Hernido Vinyl Record Player

Today I’ll be writing a review for the Hernido Vinyl Record Player. This is a modern take on a classic vinyl turntable, with Bluetooth, you’re able to both wirelessly transmit audio to the record player, connect to additional speakers for complete surround sound immersion, or connect your headphones up and listen wirelessly.

That’s not all, you can also listen with your headphones via the headphone jack, so you’re able to get that authentic vinyl audio feel, through to your headphones.

Other features include a 2-speed (33 1/3 and 45RPM), belt-driven, automatic stop function, balanced tonearm, magnetic cartridge, lifting rod and anti-resonance turntable disc.

You also get a record cleaning kit which includes a super soft velvet anti-static record brush, a stylus needle cleaning brush, and an additional brush for cleaning the velvet brush itself.

So, is this record player any good? Time to test it out!

Packaging and Contents.

The Hernido Vinyl Record Player comes packaged in a cardboard box, which shows product images and specifications printed on it. The box measures 49.0cm x 41.0cm x 23.5cm and weighs 6.0KG.

Image shows the outer box for the record player.
Outer Packaging – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Inside the box you’ll find the following: 1x Record Player, 1x Turntable Lid, 1x Turntable Slip Mat, 1x Platter, 1x 45 RPM Adaptor, 1x Tonearm Counterweight, 1x Drive Belt (Should already be on the platter), 1x Cartridge Alignment Protractor, 1x Power Adaptor, 1x English and Multi-Lingual User Guide and Setup Guides.

Image shows the included contents in a laid out position.
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You get two user guides, but there’s some confusion between both user guides, the shorter USA Los Angeles (as it’s called) guide seems to be easier to follow along, especially with the initial setup process. The main multi-lingual guide seems to reference a completely different model altogether.

Hernido Vinyl Record Player.

The Hernido Vinyl Record Player measures 43.0cm x 36.0cm x 20.0cm and weighs 5.8KG. The outer materials feature a wooden design, with a transparent plastic hinged lid.

Image shows a stock image of the record player.
Product Image – Image Source – Hernido (Subject to Copyright)

The in-built speakers are located front of the unit, you get two 4Ω 15W and two 8Ω 10W speakers. On the underside four rubberised feet provide both stability and shock absorption.

Image shows the underside of the record player.
Underside Image – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

On the back you’ll see the Headphone Jack, AUX Jack, RCA Jacks, and the Power Input.

Image shows the input jacks on the back of the record player.
Back Image – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Setting Up.

Now, this is where I struggled slightly, both user guides reference the drive belt and what you need to do to connect to the motor pulley. I couldn’t see this belt for ages, took me a while to establish it’s already on the platter itself, I felt like a right plank when I discovered the belt. Anyway, after fitting the belt the next issue occurred, the platter was hitting the turntable hub, stumped again!

Then I saw a thread on the spindle itself, after a quick twiddle I managed to raise the height of the platter enough to stop it getting stuck.

Image shows the spindle to the record player.
Spindle Image – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Now, this maybe an age thing here, what with me being a tape cassette, CD playing millennial, but there was no reference in either user guide about adjusted the height of the spindle, perhaps this is common knowledge for all my boomer audience out there, but for me, I was left scratching my head until I saw that thread!

Anyway, after a bit of faffing about I got the Hernido Vinyl Record Player working.

Using the Hernido Vinyl Record Player.

After setting up the actual using process went OK. I bought a second-hand vinyl record from a local charity shop and set about playing about some audio. Everything worked as you’d expect, the arm swings smoothly and sits neatly rest too.

Images shows the arm of the record player.
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You need to use the supplied power adapter (which has a cable length of around 180.0cm) and supply power to the input area on the back.

Another feature to the Hernido Vinyl Record Player is the Bluetooth control. Time for this millennial to shine 😂.

The built-in Bluetooth control enables you to both switch turntable speed, turn on the unit itself, pause/play, track select/volume selection and switch between modes.

Connection via Bluetooth is straight forward, simply connect to Hernido VP01B.

The in-built speakers of the Hernido Vinyl Record Player surprisingly have a nice punchy bass beat, I was quite shocked, I didn’t have high expectations, but quickly changed my opinion upon hearing the audio output.

Technical Specifications.

  • Brand: Hernido
  • Model: Vinyl Record Player
  • Manufacturer Code: VP1001B
  • Manufacturer Reference: N/A
  • EAN: N/A
  • ASIN: B0CCJBHYP8
  • Power: DC Output 12V 2.5A
  • Power Consumption: 30W
  • Speaker: 2x 4Ω 15W and 2x 8Ω 10W
  • Turntable Speed: 331/3 and 45 RPM
  • Speed Variance: ±1.5%
  • Wow and Flutter: ≤ 0.2%
  • Signal to Noise: 80dB
  • Downforce Range: 3.0 – 5.5G
  • Effective Tonearm Length: 8.3″ (210.8mm)
  • Overhang: 0.63″
  • Compliance: CE, FCC

Conclusion.

I like the Hernido Vinyl Record Player. The initial setting up process and user guides need some improvement though, there’s no real clear direction, and you’re left with ultimately guessing what to do next, now, that may be OK with older generations, but not for all, unless it’s just me?

I do like the concept of putting a modern twist on a classic, and utilising Bluetooth enables you to bring your vinyl collection into the 21st century.

If you’d like to purchase this item, please check out the purchasing options below. The RRP for this product is £145.95.

Amazon


Free Delivery

Discount Code


Plenty of Stock

Best Option

eBay


Free Delivery


Plenty of Stock

Used Models

Product sample provided by Hernido in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.


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