Conclusion: Received my item today, very happy with purchase overall - only one disappointment with product. I was not expecting the arm is not automatic, and will not either stop or replay record on it's own and having it continue to spin with the needle will cause the needle to go bad quicker than usual, but...
Conclusion: I wanted something affordable that would play my records with good sound quality, and that's exactly what I got. The built in speakers sound great (as long as you don't turn it up too loud).
A former vinyl junkie relapses! (Thank you, Jensen.)
Annie Van Auken, Amazon
5 May 2010
Summary: The JENSEN JTA-220 is a nicely compact record player that's ideal for voice as is. The amp distorts at highest volume, but mid level is enough to fill a room with clean sound. When connected to a good stereo receiver via the external speaker clips this unit performs marvelously.
Summary: I am a younger person who just got interested in lp records. I had been collecting old lp's from various relatives garages and had been playing them on my father's turntable. Eventually I decided that I needed to get a turntable of my own, and I was directed to this product.
Summary: The turntable is excellent, but it arrived with a broken lid. I called Jensen to get a new lid and whoever answered the phone was short, and unprofessional. But overall I'm satisfied with the turntable, except I'm afraid that the lid will damage more in the further future.
Fine for casual use. Not for playing rare, fragile records.
Boff "Boff", Amazon
28 October 2008
Summary: This player is not a professional-grade device. It has a plastic turntable and a rather flimsy tonearm. This is typical of "nostalgia" electronics coming from China. If you've got a few old albums or 45's from your youth, this will play them, and they will probably sound about as good as they did on...