Best turntables and record players for listening to your vinyl
Vinyl Records – Get Into What’s Hip Again!
If you’re a music fan of “a certain age”, you’re probably all too familiar with the taste of nostalgia that comes with fond memories of vinyl records spinning on a turntable. Get ready for a blast from the past and join in on the hip trend that’s making a come-back; vinyl is back!
The sound of a vinyl record emits a certain warmth and richness that digital media can’t replicate. That, plus a level of convenience that makes it easier to spend the time searching through your collection to find the perfect match for your mood is part of what makes vinyl so great! And if you’re going to listen to it, you may as well have the right hardware to do it right. So let’s take a look at some of the best turntables and record players to get you rocking.
Audio Technica LP60X
Anyone who’s anyone knows the name Audio Technica, so this one seemed like a no-brainer. It’s a clean and straightforward turntable that doesn’t require you to break the bank and has all the basics you need for great sound. It even supports 33 1/3, 45 and 75 rpm speeds, so you can play whatever type of vinyl you’re in the mood for. Add in the simple setup and it’s easy to see why this one is top of the list.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon
The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon is the perfect choice for high-end sound quality that won’t break the bank. It features a carbon tonearm and a low noise synchronous motor, as well as a high precision belt drive that makes it ideal for serious music fans. While it may take a bit of setup to get it up and running, it’s worth the extra time. Plus, it can play a variety of speed and even has adjustable anti-skate Counterweight.
Sony PSLX310BT Belt Driven Turntable
This one is for the tech-savvy. The Sony PSLX310BT is a wireless belt driven turntable that you can use to play records from your phone or laptop! So no matter how much or how little experience you have with turntables, this one has something for everyone, tech-savvy or not. It even has a phono pre-amp built in and a low vibration so you can enjoy your vinyl without annoying hums and clicks.
U-Turn Audio Orbit
The U-Turn Audio Orbit is a great option for budget conscious consumers who still want great sound. It features a belt driven design, a AudioNote® AT-91 cartridge, and an anti-skate adjustment weights. But, if you’re looking for people convenience, you’re out of luck with this one; this is all about sound quality.
Crosley Cruiser III
If you’re looking for a simple, compact option then consider the Crosley Cruiser III. It’s a colorful, portable turntable that you can carry with you wherever you go. It has the usual 33 1/3 and 45 rpm settings and has a built-in headphone jack for private listening.
So Light That Needle Up and Have Fun!
Now that you’re in the know of some of the best turntables and record players out there, all that’s missing is you, so get out that record collection, light that needle up and have fun!