Turntables have made a miraculous comeback, owing to both a love of all things vintage and to the fact that, well, nothing sounds quite like a turntable. It plays records the way that they’re meant to be heard, and so it’s no surprise that ye olde turntable is back. But, thanks to this sudden resurgence in popularity the market is full of all sorts of different types of turntables.
There are a lot of factors to consider when trying to pick out the best turntable for you – aesthetic style, sound quality, built in speakers or speaker-free, portability, versatility, and of course price. There’s a lot to take in here, bros. So we’re making it easy for you with these, the fifteen best turntables available on Amazon.
This is a great turntable that should meet the needs of most people. It’s fully automatic and plays two different speeds, 33-1/3 and 45 RPM, but since it’s not 1974 anymore, it also has a USB hookup so you can hook it up to your computer and convert vinyl records to digital files, or just use your computer as a receiver to play your records. You’ll need your own separate speakers, but other than that, this has everything you need, including a carbon fiber vinyl brush.
If you just need something a little simpler – not to mention more portable – pick up this briefcase-style turntable. It’s a more basic record player, but it has built in speakers, and, again, since we’re living in the future, it’s got Bluetooth capabilities so you can use it to stream music or convert your records to digital files.
This is a great little turntable, smaller than most, but that just means that it’s more portable. It’s also got USB hookups for all your modern needs, but the real draw is that it’s a quality turntable that plays multiple speeds and has pitch control, all with built-in speakers, and at a price that doesn’t feel like an investment.
Another portable suitcase style record player, this one plays three speeds – 33-1/3, 45 and 78 RPM – and has built-in speakers. It also has PC recording abilities and has inputs that allow you to hook it up to your home stereo system if you want better sound quality.
It’s pretty much the same deal with this suitcase style record player, only this one also has a built-in FM radio for added versatility.
This is a fully automatic belt-drive turntable, built from anti-vibration damping materials for better sound quality. Basically, dear friends, this is taking sound quality to another level. It adds a variety of advanced features not typically found on your basic turntable, all designed with one thing in mind: better sound. And really, isn’t that the whole point?
The draw here is simple: nostalgia. That’s because it looks like it was ripped straight from a 1950s diner and brought back to the future Marty McFly-style, only without the weird mom-flirting. The turntable itself is a three-speed Bluetooth capable deal, but it also includes a radio and a CD player in case you have non-vinyl music needs, and really, who doesn’t?
I’ll be honest here: at a certain point, there’s not a ton to differentiate these suitcase turntables. I could just cut and paste the description from the last one, but I won’t because I’m a professional. Shut up. Anyway, you know what you’re getting here, but the big draw for this one seems to be its rechargeability thanks to a lithium battery that will play music for up to three hours, so you can take this outdoors with you like a boss.
This is a cool higher-end turntable that is unique because it basically uses Audio Technica technology, only it’s not an Audio Technica and runs cheaper than the comparable Audio Technica model we already discussed. You might feel more comfortable rolling with the entire Audio Technica package, or you might be fine with the Fluance, which is basically powered by an Audio Technica cartridge. It’s good to have options, bros.
This turntable features three-speeds, has USB hookups and includes an FM radio and built-in speakers. Cool. No, it probably won’t deliver audiophilic bliss, but if you’re just a regular dude who wants a decent, pretty highly rated turntable for as little money as you can, well… you aren’t gonna beat this.
This is very similar to the 50s retro record player we talked about earlier. It’s got a record player, a CD player and a radio all built in, along with hi-fi speakers, computer hookups and all that jazz. It is a little bit higher-end, though, with a sapphire tipped ceramic needle that offers a little better clarity of sound. It’s a subtle difference, but if you’ve got the ear, it might make all the difference in the world.
The third Audio Technica model on the list, this is a step-up from the AT-LP60. It’s for people who need something more, but maybe don’t want to go full DJ with it. It has a variety of features, all designed for a better sound experience, including pitch control, and the ability to play your records forward and in reverse. In the end, it all comes down to how much “quality” you think you’ll need, and, of course, how much you want to spend.
This unique turntable has all the features you’d expect from a quality 21st century turntable (three speeds, USB connectivity, etc.), but what sets this one apart is that it also features CD-R and CD-RW recording capabilities. Basically, you can use this to record your albums, files and anything else to CDs, which is a great tool for anyone in the DIY music scene. Or for anyone who just wants as many ways as possible to enjoy their music.
First of all, it’s gorgeous. You’re not gonna find a better-looking turntable. Second, it’s just a kickass turntable. Instead of me laboring for ways to convince you, I’ll just let U-Turn explain it in their own words: “High-performance tables can be prohibitively expensive, and budget tables too often sacrifice quality for unnecessary features. So we set out to build a turntable that outperforms its price tag. By redesigning classic audiophile components and leaving out nonessentials, we created a remarkably simple table that provides warm and detailed sound.” Well, there you have it.
This is the best turntable you’re gonna find on Amazon right now. It’s a professional DJ turntable, with features that will allow you to use it at parties, at clubs, or anywhere you can do your DJ thing. And because it’s got to be good enough for professional DJs, it’s going to be more than good enough for listening to at home. It’s designed to stand up to heavier use, including a clearer sound at louder volumes. There’s no distortion here, just a wall of sound the way that it’s meant to be heard. And, really, that’s what a killer turntable is supposed to be all about.
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