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Intempo Valise Audio Wireless Retro Turntable Speaker With Rechargeable Battery!

Monday, February 06, 2017

They say "out with the old, in with the new" though when it comes to technology, it seems it's the reverse! Retro technology is constantly being revived with touches of modern technology in really clever ways!
Take for instance, the Valise Audio vinyl Bluetooth record player by Intempo. This record player nicely merges a vintage record player style with wireless technology inside a handy briefcase carrying case!
The Valise Audio record player has two built-in speakers and a built-in 3.7 V 1200mAh rechargeable li-on battery. Full charge takes around 6 hours and charging is done via USB to DC barrel connection (yellow tip 5V DC connector). Once full charge is complete, the green LED light that initially illuminates will turn off. The unit can be used while charging, which is nice.
As far as control buttons, Valise Audio turntable features three buttons that allow you to power ON/OFF the unit, control the volume, switch from Bluetooth to Vinyl (turntable) mode, and change the RPM speed from 33 RPM , 45 RPM and 78 RPM.
Depending on the size of the vinyl record, you will need to adjust the RPM (Revolutions per minute) speed, which is how fast the vinyl record will rotate on the turntable.
45 RPM adaptor
side speaker
the power dial also controls the volume
33 RPM and 45 RPM speeds are usually for the large 12-inch vinyl records, while 78 RPM speed is normally for 10-inch vinyl records. If you have 7-inch vinyl records, those spin at 45 RPM and 33 RPM.
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The control buttons are located just to the right of the turntable where the tone arm and the 45 RPM adaptor are located. If you've used a record player before, the Valise Audio turntable works exactly the same way.
First, place the record on the turntable, unlock the tone arm from the arm lock, raise the tone arm by lifting it (you can also use the arm raising lever), and then move the tone arm across to the outer edge of the vinyl record player and slowly lower the tone arm until the stylus needle touches the record (and then let go).
arm raising lever
The vinyl record will start playing and will come to a stop when the tone arm reaches the centre of the vinyl record.

Do handle the tone arm and needle with care since these parts are the most delicate in any vinyl record player. Should the stylus needle break or wear out, you can replace it very easily by inserting the tip of a screwdriver at the tip of the stylus, and then gently pull down and forward.
tone arm lock
As far as Bluetooth mode, it allows you to pair the Valise Audio turntable with your smartphone or tablet. Simply switch to Bluetooth (LED flashes blue) and connect to the turntable (search for EE1161) to pair it. Once paired successfully, the LED will show solid blue.
Bluetooth version 2.1 with a 10-meter wireless range
The great thing about the Valise Audio turntable is that you can connect external speakers to it via RCA connection to amplify the sound.
aux connections that can be linked to speakers 
The built-in speakers you get with the Valise Audio Bluetooth turntable are pretty decent too, producing a nice mid/low end sound (100Hz-10,000Hz frequency response). Each speaker driver measures around 40mm and can deliver 3 watts of power each with only 4 ohms of impedance. 
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