Jensen JTA-230 review & specs

Jensen JTA-230: Portable and sturdy turntable for its price

Jensen JTA-230 review & specs

This is a reliable solution for people who would like to enjoy the vinyl record audio quality. This is a complete solution with the integrated stereo speakers that can provide you with the natural deep sound. It has several additional features which can help you get the sound you want. This Jensen JTA-230 review will help people who look for a high-grade solution.

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Design

The modern design makes this model look amazing and it blends in perfectly with your décor. The front panel has an indicator that shows if the device is turned on, a power switch, an auto stop switch and two knobs to adjust volume and pitch. It also has a slider to adjust the pitch level. The front panel has a headphone jack, USB port, an auxiliary input port, and an RCA line-out.

Two side panels have speakers. The tonearm is straight and it is balanced properly, so the playback is stable. This model has a dust cover made of the durable transparent plastic. The whole construction is well-designed and its weight is 5.5 pounds, while the dimensions are 6.4x12x11.4 inches.

Setup

There is nothing difficult about the setup process – all the ports can be reached easily. Moreover, the ports are labeled so you should have no problems connecting everything up. You may need some time playing with various settings of pitch and tone to get the sound you want. The auto stop feature makes this model easy to use since you do not need to worry about anything.

Features

The Jensen JTA-230 specs show that this is a good solution for people who value audio quality. This model has a moving magnet cartridge installed. The headshell weight is 3.5 g, while the appropriate pressure is 2.5 g. it has the ceramic type replaceable stylus.

The belt drive guarantees a stable rotation speed. It supports three modes – 33.5, 45 and 78 RPM modes (the manufacturer includes the 45 RPM adapter).

The manufacturer also provides you with the software to convert and edit your audio content (it has a USB port to connect it to a PC).

Conclusion

This is a good solution if you need a model that allows you to adjust the output sound. It is easy to use and it has built-in speakers, but you should consider getting a set of high-grade speakers if you expect much from it. Overall, this model is professionally-built – it does not produce any unnecessary noise and it is quite flexible. The produced sound is clear and natural even if you use the integrated speakers.

Common features

Product

Jensen JTA-230

Model

JTA-230

Brand

Jensen

Rating

3.9 of 5

Reviews

3140

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

3,5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

ceramic

Model

Ortofon OM 5E

Motor

Drive method

belt

Platter type

plastic

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45, 78

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.1

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

68

Gain

Output level

4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic

Connections

USB

1

RCA

1

Other

AUX

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

Built-in Speakers

Power

Motor type

AC

Power consumption, W

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

16.2 x 30.4 x 28.9/6.4 x 12 x 11.4

Weight, kg/pounds

2.4/5.5

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