Lidl's Silvercrest USB Record Player is in shops now...

Lidl’s Silvercrest USB Record Player is in shops now…

Offering further evidence for the resurgence of interest in vinyl, the discount supermarket chain Lidl have started selling a USB Record Player.

According to the operating manual, “This device is intended to be used for the playing of vinyl records, for the recep- tion of FM radio transmissions, for the playback of MP3/WMA files from USB memory devices and SD/MMC memory cards, and the playback of audio signals from external audio devices.”

The Silvercrest® turntable currently retails in the UK for £49.99. According to the Lidl website, the deck’s key features are:

Digitises and saves your LPs and 45s directly to a USB stick or as MP3s to an SD/MMC card
Additional recording option via AUX-IN
With pitch-level tuning and anti-skating function
Remote control with batteries, tone arm weight, spindle adaptor, needle cover and felt mat included/strong>

The item also comes with a 3 year manufacturer’s warranty.

Silvercrest® is the supermarket chain’s own brand of manufactured white goods. Lidl is a German global discount supermarket chain that operates over 10,000 stores across Europe.

Last month [November 2014], Uncut reported that Pink Floyd‘s album The Endless River, sold 6,000 copies in its first week of sales, the highest first-week sales of any vinyl LP released since 1997, and therefore the fastest-selling vinyl album this century.

Pink Floyd’s success comes with the news that annual sales of vinyl albums have surpassed a million for the first time since the 1990s.

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