Electronics

Pyle Audio's suitcase-style turntable plays vinyl and MP3s

Pyle's PVTTBT8 turntable, open for business
Pyle's PVTTBT8 turntable, open for business
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Pyle's PVTTBT8 turntable, open for business
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Pyle's PVTTBT8 turntable, open for business
The PVTTBT8 folds closed for transit
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The PVTTBT8 folds closed for transit
It features a wooden cabinet, fold-out stereo speakers, and a dual-speed turntable that runs at 33 and 45 rpm
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It features a wooden cabinet, fold-out stereo speakers, and a dual-speed turntable that runs at 33 and 45 rpm

While many people consider record players to be "delightfully retro," those same folks might not have much use for something that plays nothing but vinyl. Pyle Audio has set out to address that, with its decidedly un-retro-named PVTTBT8 turntable. It looks like something you'd bring to a 1950s sock-hop, but it plays both records and digital music files.

The PVTTBT8 features a wooden cabinet, fold-out stereo speakers, and a dual-speed turntable that runs at 33 and 45 rpm. And yes, as can be seen, it folds up into a nifty-looking suitcase format for transit.

The PVTTBT8 folds closed for transit
The PVTTBT8 folds closed for transit

It also, however, plays music streamed from pretty much any Bluetooth-enabled device – just in case you don't want to lug your record collection around with you. It can also be hooked up to a Mac or PC running its included music editing software, allowing users to convert their LPs to MP3.

Additionally, it has a 3.5-mm line-in jack, and a stereo RCA output. Power comes from a USB-rechargable battery, or from an electrical outlet using an included AC power adapter.

The PVTTBT8 turntable sells for US$110.

Source: Pyle Audio

2 comments
JweenyPwee
My only concern with ANY USB turntable is that they all seem to include absolutely garbage cartridges and horrible motors. Basically, the stylus is ceramic Chinese harsh sounding trash and the motor is either too fast or too slow. I hope this one is different, but I won't get my hopes up. You get what you pay for, after all.
Richard Guy
Looks large. How much does it weigh? 5kg/10+lbs. Is some weight to haul around. Is, however, pleasingly cheap
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