House of Marley Stir It Up Record Player – Vinyl Turntable, Stereo Pre-Amp, USB Port, Record LP to PC, 33 + 45 RPM, Anti-Skating, RCA Audio Out to 3.5mm Cable, Dust Cover Included, Bamboo/Black
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The turntable comes in a branded cardboard box with a sturdy carry handle and removable outer sleeve with a fetching foliage design. The speaker paired easily to my cell phone, but the turntable and speaker just won’t pair, even right next to each other. Bursting with ambition and energy from start to finish, Lucifer’s latest is a reminder that the Devil still has the best tunes. The arm itself is too stiff for exacting calibration (the initial, horizontal balance zone is thus a wide range of possibilities, and the resulting settings still leave room for skipping, either early or late in the record.
The only negative I will point out with the tonearm is that the clip that holds it in its cradle is a bit too firm, and the review unit I received from House of Marley had a groove scratched on it from use.The glass platter helps here too – its added mass and inertia help maintain a consistent rotation speed, leaving you to enjoy a listening experience that’s sharp, clear and true to its roots. Overall, the turntable delivered a warm sound, but that doesn't mean it lacked punch, and we heard plenty of life in the reggae legend's 45-year-old tunes. I was able to take the Get Together 2 and wander down a short hallway and into the farthest corner of the next room before it started cutting out.
I will note that if your system or speakers do not have any EQ adjustment capabilities, you may want to check your options. Enjoy a classic sound system that wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth® speaker and offers a built-in switch pre-amp allowing seamless compatibility with your Marley speakers or in-home receivers.Branding the new deck with the “Lux” moniker, the entry-level to midrange Stir It Up Lux Bluetooth Turntable is sleeker (with chic black accents), has a gorgeous new glass platter, and a few other design upgrades that set it apart from its predecessors. Since bamboo is essentially a weed that requires nearly zero attention and immediately regenerates itself from its roots after being cut down, it’s truly better for the planet than more traditional wood options. The Stir It Up Wireless turntable provides a sleek design using solid bamboo, REGRIND™ silicone, REWIND™ fabric, recycled plastic, and recyclable aluminium.