I am new to vinyl and anything vinyl. This magnificent player is usable right out of the box, you simply remove the needle cover and replace it once not in use. I had no idea how to use it in the beginning, but I love the fact that the needle is moved by hand on the vinyl but still has an automatic feature to stop playing once it reaches the end(in-case you fall asleep listening or something). The player itself is a little more reddish than pictured, but color was not a factor in my choice to buy, it is very stable and durable. I've read on other vinyl players that they seem flimsy and delicate. This is not the case when it come to this player. As for the sound quality, the speakers on the unit work perfectly and sound great(The room it is in has wood flooring so they may sound louder than normal). The radio works well and from its placement gets great reception. On the back of the unit is a red and white line out for connecting to other(better) speakers and a switch to turn off auto-stopping. Overall I am more than pleased with this unit and believe it is a great beginners buy. I only have 1 problem with this unit and it's that it doesn't have connection for headphones. The guy also dropped this off at my neighbors house but that is not Overstock's fault.
I bought this record player for my boyfriend as one of his Christmas gifts since he's been wanting a record player for a while now. I didn't want anything bulky or with too many extras as he doesn't play CD's or cassettes. After much searching and review reading I decided on this model and I'm glad I did. It arrived within the week I ordered it well packaged. I still opened it up to make sure there went any breaks or missing parts, but no need as it was intact. It has a nice dark cherry wood color, a little more on the red side but still lovely and looks classy, chic and yet perfect for a guy's room. It's speakers are loud enough to enjoyable the vinyl or radio. But my boyfriend, being a musician and a gadget guy, hooked it up to external speakers and it sounds even better! Definitely could have a vinyl party! Old vinyl doesn't skip; although, I wish it came with an extra needle. One drawback I have, but my boyfriend doesn't care, is the radio station indicator. I thought it was an LED screen- which would've been nice because it would've given more of a vintage look- but instead is a gray plastic "screen" with numbers on it. Other than that, the product looks good and sounds great!
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