I absolutely love this device. It is simple in it's design and workmanship, and produces traditional "gramophone" quality sound - static and all. Before I purchased this, I was "disenchanted" by other customer's reviews of similar products, and did alot of research on my own before purchasing. This definately is not the machine you want if you are looking for "high quality sound". But, if it's a conversation piece you are interested in, this definately makes a fine addition to your home. Before you purchase this, first you need to know what an antique gramophone sounds like. (it's not the same as your mother's old record player. Try taking a look on YouTube.) There are two things you will immediately notice - 1) The turntable is not perfectly level. It rotates uneven. This makes no difference. 2) There is alot of static. This is common for that era. The movement and sound quality of this reproduction gramophone is very close to that of an actual antique. Next, make sure...
I bought this as a Chrsitmas gify for my dad. He always wanted a gramophone, but they are so expensive. This item was great and it was within my price range. I was a little hesitant since others had said theirs didn't work. But mine worked fine. Fedex even lost the package and the seller sent me another one. then my neighbor called telling me they received my package so i mailed the extra one back to the seller. all at no extra charge to me. Great, fantastic customer service.
Everything turned out better than I expected! The machine works and sounds great and I love the old timey sound it gives off. Definitely gives a room something to talk about as all of my friends loved this thing. Definitely would recommend picking this gramo up, its at a great price and and shipping was super fast. If I had anything bad to say about this, it would be that there is a little bit of rattle from the wood but that is easily tweaked if you know what you're doing, also that the assembly instructions are a bit difficult to go by, but with a little common sense its pretty simple to figure out. 5 Stars!
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