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Connected Essentials CET-500 Hi Fi Performance Turntable (Record Deck) with Built-In Pre Amp, Magnetic Cartridge, USB Output & Balanced Anti Skate Tone Arm
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- Belt Drive Turntable - DC Motor
- Balanced tone arm with adjustable counter-weight, anti-skate and magnetic cartridge
- Integral pre-amp
- USB output for digital conversion (software required – free to download or provided free on request)
- 33⅓ / 45 RPM speed selector
- Auto stop (switchable)
- Solid build quality for appearance and quality of sound reproduction
- Hinged and removable dust cover
- Replacement stylus available.
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Digital music downloads and CD's are convenient, but nothing beats putting a record on. Digital players and downloads quench a musical thirst, but vinyl is a fine wine, something to be savoured.
Whether it’s browsing through and playing singles to bring back memories; or the joy of the album experience, feet up, a cover to browse that is a work of art in itself, and tracks played in the way the artist intended. Now you can enjoy the vinyl revival.
Quality & Performance
Unlike cheaper and basic turntables that are very often only designed for the one off task of converting records to digital formats, the CET 500 is manufactured for continued enjoyment of your record collection, with high quality sound reproduction and build quality.
It also features a discreet USB socket so you can connect to a computer and also convert your records to digital format if you wish.
Hi Fi Choice Magazine (June 2015 edition) awarded the Connected Essentials CET500, 4/5 stars in a group test review of turntable in the £120 to £399 price bracket. They summarised with - ‘WE SAY: A decent starter deck for someone wishing to add vinyl to their audio system’
A Complete Solution
The CET-500 is a high quality turntable with an integral pre-amp, which means it will work with most audio/Hi Fi systems or sound docks using your equipment’s ‘aux in’ or Phono(RCA) socket without needing to purchase and use a pre-amp. Plug into a power socket and your amplifier and that’s it, nothing else to connect or purchase.
Who Are Connected Essentials?
We may not have a big brand name but we have been in the electronics and telecoms business for a long time and we are enthusiastic about sound and product quality, and of course vinyl. Which is why we have researched and have teamed up with whom we consider to be the best factory to manufacture our CET500, a Hi Fi quality turntable for a vinyl experience that does not break the bank.
Bring your record collection down from the attic, or start collecting from the growing number of albums released and re-released in record format, put another record on and rediscover the vinyl experience.
You can contact us directly for after sales support – contact details are included with your purchase.
You can also purchase the following replacement parts for the Connected Essentials CET500 turntable:
Connected Essentials CET500 Replacement Cartridge [ASIN:B00KBTO0DS]
Connected Essentials CET500 Replacement Drive Belt [ASIN:B00KBTO0FG]
Connected Essentials CET500 Replacement Stylus [ASIN:B00KBTO06U]
Protecting your valuable records (vinyl) and keeping them in the best of condition to ensure your continued enjoyment, is a regular task all record enthusiasts need to carry out. Stylus should be cleaned with a stylus brush and cleaning fluid. Connected Essentials cleaning kits provide all you need to keep your record collection and stylus in their best condition.
&; CEV10 [B00KBTO0EM] – the essential kit made up of a cleaning cushion, cleaning fluid & stylus brush
&; CEV20 [B00KBTO07Y] – a deluxe pack complete with a carbon fibre brush, antistatic stylus cleaner, antistatic stylus & record fluids and an antistatic cleaning cloth
CET-500 Hi Fi Performance Turntable (Record Deck) with Built-In Pre Amp, Magnetic
Cartridge, USB Output & Balanced Anti Skate Tone Arm
Puck (Centre spindle for punched singles)
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Top Customer Reviews
Whilst unpacking my purchase, it all came back to me, setting up the tracking and tone arm weight, plugged into my Vita docking unit and all looking good when placed on my compact Sonorous Hi Fi rack (see image) which I purchased elsewhere as cheaper than Amazon.
Sorry to waffle on, I don't do many reviews but this purchase has fired me up as so much more than just a good product, I have really enjoyed the whole experience. As for the CET500, substantial and well built, sounds great and reminds me of a decent quality HiFi record deck connected to a HiFi system I used to own. Worked without a preamp (was told in Richer I would have to buy one for any record deck I purchased, so double check before buying one) and the sound quality is excellent, no doubt in part down to the Vita docking station.
I have posted up an image of the deck in situ on a Sonorous Hi Fi stand I also purchased to give it a home, connected to my Vita docking station.
Recommend not just this unit, but the whole pleasure of getting out your vinyl !!!
The autostop function at the end of the record is terrible. Most (not all) albums seem to be ok but nearly all my singles come to a slow sludgy stop before the end of the song which is pretty crap really (and very infuriating).
I've researched this and it's the way the unit is built. There is a non-stop function (switch conveniently at the back of the unit!) Which means records will play all the way but the table constantly runs and you have to juggle records when taking them on/off the player.
I've lived with this for a good while now but have decided to upgrade as I can stand it no more. Such a basic issue has ruined what is otherwise
a great player.
I really wouldnt recommend this to any serious music listener.
Amazon were brilliant as usual and within 48 hours I had received a replacement unit. To my dismay it performed the same in auto mode on many 45rpms. I'm sure it's a setting issue. Anyway I'm advised Amazon are investigating. Other than that fault, a nice deck and a great sound.
If like me you are getting back into vinyl this is a ideal deck to get you started, don't hesitate. Highly recommended.
1. you can not connect your own power / signal leads
2. you can not ommit the phono stage that is on board therefore use your own one to decide which one works better
3. its automatics - why it turns on the spining of the plate when lifting the arm up at the end of listening of particular side of the record to return to the locking position ? Why it does not lift the arm by itself ?
That short list are suggestions if version II or SE is planned
And now the best - PLUSES:
1. it will take you less than 20 minutes from putting your sign to confirm a delivery to spin your very first vinyl
2. the first impression is that it it real bargain
3. the quality of body built is excellent, it is not heavy but seems to be rigid, its feets do its job perfectly
4. the tonearm is perfectly isolated from unexpected physical movement, vibration etc. around it, you can even tap the rhythm on the body of turntable, close/open its transparent lid and the cartrigde will carry on its job = won't skip over the groove
5. the quality of sound proves that the team behind the project deserve the money they are paid: sound is spacious enough to recognise where the musicians are, the bass foundation is decent, trebles are rich enough to recognise particular human voices and instruments, no problems with following the rhythm and when you switch it on ( tonearm in locking position of course ) and put the amp volume to the max you will hear nothing on top of amp's own noise ( if any ).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Superb deck for the price. I have it linked to my Sony surround sound system along with my TVs and 4K player: very warm sound, fully adjustable arm and connected by two phono leads... Read morePublished 5 months ago by SLEEPYLEMON
Disappointed to find self assembly not made clear also to difficult to assemble.
part missing (drive belt.crucial!!).
Initially quite pleased with the turntable, however, after a short while the auto stop feature on this record player ceases to function properly and stops mid record, also if you... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Dave S.
Very happy! Arrived quickly Easy to set up! Looks great! Plays great! Sounds great! A big thumbs up from me!Published 13 months ago by Karen Wood
I bought this to replace an aged turntable that had no pre-amp. On my new hifi it was pitiful. Volume was about 10% of any other source with far too much hiss. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazonian
After a few turntable returns this was the best,got an adaptor to play through my Bose docking station sounds great.
Good quality and good customer service.
Great sound from this turntable. Glad I finally got round to buying it!Published 17 months ago by Kurisu
This is a perfect first turntable, and it sounds fantastic even when using audio in (don't have an RCA port on the amp). Read morePublished 22 months ago by Peter Houston