 45 – 78

  • 7″, 10″, 12″

  • Stereo Speakers

  • Bluetooth – CD – USB – SD – AM/FM – AUX

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Wockoder KD-2008’s sound quality is great value for the price. It’s obviously not the highest quality, but I compared it to a cheaper record player brand and can definitely tell that it’s a cleaner and smoother sound.

The option to plug into better external speakers is a great plus if you are picky about the sound. The Bluetooth input is a great feature. A Bluetooth “out” function that could connect wirelessly to an external speaker would probably have been more useful and the only thing to improve the product’s functionality.

Aesthetically, the look of the record player is perfect. It has a classy, yet minimalistic look; and the clear top is great for seeing the record even when closed, which is possible even if it is playing music.

Functionally, it is a breeze to set up (less than 5 minutes), very easy and intuitive to use and has great features like the “soft drop” arm and 3-speed options that allow you to play a wide variety of records.

A great buy!

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1byone Nostalgic retro record player

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7. 1byone Nostalgic turntable specs

  • Electric-drive

  • 3-speed  33 – 45 – 78

  • 7″, 10″, 12″

  • Stereo Speakers – 5w*2 RMS

  • Bluetooth – USB – CD – AM/FM – Cassette – AUX

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retro vintage turntable

This 1byone Nostalgic retro record player has it all! You can play everything besides 8 tracks on it. This really is the only machine you’ll need for all your home entertainment.

The sound is amazing and can get LOUD, you can tell they used quality speakers in it. The case is solid wood, not some cheap particle board. All the features are simple to use right out of the box, didn’t even need to use the included manual.

I have many different types of music and so glad to finally have one piece of equipment to listen to them all. It isn’t bulky so finding somewhere to place it was easy and convenient. It makes a great addition to any room with its stylish nostalgic looks.

Overall, you’ll be very happy with this purchase and urge any audiophile to give this machine a chance!

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Record Storage Holders for retro record players

Retro never gets old

Your music taste is creative and diverse, so why should your storage be anything different?

Don’t forget to push your setup and make it stand out, color match and find something to go with the rest of your room.

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I hope this article helped you a little and if you’re interested in other Retro stuff and articles we have a lot of great ones in our Posts section.