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During the process of creating this buying guide, we looked through every important aspect of each turntables available on the current market. Our list of the best products is as objective and trustworthy as it could be. However, we still advice you to make your own research before buying a turntables.

You might have already noticed that there are hundreds of various turntables on the market. Manufacturers present new models of turntables every year, making the choice even harder. We made this buying guide to assist you to buy the right turntables for you.

Our Pick: Best Turntables of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
4.8
Audio-technica At-lp120-usb Direct-drive Professional Turntable 1. Audio-technica At-lp120-usb Direct-drive Professional Turntable (Editor’s Choice)
Selectable internal stereo phono preamplifier and usb connection to your mac or windows computer.
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4.5
Audio Technica At-lp60bk Fully Automatic Belt-drive Stereo Turntable 2. Audio Technica At-lp60bk Fully Automatic Belt-drive Stereo Turntable
33 1/3 and 45 rpm.
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4.5
U-Turn Audio 3. U-Turn Audio
Features the award-winning ortofon 2m red cartridge, which delivers open and dynamic sound without coloring your music.
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4.0
Fluance Rt80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable 4. Fluance Rt80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable
High performance audio technica cartridge produces outstanding clarity.
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4.0
Innovative Technology Vsc-550bt-tq Victrola Vintage 3-speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable 5. Innovative Technology Vsc-550bt-tq Victrola Vintage 3-speed Bluetooth Suitcase Turntable
Built-in bluetooth to wirelessly play music from your bluetooth enabled device.
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4.0
Audio-technica At-lp60-usb Fully Automatic Belt-drive Stereo Turntable 6. Audio-technica At-lp60-usb Fully Automatic Belt-drive Stereo Turntable
Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with rca output cables to connect to audio systems and powered speakers.
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3.8
1byone Belt-drive 3-speed Stereo Turntable 7. 1byone Belt-drive 3-speed Stereo Turntable
Transform audio from vinyl records into mp3 format files for later playback on your computer and mobile devices.
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3.8
Denon Dp-300f Fully Automatic Analog Turntable 8. Denon Dp-300f Fully Automatic Analog Turntable
Tone arm action starts and stops automatically using gentle lifting and lowering motions to protect your vinyl.
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3.3
1byone Belt Driven Bluetooth Turntable 9. 1byone Belt Driven Bluetooth Turntable
The ability to transform audio from vinyl records into usb mp3 format and save it on your mp3 player.
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3.3
Audio Technica At-lp120bk-usb Direct-drive Professional Turntable 10. Audio Technica At-lp120bk-usb Direct-drive Professional Turntable
Direct-drive, high-torque motor, includes professional cartridge and head-shell.
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Style
5/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Audio-Technica ATLP120 USB 13.9 x 6 x 17.8 inches 27 pounds
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Note: kindly review the videos under the image section and user manual under product details for set up and user guidance. S-shaped tone arm assembly with adjustable counterweight, anti-skate adjustment, tone-arm height adjustment and lock. Selectable internal stereo phono preamplifier and usb connection to your mac or windows computer. Selectable 33-1/3.45, and 78 rpm speeds; +/-10 percent or +/-20 percent pitch adjust; high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock. Includes usb cable and mac and pc-compatible audacity software, switchable built-in preamplifier with line-level rca output cables. Direct-drive, high-torque motor, includes professional cartridge and head-shell. Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator.

If you are purchasing the product for a sales area outside the usa, you should consider purchasing the turntable from your sales region. This unit is set to operate on 120v ac.

 

 
The Good
Includes usb cable
Selectable internal stereo phono preamplifier
S-shaped tone arm assembly
The Bad
It is impossible to find any flaws in this product.
 

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Audio-Technica ATLP60 BK 18 x 16 x 6 inches 8.55 pounds
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Integral dual magnet phono cartridge with replaceable diamond stylus. Signal-to-noise ratio: 50 db (din-b). Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with rca output cables to connect to audio systems and powered speakers. Power supply requirements: 120v ac.60 hz.3w. 2 speed turntable – 33 1/3 and 45 rpm. Anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter. If you are purchasing the product for a sales area outside the usa, you should consider purchasing the turntable from your sales region. This unit is set to operate on 120v ac.

 

 
The Good
2 speed turntable
Integral dual magnet phono cartridge
Fully automatic operation
Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier
The Bad
Some users claim that the assembly quality is very low.
It is too expensive for what you get.
 

 

 
№ 3. U-Turn Audio, Orbit Special Turntable (walnut)
 

Style
3/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
U-Turn Audio R105WNAORD 17.7 pounds
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Acrylic platter provides improved speed consistency and clearer, more detailed playback. External belt drive eliminates motor noise and ensures speed consistency (33/45 rpm). Precision gimbal tonearm for accurate tracking and low distortion. Features internal anti-skate and adjustable counterweight. Solid hardwood plinth in your choice of flatcut maple or rift walnut. Features the award-winning ortofon 2m red cartridge, which delivers open and dynamic sound without coloring your music. Includes cue lever for easy tonearm operation.

 

 
The Good
Precision gimbal tonearm
Acrylic platter provides improved speed consistency
Includes cue lever
Solid hardwood plinth in your choice
The Bad
Professionals will not find it useful.
The manufacturer did a bad job assembling the product.
 

 

 
№ 4. Fluance Rt80 High Fidelity Vinyl Turntable Record Player with Premium Cartridge, Diamond Stylus, Belt Drive, Built-in Preamp, Adjustable Counterweight and Anti-skating, Glossy Black Wood Cabinet
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Fluance RT80 13.8 x 16.5 x 5.5 inches 16 pounds
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Each turntable is beautifully crafted with thick, engineered wood, incorporating isolation feet & an aluminum platter 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. High performance audio technica cartridge produces outstanding clarity. The diamond tipped stylus is designed to track your record grooves with precision & accuracy for high definition audio. Premium components allow this high fidelity belt driven turntable to produce a pure analog listening experience that recreates the performance the way the artist intended.

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 Good
Captivating signal clarity is produced
Perfect playback using
Each turntable is beautifully crafted
The Bad
Similar products are much cheaper.
 

Is there a way to get my money back for a turntables?

Shop has a customer-friendly return policy, which means that you will not have any difficulties returning your money. If there is something wrong with your turntables, you only need to contact the customer support and ask for a refund. However, you should carefully read the item’s description before buying a turntables.

 

 
 

Style
5/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Construction
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Victrola VSC-550BT-TQ 16.6 x 7.3 x 12.8 inches 8.45 pounds
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Three-speed turntable (33 1/3.45.78 rpm) plays all of your vinyl records and favorite albums. Built-in bluetooth to wirelessly play music from your bluetooth enabled device. 3.5mm aux-in for playing music from any non-bluetooth device, rca aux-in and headphone jack. Power, on, off, volume control knob. Auto or manual stop selection switch. Portable suitcase design with easy carry handle.

 

 
The Good
Built-in stereo speakers
Built-in bluetooth
3.5mm aux-in
Portable suitcase design
Three-speed turntable
The Bad
Considering the price, the material quality could be better.
 

 

 
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
2/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Audio-Technica ATLP60 USB 18 x 6 x 16 inches 8.8 pounds
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Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with rca output cables to connect to audio systems and powered speakers. Fully automatic belt-aturntable operation with two speeds: 33 1/3.45 rpm. Convert your vinyl records to digital audio files with audacity; mac- and pc-compatible. Anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter, power supply requirements – 120v ac.60 hz.3w. If you are purchasing the product for a sales area outside the usa, you should consider purchasing the turntable from your sales region. This unit is set to operate on 120v ac.

 

 
The Good
Convert your vinyl records
Fully automatic belt-aturntable operation
Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier
The Bad
It stopped working after three months of use.
Professionals will not find it useful.
 

 

 
№ 7. 1byone Belt-drive 3-speed Stereo Turntable with Built In Speakers, Natural Wood (471na-0003)
 

Style
3/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
1byone 471NA-0003 13 x 11.8 x 5 inches 6.13 pounds
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Vinyl-to-mp3 recording – transform audio from vinyl records into mp3 format files for later playback on your computer and mobile devices. Great styling – beautiful wooden appearance, protective dust cover, and convenient front panel with playback controls. Rca output – easily connect your turntable to your own home sound system. Front-facing stereo speakers – full-spectrum sound to properly listen to both your vinyl records and mp3s using a usb key. Selectable speeds – 33 / 45 / 78 rpm speed settings with included 45-rpm adaptor so you can play every vinyl in your collection.

 

 
The Good
Great styling
Front-facing stereo speakers
Selectable speeds
Vinyl-to-mp3 recording
The Bad
Not recommended for daily use.
 

 

 
 

Style
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
3/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Denon DP300F 15 x 17.1 x 4.8 inches 14.65 pounds
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Moving-magnet (mm) cartridge headshell is removable. Turntable sheet is 5mm thick; uses hologram vibration analysis to improve its ability to hold a record. Designed with a heavier base construction to decrease vibration for superior performance. Dc servo motor and belt drive system with rotation speeds of 33 1/3 or 45 rpm. Tone arm action starts and stops automatically using gentle lifting and lowering motions to protect your vinyl.

 

 
The Good
Turntable sheet is 5mm thick
Dc servo motor
Tone arm action starts
The Bad
It stopped working after three months of use.
 

 

 
№ 9. 1byone Belt Driven Bluetooth Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speaker, Vintage Style Record Player, Vinyl-to-mp3 Recording, Natural Wood
 

Style
3/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Construction
2/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
1byone 471NA-0002 17 x 14 x 6.2 inches 10.54 pounds
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Traditional style, solid wood appearance & dust cover – with selectable 33 / 45 / 78 prm speeds settings. Built-in full range stereo speakers – the stereo active 2-way crossover system creates an optimized sound and clarity across all genres of music. Bluetooth & plug and play – compatible with all of your favorite devices (iphone, android, smartphone, tablet, pc, usb-mp3 player, etc). Classic turntable design with modern technology – a balanced blend of modernity and mid-century charm, but with all modern key features. Vinyl-to-mp3 recording – the ability to transform audio from vinyl records into usb mp3 format and save it on your mp3 player.

 

 
The Good
Bluetooth & plug
Traditional style
Classic turntable design
Vinyl-to-mp3 recording
Built-in full range stereo speakers
The Bad
It is easy to break because of poor assembly.
May be uncomfortable for tall people.
 

 

 
 

Style
3/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Construction
5/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
Audio-Technica ATLP120 USB BK 13.9 x 17.7 x 6.1 inches 27.2 pounds
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Includes usb cable and mac and pc-compatible audacity software, switchable built-in preamplifier with line-level rca output cables. Selectable 33-1/3.45, and 78 rpm speeds; +/-10 percent or +/-20 percent pitch adjust; high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock. If you are purchasing the product for a sales area outside the usa, you should consider purchasing the turntable from your sales region. This unit is set to operate on 120v ac. S-shaped tone arm assembly with adjustable counterweight, anti-skate adjustment, tone-arm height adjustment and lock. Selectable internal stereo phono preamplifier and usb connection to your mac or windows computer.

Direct-drive, high-torque motor, includes professional cartridge and head-shell. Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator.

 

 
The Good
S-shaped tone arm assembly
Selectable 33-1/3.45
Includes usb cable
Selectable internal stereo phono preamplifier
The Bad
The instruction manual has many mistakes.
 

What if a receive a wrong item instead of the turntables I ordered?

There is no need to worry since the support team will help you to return your money or replace the wrong item with the chosen turntables. Simply contact a support agent and describe your situation to get all the required help.

What should be the warranty period for a good turntables?

We highly recommend you to buy turntablesfrom brands that offer prolonged warranty. If something goes wrong and your turntables breaks down, you will be able to repair it without spending a single penny. Most companies offer a two-year warranty for their products.

What do I need to check before choosing a turntables?

You can find out everything you need to know about any specific turntables at our site before buying it. That is why we like this marketplace so much: it offers a very convenient website with “Compare” feature, as well as hundreds of user reviews. Read them to understand whether a turntables is suitable for you.

Should I get a turntables with a lifetime warranty?

Every manufacturer offer various warranty terms. Some companies sell turntableswith a lifetime warranty, while the others only offer one-year or two-year protection. The cheapest models usually do not have any warranties at all. We think that five-year warranty is more than enough for the most turntables.

Are new turntablessupposed to be expensive?

Obviously, a good turntables cannot be very cheap. If you want to buy a decent product, you should not be trying to save money on it. We recommend you to order the best models from our list of the best turntablesif you can afford it.

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