Altec Lansing ALT-400 Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable Review

Altec Lansing ALT-400 Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable with Bluetooth, FM Radio and Built-In Speakers Review

Altec Lansing ALT-400 Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable ReviewThere’s nothing better than the sound of crisp, beautiful music created by a vinyl record. I have quite the collection of vinyl records, and I am always on the hunt for more. People always like to mess with me, saying that records were way before my time, and that they’re just not worth the effort these days, and why don’t I just listen to digital music.

Now, I will admit- I am pretty young. Many people my age, you know, in their earlier 20s, have online streaming services or simply listen to the radio. It’s not that I don’t enjoy listening to my favorite EDM producers and the occasional pop song; it’s just that I appreciate the unmatched sound that comes from vinyl records.

However, you should have seen my stereo set up when I was gifted my first records from my dad and a record player. I had an entire cabinet that included a shelf for the stereo, which weighed 30 pounds, but had an aux cord input; a shelf for my collection of records; and finally a the top shelf where my record player was kept with a top that opened up so that the record player could be used. I also had two, big wooden speakers that sat on the floor on either side. This set up was awesome until I had to drag it back and forth to school. I wanted access to my radio stations, and the music on my phone, AND my vinyl records, but I really hated trying to transport that thing thousands of miles at a time, and lugging it from my dorm, to my home, to my dorm, and so on.

This is where the Altec Lansing Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable became what I like to call the “cure-all.” I was slightly skeptical at first about how an all-in-one type of player would still produce the high quality sound of my records, but I was actually very impressed.

Altec Lansing Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable with Bluetooth, FM Radio and Built-in Speakers
  • Enjoy Great Entertainment as Modern Take on Classic With Altec Lansing ALT-400 (SB) Record Player With Beautiful Vintage Design Taking You Back to Old Times in Style.
  • Feature Built-in 30 Watt Stereo Speakers To Deliver Quality and Clear Audio Sound.
  • Has Ceramic Cartridge With Stylus with 2-Speed Play Capacity, 33 1/3 and 45 RPM, to Play Your Entire Classic Collection.
  • Designed With Bluetooth Capability For Fast Wireless Streaming Plus a Built in FM Player.
  • The Turntable has Lightweight and Compact Durable Construction For Extra Portability.

The first component, and arguably the most important, is the turntable. The turntable on this system has the ability to play at 33 1/3 RPM and 45 RPM. The system has a dust cover to keep the turntable protected, and comes equipped with an auto-stop feature, preventing the records from looping at the end of a side. This turntable is simple, easy to use, and produces a clear, clean sound. My dad, who is all about how, “they don’t make things like they use to,” when it comes to music, was very impressed at how such an inexpensive piece of equipment made my records sound so beautiful.

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Another great feature of this turntable system is its built-in stereo-speaker system. My giant floor speakers were loud, clear, and produce an awesome sound like no other; however, they were a hassle if I had to move my record player and stereo anywhere. The built-in speakers for this system are actually pretty good! There are two 30-watt speakers that produced a sharp, clean sound, and they certainly get loud enough.

Now, that being said, this system also has Bluetooth capabilities. So if you want to play your records so loud that you receive noise complaints, you can hook up this up to a set of your own speakers too.

This system also comes with a playback control panel. This control panel lets you tune into whatever FM radio station you want, lets you set your volume, and also has ports for your headphones. This classic, sleek panel is convenient and provides for seamless playback and control of your sound system.

In my opinion, one of the best things about this awesome product from Altec Lansing is how compact it is. As I stated before, my previous stereo system was amazing, until it had to be moved – whether that was across the states to college, or across the room. Each of my speakers were three feet tall, and my stereo alone was easily 20 or more pounds, not including my turntable, or the massive wooden cabinet that held it all together. This turntable-radio-speaker is only 12 inches by 11 inches wide, and less than 6 inches tall. Also, one of my personal favorite attributes, it is less than 3 pounds. You could bring this system anywhere!

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Overall, I would definitely recommend this record player to anyone who wants an inexpensive, and easy-to-use solution for their collection. The vintage look with wood sides and a sleek grill make this product a sharp-looking home accessory, and it’s so compact that you can put it anywhere, and take it with you. It’s definitely a good talking point when you have friends and guests over. Some people hate when their dad has to show off their new technological gadget to everyone that walks into the house, but I have no shame taking on that characteristic, because this thing is cool.

The sound that soars out of the speakers is loud, clean, and clear. The actual turntable itself is simple and great quality, especially for the price point that you can get it at. While the idea of built-in speakers can cause a hesitation among some people, as it does for me, these ones are awesome. The Bluetooth connectivity is also convenient, allowing for some extra sound or additional bass that might be beyond that the built-in speakers can handle. This came in handy when I was blasting my Who’s Next? album.

Record players can be incredibly pricey. In my opinion, vinyl records are an absolute treasure, so the investment in a record player is worth it in order to achieve that beautiful, pure sound that a record produces. However, if you’re looking for a compact, cost-efficient, and sleek set up (that doesn’t weight 40 pounds), this Altec Lansing Turntable is exactly what you’re looking for. This also makes for an awesome gift for any dad with a collection, and is sure to be an easy way for him to enjoy his records without creating a massive set up. This system is read to use out of the box, and is guaranteed to create beautiful sound.

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Audio-Technica AT-LP60X-BK Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable, Black, Hi-Fi, 2 Speed, Dust Cover, Anti-Resonance, Die-Cast Aluminum Platter
  • input voltage:100 -240V.Power consumption : 1.0 W, Signal-to-noise ratio > 50 dB (DIN-B)
  • Experience the high fidelity audio of vinyl
  • Fully automatic belt drive turntable operation with 2 speeds: 33 1/3, 45 RPM
  • Anti resonance, die cast aluminum platter
  • Redesigned tone arm base and head shell for improved tracking and reduced resonance
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Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB-BK Direct-Drive Turntable (Analog & USB), Fully Manual, Hi-Fi, 3 Speed, Convert Vinyl to Digital, Anti-Skate and Variable Pitch Control Black
  • Experience the high-fidelity audio of vinyl
  • Direct-drive, DC servo motor with selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds. Damped base construction for reduced low-frequency feedback coloration
  • Fully manual operation featuring adjustable dynamic anti-skate control, variable pitch control with quartz speed lock, and balanced S-shaped tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest
  • Convert your vinyl records to digital audio files by downloading and using the free Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity recording software (or software of your choice)
  • Includes: USB cable, detachable RCA output cable (dual RCA male to dual RCA male), AC adapter, 45 RPM adapter, counterweight, felt mat, and removable hinged dust cover
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Sony PS-LX310BT Belt Drive Turntable: Fully Automatic Wireless Vinyl Record Player with Bluetooth and USB Output Black
  • EASY OPERATION: Effortlessly enjoy your favorite records with one-step auto start, stop and return.Power source: ‎Corded Electric
  • TWO SPEEDS: 33 1/3 rpm and 45 rpm, with the 45 rpm adaptor stowed neatly in a slot beneath the deck
  • HIGH QUALITY AUDIO: Built in switchable phono output / line out phono preamp and 3 gain settings
  • USB RIPPING: Rip vinyl records to digital MP3 files on your computer to take a favorite LP on the go
  • WIRELESS CONNECTION: Connect to wireless speakers, headphones or other Bluetooth enabled devices. Supports phono and line output thanks to built-in Phono EQ
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  • High-fidelity audio with Bluetooth wireless technology
  • Connects wirelessly to speakers and other devices equipped with Bluetooth wireless technology or to wired audio systems and powered speakers via included dual RCA output cable
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  • Balanced straight tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and rest
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Turntables Belt-Drive Record Player with Wireless Output Connectivity, Vinyl Player Support 33&45 RPM Speed Phono Line USB Digital to PC Recording with Advanced Magnetic Cartridge&Counterweight
  • WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY&RCA OUTPUT - You can pair with Bluetooth speakers or headphones for an amazing, wireless experience. Even better, no receiver needed. If need, this turntable includes both phono and line outputs, you can use RCA cable connect the active speakers to get more sound experience. Note: Some BT speakers may not be connected properly, especially large soundbars, as this turntable is compatible with BT protocol HFPV1.5, A2DPV1.2, AVRCPV1.4, HSP1.2, GAVDP1.2, IOP
  • SPECTACULAR MUSICAL ACCURACY - The diamond-tipped stylus cartridge is tracking your record’s grooves with precision for accurate, immerse yourself in the detailed high resolution sound. The greater mass of the aluminum platter damps unwanted vibrations resulting in a more 3-dimentional sound with tighter bass, a fuller midrange, and overall improved clarity
  • VINYL RECORDING VIA USB TO PC - Connect this turntable to your computer via USB and encode your favorite vinyl audio into MP3 music files for digitalized storage and playback on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Preserving classic music allows you to take your favorite vinyl records with you wherever you go
  • SET ADJUSTABLE COUNTERWEIGHT FORCE - Get perfect playback every time using the tonearm counterweight according to the record weight. These adjust ensure the stylus is balanced and rests deep in your record's groove, producing more smooth stylus movement, protecting your records from damage, and providing freedom from skipping and distortion
  • ADVANCED CLASSIC VINTAGE TURNTABLE - Revel in the gorgeous bark brown vintage style cabinet and adjustable resonance damping feet, ensuring superior isolation from unwanted micro-vibrations. The definitive vinyl record listening experience for beautifully warm and natural music, transporting you into the center of the performance