We review the Electrohome Winston Vinyl Record Player!

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.

About 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 he 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.

Beautiful retro design cabinet made of real wood veneer. 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.

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.

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. 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.

The Electrohome Winston Vinyl Record Player has built-in stereo speakers. They provide room filling hi-fi sound, housed in an all wood acoustic cabinet for optimal audio performance. Considering this is a $129,99 record player, the quality of the sound is definitely sufficiënt. Yet this hi-fi quality could be remarked as a disadvantage, because for some  people a vintage looking record player also should produce vintage sound, whether you play vinyl, CD’s, radio or listening to music from your phone for that matter. Then again, truth is, the sound is quite good. Even suitable when you have people over for a party or whatsoever.

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.

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. For $129,99 you have a record player with decent quality, good sound and several features. It definitely performes well for it’s price-range.

Final Verdict
Upholding Electrohome’s strong reputation for solid design, this sound system is built to last. Made of high quality components, you will enjoy this reliable system for years to come.

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