Review: Electrohome Wellington 4-in-1 Nostalgia

Written by Ben W

I love vinyl since the first day I discovered an old record player at my grandparents attic. Now, I own over a dozen record players and I am always looking for gems like albums of vintage models.

I do like: The looks, the decent quality wooden cave, the high end sound quality, all the ports and options to connect to other electronics.

What could be better: The FM radio has sometimes some low quality receiving when the player is not placed correctly

What does it bring:

In short:

  • Ports: Headphone/stereo speakers, USB
  • Sound: Full range dynamic Stereo Speakers
  • Sources: USB, CD, MP3, Vinyl, FM Radio
  • Warranty: 1 year
  • Vinyl recording and storage by USB
  • 4.5 star review on Amazon

First impressions of the Electrohome Nostalgia

Retro and vintage, that is what characterizes this model. The brass plate combined with the dark wooden cave and big lid give this record player an old school look. This decent sized turntable will attract some eye when placed in your room. The illuminated tuning dial and traditional rotary controls match nicely with the solid look of the cabinet.

What about the manufacturer?

Electrohome is one of those companies your grandparents bought their electronics. Four generations back, Electrohome already provided radio’s and a bit later also televisions. This rich company history is visible in their product. With the Wellington Nostalgia as one of the most prominent items. This quality item plays all the music formats so next to vinyl you can also enjoy Radio and CD/MP3.

The Sound

Than the question of course is, does this model also bring the warm music that Electrohome systems are known for? In short; yes it does. The two full range dynamic speakers, combined with the wooden chest they’re placed in, guarantee a warm and full stereo sound. Next to the ability to play the music by the speakers, you can also choose to plug headphones into the jack in order to enjoy the music privately. Of course, this is an item that is playing good quality music, not superb quality music. You get a vintage design, broad spectrum of functions and good sound. That is what this player is for, enjoining some radio or vinyl music in your own house. It is not designed for big parties where dozens of people need to dance. But when hosting a small party in your house with some atmosphere music on the back, or enjoining some nice music while reading a newspaper or doing some work, this is the type of player that will do that job with honor. The moment you place a vinyl record on the platter and put the needle down, the retro sound is bringing its specific ambiance.

Eelctrohome themselves are also quit pleased with the model, as is shown in this movie:

Store your vinyl collection without  external PC or software

With your LP collection being more and more rare, it is wise the ensure yourself that you will not lose your collection so easily. Therefore Electrohome provided this model with the ability to record and store your vinyl music. The only thing you have to do is plug in a USB stick and press the record button. The device will then record your vinyl plate and store the music on the USB stick, each song separated. This intelligent recording function saves you from hard to use software or PC setup. Your collection is safe and the recorded music has that vinyl touch!

A closer look at the design

  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 21 inches
  • Weight: 19.7 pounds
  • Elegant, furniture grade, real wood finish

This is not the small player that you put in a cabinet. No, this item needs to be placed on a prominent stand, table or cabinet in your room. The design will give something retro to the room. With the handcrafted wooden chest and prominent lid that can be opened or closed, this item will attract some views.

So, what is the bottom line?

An elegant, multifunctional piece with vintage looks and quality sound. Electrohome delivered really something with this model. With an average rating of over 4 stars on Amazon, 130+ customers agree on that. For $139 you will ensure yourself of an item that does the job both for for the nostalgic musical enthusiast as for those that embrace vintage design.

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