IMG_3921Growing up my dad had a turntable and some records. So naturally when I got older I had some of my own. When it came time to buy a house I parted ways with my small collection to gain some additional funds for our big move. It was a dumb thing to do now that I think about it but there’s not much I can do to change the past, but let’s talk about the future.

Vinyl is now as big as ever. Many artists are releasing their albums on vinyl as well as digital download. I think this is awesome and my good friends over at 1byOne recognize this trend and have made their very own Portable Stereo Turntable available. They even sent one over for me to try out with my kids’ dance parties. I really like what they have come up with. Like the name suggests this turntable is portable in nature, meaning it comes self contained in its own case and has built in speakers so you do not have to hook it up to a stereo system if you don’t have one. However, if you do have a stereo you can use the aux out to easily connect up.

IMG_3912There is also an 3.5mm input jack as well. With this you could potentially hook up an mp3 player and play through the turntables built in speakers. The sound quality of the speakers are not going to win any awards but it does sound nice. I really like the design of the case and how easy it is to store. Plus you can play 33’s, 45’s, 78’s!

I don’t plan on storing mine anytime soon. I also have mine hooked up to my stereo for maximum sound quality. Alex loves jamming out to my old Joe Walsh records and I can’t blame him, it’s a good one. I myself like to listen to some of the newer releases on vinyl. Alabama Shakes is a perfect example of a relatively new band that translates perfectly to vinyl. Dance parties do not skip a beat when using vinyl over streaming media or CDs. The party keeps moving and the added novelty of the turntable keeps the kids interested in what’s going on with the music.

IMG_3922Abby likes watching the vinyl spin in it’s hypnotizing fashion, where as Alex thinks he is the next Funkmaster Flex and has to touch the record while it’s spinning. The turntable is relatively inexpensive compared to higher end dj equipment, so if it falls and breaks you’re not going to be out too much money. We’re practicing on handling vinyl records gently and being nice to the turntable. Abby understands but it will take a little bit for Alex to fully understand that he can’t touch the record player right now.

The 1byOne portable stereo turntable is an excellent turntable to keep around the house to play those old and new vinyl records. I can see many years of use with this product and if you’re in the market for one I would definitely recommend 1byOne’s.

Life is definitely good. #turntable #vinyl #1byone

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By Richie

I'm a 40-year-old father blessed with two wonderful children: a 13-year-old daughter and a 10-year-old son. My life revolves around my beautiful wife, who is the cornerstone of our family. Without her unwavering support, none of what I do would be possible. By day, I serve as a network administrator for a local school district, ensuring smooth operations in the realm of technology. During the evenings, you'll often find me engrossed in various creative pursuits, from illustrating books to crafting websites or composing music. But above all, my priority is spending quality time with my kids. Parenthood has been a profound journey of growth and discovery for me, and now, armed with a keyboard instead of a pen, I'm eager to share my experiences and insights with others.

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