I was talking with my mom the other day and she was telling me that when she had her old record collection my dad wouldn’t even let her play her records without changing the needle first. I thought this was kinda mean, but also kinda funny considering my dad was a music nut ball. I can remember listening to records with him but having to be super careful not to jump around the living room causing the record to skip. He had a nice vinyl collection that we all enjoyed but unfortunately it was one of those things that didn’t make it through the flood of 93. A few survived but they eventually were faded out by CDs.
It is amazing to see the comeback vinyl has made on the music market these last few years. A lot of artists are now releasing their albums on vinyl along with digital downloads. I think this is a great trend that needs to keep moving forward. But what comes out of this trend is even cooler when it comes to devices to play these new and old vinyl records.
1ByOne sent over an incredible belt driven vintage style turntable the other day for me to try out. Much like the rest of the 1ByOne products I have had the privileged to try out this turntable is made with the same high quality materials and has a very pleasing design that can stand the test of time. The nice wood finish compliments the rest of our furnishings perfectly. But how this device looks is just one piece of the puzzle. How it performs matters most. I took this thing through the ringer and threw all kinds of records at it. New and old. 45’s, 33’s. and 78’s and they all sounded great on the included 2 20 watt speakers. The included Bluetooth is nice. It allows you to play your bluetooth enabled devices audio through the turntables speakers. There is also the RCA output for stereo connection. But what is even cooler is the included USB port to record some of your favorite vinyl tracks to MP3. This can be very helpful for backing up your collection or even for the producer needing to get that certain sample off the record. I gave it a shot to see how difficult it would be to grab a song and it could not have been easier.
For those already deep in a vinyl collection looking to upgrade their turntable, or someone just starting out, the 1ByOne turntable is definitely a great product worth a look. Since I started testing out this turntable, I haven’t stopped. It is very cool and has brought a new life to some of my favorite records. You can also check out some of 1ByOne’s other turntable related products like extra needles and vinyl record cases!
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