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Go For a Spin with These Portable Record Players

by Akhil Kalepu

May 18, 2015

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PylePro Bluetooth Classic: $110

Pyle’s Bluetooth Classic bridges the past to the present by packing a two-speed turntable with a set of fold-out, Bluetooth-compatible speakers in an elegant, handmade wooden carrying case. The portable record player also has an auxiliary input, USB output built-in rechargeable battery and music editing software packaged with the turntable.


Ion Duo Deck: $80 

This compact device ingeniously combines a turntable with a tape deck, so you can listen to your old mixtapes alongside your dad’s records. Powered by four AA batteries, the Duo Deck plays both 45s and 33 1/3 records through either the internal speakers, headphone out or USB out which lets you convert to digital with the packaged EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software.


Steepletone ST929R: $180

This portable record player from Steepletone is packed with features, starting with a three-speed turntable with an automatic stop switch. In addition to a line out and USB cable and headphone jack, it has a built-in amplifier with a 1.5W speaker system that’s a cut above most portable systems. There is even an SD card slot that allows you to digitize your records without the need of a computer. All of this is housed in a sleek, black cabinet with a blue LCD screen in front.


Crosley Cruiser: $80 

Crosley’s popular turntable designs now come in a portable Cruiser model, allowing you to take your records anywhere with a three-speed record player housed in a wooden, leatherette-bound briefcase. The cabinet has an iconic, retro feel with built-in speakers, and comes in a variety of colors.



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