Pyle PLTTB1 Review

The Pyle PLTTB1 analog turntable (starting at $80, Amazon) is a basic, manual model that might appeal to beginning DJs despite its belt-drive technology. This cheap turntable features an offset tonearm, adjustable pitch control, anti-skate function, counterweight adjustment, two playback speeds and a strobe light for precise speed setting. It also comes with a dust cover.

Users seem to like this cheap turntable on the whole, but are muted in their opinions. Pyle PLTTB1 reviews at Radio Shack praise the decent sound, affordable price, and easy controls.

Over at, Pyle PLTTB1 reviews also say this is a good deal, but a few consumers grumble about shoddy construction, including a warped plastic platter, a stylus that gave out after less than 10 hours of play, and problems with the channel balance. A consumer review of the Pyle PLTTB1 turntable on Buzzillions says the turntable is decent but you need a phono input to make it work with a computer and this is not clear in the product description.

Overall this manual belt drive analog turntable is a decent value. But compared to higher-end decks of the same type, it just doesn't measure up.

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