House of Marley Stir It Up Wireless Bluetooth Turntable Review

House of Marley Stir It Up Wireless Bluetooth Turntable

5

5.0/10

The House of Marley Stir It Up Wireless turntable provides a sleek design using solid bamboo, REGRIND™ silicone, REWIND™ fabric. Enjoy a classic sound system that wirelessly connects to any Bluetooth® speaker, and offers a built-in switch pre-amp allowing seamless compatibility with your Marley speakers or in-home receivers. The Stir It Up Wireless includes a USB port for PC recording, an RCA output, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Stir It Up Wireless Turntable is made from bamboo, REWIND™ Fabric and REGRIND™ Silicone. Marley’s signature REWIND™ fabric is weaved from recycled materials to create a durable, high-quality product. It is constructed from a distinctive blend of 30% reclaimed organic cotton, 30% reclaimed hemp and 40% recycled PET. The REGRIND™ Silicone is a specially created material made by reclaiming and upcycling post-process and post-consumer waste.

House of Marley Stir It Up Wireless Bluetooth Turntable Review

This turntable features a 33/45 RPM switch so you can dial in your setting for the vinyl you want to play. Meaning I can play a wider variety of records. They included a Bluetooth option, so you can connect your speaker and enjoy the music anywhere you want. The belt drive provides rotational stability and quality sound with auto-pitch and auto-start
feature.

A big plus is the USB functionality. This allows me to connect my PC to the turntable and convert all my records to digital format. This means I can truly take my tracks anywhere I want.

House of Marley Stir It Up Wireless Bluetooth Turntable Features:

  • Solid Bamboo-crafted Plinth
  • Bluetooth® v4.2 capability
  • Replaceable AT3600L cartridge
  • USB to PC recording
  • Auto start/stop belt drive
  • Built in Pre-Amp
  • 3.5mm Aux Out
  • RCA (Phono/Line)
  • 45 and 33 RPM speeds

As a newbie, setup was incredibly difficult. You had to attach the weight at the end of the arm and align it with the table. You then had to twist it to a set it to zero, all without mucking up the alignment. Finally, set the arm to 2.5, set the anti-skate dial to 2.5 and then you are ready to go. Well, I wasn’t, it took a couple of days of trying to get everything right. Its incredibly fiddly, and there is a single video showing how to do it.

In comparison, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60XUSB (review coming soon) simply plugged it in and press start. The arm moved for me and went back when I turned it off. I guess this is the difference between the newbie and a seasoned pro. I just couldn’t get my head around why it was so difficult to set up.

Now to the sound or lack of. I couldn’t get it to work! The sound coming out of the speakers was very quiet, the sound coming off the record itself was, in fact, louder than the speaker. I 100% know it was something I did, but the lack of help guides pointing me in the right direction meant I was stumped.

I was a little disappointed to see there was no hardcover for this turntable. They included a fabric dust cover made from the REWIND fabric. This will protect it from dust and detritus, but will not stop a cat jumping on top!

Overall, the House of Marley Stir It Up Wireless turntable was OK. The setup took a lot longer then I was expecting, but if you put the time in you get the sound out. Though I still would have liked some sort of hardtop.

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