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Black Friday record player deals 2021: what to expect

Black Friday record player deals 2021: what to expect
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The Black Friday record player deals are fast approaching, dropping officially on Friday 26 November. But those deals aren't isolated to just a single day. In our experience, some of the best deals start from early to mid-October. If you're looking to drop some wax on a new deck, this is the page to bookmark for the latest news, and the best early deals and discounts. 

Away from the Black Friday turntable deals, we've also got you covered for top Black Friday vinyl deals and Black Friday Bluetooth speaker deals.

If you want to dive right in on a fantastic deal well ahead of Black Friday, we'd recommend heading straight to Amazon US, who are offering $60 off the Music Hall usb-1 turntable, dropping the price to $190.32. If you're in the UK, there's a tasty £40 saving to be made on the excellent Sony PS-HX500 turntable at Currys.

Black Friday record player deals: Latest offers

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When do the Black Friday record player deals start?

This year's Black Friday is set to take place on November 26 – and is always held the day after Thanksgiving in the US. Once an America-only event, the rise in internet shopping habits in particular means that just about everyone gets involved these days. 

The Black Friday weekend (as deals tend to keep going over several days) is followed by the Cyber Monday record player deals on November 29 – a day of discounts that was traditionally given over to the more techy side of things. That includes top savings on everything from Apple AirPods and headphones for music, through to the loudest Bluetooth speakers and everything in-between.

Black Friday record player deals: What to expect

Black Friday record player deals are going to be everywhere around November 26 and we're expecting turntable deals galore from audio masters such as Sony, Rega, Audio-Technica and more – especially on the Sony PS-HX500, Rega Planar 1 and the Audio-Technica AT-LP3, which all place highly in our best budget turntables guide. We're also keen to see deals on the formidable Technics SL-1500C.

It's also worth keeping an eye out for lesser-known brands who still make seriously rated gear, like ION and House Of Marley.

Deals can drop at any time, day or night. Some are stock limited, some may only stick around for a matter of hours, while others will extend well beyond Cyber Weekend. If you have a specific product in mind and you see it on sale, we suggest picking it up straight away to avoid disappointment. 

Spotting the best Black Friday record player deals

Here at Louder, we'll keep you up to date on the best Black Friday record player deals we spot, bringing you the best products at the best prices, right here on this page. 

But what should you be looking for as you shop? We recommend first finding the original RRP of the turntable you're looking for. Then you'll be able to see at a glance just how much of a deal you're actually getting. 

Some record player deals will be cut by just a handful of pounds or dollars, while others could be reduced in price dramatically.

Finding the best Black Friday record player deals

Finding some of the best Black Friday turntable deals can take a bit of leg work. However, here at Louder, we're going to hand-pick our favourite bargains from a range of sites. In the past, sites including Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, Very, Best Buy, Walmart and AV Online have all chopped chunks of change from their turntable stock, so we're expecting big things from them again this year. Keep Louder bookmarked so you don't miss any of the action.

Black Friday record player deals: How to prepare

With so many Black Friday turntable deals coming down the pipe, to grab the top choice bargains, it really does pay to do a little prep work before you wade into the sales. We recommend creating a list of the record players you're on the hunt for along with a list of backup options... just in case that shiny bit of kit you're after fails to materialise in this year's Black Friday record player deals. 

Look out for price drops on turntables such as Rega's excellent Planar 3, plus the Technics SL-1500C and the Cambridge Audio Alva T. If we see something special, we’ll let you know right here. If you want to do any more research, we'd recommend checking out our dedicated buyer's guides, below.

Of course, Black Friday is also the time to pick up other turnable-related hardware, like the best headphones for vinyl, or the best speakers for your hi-fi system. 

Black Friday record player deals: Last's year's top deals

Here's a flavour of the best deals from last year. As you'll see, some seriously big brands threw their hat into the ring. Will we see more of the same in 2021?

US deals

Audio Technica AT-LP60XBT: $251.99, now $179.99, save $72
This is a smart deal over at Walmart, with loads knocked off the list price. Not only do you get this great turntable, but you’ll also get a vinyl cleaning kit thrown into the bargain.

ION Audio IT91WA Pro 500BT: $484.99, $299.99, save $185
This brilliant record player from ION Audio has been reduced by more than $185 at Walmart, making it an excellent time to dive in. It has Bluetooth so you can stream vinyl to your speakers wirelessly  – and just look at the finish on this. Stunning.

Fluance RT80: Was $299, now $199, save £100
Save an incredible $100 on this smartly designed bit of kit over at Walmart. For less than $200, you're getting a lot of bang for your buck and this one comes highly recommended... especially at this price.

UK deals

Audio Technica AT-LPW30TK: Was £259, now £219, save £40
There’s a nice saving of 15% on this manual belt drive wood-based turntable from the team at Audio Technica right now at AV Online. We love the look of this one and luckily it also does the job when it comes to looking after your vinyl.

Sony PS-HX500: Was £359, now £269, save £90
Currys PC World have spun £90 off the price of the Sony PS-HX500 belt-drive turntable. Not only will it play your favourite wax, but it can also convert your record to digital on PC and Mac.

Denon DP-29F Turtnable: Was £149, now £89, save £60
If you’re looking for a turntable for less than £100, consider this Denon DP-29F record player. Currys PC World have reduced the price from £149 down to £89, making this an attractive purchase.

Roberts RT200 USB Turntable: Was £349, now £289, save £60
John Lewis have reduced the price on this Roberts turntable by £60, which really is a solid saving. The two speed USB record player is made from natural wood with a brushed aluminium finish… and it sounds pretty great too.

Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon: Was £699, now £599, save £100
There’s a head-spinning £100 off their minimalistic Pro-Ject RPM 3 Carbon turntable at AV Online right now. It’s a lovely piece of kit and thanks to its design, this will fit into even the smallest spaces. Also available in red and white.

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon RecordMaster: £699, now £595
There's a hefty saving to be made on this Pro-Ject Recordmaster, which is now over £100 off. This model has all the features of the popular Debut Carbon Esprit SB turntable with the added benefit of being able to digitally convert your vinyl.

Pro-Ject Debut RecordMaster Red: £319, now £299, save £20
AV Online are also offering the Pro-Ject Debut RecordMaster in red – and they’ve knocked 6% off the list price which gets it under the 300 quid mark. Get in quick as there aren’t many left.

MoFi UltraDeck + Cartridge: £2499, now £1999, save £500
Savings on proper high end gear are rare, so this is one bargain you might want to think seriously about snapping up. These MoFi (that's Mobile Fidelity) turntables are expertly crafted to deliver faithful playback of what's in the grooves.

Marantz TT-15S1: was £1599, now £1199, save £400
Another serious piece of kit here, this high end model includes acrylic chassis with massive aluminium feet, a 3cm thick acrylic platter, ceramic bearing, a direct wired system and an endless silicon belt. Bargain!

ELAC Miracord 60: was: £995, now £899, save £96
This nifty-looking turntable was designed with style in mind, and as a bonus it offers a precise belt drive, a tonearm with a stiff carbon tube and a lovely high-gloss paint job.