If you are not just looking for a record player but a complete music system for not much money, this Victrola 50’s Retro Bluetooth Record Player review is for you. The brand has been producing multi-functional modern devices in unusual designs for a long time. And in this article, I will tell you in detail about the features of such a vinyl player, which combines the traditions of the past, years of quality, and modern technology.
Build up quality
As the name implies, the design of the turntable is made in the Retro style. It’s like looking at a radio from the 1950s. The Victrola 50’s Retro turntable comes in 4 colors: Black, Red, Blue, and Teal. So you can choose the one that fits the interior of your room.
It is a full sound system with built-in speakers, Aux-In and Headphone jack, USB, Bluetooth, AM/FM Radio, and a CD player. At the same time, the Victrola Retro is easy to operate, and the blue LED screen will help you with that. In addition, you’ll find all the necessary buttons on the front panel: volume tuners and illuminated radio, a complete set of CD control buttons, an input selection button (Function), and Memory.
The turntable is portable, measuring 13″ x 15″ x 7″ and weighing 16.5 lbs. The lid protects records from dust, but you can’t close it if a large record is installed. Not that this is a disadvantage, but be sure to keep that in mind, so you don’t break anything. The construction is sturdy, and the buttons are pleasant to the touch.
The belt-driven vinyl record player has three playback speeds of 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM. This allows you to listen to even old and rare records in the original. The tonearm with Ceramic Stereo Cartridge and ITRRS-300 stylus has a soft lift mechanism and provides a well-balanced sound without vibration. There is also an Autostop feature to help save your records for a long time.
You can pair your Victrola Retro Bluetooth record player with any wireless device up to 33 feet away. And with the included easy-to-use recording software (PC and Mac compatible), you can digitize your favorite vinyl tracks to MP3 via USB. The detailed instructions included with your vinyl player will help you figure out how to do this in detail.
The Victrola 50’s Retro sounds not bad. Of course, it is not a professional level, and an experienced audiophile is unlikely to be satisfied, but this model does not appeal to this target audience.
The dynamics are pretty quiet, and putting the record player in a large room won’t fill the entire space with music. But you can always connect to other, more powerful speakers through the headphone input! However, for small rooms, it will do the job just fine.
It does not croak and does not make additional unplanned noises. Moreover, this device saves your room from many wires when creating your audio system. And if you are a fan of versatility rather than perfect detailed sound, then you will like this product. Everything is easy, simple, and compact. And it just looks cool! I’m sure it will gain a lot of fans.
- Drive type: belt.
- Operation type: fully-automatic.
- Speeds, RPM: 33 1/3, 45, 78.
- Phono Pre-Amp: no.
- Speakers: yes.
- Bluetooth: yes.
- USB: yes.
- AUX: yes.