Discount supermarket chain to sell record players

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

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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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