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If you love record players, and plan on traveling a lot, then bring those two together and find yourself a turntable that’s portable. But where? The Byron Statics Turntable Vintage Record Player is not only lightweight, it’s a record player built into a suitcase. You don’t even have to pack, making it a good choice as the best record players turntables for traveling.
Built into a suitcase and ready to go, this portable record player can play back your favorite vinyl records with its own built-in speakers, Bluetooth, RCA, or AUX outputs.
If the performance of the Byron can be condensed into one word, it would be: average. Stereo speakers are decent, but lack some real punch from larger turntables like the Victrola VTA-600B-ESP. Sound quality is still good, given that it’s a belt-driven turntable, but the speakers are so small, your vinyl records will be left wanting. You can bypass this by plugging in better speakers via RCA output. A headphone jack is available too if you have a great pair of headphones. Additionally, this is a Bluetooth record player that makes use of Bluetooth 5.0.
It’s clear the Byron Statics Portable Vinyl Record Player was meant to be taken on the road, when the situation calls for it. For starters, it weighs 5.46 lbs—15 lbs lighter than a similarly small turntable, the Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB-BK. It has a dimension of 13.66 x 10.00 x 4.60 inches. Additionally, the turntable is built within a briefcase, which can be closed, fastened, and taken on the go. Its design isn’t for everyone, and not as displayable as, say, the Crosley CR704D-PA.
Given that the Byron Statics Briefcase is small in size, portable, and has decent sound quality—we can mark this turntable as having good value. This is especially true when you consider the price. Spend $40 for a solid, portable record player? That’s a pretty good deal to us. Free shipping is even tossed in for a bonus. If audio quality is a concern, and you have $249 to spend, we suggest checking in on the Audio Technica AT-LP120XUSB-BK.
At best, the Byron Statics Turntable Vintage Record Player is pretty average overall. It isn’t the best in terms of performance, but it does solve a niche necessity: a portable turntable that you can enjoy with friends, and on the go. It’s really cheap, and can have its performance improved through external speakers via RCA output.