Singapore Vinyl Record Players & Classic Turntables

At Retrophonic, we are committed to supply entry-level turntables at affordable price. Most of our record players are around SGD200 – SGD1500 range. We had to admit, that we are retro maniacs. We simply love the classic, old-fashion design of these vinyl record players. Plus, vinyl just sound way way way better than digital music.

We have both belt-drive & direct drive turntables, and turntables with ceramic & moving magnetic cartridge. There are also turntables with Bluetooth connnectivity for pairing with speakers and headphones.

Record players that we carry at the shop includes multiple brands such as TEAC, Elipson, Audio Technica, NAD (made by Rega), Lenco, House of Marley & GPO. New products are added constantly to cater for different needs. All turntables are hooked up and ready for audition and A/B comparison across various brands and make. With more than 10 types of turntables at various price point, you should be able to find one that is suitable for you.

Not sure what turntable to select? No worries, we are here to help. Just drop us an email and tell what what you have in mind in terms of budget, space constraint, preferences etc. We will see what we can help.

GPO Chesterton Turntable

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Selling price: SGD460

 

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The GPO Chesterton, with its vintage style is a vinyl turntable that isn’t just beautiful to look at, it also sits right at the heart of your music collection.

Underneath the wooden lid is a three speed vinyl turntable with playback. The vintage style grill hides built in speakers and an FM radio with analogue tuning. There are two jacks, one for an Aux In to plug in speakers and an Aux out Phone jack for headphones. The Chesterton also features a CD player with cassette and radio. You can also record all of your music onto a USB stick.

Features

  • Plays 33, 45 and 78 speed records
  • Playback from USB / MP3 Player
  • Record all your Vinyl, CD or Cassettes to a USB stick
  • FM Analogue tuning
  • 3.5mm Aux in jack
  • Headphone jack
  • Complete with built-in CD Player
  • Built in twin stereo speakers with 2 x 2 watt output (4 watts total)
  • Auto Stop
  • Compatible with all external speakers including the GPO Westwood and GPO Westwood Mini
  • Weight: 3.8kg
  • Dimensions: W 40 x D 33 x H 24cm
  • 1 year warranty
  • Available in a high quality nostalgic wooden finis

The Funk Firm – Gett! Turntable

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Made in England, the new Funk Firm GETT! is based on the fundamental principles that Arthur Khoubesserian’s turntables are known for….’music first’!

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The GETT! uses the foundation of the more expensive Flamenca, using a high-density acrylic-platter and Funks proven DC motor design with an O-ring rim drive, and Electronic speed control for accurate 33-1/3 and 45 rpm.

The new F7 pickup arm is a further refinement of the thread-bearing design first introduced in the F6 pickup arm. This unique suspension design works like a hybrid uni-pivot bearing with easy adjustments for VTA, antiskate, and azimuth. Comes with acrylic dust cover.

TEAC TN-400BT Bluetooth Turntable

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Analog turntable with Bluetooth® aptX® transmitter that streams music from LP Records wirelessly

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The TN-400BT is an belt drive analog turntable that also allows users to listen to LP records wirelessly via Bluetooth® headphones & speakers. A die-cast aluminium platter provides accurate rotational speed while an S-shaped static-balanced aluminum tone-arm provides accurate tracking. The built-in Phono EQ amplifier enables the TN-400BT to be connected to a conventional hi-fi amplifier or a micro hi-fi, while a universal-type headshell allows users to change cartridges with ease.

The base of the turntable and the main bearing are the same as the lower end TN-300. The main difference is the S-shaped tone arm and Bluetooth feature.

A built-in Bluetooth® transmitter also lets users listen to LP records wirelessly with high-quality audio (thanks to the the aptX® and AAC codecs). A USB output, meanwhile, enables users to digitally archive their records on a PC at 16-bit/48kHz resolution (equivalent to CD quality).

Only available in walnut natural wood colour. No worries, it does come with dust cover.

Elipson Alpha 100 RIAA Turntable

Elipson Alpha 100 RIAA

Sleek, Stylish, and Simply Sound Good. Designed and Built in France. 100% European Quality.

Retail Price S$799*

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Read the in-dept review here at avforums.com

Overview

Entirely designed and developed by Elipson’s designers and engineers, the Alpha 100 RIAA BT turntable is a concentrate of technology and innovation. It’s the world’s first turntable capable of transmitting the Bluetooth wave while keeping the sound quality unmatched.

With Bluetooth, connection to Bluetooth earphone or soundbars are a sleek option. No more messy cables and now you can walk around with wireless headset connected to your turntable.

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It comes with built-in phono preamp and unlike conventional belt drive turntables, no need to switch belt when selecting 33 or 45 rpm. Just flip a simple switch will do. It comes fitted with Ortofon OM 10 cartridge, which is a step up from many entry level cartridges.

It is hard to ignore the sleek design really. It is so simple yet elegant. No matter where you put this turntable, it will not have “old school” spelled all over. For your modern home, this is the perfect choice.

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HK’s Test Report

With all the ultra cool curved edges, minimalist chassis, built-in phono preamp and Bluetooth, one might think that this is a consumer turntable (ie. looks good but sound bad). Look deeper at the design and features, or simply come over to Retrophonic to audition it, you would agree with me that this is a good entry level audiophone turntable.

It took Elipson years to design and develop this turntable from scratch. Apart from the Ortofon catridge, every components are designed from scratch using latest innovation. There are no OEM parts; from motor to bearing, tonearm to chasis, all brand new. By the way, Ortofon is made in Denmark. So, all European heart and passion you see.

First thing I noticed when I unbox it, is that the belt is wrapped around the entire 12 inch platter. Being the skeptical me, I was initially a bit put off really. Long belts usually means high tendency of inconsistency and this has been reported widely in lower end Pro-Ject turntables. Turns out that I was wrong.elipson_a100_riaa_06

The motor is isolated and electronically controlled via a system called DDS (Direct Digital Synthesis). This provides regulation and control of the speed of the motor. So, it does not matter that much if the belt is a bit loose or long. This high levels of speed stabilty makes it almost as good a direct drive, minus the vibration of course. That’s the top reason why this turntable sounds so good.

Also, when you flip the switch to start, the motor takes a few seconds to slow start. This eliminates jerks during start and stop. This is important in: 1) prevent belt from worn out too quickly 2) reduce record wear (if you are the type that like to drop the needle before hitting the start button)

Check out the Bluetooth specification as well. This is audiophile grade – aptX. You don’t get aptX on low end Bluetooth products.

elipson_a100_riaa_09I must highlight about the counter weight and tonearm. It features narrow screw thread comparing to other turntables. The dimension of Elipson Alpha 100 is large comparing to compact turntables like Pro-ject debut carbon. It is as large as the Music Hall mmf 5.2. Large chassis allows for longer tonearm, which means less sonic distortion. Narrow screw thread means you can easily fit any type of cartridges without the need to buy special counter weight or any awkward adjustments. For many counter weights, if you just turn one mm it means 0.1g adjustment. For Elipson Alpha 100, you will need to turn a few rounds to get that 01.g adjustment. It is so precise!

So, how does it sound?

I’ve compared it with NAD C556 (same as the old Rega RP2), fitted with Grado Blue1 cartridge, hooked up to NAD PP4 phone pre-amp and have the turntable sit on Auralex ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform. This setup is more than SGD 1.2k. And the Elipson Alpha 100 out perform the NAD C556 in terms of sound stage, details and transparency. When I played “Jazz at the Pawnshop”, it feels like a totally new music to me because the music is so lively. I am simply blown away.

In comparision, NAD C556 sounds warmer and balanced. Not as exciting, but more laid-back. Grado Blue1 is excellent in high frequencies as well, very crispy and refined.

So, are you convinced yet?

~ HK Loo
Owner of Retrophonic Records.
8 Dec, 2016

Specifications

  • Plate : Pressed steel
  • Chassis : PVC
  • Drive: Belt drive
  • Cartridge : Ortofon OM10
  • Electronic : RIAA preamp (switchable MM & MC)
  • Bluetooth aptX & USB : 24 bits / 48 KHz
  • RCA cable provided : Yes
  • Centraliser : Polyamid Frequency response : 25Hz – 20KHz (-3dB / +1dB)
  • Gain : MM = 40,5 dB / MC = 61 dB
  • Crosstalk : MM = 88 dB / MC = 78 dB
  • THD : MM = 0,006% / MC = 0,05%
  • Signal / noise ratio : MM = 82 dB / MC = 76 dB

More Reviews

  • This review is for the higher end model – Elipson Omega 100. The only difference from Alpha is that Omega uses carbon tonearm.elipson-alpha-review
  • 4-star review by What HiFi Magazine

    Should be 5-star really. This is because the factory preset cartridge weight is set wrongly at 1.78g, it should be 1.5g. We tested this at the shop and after this adjustment, the music is simply wow! Lots of details, clear layer seperations and transparancy, very musical mid-range.And this is coming from Ortofon OM10 cartridge, which is well-known in the industry for being dull and heavy on bass. Elipson Alpha 100 sounds forward and dynamic, so it is not a problem of the cartridge at all.

Photos

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GPO Ambassador

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Selling price: SGD350


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With dapper style, but a very modern touch, the GPO Ambassador is GPO’s first turntable with Bluetooth wireless streaming and a rechargeable battery. It is feature rich and fully portable.

First check out that wardrobe; with either a Green and Black, or Cream and Tan two tone finish, the Ambassador has a classic finish with leatherette binding and brass-styled corner protectors. The briefcase style record player features a three speed turntable, auto stop function, built in speakers and manual pick up arm. The unit has also been built to make it easier to play music wherever you are. With a rechargeable battery the turntable will play on the go while the Bluetooth connectivity works with any Bluetooth speaker.

Features & Specifications

  • Portable briefcase turntable player, enjoy music anywhere anytime!
  • Bluetooth connection with any Bluetooth speaker.
  • Rechargeable battery up to 2.5hours playback
  • Built in twin stereo speaker
  • Analogue output: RCA connectors L/R
  • Digital output: USB port
  • Supports all 3 record speeds: 33/45/78 RPM
  • Record your vinyl to a USB stick (supplied)
  • Included are power supply and USB stick
  • Built in RCA audio out to allow additional speakers to be connected
  • Available in Green and Black and Cream and Tan

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TEAC TN-300 Turntable

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The TEAC TN-300 belt-drive analog turntable is housed in a stylish chassis, containing an MM Phono equalizer amplifier with USB output. Both Phono and Line outputs are supplied, which allows you to play vinyl into powered speakers or a stereo without a Phono input. The built-in phono can be switched off from the back.

Transfer music from vinyl records to your Mac or PC using the USB digital output. CD quality digital archiving via USB preserves your vinyl collectionfor use on a smartphone or Digital Audio Player. With the included audio-technica AT95E VM cartridge, the TN-300 sounds great right out of the box. An aluminum, die-cast, High inertia platter is also included. The TN-300 is the perfect turntable for any music lover from first time users to audiophiles, with high-quality sound and sturdy yet stylish design.

We like the fact that it has high quality gross finishing, great suspension legs and it is made in Taiwan.

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High Gross Black

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High Gross White

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Natural Wood

Available in piano black, high gross white, and natural wood finishing

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