The Jensen JTA-230 was Amazon’s bestselling home audio product for Christmas 2015.
Amazon have revealed in their end of year press release that the most popular home audio product on the site this Christmas was a simple entry-level turntable. The Jensen JTA-230 3-Speed Stereo Turntable with built-in speakers, priced at just under $50, sold more units than runners up the Yamaha Network Receiver and the Sonos Play:1 Starter Set, priced at $389.95 and $194.90, respectively.
Though there has been a year-on-year increase in vinyl album sales since 2006, some commentators have been sceptical about the so-called “vinyl revival”. However, the success of the modest Jensen JTA-230, which comes with a USB port and slot for iPods, may suggest an increase in first-time buyers in the turntable and vinyl market. For more on vinyl, check these photos that document the vinyl printing process, and photos of legendary ’70s Peruvian pressing plant, Infopesa.