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JENSEN - 3-Speed Stereo Turntable - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews

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  • 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade from an old style turntable

    Posted
    Aurora
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    My daughter has a number of vinyl records she has collected over the years and has been playing them on an old turntable. She asked for a new turntable for Christmas. This was priced right so I purchased it. She loves it and says it's a GREAT upgrade from her old player. I'm sure there are more high tech turntables out there for higher grade sound, but this suits her just fine for easy listening while studying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Father Loved It

    Posted
    Allison
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this as a gift for my father's birthday and had it shipped directly to him since I live far away from him at present. It shipped very quickly, arriving before his birthday. I appreciated the option of buying a protection plan since a lot of record players online have been known to break quickly after purchase. Both of my parents love it and play it every day with their collection of old records.

    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
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    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great for some who just wants to play old records

    Posted
    intersect052592
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Very easy to use. Set it up in about 5 mibutes after I got it home then played a couple record sounded very good. This is perfect for someone who wants to get into playing records or already has a collection. Also can be connected to a receiver.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It sure plays a d@mn record

    Posted
    OgreoftheNorth
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Good turntable for the cost, built in speakers are adequate and its nice to be able to hook it up to an amp for that classic hi-fi sound. Only drawback is the AUX IN automatically bypasses the turntable when hooked up, there is no switch between the two functions so you have to reach behind and unplug whatever you are using to play a record.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

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

    I wasn't sure what to expect from this player when I bought it. I have a lot of records that I wanted to listen to again and based on reviews I gave this a try. Tried to get by cheap.....don't. Terrible speaker and the turntable would speed up, slow down....took it back a spent more to get a good turntable. Pass this one by.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    Momof3
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Record player works and sounds great; my 14 yr old was thrilled with it. Only thing I would change, is the arm is not automatic, so you take a chance on scratching the vinyl every time you use it. Other than that, I would HIGHLY recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product for a great price !

    Posted
    ocgirlie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Previously purchased a turntable from another online vendor, and the top was cracked, and the needle kept skipping.....returned it and found this gem on Best Buy's website.....picked it up in store and have loved it ever since !!! Great quality, great price and works well, Highly recommend !!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice item, works very good. Very easy to use

    Posted
    ValofColumbus
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    As soon as I opened this Turntable, I seen that it's made very nice, has all options that available for vinyl records player. Have a lots of records with different speeds and was able to play all of them. Very nice sound and very easy to use. Thanks

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Record Player

    Posted
    Lizzie
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This was a Christmas gift for my husband and he LOVES it! We have been using it daily for several weeks and it works very well. Sound quality of the speakers are great but to give it a little more oomph! we connected it to our Bose Color Link speaker via a stereo AUX cable. Now we can really blast his albums.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    good machine for average listener

    Posted
    brucefan79
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    a very nice price point by best buy for this machine but have had to spend some time working w/ the settings to get the sound just right from tone to speed. heavy users may want to look for something else but for average vinyl listener, i think this is a good machine

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    pretty Good!

    Posted
    donsr
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    received it by mail , after ordering online. Saved me a lot of time, Though I really don't polay records a lot, it is nice to have a machine again. The price was right as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great turntable for kids

    Posted
    laptop
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I bought this turntable for my 17yo and she is in love with it! It's very easy to use right out of the box and she can very easily convert records into digital files with minimal assistance. Great product for young people just starting to listen to records!

    I would recommend this to a friend