I am searching for a very specific kind of record player that I couldn't find through an internet search or in stores.
I really like the look of record players, but I dont want to get into the records/vinyls themselves. I have seen some record players that allow to plug in a phone or usb-stick to play digital music. As far as I understood though, there is a need to press a button to actually play the music.

What I am looking for would be something like a "dummy"-vinyl which is purely cosmetic (so I can see something spinning with the needle), and upon placing the needle on said "dummy"-vinyl the digital music from the external medium (usb-stick, phone, etc.) starts playing. I'd prefer if the "record player" had an integrated speaker, but as my search hasn't been that fruitful so far, I am also happy about ones that need external speakers.

Do you know of "record players" that fit these criteria and where I could get one?


yes there is, you do not need a special record player, but a special LP (timecode vinyl) and a software that interprets the timecodes. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinyl_emulation_software

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