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Victrola - Turntable - Red

Model: VSC-550BT-REDSKU: 5255024

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 223 reviews

88%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good starting off point.

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    Mateo
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    For someone who just got into collecting vinyl but not too serious about high fidelity audio or just wants to have a fun way to hear music this is good. The speakers tend to fall apart at the high end of the volume setting and they don't grab highs and lows very well. And they aren't very loud. But it's fun to just sit in front of the thing and play some records. I was a bit disappointed because I thought you could use the Bluetooth to transmit sound to another source. But it can only be used as a Bluetooth speaker, like if you sync your phone to it and listen. But I have it near my TV sound bar and run those red and white audio cables to it and it sounds great. Or you can use an AUX cable to use any other speakers. As far as durability, I haven't a clue because this sits in the living room and I don't plan on taking it anywhere. It's pretty light and portable if you need to take it anywhere. Just be gentle with it like any other piece of electronic device. Obviously the sound isn't going to sound as rich as a CD even if you run it through better speakers. (I know, I know, it all depends on the quality of vinyl and from what sources the specific record was pressed from but overall) You lose a lot of bass. Even when I turn on Bass Mode on the sound bar, it's not good. but for the price I'm okay with it. I'm glad I bought it and I have so much fun using it. It's a good starting off point and maybe I'll invest in a better player in the future. But for now I'm good with this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for

    Posted
    Tdogg7
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    This was purchased as a Christmas gift for my daughter along with a handful of new records. First of all it had a Kohls price tag on the box. Can't figure that out. The brand new records are skipping a lot at random times right out of the package. After some research I've found that it's not common for brand new records to be skipping, if that many brand new records are skipping it could have to do with a lower quality record player that doesn't have a self adjusting arm. The speakers work but I get better sound listening to my iPhone from across the room. There is no bass. This is easily remedied by plugging an aux cord into a good stereo system but then its not much of a portable record player. Because of the sale price I paid for it, I am planning on modifying and adjusting it myself to solve the skipping issue and keeping it tethered to the stereo system.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the money

    Posted
    Demigod
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    Purchased as a xmas gift for my 16 year old and it became an immediate hit. Sound quality is crisp and clear but don't expect reverberating bass. Bluetooth feature is a very nice addition and has proven itself to be very reliable from as far away as 20-25 feet. Spare needle is included in addition to a 45 adapter. Case is very durable and well made. Perfectly accents any surroundings adding a colorful splash of bold nostalgia. If you're looking for an entry level vinyl record player I think you'll be pleased with what you get here for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great 1st turntable

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    mill2339
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    I loved all of the features built in to this portable turntable, especially the bluetooth and loud headphone/phono jack - which I used to route the music to my vintage Sansui amplifier circa late 1970s. I would have kept it, had it not been for the fact that my unit had a defective turntable that did not spin as flat as I would have liked. Seems like a recurring issue... I asked if the store had any in stock and found out it was an online exclusive item - more of a hassle to re-buy, so I decided to purchase a SONY in store. Very good quality, but not as fun as this Victrola and not even close to being portable. Oh well - you win some, you lose some

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly surprised

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    GrannyD
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    This was actually a gift for my Grandson, we were all shocked at how many features this had (especially for the price) but I was surprised that the kids knew nothing about turntables, they didn't even know how to make it work with the vinyl. For once Grampa and Grandma were the experts. All the kids gathered around to learn how the gadget worked & we are not talking about little one, these guys were 17 to 22 yr olds. They had a blast with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Very Cheap

    Posted
    Vikki
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    Do not get this turntable. i am not very familiar with turntables or vinyls but wanted to start my journey. i decided to purchase this vinyl for my sister for her birthday and after 2 days of having the turntable I returned it. the needle is not the correct wait and will skip your record and scratch it. It may not seem like a big deal but it does get annoying because words will repeat. The disc is also wobbly on the turntable. Trust me, i know it’s cute — despite all of these good reviews, do not get this

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this little turntable!

    Posted
    SHinFlorida
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    I just got this so I could play some of my fathers old LP records and it is so easy to use! It is nice and compact and the instructions are very simple. It works great. I haven't tried pairing it yet - I am just now testing some records, but after setting up full turntables with receivers this one is a blessing. If you are looking for an inexpensive and easy set up just to listen to LPS from time to time I would recommend this. I haven't tried the 45 adapter yet but I plan on doing so. I am extremely happy with my purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for getting started with records

    Posted
    RecordsRNumber1
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    I really liked this little record player, The only think that I prefer in a Record Player would be my like my Crosley 5-1 unit, plays records, cassettes, cd's, radio and blue tooth. And th Crosley is made of wood and has a little nicer speakers. But back to the Victorola, It is a great brand, it does have blue tooth. and it has 3 speeds so you can play 45's, LP's (my favorite. I would definitely recommend this as an affordable/priced right player. And it is portable which is great for kids. Comes in multiple colors. My daughter really likes her new record player.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great intro record player

    Posted
    Matty
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    Have never had a record player before but thought it would be a fun holiday present for my wife, and it really has been. the sound is great out of the speakers which is nice because i didn't want to invest in speakers and an expensive player just in case. but the sound is great and it's really fun to go record shopping and play records and read the album notes and see the artwork. definitely recommend getting a record player and this a great starter one

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Looks cool, but...

    Posted
    2Boysmom1207
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    My 12-year old son bought this with some of his Christmas money. He not-so-patiently waited for it to be delivered. When it finally arrived, he set it up, and began playing his ZZ Top Tres Hombres album. After approximately one hour, the whole thing stopped working! It started smoking and emitting a putrid smell. Do. Not. Buy. And Best Buy had to refund because thy they claimed it was no longer available to order.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This ones worth skipping

    Posted
    Phnxfromtheflames
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    I bought this turn table having read the reviews about it, only to find that every record I played on it would skip and some of them even sounded like there were parts of the record playing in slow motion. I inspected the turn table and saw that the platter was warped. So I returned it and got another player that looked almost identical but is another brand and it not only sounds better it also does not skip. I would pass on this turn table.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good sound. Hard to connect.

    Posted
    Fezzik
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    This had GREAT sound, considering it's a record player with no external speaker. It's got this great vntage sound to it. I love it. But, it can be a little difficult to get your phone to connect with the bluetooth. Once they're connected for the first time, it's not as bad. But the first time you connect it gets annoying trying to force it to connect for 10 minutes...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good for a few days

    Posted
    Emslade
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    When I first opened up and tried out the record player, I noticed the sound quality was below my expectations. A few days later I turned it on and I noticed a steep decline in the sound quality and could barley listen to the music at an audible volume without hearing a static noise or hearing a distortion in my music. The technology and the Bluetooth capability was great, but the most important feature, the sound quality, was terrible.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Would not recommend! Spend your money elsewhere!!

    Posted
    Torie

    I am definitely NOT impressed with this purchase! The sound quality was so poor that it sounded like a bunch of static. It’s obviously made cheaply, and looks that way as well. Don’t bother buying this product. This isn’t worth the money; try a product that you can get good money out of!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just what was needed

    Posted
    peniel414
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    Bought for daughter to play the few LPs she has from her childhood. Sound is a bit thin and lacks base, but is adequate for the application. Bluetooth feature is nice, allowing her to play from her laptop. Price-match made it a very good deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for Amateur

    Posted
    Lismalu
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    This record player is great for a beginner/amateur! I just buy thrift store records that sound interesting and this record player is perfect for just that. I'm sure it doesn't have the greatest speakers or speed options, but it plays the records well and I love that I can connect my phone to it via bluetooth.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    DOA didn’t work from the get go

    Posted
    Njsteve
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    Christmas present for my daughter that was a total disappointment! Something wrong right out of the box with the stylus that prevented any sound from coming out of the speakers. Very cheaply made. Returned it next day and wouldn’t recommend this unit to my enemies!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Retro feel

    Posted
    Retiree
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    Purchase this for my daughter who was interested in what my old albums were all about. An inexpensive way to give a taste of vinyl for buying a separate stereo system. Easy operation and and attractive portable case. Quality of sound from speakers is just “fair”as one might expect from this level of equipment, but she loves it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good portable option

    Posted
    Susanne
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    Gave this to my nephew for his 16th birthday. Liked that it was portable. The sound was ok- do not expect anything great- but for what it is and the price point you can’t go wrong for someone looking to play some old records. We did end up exchanging this for something higher end.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a 5 star, but

    Posted
    Bosch
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    Works as one would expect. I bought this for my niece. She wanted this to play my brothers old stuff. It doesn’t sound like our old systems, more digital, but it is just that. A lot of plastic, but we will see in quality. If you do not expect a lot then this will be fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend