Summary: Just bought this on ebay for $30, and for that price it's ok. But if I were to pay $100+, I'd be disappointed. The sound is very trebley (like a tin can) and there's no headphone jack to plug it into better speakers. But if you find it on the low and need a player, then go for it. But if you're going to spend $100, find something with better sound (or at least a friggin' headphone jack!
Summary: I was given this by family as I have several old 45s, 78s and 33 1/3s from the "Good Ol' Days" and grandchildren wanted to hear them, especially 45s. For the price, this is a good player and looks nice w/ furnishings. To those who rated it 1, 2 or even 3 stars, you might be expecting too much; remember, the price is quite reasonable. Those people might need to invest in something more expensive for better quality.
Summary: I purchased it as a gift to my mother. Dispatched it on a flight to Brazil and it arrived sound and safe. Product is resistent, sound is really good, the product it easy to use (so easy even my mom can use ;) )
Summary: Cheaply made and sounds horrible. It sounds like the music is being played through a tin can. I am so disappointed! This was a present for my husband but now I'm not even sure I want to give this to him. If you are considering purchasing this for a loved one, DON'T!
Summary: I ordered this after inheriting an awesome record collection. It came very fast and I love it. It looks very retro but still has a CD player, tape player, radio and MP3 hookup! Despite the fact that others complained about the lettering being hard to read I really like that feature. It keeps the front from looking tacky and fits in with the retro style. The sound for records is amazing as is the CD player. It even plays burned CD's which is a huge plus for us.
Summary: I bought this entertainment center so that I could play my mom's old Elvis records. There is nothing better than the sound of a crackle in the records...takes me back to being a child. It is not made to have a Bose-sounding system but it does rather well considering there are two small speakers. We live in a very remote area, and the radio gets great reception as well!
Summary: The lettering on selection buttons is very, very small and difficult to read. AM-FM on same button so it is impossible to know when either selection is made until some sound comes on and realization that it is not the frequency I thought. The dial on the radio is so sensitive that the stations I choose are not clearly heard/some static. "Antenna" wire is just a dead wire. My husband is an engineer and laughed at the fact that it does not DO anything.
Summary: While this is a beautiful unit, I'm very disappointed in the sound and quality of the materials. The sound is tinny. The dials and record player controls are very light, cheap-feeling plastic with lots of slosh in the movement. Worst of all is that the record player only played one record correctly. Now it plays too slowly and if you let the record continue it gradually slows down even more. Very disappointing!
Summary: I bought this as a Valentine's gift for my husband who has an arsenal of old albums and nothing decent to play them on. I bought an old antique stand for it. The sound quality is great. Loud enough to enjoy listening to his collections in our bedroom. Very pleased with purchase.
Summary: About the "illegible" lettering - my vision isn't great but I can make out the words easily in good lighting. Your vision would have to be pretty bad for this to be a serious issue. Plus, you can just remember which is the volume knob and which turns it on and off. Not hard. There doesn't appear to be an output for speakers. No idea why. The contained speakers are pretty loud though. The record wobbles a lot while playing.