Pro: Low pricing, one-of-a-kind looks, easy to move, quality wooden box
Cons: Volume not that high
We will start whit telling you that this item cost under 90 bucks. That mean this model is priced on the very low end of the market. This means we can expect an item that is not from superb quality. But, there is a broad range from superb to bad. This player is able to find a great balance in price and performance. This is what we think of the vinyl instrument.
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With this we do mean that the player looks very unique. With most models having all the sides of the chest the same height, this model stands out. By making the front side higher compared to the rear and left/right, a unique look is created. Somehow does the high front give the item something extra. We do like the inventive design for that. Next to the design is the woodwork, this is of decent quality. The red/paprika/mahogany color is a bit difficult to describe but go’s well with the design. The curly craved out speakers give a nice touch to the model. With a bit going to retro, this model is for sure not an dime a dozen item.
And the Sound, how is that
Of course the most important feature next to the design is the sound produced. Also in this aspect, the Pyle Home is doing what it is asked when considered the price of the item. The sound is of acceptable quality and the player is able to reach the full range of tones. The characteristic vinyl sound is there so one can tell that one is not listening to Spotify music. You do not buy this model when you aim for a great sound.The internal speakers are able to produce some nice background music, they however are not capable of filling a room full with (loud) chatting people. When you want to listen to vinyl on a party that you are hosting, you might consider hooking up external speaker.
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Ports and connectivity
The turntable is equipped with both jacks and USB. This means that you can hook up external speakers for more volume or better sound. Also it is possible to amplify the sound by the RCA ports.
Hereby giving you the ability to improve the quality without loosing the vinyl sound. The USB connection is giving you the opportunity to store your vinyl collection on hard disk or CD. This function is a ice add on that allows you to digital store your LP collection.
Also is this classical instrument capable of handling your Ipod or phone. Meaning that you can play music from both vinyl and your digital collection.
Final thoughts and verdict
With 3.5 stars on Amazon, this is not the highest rated product. This can however be explained by the reasons of purchase. If you aim for a decent player for a very nice price, than you will be satisfied with both the classic looks and the sound. The Pyle home is doing a decent job for both of these. If you are looking for great quality sound, than this is not your player. You better aim for, but notice that you will pay a substantial higher price than.
Reviewers on Amazon are therefor split in two groups, happy customers witch hoped for a low priced player with some nice sound and looks. On the other hand unhappy buyers that expected an high end item. Deciding what type you are is advised before buying.