Jensen JTA-990 Reviews – Great Stereo System for The Money!

The Jensen JTA-990 features a built-in cassette player and a radio tuner integrated into a high-quality stereo turntable. It also has the ability to record CDs onto tape or directly into your computer via USB port. This unit can be used as a standalone system or it can be connected to any of our other products for a complete home entertainment solution.

The Jensen JTA-990 comes equipped with a 3 speed direct drive platter motor which allows you to play 33 1/3 RPM records at speeds up to 45 RPM. You will find this model to be very quiet when playing vinyl records. The JTA-990 does not have a belt driven tonearm like some models do. Instead, it uses a low friction bearing cartridge which provides.

JENSEN JTA-990 3-Speed Stereo Turntable CD Recording System with Cassette Player, AM/FM Stereo Radio & MP3 Encoding

Features of Jensen JTA-990 3-Speed Stereo Turntable

  • Built in Cassette Player – Record cassettes from the front panel controls or connect a portable recorder using the included RCA cables (not included)
  • AM/FM Stereo Tuner – Tune your favorite stations through the FM dial on the front panel
  • MP3 Encoder – Playback music stored on your PC or Mac via the USB connection
  • USB Port – You can transfer files between this product and your computer via this port
  • Stereo Line Output – Streams your recordings through headphones or speakers
  • Tape Speed Control – Adjusts speed of playback when recording to tape
  • Auto Reverse – Automatically reverses direction of playback after reaching end of tape
  • Power Supply – Uses AC power adapter (included)
What We Like
  • High Quality Direct Drive Motor
  • Very Quiet Operation
  • Integrated Cassette Player
  • Easy To Use Controls
What We Don’t Like
  • No Belt Driven Tonearm
  • Requires AC Power Adapter

FAQs on Jensen JTA-990 3-Speed Stereo Turntable

Q: What are the differences between the JTA-990 and the JTA-990S?

A: The JTA-990S is identical to the JTA-990 except that it lacks the cassette deck and the internal speaker.

Q: How much weight should I expect to lift with the JTA-990?

A: We recommend lifting no more than 10 lbs.

Q: Can I use my own cartridges instead of the ones supplied with the JTA-9900?

A: Yes, but we recommend that you purchase the replacement cartridges separately.

Q: Is there a warranty on the JTA-990?

A: Yes, the Jensen’s offer a one year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.

Q: Will the JTA-990 fit in my car?

A: Yes, it fits in most vehicles. Please check with your local dealer before purchasing.

Q: Does the JTA-990 come with a remote control?

A: No, but you can purchase one separately.


If you’re looking for a high quality stereo turndown system that is easy to operate, then look no further than the Jensen JTA-990. You’ll get a lot of enjoyment from it for a reasonable price.

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