JENSEN - 3-Speed Stereo Turntable - Black

This Jensen JTA-230 turntable features a belt-driven design with pitch and tone control for custom playback. Built-in speakers and a headphone jack offer flexible listening options.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Jensen 3-Speed Stereo Turntable
  • USB cable
  • Software
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (52 out of 55)

Features


3-speed belt-driven design

Allows versatile playback. Pitch control for adjusting the record speed.

Direct MP3 encoding

To your PC via the line-in jack (USB cable and software required, included). Auxiliary input jack enables simple connection to a compatible Apple® iPod®, MP3 player or other audio device.

Built-in speakers

Deliver powerful sound.

Volume and tone controls

For easy adjustment.

Power indicator

Keeps you informed about the turntable's status.

RCA line-out jacks

Offer easy connectivity. Stereo headphone jack enables private listening.

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Overall customer rating

4.5
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A fun idea that went so wrong . . .

    Posted
    ElleZ
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Purchased this turntable for my son's graduation based on the great reviews here. Was looking for something basic, yet functional, to introduce him to vinyl as his dad and I saved the good ones from long ago. BEWARE -- Best Buy warranty lasts 15 DAYS from the day your package arrives on your doorstep. I ordered this item April 30, it arrived May 9 and we gave it to son on graduation day, May 26. The turntable didn't spin at the right speed (33 1/3 was more like 40) and no adjustments to pitch made it any better. Although we opened it in less than 30 days and wanted to exchange it immediately upon opening, no dice from Best Buy. There is no warning of this on the packing slip either. The stores cannot help you at all with online purchases. Anyway, bottom line is if your item is not claimed as defective within 15 days, you need to contact manufacturer. Manufacturer will replace it but we have to pay for shipping which comes to another $30. SO, the inexpensive idea is now not so inexpensive and there is no guarantee that this new one will spin any better. If you do order this, I would say the tone quality would be good for little kids who don't know any better. Also, you have to manually place the needle on the record (there is no lowering arm) so if you don't know how to do that correctly, or cannot do that correctly every single time, scratches to your music are inevitable. If you have any memory of what your records sounded like on your old phonograph, don't get this item. OR pay for the Geek Squad insurance. That would have saved us!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for everyday use

    Posted
    bvm1981
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    My husband and I have a 1970's era record player that we didn't want to keep using daily in order to maintain its quality (and it is large and takes up a great deal of space). I read the reviews about this particular smaller player and decided to purchase it. The negative comments mention the speaker quality not being the best, but we use larger auxiliary speakers so that wasn't an issue with us. I like that it is small in size, easy to understand, and you can close the lid while still playing a record (important for us, especially around a 15-month-old with sticky hands). I highly recommend this record player, particularly if you have auxiliary speakers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    what a deal!!!

    Posted
    dick
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Friends of mine have a large 33 and 78 collection but since their turntable broke, they couldn't listen to it. They had no idea about turntables, what to buy and where to buy it. After hearing the complaint a few times I thought it was up to me to resolve the impasse...I knew I would get a good economical turntable from Best Buy so I ordered one for store delivery, picked it up and a few other things for myself, and brought it to them (By the way ... all of the staff I asked were ready to spend all the time I needed with me...they were friendly and knew their stuff. The woman at the pickup desk was particularly cordial). My friends were delighted and thanked me copiously...but.... You can lead a horse to water, or even bring it a bowlful....my friends haven't even plugged it in yet!!! I guess a couple of years without a turntable quiets one's appetite for music. I know they'll be very happy when they get the courage to turn it on....or is that my job too?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It brought me to tears....

    Posted
    weedzoo
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I've been looking for an affordable turntable for the past year. I found a treasure trove of 65 year old recordings featuring my father, uncles and aunts, done right after the brothers had returned from WWII. They're priceless and I needed a very light machine with a fine stylus so not to damage them (further). I didn't realize until I opened it that this machine also has VARIABLE SPEED. I knew the music after hearing it so often when I was young, and was able to tune the different recordings to their original pitch. This was an unbelievable gift to myself, and my children. Thanks BestBuy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bang for the buck

    Posted
    Jameson
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This returnable does what its supposed to! Plays records, has easy to use controls, plugs up to my receiver, auto stops at the end of a record, and has a small enough footprint to be shoved into an entertainment center. Only gripe is the low bass and no auto return on the arm. Overall though great bang of for the buck!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    Posted
    DK10
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I read several reviews before purchasing this turntable for my 15 year old son for Christmas. As the reviews appeared to be mixed I wasn't sure what to expect. So far my son has really enjoyed the turntable and has been playing records non-stop. He usually uses the built-in speakers but sometimes he plugs in some external speakers and both seem to work well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    ryan1125

    I got a $200 "all in one" record player for X-mas that skipped on every single record. I decided to try out this one after seeing positive reviews. It does exactly what I need it to, which is play records! As others have said, it doesn't get super loud, but it is perfect for what I need it for. Small, affordable, built in sound, excellent "beginners" record player for sure!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Skips, damages records

    Posted
    Sharon

    This turntable skips and is visibly not level, the arm is not heavy enough to keep the needle down, and the needle scratches records. Spend the extra money on a better turntable. Returning this asap. Other reviews on other sites reaffirm these issues, numerous complaints of the same problem.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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