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CNET First Look
The Flexson VinylPlay is the Land Rover of modern digital turntablesListening to records on the Flexson VinylPlay is all pleasure and no pain thanks to the five-minute set up, and the RCA outputs offer the freedom to connect it to any receiver or even a Sonos Connect.
Hey, it's Justin from CNet. This is the first look at the Flexson Vinylplay turntable. So now that people are getting back into listening to records, you've probably been seeing a lot of new manufacturers popping up to sell their version of the modern turntable. Well this is one of them and it's made by [UNKNOWN] and it came out last year. And it's advertised as a way to listen to records wirelessly through a sono system. If you've ever set up a turntable before you've probably had to go through the process of setting the counterweight aligning the cartridge and calibrating the vertical tracking source. Well [UNKNOWN] does all that for you. So it should take about less than five minutes to hook up to either a sono system. Or powered speakers and you can even put it through a traditional receiver. All you have to do is twist on the counter weight, wrap the belt around the right speed for 33 or 45 rpms. Then put the platter and split mat on top and you are ready to connect the RCA jacks in the back to whatever source you want. Now there's two things to keep in mind here. The first is that if you do listen to a lot of singles in addition to LPs, it can definitely be a hassle to have to do manual switching every time on the belt. The other thing is that the start and stop button is on the bottom right side of the table. So it can sometimes be a challenge to reach back there, too. This is definitely a mid-range turntable for someone just starting out listening to records or someone who appreciates the simple things in life. So what makes this turntable different than older models? Well most of those older require a separate preamp to convert the turn tables phono output to line level. This one actually has a preamp built into it. Now that pre amp also has a USB port on it as well that lets you convert your records into digital music. The vinyl plate is really fun to use. The minimal design looks awesome. The three feet on the bottom takes care of any vibrations that could disrupt your music. And the original Audio Technica cartridge is just fine for the average listener. And if it's not, you can always upgrade later on down the road. Now it's probably really difficult to design a turntable that appeals to both audiophiles and new users at the same time. But I think this one does get pretty close, and while I have a few issues with this design, I would still recommend it to anyone looking to anyone looking to add a record player to a sono system or to anyone else that just wants to use it as an analog turn table. You can read more details and my full review on CNet, but that's gonna do it for this video. I'm Justin, this has been first look at the Flexon vinyl play turn table, thanks for watching