Record players are more of a collector’s item now as people rarely use vinyl records to store their songs when they can use data cards to store ten thousands of songs compared to vinyl records where you can store one song. Still you find modern record players and they are instead known as turntables. There is a difference in the old record players and the new turntables and we will be talking about that and we will also tell you about the best record player in the market.
RECORD PLAYERS DOWN THE AGES
The first record player was created in the form of a phonograph in the year 1877 by Thomas Alva Edison and since then in the last 140 years, there has been a lot of change in the design and production of a record player.
The Idler While Drive: This was a very big change in the technology as you could control the speed with which you could rotate your record but the sound quality was poor. This was the rage in the 1970’s and 80’s.
The Belt Drive: This was the next generation of turntables and they use elastomeric rope to turn the turntable and the belt was responsible for absorbing all the vibrations that resulted in bad quality of sound but the problem with the rope was that it lost its elasticity over time.
Direct Drive Turntables: This was more reliable than the previous two record players as it didn’t consist of a belt or wheel but the motor itself turned the turntable and also decided its velocity.
Digital Record Players: These are the modern turntables and use the latest technology and come with built in record players. These record players come in both vintage and modern looks.
BEST RECORD PLAYER
We will be talking about the best digital record player and we will be covering both modern and vintage looking ones.
Audio Technica AT-LP-120-USB Direct Drive Turntable is the first one on our list and it can play all kind of vinyl records by converting them into MP3 and Flac files. This has a powerful DC motor and high performance sound with USB connectivity. It has a modern look to it and has vicious tracking force with pre-amp.
The Electrohome Signature Vinyl Record Player is a vintage record player on our list. It has a classic wood finish to it with four impressive speakers. It can spin 7 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch records in three different speeds. It has USB connectivity and also has a aux point so that you can connect your smart phones to it. It has a ceramic needle with a diamond tip so that you can get the best quality of sound.
Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable is another automatic turntable and you don’t need to download drivers to play this record player as it is completely compatible with the Windows and Mac interface. You can add it to home speakers or theatres to add volume and it gives an output of 2.5mV at 1 kHz.