May 23, 2012 by Rachel Cericola
Start shopping for Father’s Day yet? Pyle just announced a trio of turntable products that should wrap up your shopping—and give your dad a reason to bust his vinyl out of the closet.
Starting at $149.99, the PTCD8US is a two-speed retro-style turntable. It may look old-school, but it doesn’t just play 33 and 45 RPM records. It can also do CDs and MP3s, via built-in USB and SD card slots. It even offers up the option to transfer that record collection to a digital format. Other features include AM/FM radio, an RCA line out, a headphone jack, and a wireless remote.
For a more classic look, the PTCDS5U offers the same features as the PTCD8US, but in more vintage-looking cabinet. The PTCDS5U is priced at $179.99
If dad (or you) likes to bust out vinyl at other people’s parties, you can opt for the PLTTB8UI. At $199.99, this portable solution has a rugged suitcase-like design with a handle and fold-out speakers. Other features include auto return, auto stop phonograph and a headphone output. This model also has a USB port, so users can save music files to either the MP3/WAV and OGG VORBIS audio formats.
“Vinyl record sales increased 36.3 percent from 2010 to 2011 and the classic vinyl music machines have been making a recent comeback as a result. Pair these stats with the rising popularity of digital conversion and other multimedia sources, and you’ve got a winning combination to put a modern twist on a vintage favorite,” said Jerry Brach, Pyle’s VP. “It’s the perfect way for dad to share his most prized vinyl records with his whole family, helping a new generation embrace the music of a previous one.”
Pyle is selling all of the above turntables direct. However, we also found each model available at a discounted price on Amazon.
Follow Electronic House
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.
FREE Charter Platinum Membership
Claim your FREE Charter Platinum Membership to EH Network and receive 6 FREE issues of EH Magazine.*
We understand your email address is private. By granting you access to the EH Network, you agree to receive email communications from us, including our newsletters. You can manage your subscription at any time in the future.
* The new EH Network launches and your free subscription begins December 2014.
Commenting is not available in this weblog entry.