I am quite pleased that I was afforded the opportunity to review Deal Chaser’s Pyle PTCD56UBGR Vintage Retro Classic Style Bluetooth Turntable System with Vinyl/MP3 Recording, at a discount, in exchange for an unbiased and honest review. In your package you will receive 1 retro audio component, 1 remote control, and 1 instruction booklet. You will need to supply the 2 AAA batteries for the remote. No tool is necessary to access the battery compartment.
This unit is a one piece unit. There is nothing to put together, but a lot of pieces of tape and Styrofoam to remove, lol. They went out of their way to make sure the turn table and the whole unit was protected during shipment. There is a little white plastic piece that slides off the head of the needle. Don’t forget to remove it. The antennae is a wire cord off of the back of the unit. You will need to tape that up somewhere so you can get the FM and AM channels. Also on the back are RCA inputs and outputs, as well as the power cord. This stereo system has so much it can do. Besides being able to play all 3 sizes of LPs, it has Bluetooth, a cassette player, a CD player, headphone and AUX ports, a USB port, and a FM and AM radio. It can also do Vinyl recording if you have the equipment. That is the one thing I could not test. You can control the CD player and record through the remote control unit. All of the controls are well labeled. It came up immediately to pair with it, and came up as Pyle Audio to pair. No code was needed to pair either. This Bluetooth will do anything your regular Bluetooth can do. Mine has been working flawlessly. I have forgotten how albums sounded. This one brought back so many memories. It sounds as good as any of our players ever did. Who can ever forget that little underlying static. Aaahhh, memories. The CD player works perfectly, and I love how I can operate it with the remote from across the room. If you are a lover of audio books, you will definitely appreciate this system. The sound quality is pretty darn good for an all in one unit. It’s clear, and the instrumental and bass sounds are enjoyable. Is it the loudest system you will ever hear, definitely not. But it is still quite enjoyable. I was even able to get both AM and FM radio stations clear and loud. I have mixed reception in home with radio. So, with their built in antennae, I had no issues to deal with. The cassette player is on the right side of the unit. It has no pop out door. It’s the push in style. I had to search high and low for a cassette, but it is also working as it should, lol. I love how there is everything in this unit. There is something for everyone.
Aesthetically, I love the dark grey look. It brings a more modern edge to the unit. The only thing I had wrong with the cabinet is on the lower left hand side, toward the front, part of the veneer has come up a smidge, and there is a tiny bump up in the pressboard there. It’s not that noticeable, unless you are looking for it, but I know it’s there. It is also available in the traditional brown cabinet too. It is 18 inches long, 14 1/2 inches deep, and 9 1/4 inches tall, and these are my measurements. I am really enjoying this audio unit, and I am definitely comfortable recommending it.
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