Lounging around in silence isn’t bad, but if the mood calls for it, you may want to fill the room with some music—maybe something on the retro side. Despite the progression of technology, people still opt for classic or retro items that give their environment a different vibe. Recently, vinyl players have been on the popular list for things to purchase. So, if you’re thinking of collecting vinyl or already have some, here’s our list of retro turntables you can buy under PHP 20,000.
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Rega Planar 1
The Rega Planar 1 has a low vibration belt drive motor which is known for its good amount of detail both rhythmically and expressively. It sports a Rega Carbon MM cartridge, and a hand-assembled RB110 tonearm—perfect for Plug and Play instances where the user needs to quickly set up.
Rega PH: PHP 19,800
The Fluance RT81 Elite High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable features a solid wood plinth build, an Audio Technica AT95E diamond elliptical tipped stylus, and an aluminum S-Type tonearm. It is noted for its agility for sludgy music, meaning it doesn’t slur or soften syllables—keeping it clear and crisp.
Ubuy PH: PHP 15,762
Audio Technica AT-LP60XBT
The Audio Technica AT-LP60XBT is a fully automatic wireless Belt-Drive Turntable equipped with high-fidelity audio and Bluetooth technology. It operates under 33-1/3 and 45 RPM with an Integral Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge with a replaceable diamond stylus. Its build includes a pre-amplifier for phono or line-level output; for wires, it has 3.5mm male to dual RCA male, a 45 RPM adapter, and a removable hinged dust cover.
The Motorino Turntable MK-3 is a portable turntable in a briefcase design. It can play 33, 45, and 78 rpm records, while the tonearm features a moving magnet cartridge, an Audio-Technica stylus, and a fully functional and adjustable counterweight. It also has an integrated amplifier to let you connect the Motorino’s RCA output to any external active speaker, headphone jack, and a rechargeable battery that can last up to 8 hours.
Satchmi: PHP 8,499
Years Vintage Record Player
The Years Vintage Record Player supports record sizes of 18,20,30cm and is made out of plastic, wood, and sheepskin leather—all in an assortment of colors for its briefcase-like case. It features wireless playback via Bluetooth, has a 3.5mm headphone output interface, a ruby stylus, and dual speakers. Being one of the cheaper options in this list, this turntable gains popularity from its briefcase aesthetic while still being capable of playing both records or music via Bluetooth.
The LoopTone LT-LPA007 is a Belt-Driven Turntable equipped to run selectable speeds of 33,45 and 78—its main material being wood and PVC. The turntable is 2 built-in stereo speakers, a plastic dust cover, and a 220-240V RCA line-out.
Lazada: PHP 6,533
And there you have, our list of Retro/Classic Vinyl Turntables to spruce up your room with classic audio that is still pleasing to the eye. Share your thoughts about this in the comments below.