Ion Air LP
One of the most useful things about the Ion Air LP is its integrated Bluetooth transmitter, which allows you to stream the music from your favorite records to any wireless speaker within a 10-meter range. It could really use a counterbalance, though.
- Also has rca outputs
- Glossy piano black finish
- Pairing can be finicky
Victrola Nostalgic Aviator
The Victrola Nostalgic Aviator is available in six elegant colors, so it will become as much a part of your decor as it will your stereo experience. It can archive your analog media directly to your computer, a CD, or a memory stick.
- Bluetooth for easy streaming
- No software or external pc required
- Integrated speakers aren't the best
The Pyle PLTTB3U has a built-in preamp, making it easy to integrate with modern audio systems. It boasts a slim profile and a variable pitch slider for fine-tuning playback. Its start/stop button can cause the needle to jump, though.
- Includes insert for 45 rpm records
- Removable dust cover
- Software is out of date
The Teac LP-R660 is the rare all-in-one model that offers a good performance across all of its features. From easy-to-navigate controls to high-fidelity audio components, this convenient model can handle all of your analog media.
- Also plays cassette tapes
- Can record straight to cd
- Takes up a lot of space
Sony PSHX500 Hi Res
If all you want to do is rip vinyl to your computer, there are few options better than the Sony PSHX500 Hi Res . It has a selectable integrated phono preamp and can upgrade the quality of your recordings to a 5.6 MHz digital signal.
- Nice and warm tone
- Die-cast aluminum platter
- Belt-driven motor
Stanton T.92 MKII
Nightclub DJs across the country appreciate the Stanton T.92 MKII for its smooth-operating brushless motor that powers a direct drive that’s ideal for scratching. It’s a reliable instrument that offers consistent rotational speed and high-fidelity sound.
- Includes deckadance mixing software
- Digital s-pdif output
- Electronic brake system
Numark NTX1000 Professional
With the nuanced tone arm adjustments on the Numark NTX1000 Professional , you can control everything from the position and weight of its counterbalance to the specific height of the cartridge, ensuring you won’t have the needle scraping across valuable albums.
- Vibration-resistant housing
- High-torque motor
- Cannot play 78s
The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB is a professional-grade choice that’s ideal for producers, audiophiles, and other music enthusiasts. It features a stroboscopic calibration system and a quartz lock for pitch-free speed adjustments.
- Hydraulic damper on arm
- Can also spin in reverse
- Dual magnet cartridge
The Pioneer PLX-500-K can reliably play 33s, 45s, and 78s, with a useful indicator that helps you make sure those speeds are running accurately and consistently. It also boasts a highly adjustable counterbalance system to meet the grooves of any vinyl.
- Integrated sleeve stand
- Mac and pc compatibility
- Slip mat included
The spartan appearance of the Audio-Technica AT-LP5 hides a professional-quality piece of equipment that faithfully reproduces the intricate mixes of vintage records. It’s engineered with perfect sound in mind, making it well worth the high price.
- Proprietary at95ex stereo cartridge
- Analog output also sounds great
- Retro-styled tonearm tracks smoothly