The Best Vintage Turntables
A lot of people claim to really want a vintage turntable but, truthfully, they would probably be very disappointed if they had one. People probably want something that LOOKS like it's a vintage turntable but functions more like modern technology and components--a retro appearance, a modern product. With that in mind, below are a list of vintage turntables and record players available today with many featuring modern technology integrated seamlessly inside like USB connections, CD players, AUX inputs, and even bluetooth streaming.
This tabletop turntable by Innovative Technology is a pretty obvious cross between vintage look and appearance crossed with the most modern technology. Specifically, aside from being an all-in-one turntable, it has bluetooth streaming capability for if you want to use it to play music from your phone, tablet, or computer. It plays records at 33-1/3, 45, or 78 RPM, it has built-in speakers, line-in and line-out, as well as a CD player making it a pretty all around option for someone on the market for this caliber of record player.
This cabinet record player is one of the most highly reviewed all-in-one turntables available (and highly sold) because of it's many various functions and it's quality components. With a flip-top lid, you expose you the turntable platter for your vinyl records and thus open up a world of music. It has an aux line so you can hook up your phone, tablet, or computer and play music through it's speakers, it has a CD player and built-in radio and is fully automatic when playing your vinyl.
This is the most common image people conjure when they think of vintage record players for good reason--the classic trumpet horn retains a bit of elegance that it had back when it was the only way to listen to vinyl. This is one of the highest reviewed models with the horn design, but don't be fooled, the sound still comes from the speakers in the cabinet of this turntable. It has USB input, AUX-in so you can play music from your phone/tablet/computer, AM/FM radio, CD player, and plays your records at 33-1/3, 45, 78 RPMs as necessary.
This Crosley Dansette all-in-one turntable comes on a tall stand and plays your records with simplistic ease. It can spin at 33-1/3 and 45RPMs, has a headphone jack as well as an AUX in port so you can play audio from your phone, tablet, or computer. The belt-driven turntable with full range speakers is all you need to start listening to your records today.
This vintage-inspired turntable is a full-blown entertainment center for your home. It will play your records at 33-1/3, 45, and 78 RPMs as necessary for your records, and it has bluetooth streaming for when you just want to play music from your phone, tablet or computer. As if that's not enough, this one also has a built-in CD player, cassette player, FM Radio, AUX-input, and a headphone jack so you can listen to all the above in your favorite headphones.
The Best Vintage Turntable
This retro-inspired Electrohome Signature Vinyl Record Player is hands down my favorite all-in-one record player. It's hefty size packs in 4 high-performance speakers that allow for significant sound compared to other all-in-one turntable options. It plays records at 33-1/3, 45, or 78 RPMs, and it's wood cabinet is heavy enough to cut down on record skips from playing your music at loud volumes. If you're looking for more than a record player, this option will also allow you to burn your vinyl records into MP3s via it's built-in USB connection, and it has a CD player, AM/FM Radio, and has AUX-input if you want to play music from another device through it's substantial speakers.
This all-in-one Crosley Nomad record player has a great aesthetic that some people consider to be a retro textured-canvas appearance. The player itself will play records at 33-1/3, 45, or 78 RPMs. It has AUX input so you can play music from other devices through the built-in stereo speakers, but it also has RCA output so you can hook it directly up to active speakers for some serious added sound or plug in headphones and listen privately.
This all-in-one record player from 1BYONE looks like a throwback to the 30s and 40s with it's aluminum-appearance front grill. The turntable itself has selectable settings for 33-1/3, 45, or 78 RPMs to play your records and it has RCA output so you can connect it directly to a full size stereo or powered speakers to really increase the sound and presence. Like a few of the other models on this page you can record your vinyl to MP3 via the USB port on the front, if that's something you're looking for when purchasing a record player today.
This vintage-inspired all-in-one turntable by Pyle is a significant offering to those looking for a turntable that can do a lot more than just spin vinyl. Most notably it has built-in bluetooth capability for wireless streaming from from your bluetooth devices like iPhones, Android smartphones, tablets, and even computers. It has a built-in CD Player, Slot-in Cassette Deck, AM/FM radio, USB flash drive reader, headphone jack, vinyl-to-mp3 recording, and built-in stereo speakers to do it all with one simple plug-in.
This wall mounted turntable is a twist to more traditional turntable setups with its vintage appearance. It plays your vinyl records vertically so that as you look at the player on the wall you can see your prized vinyl spinning from across the room. It works by spinning a clamp over the top of the record to keep it compressed against the platter, then the tonearm uses pressure to keep the needle against your vinyl. The turntable plays records at 33-1/3, 45, or 78 RPMs, and the cabinet has built-in speakers. You can stream bluetooth to this one, it has a built-in CD player and cassette player with AM/FM Radio, as well as AUX-input.