The Electrohome Winston vintage record player has been well received by many classical music fans. The wood cabinet simply looks stunning and is made of real wood. Honestly speaking, this turntable looks a lot more expensive that it actually is. I’ve seen products that cost over $250 which don’t look as good as the Electrohome Winston. Remember, this turntable costs less than $120, which is far too low considering its premium design.
In my opinion, this vintage turntable will complement your home really well, and will bring back all of those memories from the past. That’s not all though, because there is radio tuner that gives off a very classical design. The analog radio dial is actually backlit, which not only makes it easier to see the controls in the dark but also gives it an even more realistic look.
The Best Vintage Record Player under $150
Electrohome have done well to create a product that looks great, has most of the essential features and is within the $150 price range. It’s got a 3-in-1-turntable system, and can play vinyl records and CDs. Or, if you prefer the radio, you can turn on that option instead. It doesn’t have a built-in Bluetooth function but what do you expect at this price? Instead, it has an auxiliary input so you can easily connect your iPhone or smartphone and listen to all of your music.
The stereo speakers that are built-in sound pretty good. This is due to the room filling hi-fi sound technology, and because the speakers are housed in a wood acoustic cabinet. This leads to excellent audio performance, and we were very impressed by the sound quality when we tested this product.
Audio Features to Improve Performance
Electrohome have gotten very creative with this product in their quest to make an affordable vintage record players that offer excellent sound quality. For example, they have used a ceramic needle that is “Diamond tipped” in their turntable, which in turn leads to even better audio performance.
The needle might not seem like something that will make a difference in terms of sound quality but actually, research has shown that a ceramic needle can help create a more natural and warm tone. We were curious to see if this “Diamond” could possibly damage the album but after trying a number of different albums for a couple of days, we noticed absolutely no difference.
The turntable is completely automatic and can spin all types of records. Whether you have got 7, 10 or 12-inch records, they will all work without issues. More importantly, you can choose from a range of different speeds, including 33 1/3, 45 & 78 RPM. These 2 aspects combines ensure that you can enjoy you’re a range of different vinyl collections without issues.
We have established that the sound created by this vintage record player is excellent but we also realize that some people prefer to listen to their music collection more privately. For those people, there is a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack so you can plug in your favorite headphones and listen in peace.
Is the Electrohome Winston Worth the Money?
I think Electrohome have done really well with this product. Even an average vintage record player will cost you more than $120, so I wasn’t expecting much from the Electrohome Winston when I first saw it. However, I was blown away by the beautiful design and the excellent sound quality. Having had this vintage turntable for a couple of weeks now, I can say that it looks like something that cost $300 and features crystal clear sound quality. I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves classical music.