Victrola V50-200 is relatively new to the timeless vinyl world. The platter player has been released in 2017. But the number of positive reviews and the ratings are pretty impressive with most customers extremely happy with their purchase. Check out my humble Victrola V50-200 review to find out why.
The model comes in black, blue, red and even teal casing. All options are mass produced and are still available to buy new. Although it looks quite massive. The weight is only about 11 pounds. So it is fairly easy to transport the device. The dust cover, RPM adapter as well as Bluetooth cable come is as a part of the package. The dimensions are 15x13x6.8 inches.
I love the old school radio chart with moving control. Something I would keep on playing with as an adult. All buttons and controls at the front panel look retro but work really soft and smoothly. The dustcover cap can be opened all the way with wide angle hinges.
An intuitive setup was pretty simple. Although very retro in the front the model has all the inputs in the back, fairly easy to find. You do not need to connect it to a separate phono preamp. No need for a speaker set either. I just plug in and play, all controls are pretty simple. The Bluetooth was quite easy to align as well as the Victrola app was quick to set up.
The moving magnet cartridge comes with a replaceable diamond stylus. Pretty convenient indeed. Available RPM speed is 78, 45 and 33.3 similar to all modern platter players. The connectivity options are versatile. You have Bluetooth input together with AUX input. I wish it would also have an RCA for loudspeakers.
To add more, the model comes with a CD player and an AM/FM radio tuner. The built-in speakers and phono preamp are also available. The vinyl player gets connected to the PC or MAC through Bluetooth or USB. The Bluetooth works for up to 33 feet. The headphones jack is also foreseen.
I do like Victrola V50-200 specs for the humble 90 dollars you get a multi-purpose device with a pretty high rating. Do not expect the speakers to be perfect though. It is just a nice LP player for you to enjoy.
Plus you can use it to make digital files out of your platters. Victrola has its own custom-built recording software free for all users of their products.