Whether it’s for a return to the good old days or simply out of nostalgia for having something vintage in your household, turntables, and vinyl are making a huge comeback in 2019. And for the better. They’re getting sleeker, more modern, and will satiate your taste for the retro ways of listening to music. If you find yourself craving the look of a turntable in your living room, then look no further!

1. Audio Technica AT LP7

Audio-Technica AT-LP7 Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable
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Audio Technica’s flagship turntable is fully manual and utilizes a belt drive to bring out the best sound from your beloved vinyl. Priced at around $800, the AT LP7 offers the perfect balance between premium, high-end quality with regards to build and design, and the price point between middle-tier and upper-tier turntables. A J-shaped tonearm is present to reduce any errors in reading from the vinyl and a 40 mm thick MDF alongside a 20 mm anti-resonance platter. The AT Lp7 can reach a height of 6 mm and has a rotational speed of 45 RPM.

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  • Fully manual, Belt-drive operation with two speeds: 33-1/3 and 45 RPM
  • Motor features a speed-sensor system to maintain accurate platter rotation speed
  • VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge provides outstanding channel separation and extended frequency response, and allows for easy replacement with any VM stylus
  • J-shaped tone arm features a metallic gimbal Suspension system and precision bearings for excellent tracking
  • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier for connection to components with or without a dedicated phono input with selectable modes for moving magnet or moving coil cartridges
  • Chassis constructed of 40 mm-thick MDF (medium density fiberboard), an excellent anti-vibration damping material that limits low-frequency acoustical feedback
  • Anti-resonance platter is made of 20mm thick polyoxymethylene driven by a sensor-monitored motor that ensures a continuously accurate platter rotation speed

2. Audio Technica AT LP120

Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog), Silver
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Next in line is Audio Technica’s AT LP120, with a max rotational speed of 78 RPM and an AT95E stylus. With a vintage metallic feel and a price range of $250-$300, the AT Lp120 promises to be the best starting turntable you can get your hands on. With USB capabilities, this turntable offers portability like never before and utilizes a cast aluminum platter with a physical start/stop button alongside a high torque direct drive motor. AT LP120’s adjustable pitch slider, speed settings, and availability in either silver or black ensures it’s a standout amongst the competition.

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  • High-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-up and USB output that connects directly to your computer
  • Selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input
  • Includes a USB cable, adapter cables, and Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs
  • Forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button
  • Three speeds - 33/45/78 rpm; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control; removable hinged dust cover.Phono Pre-Amp Gain:36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized

3. VYGER Indian Signature IV

The VYGER Indian Signature IV is unlike anything in this list – both according to price and design. Looking like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, the VYGER consists of a system of air pumps for stability, flow, and overheating alongside a brushless motor for silent operation. Fitted with the Vision tonearm, the VYGER is completely noiseless, tested and proved to be so, and with the three aluminum towers on which the structure is based, the turntable is protected from oscillations that distort the quality of the sound. Priced at an outrageous $65000, the VYGER is definitely “The Analog of the Future.”

4. Audio Technica AT LP60

Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable, Black
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Audio Technica seems to be dominating the list so far and rightly so. The AT LP60 offers two speeds you can play at 33 ⅓ and 45 RPM. Furthermore, it came out in both silver and black and coupled with a $99 price tag; it becomes the dream turntable with regards to portability. A compact yet sturdy frame, a die-cast aluminum platter, and a fully automatic belt drive makes it the right choice if you’re just dipping your toes into the world of vinyl and turntables. It also comes equipped with an ATN3600 stylus and Audio Technica Dual Magnet cartridge.

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  • Rediscover your classic 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records on this affordable, fully automatic belt-drive turntable
  • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with RCA output cables to connect to audio systems and powered speakers
  • Features Integral Audio-Technica Dual Magnet phono cartridge with replaceable diamond stylus
  • Platter is made of anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum to minimize vibration
  • Damped lift/cueing mechanism with front-panel control and removable dust cover
  • voltage:120 Volts; wattage: 3W; Motor is DC servo-controlled
  • Output Level- Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec; Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

5. Numark PT01 USB

Numark PT01USB | Portable Vinyl-Archiving Turntable for 33 1/3, 45, 78 RPM Records
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Priced at the same $99 as the AT LP60, the Numark PT01 USB is another dream buy if portability is what you’re looking for. It also offers USB input and direct output to headphones for those who want a personal listening experience. Aside from the speeds of 33 ⅓, 45, and 78 RPM offered, the Numark PT01 offers conversion of 45s, 78s, 12-inch LP records into digital files. Despite having a slightly flimsy plastic frame, with its guaranteed quality, price point, and a handle to carry it around with, this turntable will not disappoint.

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  • Class-compliant USB connection, includes USB cable
  • ±10% pitch control
  • Converts all 45s, 78s and 12-inch LP records
  • Includes AC adapter or battery-powered by six "D" cells (not included)
  • Built-in speaker

6. VPI Avenger Plus

 

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Just like the VYGER, the VPI Avenger Plus is the manifestation of unprecedented turntable design and consists of a chassis with three layers of bonded aluminum and damping material present between all platers. Adjustable knobs are present allowing users to raise and lower the height of the table and suit their individual needs. With a JMW 12-3DR tonearm, the rim drive system of the Avenger Plus has an analog drive system that enables precise motor movement and speed adjustments. Coming in at around $15000, the VPI Avenger Plus is a fantasy turntable for most, and those are willing to put that money in, there’s nothing better.

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7. Denon DP 300F

Denon DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable with Built-in Phono Equalizer | Unique Tonearm Design | Hologram Vibration Analysis | Slim Design
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The DP 300F succeeds its past models with an improved base that reduces shaking due vibration and along with this, better performance overall. As expected, this turntable is also made of diecast aluminum with a manual lifter for the needle, enabling you to play any part of the record at any time. With a minimal design and sleek interior, the DP 300F’s aesthetic is its standout feature. It’s equipped with a DC servo motor that allows for two rotation speeds. With an MM cartridge, Denon’s latest product ensures a leisurely time with your record collection and priced at around $300; it won’t make a dent in your wallet!

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  • REDISCOVER YOUR PASSION FOR VINYL -Listen to your analog music in a brand new way with this rigid diecast aluminum turntable that comes with standard mount headshell, MM Cartridge, DC servo motor, and has rotation speeds of 33 1/3 or 45 rpm
  • LOWER VIBRATIONS DRIVE BETTER PERFORMANCE - This slim and sleek turntable is designed with a heavier base construction that helps decrease vibrations, giving you a noiseless, rich and detailed sound
  • SMOOTH & GENTLE AUTOMATIC MOTIONS - The automatic startup feature allows the turntable to begin play. With the touch of a button, the tonearm gets lifted and comes to rest so smoothly ensuring NO SCRATCHES OR DAMAGE TO YOUR RECORDS
  • BUILT-IN PHONO EQUALIZER creates an open, enveloping sound stage that enlivens your vinyl collection while staying true to the original recording. Connect it directly to a mini component or integrated amp that lacks a phono terminal for seamless use
  • EASY INSTALLATION & SETUP - Assemble the turntable, set it up in your living room or home theater with simple connections and start listening to your old or new records almost instantly
  • BRINGS PURITY OF SOUND & JOY TO YOUR LIFE - Attractive design, great features, & superior build quality with Denon expert re-engineering makes this table an obvious winner and a must-have for your vintage vinyl collection in any home entertainment system

8. Technics SL 1200GR

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The SL 1200GR improves on it’s by predecessors through the addition of a coreless direct drive and better motor technology. What this does is it enables vinyl tracking with lower vibrations and higher sensitivities on top of a rigid platter. The SL 1200GR’s metallic, glossy, and extremely functional design alongside its $1600 price tag makes up for a premium turntable that will make nothing but the best. The inputs are gold-plated, enabling a plethora of cables to be used, and with silicon insulators to allow for sound damping, the highest quality and most stable of sounds are produced.

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9. Technics SL 1000R

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Differing from most of the turntables on this list, the Technics SL 1000R comes with a direct drive motor system and a platter to top it off. No matter what the cartridge is, the SL 1000R ensures noise reduction by utilizing ultra-low-noise switching power supplies and consists of a platter made of brass, die-cast aluminum and rubber. Capturing the attention of the elite tier crowd, and fitting into it, the Technics SL 1000R comes in at $20000. The use of premium material and technical expertise of Japanese craftsmen in the making of this justify the price. With a magnesium tonearm and high-precision bearings, the SL 1000R assures buyers of an enriching and alluring audio adventure.

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10. Fluance RT81

Fluance RT81 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player with Dual Magnet Cartridge, Elliptical Diamond Stylus, Belt Drive, Built-in Preamp, Adjustable Counterweight & Anti-Skating, Solid Wood Cabinet
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Lying in the vicinity of the DP 300F’s price tag, the Fluance RT81 is up next with a $350 label. What this gets you is an old-fashioned, nostalgia-inducing wooden base turntable made from MDF walnut wood, an aluminum platter, and a rubber slip mat with an aluminum S-Type tonearm that ensures every detail at any depth in the record is picked up and played. With a preamp manufactured by Texas Instruments, the RT81 also has a ground terminal and gold-plated RCA line that allows rich, satisfying tunes to be heard. Added to all this is the high-fidelity belt drive that makes the RT81 a must buy.

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  • Premium components allow this high fidelity belt driven turntable to a produce a pure analog listening experience that recreates the performance the way the artist intended
  • High performance AT95E Audio Technica cartridge produces outstanding clarity. The diamond elliptical tipped stylus is designed to track your record grooves with greater precision & accuracy for high definition audio
  • Perfect playback using the balanced aluminum S-Type tonearm ensures the stylus is rested deep in your record's groove, producing every audio detail indistinguishable from the original recording
  • The beautiful walnut finished cabinet is crafted from solid engineered (MDF) wood, incorporates isolation feet, an aluminum platter, & a rubber slip mat which results in superior isolation from unwanted vibrations
  • Captivating signal clarity is produced with a high quality Texas Instruments preamp, ground terminal and gold plated RCA line outputs that ensures warm, true sound

11. Thorens TD 190-2

Thorens TD1902 Black Fully Automatic Three Speed Turntable
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Building upon the shortcomings of its predecessors, the Thorens TD 190-2 is equipped with an electronically controlled DC motor that enables better silent running while improving the quality of the sound. The design is fully automatic, allowing for a completely hands-off experience, and it can play three speeds: 33 ⅓, 45, and 78 RPM. All this is coupled with a counterweight on the tonearm that ensures stable and smooth reading off of the vinyl and this turntable also comes with the Ortofon OMB-10 moving magnet phono cartridge. Available in two colors, black and silver structured enamel, the Thorens TD 190-2 is something you just get your hands on for just $700.

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  • The TD 190–2 is the big brother of the TD 170–1. Plinth and platter have more mass, which in combination with the electronically controlled DC motor enhances the silent running as well as the sound. It therefore doesn't matter if you prefer the delicate sound of a violin or rather some powerful guitar riffs.

12. Pro-Ject Debut Carbon

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Stepping up in price, we find ourselves at the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, aptly priced at $400. Even though there is no USB connectivity, the Debut Carbon houses a carbon tubed tonearm – exclusively used in the high-end turntables – which decreases resonance from vibrations and allows for a better listening experience. Through the use of both DC and AC, the Debut Carbon offers extremely precise frequencies of sound on a synchronous motor using TPE motor suspension. With a felt mat included alongside a dust cover that protects your new turntable, the Debut Carbon is available in 7 glossy colors that promise to appeal to all sets of eyes and ears.

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  • 8.6" carbon tonearm
  • Increased platter size with more weight
  • Precision belt drive with synchronous motor
  • New Sorbothane motor suspension
  • Ortofon 2M Red cartridge

13. Pioneer PLX 1000

Pioneer DJ PLX-1000 High-torque Direct Drive Professional Turntable with Low-noise, High-stability Design, 3 Tempo Ranges, Professional Playback Quality and High-Torque Direct Drive System - (Pair)
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Pioneer’s new PLX 1000 is the epitome of affordable, high performance, direct drive turntables. The direct drive belt is a change from the traditional belt drive and more suited towards the needs of DJs. Weighing just 13 kilograms, the PLX 1000 is all manual and contains stereo RCA phono output jacks alongside an IEC AC power connector. Even though the PLX 1000 offers two speeds – 33 ⅓ and 45 RPM – it has a speed control of around 50%, and with its die-cast zinc chassis that prevents resonance and vibrations, it’s priced at around $700.

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  • ★ User-friendly Control Layout - The PLX-1000 provides a user friendly layout familiar to top DJs of the past and present, providing quick tempo control capability on the right side of the player, start/stop button on the left side, and a high-torque platter with a lighted speed guide
  • ★ High-Torque Direct Drive System - The direct drive mechanism of the PLX-1000 provides high-torque resulting in stable rotation and exceptional control. The turntable can achieve a starting torque of at least 4.5kg/cm and can reach its fixed rotation speed within 0.3 seconds (at 33 1/3 rpm).
  • ★ Tempo Control - The player provides a range of tempo adjustments from ±8% and ±16% to ±50%, giving users a range of pitch speeds. A "RESET" button for tempo sits next to the tempo slider for instant ±0% fixed rotation speed.
  • ★ Detachable Power and Audio Cables - The PLX-1000 is built with a detachable power and audio cable connection for increased convenience, especially at times when the unit is being moved around. Users are also able to interchange cables to further customize the sound quality.
  • ★ Sound Quality Design - To create an extremely stable player and prevent vibration, Pioneer utilized a heavy-mass zinc die-cast chassis for the top section of the player, reinforced with a bottom section made of 8-mm thick resin. The base of the unit was further enforced with 9-mm thick vibration-damping material that results in extremely stable playback. The tone arm also received great attention in build quality and design to maximize performance.

14. Rega Planar 1

Voted the Best Turntable under 500 in 2018, and uniquely crafted from phenolic resin, the $475 Rega Planar 1 is a sight for sore eyes. With the new RB110 tonearm, the Planar 1 ensures no issue in setting up your new decoration. The low noise, 24V synchronous motor drastically reduces vibrations, and with automatic bias adjustment present, this turntable promises minimal maintenance and a relaxing and easygoing experience. With ergonomic button placement, the Rega Planar 1 is available in either black or white (both glossy) and utilizes the flywheel effect for maximum stability.

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  • The Rega Planar 1 turntable features a brand new RB110 tonearm built with the new Rega designed, bespoke, zero play bearings with ultra-low friction performance (Patent Pending).
  • Every single aspect of the Planar 1 has been meticulously designed to improve performance. For the first time the Planar 1 is now running a 24v, low noise, synchronous motor to reduce vibration transfer combined with our brand new RB110 tonearm fitted with Rega's bespoke zero play bearings.
  • Re-designed brass main bearing, offering improved fit and removing stress on the bearing itself whilst minimising the transfer of potential energy. (Patent pending)
  • Brand new, 23mm, higher mass, phenolic platter with improved flywheel effect for improved speed stability.
  • Thermoset, gloss laminated plinth with vastly improved appearance and new ergonomically positioned on/off switch located on the underside. Two stunning plinth finishes available, gloss black and gloss white.

15. Thorens TD 203

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If you’re looking for a mid-tier turntable that isn’t a part of the elite tier and won’t empty your coffers and one that isn’t entry level, turn your attention towards Thorens TD 203. With two counterweights that allow the stylus tip and tonearm to sit vertically in the grooves of the vinyl and the stable suspension present, the TD 203 ensures a functional addition to your home and promises a unique experience. Despite lacking a bit of personality like the elite tier turntables, the $1000 Thorens TD 203 is minimal and modern in its exterior and will make for an aesthetic inclusion to your music inventory.

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  • YOU WILL RECEIVE: 1 Thorens TD-203 Turntable Drive...
  • The TD 203 is a high quality out of the box solution from THORENSÂ. The turntable comes fully assembled and is factory-set. It takes no more than five minutes from opening the box to playing music from a vinyl record. The TD 203 leaves aficionados room to fine-tune and adjust the performance to their personal preferences.
  • The new Tonarm TP 82 is a uni-pivot design - a first in this class. The TP 82's bearing is a carbide tip resting within an intricate arrangement of five very small bearing balls.

16. Marantz TT-15S1

Marantz TT-15S1 Reference Belt Drive Turntable with Cartridge (Transparent White)
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The Marantz TT-15S1 is priced at a whopping $1500, but it’s easy to see why. With a high-density acrylic platter and low resonance chassis, it’s all premium from top to bottom. An asynchronous/non-AC servo motor alongside a Clearaudio Virtuoso cartridge means you only hear your record only. Nothing else. The TT-15S1 also hosts a minimal design that is all set to blend in with the aesthetic of your home. An adjustable counterweight alongside aluminum feet for support and an anti-skating ensures your device goes nowhere. If something priced at $1500 could be a bargain, then the Marantz TT-15S1 is a steal.

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  • VINYL MAKES A MAGNIFICENT COMEBACK - The warmth and realism of analog music supersedes all digital forms. Marantz brings alive the old school charm with its Reference Series T15S1 Turntable - an absolute stunner for your most treasured artists & albums
  • THE ULTIMATE VIBRATION-FREE LISTENING EXPERIENCE - Advanced cutting-edge materials & the uniquely configured design with FLOATING MOTOR MOUNT CONSTRUCTION helps in deadening vibrations & keeps distortions at bay. A pure delight for a music connoisseur!
  • IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS! Better than any turntable on the market, TT15S1 features a solid plinth belt-drive, a precision AC asynchronous motor, a heavy platter, reference class anodized aluminum manual tonearm, & everything you need for its assembly
  • TOP OF THE CLASS PHONO CARTRIDGE FROM CLEARAUDIO - Included with this turntable is the Virtuoso MM Cartridge with an ebony wood body, a diamond stylus, lightweight aluminum cantilever and highly effective cartridge damping
  • EXTRA STABILITY FOR UNEVEN PLANES - The 3 height-adjustable solid aluminum feet provide a strong base to the turntable, keeping the position intact even on an irregular surface
  • With 60 YEARS OF INNOVATION and DEDICATION towards designing PREMIUM RANGE OF HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND AUDIO SYSTEMS, Marantz gives you the best sound and stereo listening experience ever imagined

17. Acoustic Signature WOW XL

With a refreshingly peculiar and unique design, the Acoustic Signature WOW XL sits on the top of a wood base reinforced by an aluminum top. With a belt drive running through an AC motor, the Signature is damped all around with a special material that produces unrivaled sound. Exchangeable arm boards and buttons for settings are just additional features that make the Signature so usable and functional. The Tidorfolon platter bearing is Acoustic’s special invention, and it’s one of the main reasons why the Signature’s price is a staggering $2800 – it’s the best of the best intended for the most severe and enthusiastic audiophiles.

18. Clearaudio Concept

Clearaudio Concept Black Turntable with Concept MM V2 Cartridge
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Clearaudio’s Concept turntable packages a modern, hi-fi look into a wood body that hosts a plastic compound that mitigates any unwanted and unnecessary resonance. Clearaudio has also incorporated voltage stabilization to their design to decouple any interference (mechanical) to the system, and alongside a magnetic bearing tonearm, that allows friction-free performance and negligible distortion, the latest Concept cartridge is present. With premium materials and substances like polyoxymethylene and Teflon used in the thrust pad, the $1600 price tag makes sense. Besides all these features that make the Clearaudio Concept a must buy, the company also provides a two-year warranty if, surprisingly, the Concept does not exceed your expectations.

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19. Linn LP12 Majik

Taking a step further from the price range of the Signature, we find ourselves in the realm of $4000 – buyers beware! The Linn LP12 Majik offers a classic take on the modern turntable but with every contemporary feature and an aesthetic build incorporated flawlessly. Available in oak, cherry, black, ash, rosenut, and walnut, the LP12 will surely fit into any household theme and amplify the audio experience. Listing the parts of LP12 just justifies the price tag; it houses a keel machined sub-chassis and arm board alongside Ekos SE precision tonearm. Furthermore, the LP12 has a Kandid moving coil cartridge and a Urika II moving coil that is a part of the suspended base, all making the LP12 the dream buy for an audiophile.

20. Sony PS-HX500

 

Sony PSHX500 Hi Res USB Turntable (Black)
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  • Enjoy all the smooth and warm sound expressions of your vinyl thanks to high-quality audio technologies that ensure the best possible analog playback.
  • The integrated shell improves durability and stabilizes the cartridge for superior focusing and dimensionality of sound, while its lightweight structure improves traceability.
  • Supports both phono and line output so you can play through integrated amp or external phono EQ.Turntable Speed - 33 1/3 r/min, 45 r/min
  • Breathe new life into analog masterpieces with Hi-Res audio up to DSD quality. Just hook up the PS-HX500 turntable to your PC via USB, play a record and digitally archive the music from your favorite vinyl recordings in Hi-Res
  • The HX500's supplied software lets you use a PC or Mac to conveniently edit tracks from both sides of an album and transfer them in high resolution to a compatible portable player or device for playback-anywhere and anytime
  • DSD Native AD converter: The internal A/D converter supports native conversion from analog to DSD 2.8 MHz or 5.6 MHz digital.

Sony’s Walkman is one of the most famous names in music today. With their PS-HX500, you can convert your favorite vinyl to a digital format and take them along wherever you go. Aside from this portability, the sleek and slender frame of the PS-HX500 allows for both phono and line output. Priced at around $500, the Sony PS-HX500 has a minimalistic black exterior – which could also be considered a bit too simple for the price range. A simple knob allows you to alternate the speed between 33 ⅓ and 45 RPM and the one-piece tonearm allows for extremely stable and precise tracking of the vinyl.

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  • Enjoy all the smooth and warm sound expressions of your vinyl thanks to high-quality audio technologies that ensure the best possible analog playback.
  • The integrated shell improves durability and stabilizes the cartridge for superior focusing and dimensionality of sound, while its lightweight structure improves traceability.
  • Supports both phono and line output so you can play through integrated amp or external phono EQ.Turntable Speed - 33 1/3 r/min, 45 r/min
  • Breathe new life into analog masterpieces with Hi-Res audio up to DSD quality. Just hook up the PS-HX500 turntable to your PC via USB, play a record and digitally archive the music from your favorite vinyl recordings in Hi-Res
  • The HX500's supplied software lets you use a PC or Mac to conveniently edit tracks from both sides of an album and transfer them in high resolution to a compatible portable player or device for playback-anywhere and anytime
  • DSD Native AD converter: The internal A/D converter supports native conversion from analog to DSD 2.8 MHz or 5.6 MHz digital.

21. Oracle Delphi MK-IV

Next in line in the elite tier is the Oracle Delphi, coming in at $8000. The open-air design of the Delphi allows reduction of resonance and has minimal moving parts – just enough to function – but made of premium materials. The platter and sub-chassis are laminates with counterweights present for stability. The tonearm is a Graham tonearm and incorporated into the Delphi’s platter is a record-coupling mechanism. A threaded spindle and clamp hold the record to the top of the platter and washers are used to keep it there. Oracle also incorporates their Micro Vibration Stabilizer system into the Delphi through the use of fluids.

22. Pro-Ject Juke Box E

Despite being a turntable, phono stage, amplifier, line preamplifier, and Bluetooth receiver all in one, the Juke Box E is one of the easiest devices to unpackage and set up in your home. With a $400 price tag, the funky, vibrant, and modern design of the Juke Box E houses an anti-skating mechanism alongside a tracking force on plywood felt mat. With a dust cover included, and adjustments available for power supply and RPM, the Juke Box E won’t cost you a fortune and would slide right into the decor of your home.

23. AMG Giro

Designed like a set of gym weights, the AMG Giro will set you back a good $12000. However, what’s offered makes that price tag make sense. With a 9W2 tonearm and a belt drive made of both synthetic materials and aluminum, the AMG Giro ensures a never-heard-before audio experience. With satin finished, aircraft grade aluminum, the Giro’s 9W2 tonearm has all the pivotal abilities: bearings and anti-skating adjustments. The clamp consists of anodized aluminum and has an inverted thread attachment to a decoupled spindle, and the AMG Giro also houses backlit capacitive electronic buttons for easy reconfiguration and adjustment.

24. McIntosh MTI100

A $6500 price tag follows the McIntosh MTI100’s modern yet intentional amateurish electronic feel. This is because this turntable consists of an all-in-one media playback system incorporated into a sleek wooden finish. The list of capabilities and features is endless: power amplifier, Bluetooth receiver, auxiliary input, subwoofer output, vacuum tube preamplifier, a shielded phono preamplifier, digital audio coaxial and optical inputs, and a headphone jack. The belt drive consists of a manual speed change mechanism that allows for synchronization between the AC power and rotational speed and enables the most accurate playback possible. As the amalgam of all these features with so many capabilities, the McIntosh MTI100 is a must buy.

25. SME Model 15A

The SME Model 15A is based on aluminum towers supporting the plinth and platter of the turntable itself. Controls are present for buyers to adjust the height of the towers and the bearings are fitted as such under the platter to reduce vibrations. The SME Model 15A comes with the Model 309 SPM tonearm and will cost you around $13000. Alongside this, the Model 15A makes use of a moving coil that produces smooth and flawless sound, and by using washers underneath the physical vinyl itself, it creates a damping effect that improves the quality of the sound by reducing the vibration and distortion.

26. ION Audio Max LP

ION Audio Max LP – Three Speed Vinyl Conversion Turntable with Stereo Speakers, USB Output to Convert Vinyl Records to Digital Files and Standard RCA & Headphone Outputs – Natural Wood Finish
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With a barely noticeable price range of $100 – $150, the ION Audio Max is the best budget turntable out there right now. With a simple, amateur, entry-level wooden finish, the Audio Max LP offers the use of software through which you buyers can separate tracks and files and convert them to digital files on your portable file. With built-in stereo speakers, the Audio Max LP offers a very personal and connected listening experience and will fit right in with your immediate and enthusiastic music needs. A much-needed dust cover is included, a felt slip mat, and cables to connect with, all making the Audio Max LP the best turntable you can buy in its category.

ION Audio Max LP – Three Speed Vinyl Conversion Turntable with Stereo Speakers, USB Output to Convert Vinyl Records to Digital Files and Standard RCA & Headphone Outputs – Natural Wood Finish
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  • Rediscover your Treasured Record Collection - Max LP is a style-driven high quality 3-speed turntable (33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM) that plays every record in your collection, completed in a natural wood finish
  • The Style-Driven Centrepiece of Your Listening Experience - 1/8-inch Aux input to convert or playback from other media sources including cassette players/CD players; standard RCA outputs to connect to virtually all external speakers and HIFI separates
  • Room Filling Sound - On-board built in stereo speakers deliver punchy, crystal clear sound; no fuss, simply kick back and listen to your records!
  • Update Your Library - Convert tracks into digital files via USB onto your PC or Mac with the included ION Audio EZ conversion software
  • Everything You Need - Protective dust cover, 45 adapter, and felt slipmat included

27. Clearaudio Master Innovation

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Clearaudio’s 2nd turntable in this list is priced at a bewildering $28000. However, with its visionary design and next level features, it’s a must buy if you can afford it. The Master Innovation’s unprecedented stability and speed are achieved as a result of Clearaudio’s patented ceramic magnetic bearing, additional flywheel, and DC motor. Through the Optical Speed Control, it also makes use of an infra-red sensor to detect and adjust speeds automatically. Keeping in line with Clearaudio principles, a 5-year warranty is offered (just like the Concept’s 2-year warranty) with the turntable, and if you have the money, you aren’t going to find anything quite like this.

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28. Yamaha TT-S303

Yamaha TT-S303 Hi-Fi Vinyl Belt Drive Turntable – Piano Black
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Another outstanding middle tier turntable is the Yamaha TT-S303. At around $450, it provides the perfect blend of premium materials, functionality, and design. The minimalistic, slender black design will not be a standout in your aesthetic and will slide right in. The static, balanced tonearm allows for accurate pressure from the stylus while tracking and playing sound, and a high inertia platter allows stable rotation. Furthermore, the Yamaha TT-S303 has a built-in phono preamp for line/phono output and a rigid cabinet that deals with unwanted vibrations. If you crave a different way of listening to your records, just switch to the phono EQ amplifiers and connect your favorite device.

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  • Static balanced straight tone arm creates accurate stylus pressure for accurate tracking and sound reproduction
  • A rigid cabinet with large internal loss suppresses unnecessary vibration
  • Belt-driven high inertia platter with DC motor to achieve Stable rotation
  • Built-in phono preamp for line or phono output
  • Yamaha Piano Black finish that shows off your style and your records

29. OnkkCue DD

The OnkkCue DD is another addition to the list of elite tier turntables, priced at around $15000. With a direct drive plate and DSP speed control present, the OnkkCue DD has an odd yet interesting design that is funky, functional, and standout at the same time. A plinth of cast aluminum, pistonic suspension, and ceramic bearings are all on the list of features that allow for the playing of silent music with no unnecessary vibrations. The unique thing about OnkkCue DD is the usage of a User Interface through which buyers can set their preferences and save speed adjustments to access them later on quickly.

30. Rega Planar 2

The Rega Planar 2 is different from the first one and is offered in three colors, red, black, and white. Priced at almost $700, it houses the new RB220 tonearm paired with a low noise motor, acrylic plinth, and new central bearings. The new feet on which the structure is based allows for more stability and vibration reduction and the Rega Planar 2 also makes use of new ‘optiwhite’ for the build of the platter. To keep your new turntable in the best shape possible, covers and lids are also supplied, ensuring your turntable looks and feels like new every day of the week.

Rega Planar 2 Turntable with RB220 tonearm, Glass-platter and Carbon Cartridge (Gloss Black)
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  • RB220 Tonearm
  • Pre-Installed Carbon MM Cartridge
  • High-gloss acrylic laminated plinth
  • 11mm self-securing brass bearing,
  • Vibration-reducing feet

How Do Turntables Have Different Speeds?

All of this depends on the turntables’ needle and quality. Good-quality turntables are faster than their affordable counterparts. This is because they have special needles that help the record spin faster. The faster the record, the better the sound quality.

Which Turntables Are Best For Scratching?

The turntables listed in this blog are all good for scratching and creating music.

Where Can You Get Turntables Serviced?

Any shop that offers phonograph repairs will repair your turntable. But make sure that they are reliable and have experience. Check out reviews online before you choose your options.

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