CMC Portable Turntable Review

CMC Portable Turntable Review featured imageThe CMC Portable Turntable

There is a revival of interest in vinyl records happening. The vinyl record industry is growing. So with it comes a renewed interest in vintage record players. The trick is how companies blend the old technology with the new. The CMC Portable Turntable is an excellent example of that blending.

I think that after reading this CMC Portable Turntable review that you too will see why we awarded it our Editor’s Choice award for the best portable turntable in our list of the best vintage record players available today.

As innovative as the individuals on the Innovative Technology design team can be, they weren’t the only ones to utilize a suitcase design to turn the traditional turntable into a portable sound system. The good folks over at CMC had a similar idea, out of which rose the CMC Portable Bluetooth Turntable.

This vintage record player is arguably the most impressive suitcase turntable on the market, mainly owing to its Bluetooth capabilities. Unlike a lot of its competitors, the CMC Portable Bluetooth Turntable can be connected to devices via both Bluetooth and USB, so your road trip listening won’t be limited to however many bulky vinyl records you can cram into the trunk of your car.

It also comes equipped with an SD card slot, making it possible to enjoy your saved music with your friends or when listening on your own through the convenience of the built-in headphone jack.

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CMC Portable Bluetooth 3 Stereo Speed Turntable with Built in Speakers, Vintage...

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$69.99 $149.99

Features

  • Three speeds. (33, 45, 78 RPM)
  • Portable suitcase design topped off with an easy-carry handle.
  • Built-in stereo speakers.
  • 7.2 pounds in weight.
  • Built-in Bluetooth and 3.5mm AUX input.
  • Headphone jack.
  • SD card slot and USB port.
  • Multiple color options.
  • Next/Previous Song function.
  • RCA output jack.

Pros

  • A lot of suitcase turntables cannot be connected to an exterior sound system. With its RCA output, the CMC Portable Bluetooth Turntable is not one of them.
  • This record player features a Next/Previous Song function, taking the hassle out of skipping between tunes.
  • CMC had the foresight to include a replacement needle with this record player, so you won’t have to worry about diminishing performance.

Cons

  • Despite its relatively basic design, a lot of people seem to have trouble navigating the controls of this record player.
  • Many have complained about CMC’s customer support department is unhelpful and uninterested.

Bottom Line

Although it’s relatively basic as a record player, the CMC Portable Bluetooth Turntable does what it is supposed to do, and it does it well. It has long been a popular choice among those searching for birthday and Christmas presents for music fans and is always very warmly received.

You may be understandably turned off by the price of this record player, which is ever so slightly higher than that of a similar product from Innovative Technology.

That being said, those who have spent the nearly $100 the CMC Portable Bluetooth Turntable generally goes for have rarely regretted their decision.

Duke Taber is the owner of 3 successful websites and is now taking his skill as a writer and using it to help non-profit organizations and leaders around the world.