Valentine’s Day 2022: Record players for a vinyl lover from AO, HMV and Urban Outfitters

Record players offer us something that new technologies cannot reproduce – a real experience of listening to the best albums in the world.

Record players lacked demand at the start of 2010, but The Gen Z Record Collecting Craze and the obsession with “vintage” trends brought platinum back.

From record fairs Tumblr trends, Record players have won back music lovers young and old.

If you were planning on pulling old 33s out of your attic or investing in a brand new turntable, here are some Record players you might like.

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Urban Outfitters Record Players

Urban outfitters has an endless selection of original and unique turntables as well as classics.

Crosley UO Exclusive White Ryder Bluetooth Record Player

This Crosley White Ryder Bluetooth Record Player is a more affordable option without losing sound quality.

For £79 this sleek and stylish Crosley record player has three speed settings and Bluetooth connection capability.

Crosley’s Ryder – exclusive to Urban outfitters – plays 7″, 10″ and 12″ vinyl while you can also connect to your phone’s music library.

Crosley Topaz Velvet Voyager Bluetooth Record Player

The mustard color Crosley Topaz Velvet Voyager Record Player is a pleasure not only for the ears but also for the eyes.

The bright, eye-catching briefcase design is Bluetooth-enabled and vintage-inspired.

Ideal as entry-level record player, you can jam to your favorite LPs – whether 33 1/3, 45 or 78 RPM – for £100.

It is also compatible with all portable audio devices.

Crosley Brown C62 turntable system with external speakers

Travel back in time to the 70s with Vintage-inspired walnut-veneer record player from Crosley, complete with external speakers for quality listening.

This classic record player features two standard speeds (33 1/3 and 45 RPM) with two buttons to change speed, increase volume, or switch to built-in Bluetooth connectivity.

It’s wrapped in faux walnut veneer while Bluetooth technology lets you stream music wirelessly from any portable device.

HMV record players

HMV has currently brought down the prices of the music store’s range of record players – with discounts of up to half price.

Jam Sound Stream+ Wood Bluetooth Turntable (HMV Exclusive)

Dropped from £199.99 to £99.99, the Jam Sound Stream+ Wooden Bluetooth Record Player features built-in speakers as well as an auxiliary input and headphone output.

the Sound stream+ can play at three speeds (33-1/3, 45 and 78 RPM) while you can also convert all your records to MP3 in a few simple steps.

It’s a great option for people who want to enjoy vinyl while keeping their digital collections.

Crosley Gig turntable and speakers

the Crosley Gig turntable and speakers is an elegant mid-century turntable with rounded edges, a faux wood finish and a matte black front.

You can adjust the pitch and volume, switch between vinyls, or use the auxiliary input or built-in Bluetooth settings.

You can use the matching speakers or the RCA outputs on the back to easily integrate into your existing music system.

Even better, HMV put this Crosley record player on sale – down from £179.99 to £169.99.


The selection of AO Record players are selling fast – with modern designs and great features.

Audio Technica ATLPW30TK Turntable – Wood

This wooden turntable by Audio Technica has a classic, minimalist look.

It has an arm you can lift to change tracks, two playback speeds, and a phono cable that lets you hook up the turntable to your stereo.

Meanwhile, the rubber belt design will absorb shock while improving the sound quality of your recordings.

It costs £299 via the AO website.

Audio Technica AT-LP3BK Turntable – Black

This Audio Technica black record player has solid five-star reviews from satisfied customers.

One said: “Easy to set up, easy to use and sounds great. play fun records, just how it should be. It’s a sturdy, well-built deck with plenty of scope for cartridge upgrades.”

For £259 this rotating plate has 33.3 RPM and 45 RPM playback speeds, Phono and RCA L/R audio outputs and a rubber belt drive system.

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