Do you want a modern portable record player for not much money? Realistically! In this Udreamer UD001 review, you will learn about one device that meets all the parameters, has many features, and looks very unusual – like a retro wooden radio. Built-in speakers make it an independent music center that will always find a place in any corner of your home.
Build up quality
The Udreamer UD001 turntable is available in two colors: Brown and Claret. In appearance, belonging to the modern world, it gives out only a plastic cover bolted to the body that protects the turntable from dust. In operation, it is simple and convenient, the few connectors and knobs/control buttons are signed, and you will not get confused. The front panel has speakers, a Power/BT light indicator, a Headphone jack, a Power Button, and Volume Control. Aux-In, USB, RCA outputs, and Power In are hidden on the rear panel. And on the top near the plastic platter, you’ll find a 45 rpm adapter, Stright Tonearm, Arm Rise Lever, Turntable Auto Stop Switch, and Speed Switch. A Genuine Power Cable is also included. Keep in mind the cost of this turntable, and handle it very carefully. Some parts are made of plastic and somewhat fragile (tone arm and needle), but you can replace them if you want. It weighs only 4,9 pounds, so move it from room to room easily. But try to find as smooth a surface as possible – the stability of music playback depends on it.
The Udreamer UD001 record player is not very heavy but with good cushioning due to the spring in the base. The belt drive also contributes to a balanced operation at different speeds, of which there are three, like many turntables in this price category (33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm). So you don’t have to worry about listening to any 7”, 10”, or 12” records. The player’s legs are also padded, which significantly affects stability and has a positive effect on sound quality. The frank disadvantages include the incredibly light needle. Many users complain about this fact, and it is true. However, you can make it heavier by gluing something like a coin or replacing the tonearm, which isn’t hard.
The UD001 is a modern turntable, which means we’ll find something versatile here. For example, a Bluetooth input, a USB jack, and an RCA line output. So you can stream, connect and listen to playlists from your phone, tablet, or PC whenever you want. Thus, using the device as a speaker is possible. And if you don’t have enough speaker power, you can always connect the Udreamer to a receiver or a more powerful audio system and enjoy the analog sound of vinyl.
You are guaranteed warm analog sound with pretty good volume. The speakers support the bass well and do not hiss or crackle. You can always plug in your audio system and listen to vinyl at higher volume, or plug in your headphones and have some privacy.
- Drive type: belt.
- Operation type: semi-automatic.
- Speeds, RPM: 33 1/3, 45, 78.
- Phono Pre-Amp: yes.
- Speakers: yes.
- Bluetooth: yes.
- USB: yes.
- AUX: yes.