Presenting Classic Bluetooth Record Player Victrola Navigator 8-in-1. Music has been an integral part of humanity. We connect with music in every aspect of life. Whether you are cheerful or a bit depressed, there’s always some song that resonates with your mood. From Gramophones to Walkmans and IPods. From Music Players to Music Apps, we have come a long way. But, I believe that the classic record playing devices still reserve a special place in every music lover’s heart. So, if you want to relive your old days. If you’re going to relish the feel of a classic device with a modern touch. Then the product I am about to discuss today is undoubtedly for you.
Table of Content
- 1 Victrola Navigator 8-in-1
- 2 The 8 Features:
- 3 Specification Table
- 4 Close Competitors
- 5 Closure:
The 8 in 1 Classic Bluetooth Record Player. That’s what they call it. A fusion music device by Victrola. An out of the box idea of combining the retro style of record playing with modern Bluetooth technology.
The Music player by Victrola has been given a retro look. But the retro look is accompanied by modern technologies. The device gives you the feel of a radio set from the 70-80s. The attempt to deliver a fusion of traditional and contemporary technologies is near to perfection. Dual speakers, ratchets, and the frequency dial at the front. Accompanied by a CD player and music control buttons. A perfect blend of old wine with modern breezer. And the crown jewel is the classic record player. To the left of this fusion device, you get a Cassette player. The device comes with remote control. Though, to feel the vibe, you need to operate the device through the buttons.
Now that we know the basic features of the product, let’s dive deeper. So, we understand why one should go for it. Here, I provide you a detailed analysis of various features of the product one by one.
Weighing 16.5 pounds, the chassis dimensions are 20.4 x 12.1 x 12 inches. Constructed with real wood, the device comes with sturdy built quality. For dust protection, an overhead lid is attached. Buttons and ratchets at the front are made of polycarbonate. The internal parts are metallic.
Victrola Navigator comes with three connectivity options.
- Bluetooth: The music player allows you to stream music on the go through Bluetooth connectivity. With Bluetooth V4.2, the Navigator can be easily connected with your smartphone. The Bluetooth connectivity helps you stream music from a distance up to 33 feet.
- USB: Stream music on the go through a USB. The USB connectivity comes in handy for non-BlueTooth devices. The music player supports USB 2.0.
- Auxiliary Cable: The classic record player from Victrola comes with a 3.5mm audio jack. With two way support, the audio jack can be used to record music as well.
Warranty and Support:
The product comes with a one-year brand warranty from the manufacturer. If defective, the manufacturer states to repair or replace the product at no cost for the first 90 days. Apart from this, the repair and replacement of the parts are free of cost for a period of 1 year.
The 8 Features:
Well, it’s time to discuss the eight features of this 8-in-1 record player. Victrola Navigator is a fusion of retro turntable and cassette player with modern technologies. For instance, Bluetooth connectivity, USB streaming, Aux-in playback, remote control, etc. Here I discuss in brief the eight features of the device, and you’re paying for.
The classic record player by Victrola comes with a 3-speed turntable. Vinyl with speeds 33-⅓, 45, and 78 RPM are supported. The feature of thorough recording records is also available. With this classic turntable, you can play records from your favorite albums.
Victrola Navigator comes with a CD player at the front. Just insert any of your old Music CD’s into the player and enjoy your favorite music
Most of the people have stopped listening to the radio in the age of Music Players and YouTube. But the true music lovers still enjoy an evening coffee with radio music on. Tune into your preferred radio station with FM radio of this classic record player. The Victrola Navigator comes with an in-built FM radio. Supports the frequency range from 88 MHz to 108 MHz. The radiofrequency can be altered by using the ratchet, giving a retro feel.
If you are a 90’s born kid, then this feature will make you dive deep into nostalgia. The Victrola Navigator comes with a cassette recorder and player. Play the songs from your favorite albums, if you still have your collection. Or insert a blank cassette and use it for recording. The cassette player is present on the left side
USB plug and play:
A feature that comes into play for non Bluetooth devices. The Navigator by Victrola comes with USB 2.0 support. So just plug and play your favorite music from a USB memory stick on the go.
USB Recording Operation:
The USB can be used to record your vinyl to MP3 using appropriate computer software. The complete explanation of the procedure of recording shall start a new article over here. In short, it can be read in the user manual that comes with the product.
Stream music on the go through BlueTooth connectivity. With BlueTooth V4.2, the Navigator can be easily connected with your smartphone. The BlueTooth connectivity helps you stream music from a distance upto 33 feet. Victrola Navigator comes with an in-built Bluetooth music player.
Play music or record music with the 3.5mm jack connectivity of Victrola Navigator. This classic record player can be used to stream music from an external audio device. Also, the auxiliary cable can be used to connect the music player to external speakers.
One more other than 8 features is a fully functional remote control. The real feel of this classic record player is in its look. Operating it with bare hands using the ratchets and buttons makes you dive deep into nostalgia. But for the lazy freaks out there and some odd days, the Victrola Navigator comes with fully functional remote control. The remote control comes with all the functions of the music playback, for instance, Play, Pause, Fast Forward, Repeat, Shuffle, Volume control, etc. The remote control can also be used to alter the frequency of the radio channel.
|Product Dimension||20.4 x 12.1 x 12 inches|
|Item Weight||16.5 pounds|
|Manufacturer||Innovative Technology Ltd.|
|Item model number||VTA-600B-OAK|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth V4.2, 3.5mm aux-in, USB 2.0|
|Features||Record Player, CD Player, Cassette Player|
|Operation||Switches, Remote Control|
|Warranty||1 Year from manufacturer|
The 8-in-1 record player by Victrola costs you a sum of $100.06 to $120. While on the official website of Victrola, the product costs $134.99. Though, you get 15% off on your first purchase. Also, the official website claims the money-back guarantee for a period of 30 days.
Ratings and Reviews:
Victrola Navigator 8-in-1 Classic Bluetooth Record Player has a rating of 4.4 out of 5. The product holds 88% five stars from more than 3000 customer ratings. Ranked #4 in the category audio and video turntables and ranked #2 Launchpad and TV.
The product has certain Bluetooth connectivity issues. As stated in a few reviews, few units have certain manufacturing defects. A fixed type of record can be played on the device. Seeing the price of the product, the sound quality is a bit compromising.
Victrola Nostalgic Classic Wood 6-in-1 Bluetooth Turntable Entertainment Center: The best competitor of the product being discussed in the article. Listed at a price of $89.99 to $100, this one is the closest substitute. Victrola Nostalgic comes with most of the features comparable to VIctrola Navigator. The difference being the remote control. Also, the Bluetooth version of Nostalgic is V2.1. Still, the product can be termed value for money. Coming at a price, nearly three-fourth of the Navigator. The Victrola Nostalgic is definitely a product to watch out for.
Byron Statics Vinyl Records Bluetooth 5.0 Phonograph: If you are just looking for a classic record player, this is a much better option. Coming at a price of just $40 to $50, this phonograph by Byron offers too much. Though, in terms of aesthetics, this has significantly less to offer. Arriving in the body of the suitcase, the product is portable indeed. It also streams music through Bluetooth 5.0.
Concluding the write-up, I must say that this product is solely meant for vinyl lovers. If you miss the good old days, then this is for you. The product is more for aesthetics than for some real sound. The Victrola Navigator won’t excite you if you are more of a bass lover. Though the product comes with modern tech features like Bluetooth and aux-in play. But it is meant for vinyl record playing. In my opinion, the manufacturer should be applauded for the attempt to create such a brilliant fusion.
However, if you are just looking for a good speaker, then this one is a bit overpriced. The Navigator makes you relive the classic era of vinyl records. Also, the feel of a classic radio set is commendable. Coming with a few cons, the product is good to go for retro lovers. For people with an affection for aesthetics, the Victrola Navigator is near perfect. However, you must have a look at the alternatives as well. In the end, the product is worth buying for retro music lovers.