Retro kitchen appliances (those mint green and sky blue Smeg fridges and toasters) aren’t the only old time looks making appearances in up-to-date interiors. Vinyl sales have surged over the past few years, and with that resurgence must come a whole lot of vinyl record players, because while vintage models have an authentic look, they also have an authentic sound, which not everyone appreciates.
Australian webstore Rockit specializes in retro and contemporary turntables, offering record players styled to resemble record players found in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s from brands that include GPO, Crosley, and Mbeat. The site also sell bundles that come with speakers and vinyl record cases for a complete setup.
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1 Crosley Dansette Junior Portable Record Player, $369
The retro ’60s style looks like it came straight from the vintage store. However, this one has dynamic full range speakers and a headphone jack.
2 GPO Go Turntable, $199
You can take this record player with you anywhere, even the beach, thanks to its a built-in rechargeable battery.
3 GPO UK Stylo Turntable, $99
Go back in time like a Brit with this compact, 3-speed turntable with built in speakers,
4 Crosley Player 2 Turntable & Stereo Speakers, $229
This sleek ’80s style record player comes with dynamic full range speakers and adjustable tone controls that allows for you to adjust the sound to best suit whatever type of music you choose.
5 ION Audio Photon LP Turntable, $209
While you spin the tracks at three different speeds on this dreamy disco-style silver turntable, spinning technicolour LED lights will set the mood.
6 GPO Bermuda Turntable, $449
With its 1960s style, the Bermuda can be used as a stand-alone piece. or remove the legs to create a portable turntable. It plays 3 speeds, has a built-in full range speaker and can record your vinyl to digital.
7 GPO Westwood Bluetooth Speaker, $199
This vintage style speaker will add a huge 25 watts of sound to your vinyl experience. With bluetooth connection and auxiliary in, it’s versatile enough to be used with any device.
8 Crosley Lancaster Entertainment Center, $279
This old-fashioned wooden system plays 3 speeds of records, AM/FM radio, cassette tape, CDs, and you can connect an MP3 player or smartphone.
9 Record Case, $99
Protect your vinyl in this retro inspired record case with soft velvet inner lining and removable lid.