Looking for a modern, retro-style turntable and severely limited by the budget? Then you’ve come to the right place. In this WOCKODER KD-3011 review, I will take a look at a stylish budget-level record player with built-in speakers made in China. In addition to the unusual design, you get pretty decent stuffing for ridiculous money! So let’s get acquainted with it.
Build up quality
First of all, it is worth noting that the Kedok vinyl turntable is shaped like a vintage suitcase, in Brown or Turquoise Blue, and looks very elegant. It is eye-catching in terms of style and doesn’t look too cheap despite the price. The WOCKODER KD-3011 record player measures 5.94 x 15.24 x 13.66 inches and weighs 4.7 pounds. Built-in stereo speakers are located on the front panel on the sides of the case handle, and a simple control panel is located on the top.
The top panel with the record platter is self-explanatory and easy to operate.
There is a 3 mm Aux-In, Display Screen, M-Function Button, USB Slot, SD Card Slot, Lifting Rod, Auto stop, Switch button & Volume Control Button, Headphone jack, and Speed selector. But, of course, you can’t count on high-quality parts at this price; they are all plastic and need to be handled with care.
Smooth operation is ensured by a DC motor (DC5V-1A) and belt drive that spins records at three speeds (33, 45, 78 rpm), so you can listen to all your 7″ 10″ 12″ vinyl records. The disc is bearing-supported and isolated from the motor. This design reduces the vibration that is often a problem with inexpensive turntables, and they have to be “weighted down.”
The tonearm and stylus are usual, standard, and not of high quality, but they do their job well. The stylus does not bounce but rather stably stays in the groove. In addition, there is an Autostop function.
Despite its vintage look, the Wockoder is a possessor of modern features. Bluetooth allows you to listen to your favorite tracks from MP3 players, smartphones, or tablets/iPads. You can also use the AUX, USB, and SD connectors to listen to music from external media. Or use headphones if you want to delve deeper into the sound.
As for the sound of the WOCKODER KD-3011 turntable, it offers moderately loud speakers, enough for small rooms, but without any particular merit. The sound quality is quite acceptable. Of course, you shouldn’t expect excellent sound from a model of this level, but I haven’t heard any obvious shortcomings either. On the plus side, I’d include that you can always connect external, more powerful speakers or a receiver to make your vinyl player sound louder. Also, an advantage is streaming music from external media. Note that the Bluetooth signal has no output, meaning you can’t pair wireless speakers with the turntable, but only through RCA outputs.
- Drive type: belt.
- Operation type: semi-automatic.
- Speeds, RPM: 33 1/3, 45, 78.
- Phono Pre-Amp: no.
- Speakers: yes.
- Bluetooth: yes.
- USB: yes.
- AUX: yes.