With the RT100 and RT200 models, the British manufacturer Roberts Radio is releasing two new record players that, despite their moderate prices, have a number of features – including a USB port for connecting digital and analog soundscapes.
The entry-level model (view on Amazon) is equipped with a semi-automatic belt drive (33 and 45 rpm) and a tonearm lift. A simple – switchable – phono preamplifier is also on board, so that connection to a high-level input is also possible. The price is 319 euros.
The RT200 (view on Amazon) is a direct drive that also runs at 33 and 45 rpm. It comes with a brushed aluminum front plate and a carbon tonearm. A preamplifier is also installed here, which can be switched on if required. The Roberts RT200 costs 459 euros.
Both turntables have an A / D converter with USB connection so that the music from vinyl can also be digitally processed.
Roberts Radio Ltd.
PO Box 130, Mexborough
South Yorkshire, S64 8YT