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Ricatech RT80 retro-style portable record player

We actually thought this was a vintage design, but the Ricatech RT80 record player is very much a new piece.

However, it does use a design concept that was very popular in the 1970s. Essentially it’s the ‘suitcase’ format, with the player and speakers able to pack down into a piece of wooden luggage with leatherette finish, complete with strap. Pretty stylish when it does that too. Just find a mains plug and away you go.

As for functionality, of course it can play your vinyl but as a modern player, it also has wires audio sources for MP3 players, CD players and smartphones via line input. There is also a line output for transmitting a signal to amplifiers, mixers, and speakers too, as well as 1 x USB port and 1 x SD memory card slot too.

A great option if you don’t want to take the risk of a vintage piece. It’s available from Hifi Tower via its eBay store, selling for a discounted £144.90.

Find out more at the eBay website