Let’s spin some vinyl daddy-o! You don’t want to be a square, you want to be a cool cat and and be groovy and take your platters with you. Up for review today I’ve got the a vintage style portable turntable from our friends at 1byone. This turntable or record player comes in what looks almost like a briefcase so it’s very portable but it has speakers built-in and even outputs and inputs so you can use newer technology with it. Overall the turntable is very nice looking and it works well but the speakers aren’t greatest really, but thankfully you can attach your own via the RCA jacks. Read on to learn more…
Specifications and Features
Once you get everything unpacked you’ll only find the turntable, AC adapter and the user guide.
I got the Turquoise color but you can get other colors. The outer covering is a faux leather or PU leather with wood underneath it. The corners of the top and bottom are reinforced with metal. The design is vintage or retro and it does look nice, like something out of the 60s or 70s for sure.
The bottom has rubber feet to keep it stable and nice looking and sturdy hinges holding the lid in place. All in all the turntable is nicely made, it feels sturdy and should last a while. it weighs in at 3.3kg or about
The case has a carry handle on the front along with a secure flip style lock and two built-in speakers for stereo sound.
On the right side you’ll find the control panel as it were, the volume knob is also for power, and then you’ll find a headphone jack, power connection with LED, right and left RCA jacks and a 3.5mm line in jack.
When you open the turntable lid you’ll see the 1byone logo on the top half.
The turntable or record player is on the bottom half and it’s mostly plastic but it does all look nice.
The needle or stylus does come with a removable cover to protect it during transit. I would keep it and re-use it when not using the turntable just to protect the needle.
On the side you’ll find the controls for auto stop on/off and the speed selector for 33, 45 and 78 rpm records. I have 33 and 45 records but no 78’s. The arm is metal and controlled by a small lever located above the speed selection switch, pull or push the lever to make the arm go up or down.
The turntable itself features three rubber raised dots that hold your records up off of the turntable a few millimeters actually so they won’t be damaged.
To the top left of the turntable you’ll find the 45 adapter that just sits on the turntable and let’s you use 45 rpm records.
I tried both 45 and 33 rpm records with the 1byone turntable and had no problems playing them, it worked just as it should.
The sounds from the built-in speakers is sadly lacking most any bass at all, and they don’t sound that good really, but they aren’t terrible. I’ve heard better and I’ve heard worse. Personally I would hook up an external pair of speakers for better sound if I was going to keep the turntable in one place, but it is portable so you would have to take the turntable and the speakers with you if you were transporting it. The volume levels isn’t that loud either overall.
I used the input with my ZuneHD MP3 player and it’s the same, it’s not that good if you’re using the internal speakers really, but it works.
The 1byone vintage style turntable is a very well made product that just looks great, it really does have that vintage or retro look and feel to it.
Vinyl has made a comeback and you’ve got plenty of options if you’re looking for a turntable but most aren’t portable, this one is, and it even has speakers, inputs and outputs for you.
The built-in speakers are lacking in sound quality, there really is no bass, and the sound quality overall is just acceptable. I would use an external set of speakers for sure via the RCA jacks to really enjoy your music.
All in all the 1byone turntable is not bad, it’s well made and it works as it should.
+Works as expected, plays records fine
+Inputs and outputs
-Built-in speakers are not that good
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