Pro’s: The best feature this beauty has to offer is definitely it’s retro design cabinet made of real wood veneer. It is Capable of playing Vinyl records and CD’s, receives AM/FM Radio and has an AUX input for smartphones, tablets and MP3 players . The built-in stereo speakers provide a hi-fi sound.
Con’s: Because of the hi-fi sound, some dept and detail which characterize the real Vinyl sound could be missed. The platter has a PVC base, which can cause some rattling now end then, and make noise while spinning. The FM radio has sometimes some low quality receiving when the player is not placed correctly
The Versatility of Electrohome
In 1907 Arthur Bell Pollock won a coin flip with his wife. The result was the start up of Pollock Manufacturing Co. Ltd., a company that produced the first phonographs in Canada. This was the foundation of what later would become Dominon Electrohome Industries Ltd. In the following decades their range of products grew to radios, records, furniture and electric fans. One of the features of the brand was the use of real wood veneer cabinets for televisions and radios. Inspired by over 100 years of developing analog audio systems, Electrohome offers quality design in combination with a rich sound.
Here are the features and Specifications of Electrohome Winston Vinyl Record Player
- 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
- 4.3 star review on Amazon
- Product Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 21 inches
- Weight: 19.7 pounds
- Elegant, furniture grade, real wood finish
We Love the Wood Cabinet
What does more than one hundred years of creating high fidelity players look like? It is the number one feature of the Electrohome Winston Vinyl Record Player. It’s authentic solid real wood veneer cabinet with a rich mahagony finish, is a stylish piece of furniture that adds a certain classic atmosphere to any interior. It will bring you back to a time when only a penny would give you a melody and a dance.
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.
The front metal display has a classic and graceful design, and offers tight and solidly clicking dials and knobs, when turning for the source and volume. The radio tuner on this stereo system makes it look like an old-fashioned radio, consisting of a rotary control knob and analog radio dial. The dial is even backlit to give it an authentic look, and allows you to easily see the controls in the dark. The warm light from the dial give it a nice glowing effect.
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!
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, enjoying 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.
Electrohome themselves are also quit pleased with the model, as is shown in this movie:
The wood veneer makes this record player feel solid. The diamond tipped ceramic needle on the stylus provides increased audio performance with a warm and natural tone and will not harm even your most cherished albums. The fully automatic bert-driven turntable spins 7, 10 or 12 inch-records at speeds of 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM, so it’s possible to play any album from any collection.
The Electrohome Winston Vinyl Record Player comes with simple and clear instructions. You do not need to be a hi-fi or audio specialist to install and use it, before u can listen to your favorite albums. Regarding the stylus cover and transit screw, the setup should not take you more then ten minutes. You can easily switch between the features with the source-knob on the front display, and anything other than you’re Vinyl albums are easily connected. For private listening, a 3.5mm headphone jack is built into the front of the unit.
And, is it affordable?
Prices for vintage turntable vary from $50.00 on the lower end of the market, to ca. $500.00 and $1000.00 for the more professional and expensive models. Check the actual price on Amazon.com here. The price range for this model is $$$, and for this you have a record player with decent quality, good sound and several features. It definitely performs well for it’s price-range.
So, what is the bottom line?
Upholding Electrohome’s strong reputation for solid design, this sound system is built to last. It is an elegant, multifunctional piece with vintage looks and quality sound. Electrohome delivered really something with this model. With an average rating of over 4.3 stars on Amazon, 1500+ customers agree on that. For a turntable in the $$$ price range, 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.