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  • Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Ease of use, For vinyl

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Adds BT Tech - Updated Stereo Turntable

    Posted .

    To begin with, I have an extensive collection of vinyls dating from the early 60's to the present. I am an avid music lover, and, consider myself an audiophile since I was always fascinated with sound reproduction, amplification, and sound equipment. I started building stereo systems for friends and family back in the late 50's. Collecting records was a culture for me back then, and still is. I go through my record collection often, and, play records at least three or four times a week. Vinyl, analogue records capture full and complete sound waves. There is nothing better then to enjoy outstanding audio from analogue recordings as they were meant to be enjoyed. I prefer the dynamic audio quality of my vinyls over any of my sound-modified, digital CDs. I have a high-end, 'old-school', and costly turntable. But it has no pre-amp, nor does it have Bluetooth technology, or a USB port, for digital conversion of my vinyls using my computer with the appropriate software. So, when I had an opportunity to review the Sony Stereo Bluetooth Turntable – PSLX310BT in exchange for a comprehensive review, I was excited to see what technology could offer me in this updated turntable. These are the features of this Sony Stereo Bluetooth Turntable, which strike me as the most outstanding: ** Design & Build – Overall this Sony BT turntable is designed for simplicity as an 'entry-level', bargain-priced, record player. The cabinet is made of sturdy plastic in a flat, black, matte finish. It is an attractive looking unit and fits into my home entertainment unit quite nicely. There are four cushioned, round feet on the bottom of the record player, which are designed to absorb shock and prevent vibrations from degrading the playback. This Sony turntable features a hinged, removable, clear plastic dust cover. It is thick enough to provide protection against unwanted sound vibrations from nearby speakers, and dust and debris. The total weight of this unit is under eight pounds because of the lightweight plastic cabinet and aluminum, metal turntable and tonearm. I was impressed by the belt-driven, aluminum, die-cast and balanced platter. It also comes with a foam cushion, 'slip-mat' to keep my vinyl records stable as they are playing. This Sony unit is single-record-play only. However, it will play either 33 1/3 LPs or 45s. The 45 adapter is stored in its slot on the right side of the player cabinet housing. This turntable has a highly sensitive, newly designed 'straight', aluminum tonearm. It is very different from the standard 'J' styled tonearms of the past, which consisted of counter weights to balance them. This aluminum tonearm is programmed to find the beginning grooves of my records and automatically returns back to the tonearm-rest at the end, ready for the next 'Start'. If you are new to vinyl records, or, just want a Bluetooth updated turntable, this is the ideal unit for you. ** Controls – The unit has a Power/ON/Standby Button on the back of the unit to turn the turntable ON/OFF. Topside, on the main deck, are three user, selection knobs. These knobs allow me to choose the size of record (7” for 45s) and (12” for 33 1/3 LPs), speed (33 1/3 & 45 rpm), and for Bluetooth pairing. At the right-front of the unit are three push, selection buttons, 'Start', 'Stop', and 'Up/Down' (for tonearm re-positioning). Pressing the Start Button initiates the auto-play and the tonearm and stylus will play whatever size record I have selected. The Stop Button will halt the record playback and return the tonearm back to its rest. The Up/Down button allows me to pause the playback, and, or re-position the tonearm to a different part of the record by hand. Pressing the Up/Down Button after the playback is paused or re-positioned will automatically lower the tonearm to continue play. On the back of the deck are selection switches for output selection and 'Gain' selection. The 'Gain' Selection gives me three options, Low (-4 dB), Mid (0 dB), and High (+6 dB), to match the overall volume of the record I am playing. When the Output Switch is set to 'LINE' the turntable's audio signal passes through the built-in phono pre-amp. I set this switch to 'LINE' when I am using the BT connection. The Output Switch also provides for phono (out) selection, which bypasses the built-in pre-amp. It allows me to connect the phono (in) on my amp receiver using the provided RCA audio cables. The RCA audio cable is only 52 inches long and I needed approximately eight feet of cable to connect to my amp-receiver. Also, I wanted the audio cables concealed. So, I purchased a pair of RCA Plug Couplers and a longer audio cable at my local Best Buy to get it done. These user-friendly controls are explained in detail with illustrations in the 'Operating Instructions' included with the Sony turntable. ** Bluetooth Pairing – This feature was fascinating to me because I have several quality BT speakers, but, was never able to use them playing my vinyls. I went from my turntable to my amp-receiver using RCA audio cables and that was my only connection. This Sony turntable has a built-in phono pre-amp. So now, I can take advantage of my weatherproof speakers with BT technology and enjoy my vinyls while listening outdoors near my pool and hot tub. WooHoo! I can also pair this turntable to my sound bar or headphones without having to use RCA audio cables. Pairing is very easy. The Bluetooth Pairing Button will flash blue when depressed. When it pairs successfully the blue light will remain constantly ON. If I disconnect a paired device the indicator light will turn orange, and, go into standby mode until reconnected to a BT device. This turntable can pair up to eight different devices and remember that information as it registers them, so you don't have to pair them again. But only one device can pair at a time for playback. This Sony uses the following codecs, aptX and SBC. I found that my BT speakers also support the same codecs. Having the aptX codec brings the music alive with near CD quality over BT. WoW! What I also love about using my BT speakers is they have a mobile App for my Smart Phone. The App allows me to control the volume of the speakers, choose pre-set EQs, and, or, user-adjustable EQ settings. How cool is that? I do all of that with my amp-receiver too, however I have to connect the turntable using RCA audio cables and switch from 'Line' to 'Phono'. ** USB Port – On the back of the deck is a USB, type 'B' port for connection to a computer for conversion of the analogue sound tracks to digital through the appropriate kind of recording software. This is a 'must' for me in the coming weeks as some of my records are now over 62 years old. I have approximately 400 all together. I am going to evaluate the existing software available and get started on this project soon. ** Set Up – Out of the box it took me approximately 30 minutes to have this turntable ready to play records. Installing the platter and drive belt takes a little patience and finesse. I have large hands, so I asked my wife, who has much more manual dexterity then me, install the drive belt. ** Vinyl Record Care – To achieve the best sound playback possible vinyl records must be as dust, debris, and smudge free as possible. All vinyls should be cleaned thoroughly with a dampened microfiber cloth, dried, and stored in a controlled environment. Vinyl records are a dust magnet due to static electricity and an anti-static record cleaning brush is a valuable tool to have for cleaning the micro-grooves. Because fingerprints can damage vinyl I started handling them with gloves after cleaning. I also started to store them in polypropylene record sleeves along with the cardboard outer sleeve to preserve the original artwork and artist information. In time vinyl records increase in value, so they need to be protected and stored properly. ** Maintenance – From my past experiences: Keep the deck, stylus, and cushioned slip mat as dust-free as possible. Keep the hinged dust cover in place when the player is not in use. I found having an extra stylus and drive belt is good practice. These are the items in your turntable that will eventually wear out. Sony has Parts Distribution Partners listed that you can order these items from at their 'Support' website. ** Summary – Over the past five years Vinyl record sales have been increasing while CD sales have dropped off. New generations of folks are now discovering the energizing and full bodied, analogue sounds that only vinyl records capture. Love my vinyls! This Sony Stereo Bluetooth Turntable – PSLX310BT can be your gateway to linking the past with present day technology. I highly recommend the purchase of this unit for your own personal use, gift for a family member, or special friend.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Ease of use, For vinyl

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for those new to Vinyl

    Posted .

    I admit, I'm one of those guys that prefers all the music in my pocket and subscribe to a streaming service. But my parents gave me some old vinyls and I thought it would be cool to give them a try. I am admittedly not a vinyl junky, and in fact, I've never owned or probably ever operated one. But I must admit there's something magical about them, hearing the needle hit the record and just the way it sounds. Plus, when you buy vinyls, you aren't going to buy everything (maybe you will) so your collection better represents you and your tastes. This turntable was nice for me, because it has Bluetooth. It doesn't look special, it's a big hunking square piece of plastic, and while I prefer to hardline my speakers into an amp to play, I appreciate the flexibility of streaming to a soundbar. SETUP As a person who likes electronics, I generally skip past the manual and figure it out myself. However, I've never put together a turntable before and while there isn't much to do, I would recommend reading the instructions as there was more to it than I expected (I assumed it would literally be ready to go out of the box). You simply connect the "rubber band" to the gears, put in the metal plate, snap on the hinges for the dust cover (which was hidden in the styrofoam) plug it in, and you're off. Setting up red/white audio connections is easy. If that's the route your taking, you simply plug it into your amp. Bluetooth on the other hand, was a bit of trial and error. Normally you would connect a Bluetooth speaker to your phone and you can interact with a screen, but obviously the turntable doesn't have one. But I found the process pretty simple. You hold the Bluetooth button down on the turntable until it starts blinking blue and amber and then you put your speaker in pairing mode and they should connect. It took me a couple of tries, but it was pretty painless. I keep my turntable on (there's a hard switch in the back) to maintain that Bluetooth connection to my soundbar to limit connection issues. I have yet for it to disconnect while the turntable is on. SOUND QUALITY Obviously, sound is really only as good as your speakers. I'm no audiophile, so I don't have an elaborate system for playing music. I usually listen through my soundbar. What I was impressed with is that the "old timey" (for lack of a batter descriptor) sound came through the soundbar. It sounded like I was playing a record and creates an wonderful listening experience. All in all, I don't think you'll be disappointed with the sound. EASE OF USE So this is where my ignorance re turntables came into play. Using it. There's a cover to protect the needle, I removed it, but every time I tried to place the needle on the record (after turning it on and the platter began spinning) the needle kept going back to its position. Well, it's motorized. This make it easy to operate but takes a little fun out of it. You don't even have to press the needle. You simply push the start button and the needle goes into place on its own. It's a nice feature, but I sometimes like to place the needle on it myself. CONCLUSION As a vinyl newbie, this is a great turntable. It's easy to set up and operate, although I assume most are, but it has the added convenience of Bluetooth that I know most turntables don't have. If you are looking for flexibility in your setup (I'm thinking keeping your turntable far enough from your audio equipment that would make it difficult to hardwire it to your receiver) then this is your best bet. I guess the only downside is it's footprint. It's pretty large although most are. Sony could have shaved off some of the plastic on the sides but I assume it's to keep the standard width of home audio components.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, For vinyl, Set up

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Elegant, Functional

    Posted .

    True vinyl aficionados have never accepted digital reproduction. Analog sounds better, they say, and always has. I cannot agree or disagree with that premise, since I haven’t listened to my LP's for more than 30 years. Another consideration is that I am not a person of means enough to invest in turntables that cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars, and esoteric cartridges that require another huge cash outlay. But I had an ample collection of those LP's languishing in the closet, with many titles that I had not listened to in years, and along came this Sony with a belt-driven platter and a Bluetooth radio to boot. How could I resist the temptation? I couldn't, of course. An Initial Challenge This turntable is elegant and understated. The tone arm is shipped battened down to the it's rest, and the stylus is protected with a cover to secure it while you assemble the turntable. You must physically install the aluminum platter onto the spindle, and thread the belt which spans its inner diameter over the motor spindle. The instructions guide you through the process, but I mistook a vinyl appendage under the platter for the motor spindle. When I powered up, nothing happened. I quickly fixed the problem, found the motor spindle (it's metal), threaded it, and applied the black rubber mat to the top of the platter. The literature states that the cartridge is of moving-magnet design. The stylus is replaceable, but the instructions do not indicate that other manufacturer's cartridges can be installed, which is understandable given the price of this device. With its dust cover installed, the assembly is quite attractive, and its all-black color will neutrally blend into virtually any home environment. My receiver's low-level phono input had never been used until I attached this turntable's phono plug connectors. There is a three-level switch to adjust the output to suit your amplifier or receiver's sensitivity. I was pleasantly surprised at the sound. The records I played had been well cared for over the years, and, on most there was little groove noise, and relatively few pops and crackles. But some were present. Such is the nature of the interaction between grooves, vinyl, dust, styli and time. If you don't have a phono pre-amp on your receiver or amp, the turntable can also send a high-level "line" signal to one of your available inputs. I would describe the "sound" of the Sony cartridge as neutral and well-balanced. I listened to several classical pieces and the imaging was precise. I just sat back and enjoyed the music, just as I would have so many years ago when LP's provided virtually the only high-fidelity sound source available in the home. I did have some initial reservations about the isolation provided by the turntable's feet. The Sony sat on a five-foot-wide hardwood enclosure which holds my other components. The floor is hardwood glued to a concrete slab. A 12-inch powered subwoofer is about twelve feet away. I listened at moderate to high volume without issue, so perhaps my reservations were unfounded. Still, in using this or any turntable, the user should be careful to protect the delicate stylus and careful to have the volume turned down when initially playing a record. When the start button is pressed, the platter begins to turn, and the arm lifts and moves to the initial record groove, without the user having to touch anything but the button to initiate the process. If you want to pause, another button is pressed to lift the arm off the record in place. The upward and downward movement of the arm is nicely damped. Pressing the Stop button causes the arm to lift and return to its reset. The arm also returns to the rest if the entire side of the record is played through. What about Bluetooth? I have the diminutive Sony Bluetooth speaker, the SRS-XB21, sitting on a shelf on the other side of the large living room where the turntable is placed. I never thought I would be using it to listen to an LP on a turntable, but in a few minutes, I had the devices paired. The turntable will allow up to eight separate devices to be paired with it. The sound was just gorgeous. I was able to take the speaker into the next room to enjoy the music playing on the turntable. I have never understood how such rich sound can come from such a little speaker, but the input from this turntable was perfectly reproduced. I have another practical reason for using the Bluetooth feature which I will explain in more detail later. USB Transfer This turntable also has a USB output, but the cable is not supplied. I have one and connected the turntable to my computer to make a digital copy of one of my disks. I can't speak for all, but I am thinking this use for the turntable may be a significant purchasing reason for vinyl owners like me. A Little Work, But It's Fun "Ripping" LP's, of course must be done in real time. It requires the use of the Audacity software which Sony refers you to in the turntable manual. The audio runs from the phono amp on the turntable, through the USB cable and into your computer for processing. Depending on your operating system, you may need to adjust some of its audio-handling parameters to receive and process the signal from the turntable and monitor the signal while you record. Since I wanted to convert the tracks to mp3, Audacity required me to download a codec to accomplish that. In making the conversion, Audacity allows you to add the metadata from the song such as the artist, title, track number, etc. Once converted, Audacity also provides a means to edit the digital file, if needed, to trim it or to add fading, as the user may desire. The sampling rate selection affects both the audio quality and the ultimate size of the outputted file. I was very pleased with the sound quality of the ripped mp3 files. Now, I suppose I am going to spend hour after hour listening to some of my long forgotten, but always-loved vinyl tracks while they are converted to digital form. It's a tough job, but somebody must do it, and I'm the man. Thank God, I have held on to those records after all these years. I am going to be having some great fun for many hours. Bluetooth revisited One issue that I had was deciding where to place the turntable. I promise, the design is beautiful, but all my existing audio-video equipment made permanent placement a challenge. My stuff is in a cabinet directly under a large flat panel tv mounted on the wall. To fully enjoy all the features of this turntable, it needs to be in proximity of both my computer and my receiver. But after I ripped the tracks for this review, my wife did not like the placement of the turntable on top of the audio-video cabinet I was using. I disconnected it and moved it to a built-in bookshelf in another part of the living room. Instant wife approval! From that location, I can use the Bluetooth connection to enjoy the music from the records, and simply move the turntable temporarily back to the audio-video cabinet for ripping sessions. I have a man-cave upstairs with an amplifier and computer set up which might also furnish a permanent resting place for the turntable and future ripping chores, but for now, the little black beauty stays where it is. Wrap-Up As you may have surmised, I very much like this turntable. It is affordable, physically attractive, practical, and has been a joy to use. And now my track-ripping duties are going to keep me busy for a long, long while. Oh, the torture!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Ease of use, For vinyl

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Modern take on vinyl

    Posted .

    Having gotten back into listening to my old record collection, my old record player with built in speakers wasn’t cutting it. I have Google Home speakers in my home and they sound terrific with streaming audio. I wanted to extend this listening pleasure with my records. This Sony record player seamlessly connects to my Google home or any other Bluetooth speakers. Pros: • Easy to setup • Super easy to use • Looks great on your bookshelf Cons: • Unused AV cord is not detachable • Button actuations feels a bit cheap I was looking for a replacement record player and I knew Bluetooth was the route to go. Bluetooth speaker’s sounds 100x better than any built in record player speakers. Setup was a breeze and it auto pairs when I hit the play button. What I love about this record player is that once you set your vinyl on the platter, close the lid and hit the buttons on the front to start playing. No need to manually place the tone arm. Hit play and it will automatically play the first song. Hit stop and it will put the tone arm back to the resting position and turn off. There is also a button to raise and lower so you can choose where to start on your vinyl. Once the record is done playing, the tone arm automatically returns home and stops the vinyl from spinning. I would recommend this record player to anyone looking to use your better sounding Bluetooth speakers to listen to your records.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Turntable

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Great turntable. Bluetooth set up was very easy. My only problem is that the arm does not return home when you press Stop. It starts the record over. Same with when the record is over, it doesn't return to home but starts over. I bought it Open Box so I figure just deal with it since it was a great discount. More old school feel to it. At least the Start and Up/Down button works 100%. I have not tried the USB. We have it BT to our Insignia™ - 80W Audio System. Model:NS-HAIOR18 SKU:5732541. It sounds great!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Ease of use, For vinyl

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sleek, Wireless, Fully Automatic

    Posted .

    Brief This is a solid choice for an un-complicated consumer grade turntable, which is fully automatic (One-button start and stop) and an integrated Bluetooth interface that works great, connecting automatically upon start. Pros - Minimalist design. - Full-automatic operation: Three buttons up front: Cue List, start and stop. Inside the console, speed :33 1/3, 45 RPM, Size selector, and Bluetooth Control. - Phono or Line output with gain control. - USB audio output for converting to digital. - Bluetooth listening. Cons - Belt Drive: Turntables can be either Belt-driven or direct-driven. Most consumer turntables are belt-driven, which produces stable speeds with less vibration, but the belts eventually wear out. It's very easy to replace with no tools by lifting the platter, but will need to find a replacement, fresh belt when the time comes. - Bluetooth: It supports Bluetooth 4.2 with codecs SBC and Apt-X. It doesn't support AAC (which is used by Apple and others) and it also doesn't support Sony's own LDAC for high-definition Bluetooth audio, which is baffling considering the purpose of playing from a Turntable is to maintain audio fidelity. To be honest, the SBC codec is sufficient for playing with smaller speakers, but differences can be notable with headphones. - Instead of providing RCA posts for audio output, it has permanently attached cable with RCA connectors. I have no idea why they would do that. - The power supply is an external brick adapter. I find this very inconvenient. - There is no lock on the arm, so if you need to move the turntable, the manual indicates the user needs to tie a string through the arm. Every turntable I used has a clip to lock the arm, except this one. - The power button (standby) is on the back, which is the only way to turn it off completely. - Likewise, the gain control is also on the back of the turntable. Gain settings can be adjusted when playing different records. Observations - Because it's a consumer turntable, it doesn't have strobe speed control. Not an issue for people that just wants to listen to music. - The arm is very minimalistic. Very nice and lightweight. It works very well, but again, as a consumer turntable it doesn't provide weight adjustments. Audio - This is a proven mechanism that's very similar to previous Sony models, with a redesigned arm. The base of the plate is cast metal, which provides a stable foundation. The phono cartridge is Sony's MM type. Comparative listening Playing the same record: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side Of The Moon, 2016 Remaster, which is a fine quality remaster in a heavy vinyl pressing, versus the 2003 CD, in my personal opinion, the LP produced warmer but detailed sounds. CD had more clarity but also more metallic sound. The turntable was able to produce the detailed background sounds this record is famous for. Overall While this is not, and does not pretend to be a pro-grade turntable, the overall design and appearance is very nice, with a fully-automatic mechanism to keep it a pleasant experience, and Bluetooth transmitter to make connecting the turntable as simple as possible, but there are obvious design flaws, although small, that would've been addressed in a better way.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Record Player

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    OMG I love it! Don’t buy them cheap Crosley record players like i did in the past. The sound is so amazing on this system. I have it hooked up to my Sony soundbar. Do yourself a favor an treat yourself to this record player.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Ease of use, For vinyl

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Vinyl Record Player for the Digital Age

    Posted .

    Vinyl has been making a comeback for years now and nothing is more evident of that than Sony putting out new record players like this one. So far, my experience has been pretty solid! PROS: - The player is really nice to look at. It has a matte black look with a slight speckle to it and the dust cover is nice. Overall this is a very modern yet simple looking player. - Set Up is pretty easy. If you have or haven't used a vinyl record player before, it's easy to set up and the manual gives a lot of insight. - For playing music you either need a Bluetooth speaker or a speaker you can plug the component L/R wires into. Straight forward music playing set up. - Once you have it set up and connected to a speaker, playing music sounds excellent! I was really impressed with how good the sound is and overall operation of it is straight forward and not complex at all. BLUETOOTH: - I put Bluetooth in its own category because it has pros & cons. Once Bluetooth is connected, the record player works really well and is smooth, but getting to that point seems outdated. Basically, you need to hold the button on the speaker in pairing mode and hold the record player's Bluetooth pairing mode button at the same time until they connect. So it's not that it does not work, it just seems a little too basic for how expensive the record player. It maybe would be nice to have some sort of display screen to select which Bluetooth speaker you want to connect to or something like that. - Regardless, it works well connecting! It just doesn't feel as nice as it could be. CONS: - It would have been nice if the player had a built in battery for portability purposes. Just would be an added benefit given how it already has Bluetooth capabilities. - I really do not have issues with this vinyl speaker overall, very happy with it! BOTTOM LINE: - If you are looking to upgrade your current record player or buy your first one, you will not go wrong with this one. It looks really high end, has great ease of use, and the Bluetooth functionality is a great benefit!

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    PS-LX310BT

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Good design! Concise industrial style! Easy to use! convenient!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, For vinyl, Set up

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great turntable

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    Posted .
    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I bought this turntable so I can enjoy my records again, old turntable and speakers just not sounding good and found out it would cost alot to fix and not worth it. I did alot of research about bluetooth turntables thinking I could modernized and connect to my nose or the sound bar. Compared this with the audio technica turntable and opted for the Sony as they seemed comparable and the Sony was IN STOCK at Best Buy near me! I found this easy to assemble. Connected to my Bose speaker via bluetooth after a couple of tries. Sound was much too quiet for my taste however. I was unable to connect it to the sound bar, may have needed to disconnect it from the tv which I was unwilling to do to my family. I opted to buy some bookshelf speakers (Edifier) and just use the RCA cable. Voila! Great sound easy to use. Just had to get used to the power button on the Sony turntable being in the back and make sure the output select is on "line" and gain select is on "high". I definitely recommend this turntable!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I really love this turn table. I wanted one that has blue tooth and after reading reviews and researching I went with this one and I am so happy I did. One complaint is the felt on the bed comes up with the record.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Quality
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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, For vinyl, Set up

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Looks Great!

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    Posted .

    It looks great, and it is pretty light. I did not use it though because i found a better audio technica brand record player on amazon. I had no problems with this one but i did notice that the smoked blacked cover is easily prone to light scratches it you were to wipe of dust with your hand. Set up is very easy, a beginner like me figured it out with a simple tutorial video. This does look nice almost anywhere you put it. Sound quality, i did not test because I knew i was going to return it so I did not want to mess with it incase someone else decides to buy it later. Id say this is a better buy for casual record playing than other options both in price and quality from what ive been able to get.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Ease of use, For vinyl

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Upgrade your phonograph

    Posted .

    When reviewing the Sony PS-LX310BT, I approached it like any self respecting audiophile would; using a digitally remastered vinyl, on a turntable with speakers connected via Bluetooth. I know the purists would scoff at the idea of a product such as this but I get it. Despite being torn on the subject personally, I know I find myself on board and appreciate the convenience. Most people today have already purchased and own numerous Bluetooth speakers, so it makes sense to drag this analog medium into the future. Not only is it convenient, it sounds great too. I tested with both a name brand soundbar and handful of portable bluetooth speakers, all sounding great. The warmth and richness (distortion and limited range) are replicated even when compressed over Bluetooth. All jokes aside, having a turntable with Bluetooth doesn’t detract from the vinyl experience, if anything it adds to it by giving you more flexibility. With that debate out of the way, Sony did a fair job with this one. The design is clean and operation is flawless. The turntable is fully automated, a welcome for newcomers such as myself but can also be operated manually if desired. The turntable will play at 33/45 rotation and accommodate both 7 and 12” records, which covers a majority of the market. The turntable is quiet; except for the noisy automated action of docking and undocking the tone arm but that’s hardly a deal breaker at this price point. Pairing speakers was simple and the turntable can store up to 10 devices. It seems to automatically attempt to join the first available one but it would be nice if it had an option (action) allowing the user to cycle through the paired devices. My only complaint is the turntable is mostly plastic, but seems solid. Overall I am pleased with the PS-LX310BT. I think it great for someone just looking to try out vinyl without growing their hair out, wearing sandals, and committing an entire bedroom to storing milk crates of vinyl.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Ease of use, For vinyl

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice bluetooth option for at a decent price

    Posted .

    My son is just starting to get into the world of vinyl records and this Sony wireless turntable offers an affordable, convenient option to enjoy vinyl sound via a Bluetooth speaker or a wired connection. It features quality construction, built-in phono preamp and one step fully automatic playback. Once paired with your speaker, push in the power button, located on the back of the turntable, push the start button located on the face of the turntable and the tone arm will automatically raise, move itself into place and then lower itself for convenient playing. On the face of the turntable, there is also a button for up/down (pause play of the record) and stop. Auto-stop will kick in once you've reached the end of your album to automatically return the arm to its resting position. The turntable itself features a simple, sleek design with a belt drive mechanism and an aluminum, die-cast platter. The turntable supports speeds of 33 and 45 rpms and also provides a gain switch on the rear of the turntable to match the audio level of your record; low (-4db), mid (0db) and high (+6db). The sound played on our Bluetooth speaker was very rich and it was quite enjoyable to put on some of our old vinyl records to bring back some great memories. We are sure that our son will get the same enjoyment and have the convenience of Bluetooth to boot. Should he want to rip any albums to digital via USB that is also an added feature on this Sony turntable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Ease of use, Set up

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A nice replacement for my 46 year direct drive TT

    Posted .

    Full disclosure: I received the Sony PS-LS301BT in exchange for an honest review. I purchased my previous Thorens turntable in the spring of 1973. It served me well for many years, but age and several moves had rendered it in need of repair. When I had the opportunity to try the LX310BT, I jumped on it. I like and use Sony products, so it was a great fit. The product is very well packed, secured and suspected by molded styrofoam end pieces in the box. No overwrap shipping box was used and there was no damage to the contents. The box includes useful assembly instructions with no errors that I can recall. Be careful to keep the styrofoam until you have completed the assembly, because some parts are securely taped into spaces in that foam. Assembly took just a few minutes. The dust cover hinges had to be removed from one of those spaces in the styrofoam and installed on the dustcover. The platter has to be installed on the player base as is the case for all quality turntables, since they have a shock absorbing suspension in the base that wouldn’t do well in shipping with the platter bouncing around. This installation also requires careful installation of the drive belt onto the drive pulley. The belt is installed on the bottom of the platter when it arrives and there is a handy piece of red plastic around the belt and secured with tape to the platter, the instructions for this are good and as long as you are careful. This is an easy operation. The foam platter cushion is packaged separately and is installed on the platter next. The instructions recommended keeping the protective cover over the cartridge needle during assembly. That is prudent advice and I made sure I left that on until I was ready to turn it on for the first time. After assembly, I placed the turntable in its rightful position near my amp and connected the RCA cables to my Aux input. I’m using my surround sound receiver these days and that receiver doesn’t have a phono input. Fortunately the LX310BT has a switch on the back which allows us to choose the output type so we can use either a traditional phono input or an auxiliary input without needed an external preamp like my Thorens required for this setup. The power cord for the turntable is a small power adapter and DC cord rather than a straight AC cord, so I had to use one of my 12” power cords that I keep on hand for connecting power adapters to a UPS or power strip. Adapters always seem to be too fat or in the wrong orientation to fit in those tight spaces. The turntable is nice looking and well made, though it is all plastic and very light compared to my ancient Thorens which had a wooden base. There are three buttons on the right side: Start, Stop and Up/Down. After digging out a vintage LP from my moving boxes, I placed it on the platter, removed the protective cover from the needle and pressed Start. The tone arm raised and moved over to the LP automatically and lowered down very gently. My Thorens has a tone arm lifter which has a damped action when lowering, but I have to manually move the arm, so this was handy. However, I realized that to use my Disc Washer brush, I would need to raise the tone arm after it was in position while I cleaned the LP. Since my Thorens is manual, I could turn it on and get the platter rotating while keeping the tone arm off the platter. No real problem, of course. Finally, it was time to hear the music. It was great to listen to my old LPs. I was pretty fussy with them, so they are all in great shape. I can’t wait to listen to more of them. My only complaint had nothing to do the the turntable. I recently gave my old Marantz 1060 amp and Imperial 7 speakers to my oldest son. My speakers on my surround sound receiver just didn’t pump out the sound the same way. I played with the audio settings on my receiver for a while and then moved the RCA cords to the inputs on my Sonos Connect. That moved the audio output to my Sonos system where I will most likely keep it. I may pick up another Play 5 speaker since that speaker does a very nice job of reproducing the rich sounds I remember from my old Marantz system with the added flexibility of playing my LPs on a variety of speakers in my house. I realized I didn’t have a Bluetooth speaker at this house, so I was only able to test the standard RCA connections. I’m eager to see how well the Bluetooth and USB functions work, but that had to wait for a future time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

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    Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Set up, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great option for those wanting simplicity

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I bought this for my teenage daughter, but honestly, I’m thoroughly enjoying it too! The easy of setup & use, is perfect for our needs. Hit the start button and sit back & relax. The sound quality is great too. We have it paired with a set of Bluetooth bookshelf speakers, which was super easy to do. I haven’t tried the usb recording function yet, but plan to try it soon. True audiophiles may not like the simplicity, or lack of “custom” features, but for the average user, this is perfect.

    Features

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, For vinyl, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    New tech for old vinyls!

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Works great! Bought it for Christmas for my boyfriend and I. Tried it with both RCA cables and Bluetooth. Both sounded good to me! The Bluetooth alone sounds better than any of my past record players, even played some really old vinyls that sounded better than ever. We're using only Bluetooth connection with our main Sony receiver for now because we have limited space, ideally would like to connect via RCA, but the Bluetooth is more than aight.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, Set up, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love the Bluetooth!

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    Posted .
    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Picked up a week ago, slim pickings after the holidays. Was between the Sony and the comparable Audio Technica Bluetooth turntable. Read reviews that people were having issues syncing this with their Bluetooth speaker. I bought specifically to use with Sonos Move. It was super easy to set up and sync, sounds great! The unit overall is definitely on the lower end- lots of plastic but I love being able to place it away from my other electronics and still get great sound and no speaker wires, except the one permanently attached- would be nice if this detached.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Features

    Value
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Quality
    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Ease of Use
    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, For vinyl, Set up

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Turntable

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    Posted .
    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Sony turntable, easy to use and set up. Works perfectly, minor setup required (Install table and belt) and you are good to go. I connected mine to a Sonos system and can listen to my Vinyl throughout the house. Recommend for those that still have vinyl records.

    Features

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    4 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
    Pros mentioned:
    Bluetooth, For vinyl, Sound quality

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony turntable

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    Posted .

    So far, seems to be everything we needed in a turntable and it looks and sounds great. I like that it can play directly to Bluetooth headphones or speaker without tieing up the receiver, so that, someone can listen to a record while everyone else can still listen to the TV through the receiver's surround sound speakers.

    Features

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    5 out of 5
     
     
     
     
     
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    I would recommend this to a friend