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Retro Record Players

Make the most of all your vintage vinyl records and LPs with a turntable from OnBuy’s one-stop audio shop. You’ll find a fantastic selection of retro record players within this category, each one perfect for maximising music quality and able to leave you simply spinning with delight. Capitalise on a modest spinning platter, or opt for a premium stereo system with a heap of extra features and gear. Whatever you choose as your nostalgic companion, you’ll find everything you need here at OnBuy. 

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For decades, a record player was the best and only way to listen to all your favourite tunes. Before the appearance of cassettes, CD players and online streaming, turntables ruled the roost when it came to premium audio quality, producing the best analogue music with their warm, comforting crackles and superior stereo sound. 

After lying dormant on piles of 80s memorabilia, they’re now making a storming comeback – and it’s really not hard to see why! Thanks to their retro appeal (especially in the examples listed here), nostalgic hum, and striking vintage aesthetic (not to mention their union with those tactile black discs we’ve come to know and love), record players are truly experiencing a renaissance. Whether you’re just starting your vinyl collection or are a seasoned LP connoisseur, you’ll find a fantastic range of retro turntables and accessories here in our online audio catalogue

What’s a retro record player?

Despite what the name suggests, retro record players aren’t necessarily the oldest ones on offer. In fact, they’re all pretty ‘new’ in terms of manufacture date and tech. As with most examples on our list, these vintage turntables are simply made to look… well, vintage! With portable case designs, groovy 70s colours, and funky artwork to choose from, you’ll really be stuck for choice with OnBuy’s extensive selection. 

Whichever way you choose to listen to music, you may or may not fully understand exactly how record players work… they are somewhat of a musical mystery, after all. Turntables are, put simply, electromagnetic devices that change sound vibrations into electric signals, which are then fed into amplifiers that feed the resulting sound into speakers. 

What are the best retro record player brands available?

As with many turntable brands, the choice is as unique and distinctive as the people who choose to buy them. No two are the same, which is certainly an attractive quality if exclusivity and individuality are your primary preferences. Of all the retro record players on offer, Denver, Digitnow!, and Victrola seem to be the best when it comes to nostalgia and convenience combined. At a range of competitive price points too, it’s definitely worth considering your options before taking the plunge. 

Why not check out our Buyer’s Guide on the best retro record players around? As well as offering some invaluable advice, this handy manual will help you decide which make and model is best for you and all your musical tastes.

Frequently asked questions about Retro Record Players

Why do people like retro record players?

Many people love retro record players due to their classic looks, which is often inspired by the ancestor of the modern record player, which is known as a gramophone. They can add an eclectic style to any room.

Do retro record players have modern features?

This varies on a model-to-model basis. While most models are built for the purpose of playing vinyl records, there are also some which offer a great selection of functions, including the ability to connect them to Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones.

Are retro record players worth it?

If you want to enjoy the brilliant sound quality of a record player combined with a stylish design that's sure to attract attention and impress any guests that come to your home, retro record players are a great choice.

Do retro record players have a good sound quality?

Yes, they do. While the unit has been designed to mimic a more classic design, the components that are inside are top-notch and they ensure you can listen to your favourite music in style with no compromises on quality.

How can I choose the right retro record player?

There's no such thing as the right record player. You should go for the model which attracts your attention and has all the features that you're interested in. As long as you're happy with the look and the performance of your retro record player, there's no need to worry about having the latest model.

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