If you are one of those people who were crazy about the retro turntables, then we might have something you will fall for immediately. Over time turntables have been modernised in order to keep track with the newest technology so today it is very difficult to find a simple turntable with that retro look. However, there are still some that resemble what people knew as an authentic turntable. In the following short review you will be able to find out more about one interesting wooden turntable that will help you play the long forgotten (or even brand new) vinyl, the Studebaker SB6052 record player
Design and Features
We will start with Studebaker SB6052 Wooden Turntable design. As already mentioned above it has a more retro look. Maybe the word that will describe it better is ‘classic’. It is a wooden turntable which is very elegant and besides being an excellent music player it can also look great with the furniture in your home. Due to the material it’s made of, it gives a special warmth to the room and can even provide a talking point.
The mechanism is secured in something that looks like a wooden box. When it’s not in use the wooden lid can be simply closed. It is highly recommended that you always close the lid as this will extend the life cycle of your turntable and will keep the dirt away. It will also save you the trouble of having to clean the stylus more than would otherwise be necessary.
Studebaker SB6052 Wooden Turntable has manual stylus. That means that in order for the turntable to start playing the vinyl you have to manually set the stylus onto the vinyl. When you want the turntable to stop you have to move the stylus away from the vinyl. For beginners it might look complicated, but it really isn’t. Just try it a few times and you will learn how to do it like a professional. This turntable can play any size of vinyl without any problems regardless of their size.
In addition to reproducing vinyl, it offers you the possibility of playing cassettes. Although the cassettes are seen by some as long forgotten, just like the vinyl you have kept, you might have some cassette collection that you want to listen to. It also has FM and AM radio so in case you want some change of tunes you can see what the radio stations have to offer. This turntable doesn’t have the option to plug in a USB device so these are the only options you are offered to choose from.
This turntable has two build in speakers that produce fairly loud sound in comparison to their size. If you need to enhance the sound you can plug in external speakers, the built in speakers are sufficient for a lot of home users.
In conclusion this turntable is a good bargain. The price is very affordable and it will give you a pleasure you will hardly forget. It is very convenient, as it is small and it doesn’t take up to much space. When the lid is closed you can hardly notice that you have it. It is finally time to remind yourself of some of the best classics of all times.