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.

House of Marley Stir It Up Turntable

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Selling price: SGD 428

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One of the stars of CES 2016 is the elegant, trendy and eco-friendly turntable by House of Marley – the “Stir It Up” Turntable. If you’ve not heard of House of Marley before – yes, it is referring to the same Bob Marley you already know about, rolling with the brand to promote “good living and shared experiences”.

 

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This is a compact record player with nice natural bamboo plinth. The aluminum platter is 11-inch, slightly smaller than full-size 12-inch platter. We like the fact that is it less bulky than many turntables in the market. It is space saving and looks good no matter where you put it.

A lot of attention and passion has been poured in to design this turntable. It is not one of those super OEM decks.

House of Marley also utilized Regrind™ and Rewind™, which are composed of hemp, organic cotton and recycled plastic. The base below the bamboo plinth has a fabric-wrapped finish. It is tastefully done, very sleek indeed.

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It includes standard features for model turntables, such as ability to play 33 & 45rpm, USB output, counter weight and anti-skating adjustment, tonearm level, RCA output, built-in switchable phono pre-amp, and MM cartridge. To be specific, the cartridge used is Audio Technica AT91/BL. We estimate it weights around 3.5kg. This weight, together with the anti vibration legs, helps to reduce external vibration. That means better sound than many ultra-light, plasticky enter-level turntables.

Although the headshell is not detachable, it is a standard mount. This make it possible to upgrade the stock cartridge to something better, like the well-known and highly praised Audio Technica AT95e. It has a built-in 3.5mm jack headphone output in front. For those of you who likes to listen to vinyl music on earphones or headphones, you can just plug and play. The built-in headphone amplifier does the job, no additional components needed. It is a bit odd because the volume is not adjustable. Well, we suppose you can enhanced it with external mini amplifier, so not a problem.

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I’ll be damned if I don’t mention how nice is the product packaging. Now wrapping paper needed if you get this as a gift!!

Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable

Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable

 

Selling price: SGD598*


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The landmark Audio-Technica AT-LP5 turntable  is proof positive that an affordable turntable can deliver the  performance, design and reliability expected of high-fidelity models. A perfect balance of technology and design, the sleek contemporary lines of the AT-LP5 turntable grace any room in the home, while delivering performance features born out of Audio-Technica’s rich analog heritage.

The direct-drive turntable with its precision-engineered cast aluminium record platter, fitted with the exclusive high-performance AT95EX Dual Moving Magnet cartridge, itself mounted on an AT-HS10 lightweight headshell, proves the LP5 doesn’t compromise when it comes to materials and components.

The LP5’s J-shaped tonearm, which helps minimise tracking errors, is based on original Audio-Technica designs from the 1960s and 70s. 33 1/3rd & 45 RPM speeds, phono or line stereo outputs with separate grounding, a low-resonance damped & weighted chassis structure, the heavy 5mm thick rubber-composite platter mat and sleek matte black paint finish create a comprehensive package.

The AT-LP5 offers a built-in switchable phono/line pre-amplifier that provides connection to a stereo system equipped with either phono or line-level inputs. The AT-LP5 also includes Audacity recording software for MAC or PC, USB cable and an RCA / RCA stereo adapter cable, allowing direct connection to your computer to transfer your classic LP collection to digital files using its USB output. 

With great attention paid to the complete analog signal path, subtle features such as the gold-plated  u-shaped connections of the HS10 headshell, the choice of using both the internal or an external phono pre-amplifier, and a stable high-rated internal mains power supply with enhanced grounding, the audio reproduction credentials of the LP5 are clear for all to see.

This turntable received 5-star rating by What HiFi magazine. Read about it here – http://www.whathifi.com/audio-technica/lp5/review

 

GPO Attaché Record Player

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Selling price: SGD289

Update on 23 November 2016. This model has been phased out and replace with GPO Ambassador.

Stylish, lightweight and available in a range of colours, this suitcase record player makes it simple for you to play your vinyl wherever you are. Made of wood and bound in leatherette this briefcase styled record player features built in stereo speakers so you can tune in without needing a speaker system. The attache also comes with a USB stick so you can record your vinyl records on the go as well.

Features & Specifications

  • Portable briefcase turntable player, enjoy music anywhere, anytime!
  • 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

 

Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable

Update on 17 December: We are not carrying this model at Retrophonic anymore.

 

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This superbly made, professional quality DJ turntable is designed primarily for DJ use in nightclubs, touring and mobile applications. It can also be used by music lovers to play their record collections at home. Its sleek, elegant gloss-black and silver design fits into any stereo music or home entertainment system, and its built-in switchable phono preamp enables it to be used with a wide variety of receivers, powered speakers and other A/V components. As an added benefit, the turntable offers a USB output that allows direct connection to a computer for easy LP-to-digital conversion.

Built to deliver exceptional music reproduction even under the most demanding conditions of professional use, the AT-LP1240-USB utilizes a powerful direct-drive 16-pole, three-phase motor for unwavering speed stability along with easy back-cueing, forward and reverse play and quiet operation at 33-1/3, 45 or 78 RPM. The turntable features an S-shaped tone arm with adjustable tracking force (counterweight) and anti-skate adjustment and a removable universal cartridge mount (cartridge available separately).

Additional DJ-friendly features including a damped cast-aluminum platter with stroboscopic speed markings and slip mat, an illuminated speed indicator and adjustable pitch control, a start/stop button, a removable stylus target light, a dedicated tone arm grounding lug, a hydraulically-damped lift lever and a locking tone arm rest that keeps the arm and cartridge in place during transport.

Audio-Technica AT-LP60 USB Turntable

Update on 15 December: We stop retailing this turntable at Retrophonic. The stylus is pressing down at 4.5 grams, which is a bit too hard considering that the recommended weight is 2.5 grams. As the counter weight for this model cannot be adjusted, it will create faster wear for the records.

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Audio Technica LP-60 USB turntable gun silver

Audio Technica LP-60 USB turntable metallic blue

Audio Technica LP-60 USB turntable metallic blue

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Audio Technica LP-60 USB turntable metallic red

Update on 15 December: We stop retailing this turntable at Retrophonic

Rediscover your classic 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records on this affordable, fully automatic belt-drive turntable.

With its built-in switchable phono preamp, the AT-LP60 may be connected directly to your computer, home stereo, powered speakers and other components that have no dedicated turntable input. The turntable is supplied with an integral Audio-Technica Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge with replaceable stylus.

    • Fully automatic belt-drive turntable operation with two speeds: 33-1/3, 45 RPM
    • Anti-resonance, 12″ full-size die-cast aluminum platter for added stability
    • Integral Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge with replaceable diamond stylus
    • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with RCA output cables to connect to audio systems and powered speakers
    • Removable hinged dust cover
    • Includes: Two output adapter cables (dual RCA female to mini-plug male & dual RCA female to mini-plug female), 45 RPM adapter

Available in gun silver, metallic blue and metallic red color

Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable

Audio Technica AT-LP120 USB Turntable

Audio Technica AT-LP120 USB Turntable

Selling price: SGD 438

(Update on 14 December, 2016: Audio Technica LP120 now back in stock)

This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.

Other features include:

  • Forward and reverse play capability
  • Cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button
  • Three speeds 33/45/78
  • Selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges
  • Removable hinged dust cover.
  • A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input.
  • A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.

Reviews:

Simply put, this is the best turntable in the market under $400. Don’t take our words for it, check out the review below.