Biggest Vinyl Sale point is not the sound. It’s the physical experience: bright and delicate records; large written liner notes; covers you want to frame and hang on your wall; and, of course, the way the stylus rotates on the cracked surface, reproducing the music of your favorite artists as if by magic.
Maybe you’ve always been interested in building a setup to listen to LP and 45, but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re like WIRED review editor Julian Chokkattu, who owns a record but not turntables to play on. Maybe you’re just looking for an update. No problem: there are tons of great disc players to choose from, and most of them connect easily to any audio system you already have. I’ve tried several options, and these are my current favorites — from classic utilitarian, budget-friendly to more luxurious options for those looking for an audiophile quality sound.
Updated June 2021: We’ve added a new category for the “most beautiful turntables,” in which we’ve included the Pro-Ject T1 Houseplant Edition as well as other Pro-Ject themed models.
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