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Jensen JTA-230
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Price $55 List
$54.39 at Amazon
$400 List
$399.00 at Amazon
$250 List
$249.00 at Amazon
$250 List
$249.99 at Amazon
$250 List
$199.00 at Amazon
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Pros InexpensiveExceptional sound quality, high quality construction, easy to useGreat sound, high quality construction, easy to useGood sound, fully automatic cueing, great vibration resistanceGood sound quality, fully automatic cueing
Cons Poor sound, difficult to use, flimsy constructionSusceptible to skipping if bumped, expensiveExpensiveExpensiveSomewhat prone to skipping
Bottom Line A very inexpensive option that sounds correspondingly badSuperior sound for a model in this price range, a perfect first player for discerning listeners looking to start their vinyl journeyGreat sound and user friendliness make this turntable great for almost anyoneGreat for those that want good sound and something that won’t skip if the vinyl inspires some dancingGreat for those that want fully automatic cueing and good sound
Rating Categories Jensen JTA-230 Pro-Ject Debut... Audio-Technica... Fluance RT81 Audio-Technica...
Sound Quality (40%)
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9
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7
Component Quality (25%)
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User Friendliness (25%)
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Vibration Resistance (10%)
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Specs Jensen JTA-230 Pro-Ject Debut... Audio-Technica... Fluance RT81 Audio-Technica...
Cartridge Jensen 222NDL Ortofon 2M Red Audio Technica AT95E Audio Technica AT95E Audio Technica AT91R
Drive Method Direct Belt Direct Belt Belt
USB Compatibility Yes No Yes No No
Operation Manual Manual Manual Fully Automatic Fully Automatic
Platter Material Plastic Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Mat Material Plastic Felt Felt Rubber Rubber
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