+Audio unveils +Record Player Special Edition White System

Audiophiles are likely to turn their collective noses at the mere mention of a product like the +Audio +Record Player Special Edition White system, but that would be a big mistake.

Could a better sounding system be assembled from parts for US$1,995.95?

Absolutely.

But with everything in one very compact and well-designed component that includes a Pro-Ject turntable and an Ortofon 2M Red phono cartridge?

Not so fast.

Space matters to people.

Being able to listen to vinyl and stream from Spotify, TIDAL and Qobuz is also important. Not having to spend extra money on cables is a huge plus.

Andover Audio is another company that has done a great job in this category and can barely keep up with the demand. We have advanced previews of what’s to come from them and it’s clear there’s a market for high performance lifestyle systems like this.

With the resurgence of vinyl record listening and collecting, not only have quality turntables made a comeback, but the concept of “record player” has returned with several companies, such as Victrola, elevating this category of products for the more serious music listener.

At its core, the +Record Player Special Edition White is an all-in-one music system with a turntable and cartridge, additional source connectivity, two-way Bluetooth and a two-channel stereo system. However, there is more to the story.

Design

The +Record Player Special Edition White features retro styling that includes a clean front panel and a brushed aluminum finish with a fabric speaker grille that gives it a fresh contemporary look.

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Turntable system

Here are the highlights of the turntable system built into the +Record Player Special Edition White.

  • Pro-Ject belt-drive record player with aluminum tonearm (model-specific information not included)
  • 24-pole synchronous motor with crystal stabilized digital electronic speed controller
  • Electronic speed selection 33/45 rpm

Source options

Although the main feature is 33/45 RPM vinyl record playback, the +Record Player includes other source options including Bluetooth for streaming music from smart devices, a digital optical input for CD players, TVs and other compatible playback devices, and a USB input/output to play music files for ripping vinyl on a MAC or PC.

Point: A 5V USB output can power a Chromecast, Echo Dot, (or Airport Express if you still have one).

+ Audio recording player front controls

Audio system

The + Record Player incorporates a 2-way bi-amplified speaker system with Feedback cancellation architecture. This system offers the frequency range and clarity typically only found in separate, high-end component systems.

Point: The audio system includes a wide mode that expands the soundstage beyond the built-in physical limitations of the built-in speaker system.

Front panel controls

+ Audio recording player front controls
  • power button
  • Input (USB, Optical, Phono, Aux, Line) and 33/45 RPM selection
  • Vol -/+ and Mute
  • Wide mode on/off
  • Bluetooth Mode

Point: A wireless remote control is also provided.

Connections

+ Audio recording player rear connections
  • Back: USB-A charging/power port (5V), USB PC input/output, digital optical input, auxiliary input (RCA), AC power connector and line output (preamp).
  • Front: Aux in, Headphone jack

Point: The line output (preamp) can be used to connect the +Record Player to a more powerful external two-channel amplifier, audio system or a pair of powered speakers.

Features

  • Speakers: Two 3.5-inch high-excursion woofers and two 1-inch soft dome tweeters. As mentioned earlier, the speaker system is bi-amplified.
  • Amplifier type: Class D
  • output power: 100W Maximum Power (2x35W) + (2x15W)
  • audio processing: DSP double precision
  • Signal to noise ratio: >100dB
  • Dimensions: 17.6 x 13.9 x 8.5 inches (446 x 352 x 215mm)
  • lester: 33lbs/15Kgs
+White audio record player stand

Availability and prices

The +Record Player Special Edition is available direct from +Audio in White and retails for $1,999 including taxes and shipping costs.

It can also be ordered as The +RP System Special Edition with a matching stand with vinyl storage that will position +The Record Player at the right height and in the right place in the room for $2,300.

There are also additional +Record Player variants available through +Audio.

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