Last week, UK supermarket Lidl revealed they are releasing a line of budget all-in-one ION record players with built in speakers and an amplifier for only £50. It seems this has inspired the competitor supermarket Aldi to follow suit.
Aldi’s “retro limited edition suitcase turntable” is at an affordable price of only £30, and the supermarket is now taking pre-orders for the turntables which are available online from 17th November and will hit shops on the 24th.
Similar to Lidl’s turntable, it has a standard RCA output and built-in stereo speakers so users can connect to a home stereo if they wish. Alongside this the table also has a USB connection for ripping vinyl to digital format.
The increasing demand and popularity of turntables came shortly after supermarkets Tesco and Sainsbury’s confirmed they will be stocking vinyl albums nationwide.