The Best Modern Turntable: Donner DP-500 Wireless Belt-Drive Turntable

You ready to be a DJ? Ready to unleash your inner Tiesto? Or possibly claim to be really good at what you do, but just put on records one after another because you have no idea how to actually DJ? How about playing The Beatles at your grandma’s birthday party from one of her old records and doing pretty much nothing else because the elderly are usually easily entertained?

Me too. The Donner DP-500 Wireless Belt-Drive Bluetooth Vinyl Turntable is something I personally have no idea how to use, but from what I can tell, it has a built-in switchable “line out” photo pre-amp that lets you play records regardless of if you have a phono equalizer or not. Heck, this thing even has bluetooth capabilities, so if you have a high quality speaker you want to blast The Beatles on at your grandmother’s old-people party that you’re being overpaid to fake-it-until-you-make-it DJ at, you can use that speaker after all. An intuitive prompt is included so that the device is correctly matched. I mean, hey. Look how satisfied this actor appears to be in the image below – don’t you want to be like her?

For the actual DJ’s and record enthusiasts out there, this thing includes “adjustable dynamic anti-skate control, variable pitch control, and a statistically balanced J-shaped tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest.” Depending on the record, you can adjust things so that the best tracking force and angle can be found. It’s even got an AT-3600L Moving Magnet Cartridge with an adjustable counterweight. All of these features combined together make it so that you get exceptional quality, fidelity, and stylus tracking, along with minimizing damage to the record itself and greatly reducing noise and distortion.

Speaking of protecting your records, the Donner DP-500 is made from high-density MDF material. Take this and put it with an aluminum platter, sound isolation – and a slipmat. This ensures that vibrating energy is trapped and dissipated so that your records and stylus are fairly protected, even at low frequencies.

Let’s say you want to convert the records into music files for listening on-the-go. Just plug the audio into your PC, and pull up a recording software. Pretty easy, am I right? Just remember, don’t redistribute copyrighted records, because that’s called pirating – and that’s against the law.

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The creation of digital files from records means that you don’t have to sacrifice quality just because you want to listen to something digitally. High fidelity music streaming platforms do exist, but they’re quite expensive in comparison to doing it for absolutely free (if you have the records and space available on your digital device). All you need is an excellent quality pair of headphones to go along with it.

If you want to change different parts on the record player, you can. It just needs to match the specifications, of course. A couple other things to note are that the turntable weighs 560 grams and that it goes into a power-saving mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. A few miscellaneous features include the variable speed pitch control knob, which allows you to adjust the speed of the record in case you want to speed up your music to adjust the way it sounds, along with the Eject Knob, which gently stops the record from playing when triggered, and returns the tonearm to the rest part.

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If you ever wanted to try spinning some phat records, you want superior sound quality in your music, or you’re an enthusiast already, feel free to pick one of these Donner DP-500 Wireless Belt-Drive Bluetooth Vinyl Turntables today:

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