7 Amazing Turntables ...


It’s sad, but true, Uncle Roger.

Eight tracks are dead.

But vinyl, though it’s taken a brief hiatus, is back, man, and ready to be enjoyed by a whole new generation of listeners, even the youngsters with their iPods and such.

There’s a turntable for everyone, too, from those who demand portability to enjoy their tunes on the go, to people who want to move their vinyl to their laptop.

Here are 7 amazing turntables that can do all of that… but I really can’t help with the eight tracks.

1. Crosley AV Room Portable USB Turntable

Crosley AV Room Portable USB Turntable

Price: $160.00 at urbanoutfitters.com

Use this turntable to convert all of your vinyl to music you can port, play with, and share.

It plays 7” and 12” albums at 33 1/3, 45, and 78 rpm, and connects to both Macs and PCs.

It features adjustable tone, built-in speakers, and comes in a gorgeous retro-styled carrying case.

2. Fisher Price Record Player

Fisher Price Record Player

Price: $40.00 at urbanoutfitters.com

Like everyone else of my generation, I had one of these.

And I miss it.

The little plastic “records” (included) play such favorites as "Farmer in the Dell," "London Bridge," and "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.” It uses three AA batteries, and comes in a bright plastic carry case.

3. Retro USB Turntable

Retro USB Turntable

Price: $128.00 at urbanoutfitters.com

This cool turntable features one thing in particular I wish I’d had when I was a kid — a remote.

It’s also way more high-tech, with USB hook-ups to convert all of your music to a format your iPod will recognize, and also with software and other features that allow you to change the music with your mad DJ skills.

4. Crosley Mini Turntable

Crosley Mini Turntable

Price: $120.00 at urbanoutfitters.com

Take the sound and style of Crosley’s bigger turntables with you everywhere you go with this, the Mini.

It also plays 7”, 10”, and 12” records at albums at 33 1/3, 45, and 78 rpm, but this turntable’s smaller, lighter, more ready to rock where you want to.

Crosley Revolution USB Turntable
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