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Best Record Players & Turntables of 2022

Okay, audiophiles, music lovers, and record player newbies. I am a firm believer that you just can’t beat the sound of a record player. So today I am here to let you in on the best turntables or “record players” you can buy today. This is not a review of the vintage players out there but the modern devices. Enjoy.

#1 Audio-Technica AT-LPW40WN Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable

One of the best classic turntables out there. Fully Manual, Belt-Drive, let's call it old school…I say the best way to describe it is, professional entry-level as it's bare-bones, but very well made. Plays 2 speeds 33-1/3 and 45. It is equipped with a built-in selectable phono preamp & the AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet cartridge. A solid turn table and the choice of many.

#2 Audio-Technica AT-LP120XBT-USB

This is probably the best starter turntable for the money. It has all the features you may ever need. Direct Drive, Cast Aluminum Platter, Bluetooth, USB for direct to computer recording, has all 3 speeds, and includes the AT-VM95E Stylus. Even the DJs like this guy… it has pitch control and the drive is super-responsive. For under $300, please…what a deal.

For the money, an excellent turntable, that is for sure. Premium components, belt-driven to provide that pure analog experience that recreates the performance. It's High-performance Audio Technica AT 91 cartridge produces outstanding clarity. What can I say? I like it.

This is a beautiful, fully automatic, weighted belt-driven turntable that is under $500. It sounds as good as it looks. Modern style, superior audio, play all 3 speeds, auto start/stop, built-in equalizer, and did I mention gorgeous.

#5 Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT

Here’ is the Bluetooth turntable that's perfect for newbies. If you never had a turn table in your life, want to get into it, see if you like it, and in the process, burn some vinyl to your computer…this is a quick & inexpensive way to do just that.

#6 Fluance RT85 Turntable

Easily, one of the best turntables for the money. In fact, several of my subscribers were telling me to check this one out and yes…you were right, thank you. Professional features like the Ortofon 2M Blue Cartridge, isolated motor, acrylic platter, and more. Under $500, this is a steal.

#7 Marantz TT-15S1

This is a professional-grade, high-end turn table for the true audiophile and probably not the first-time turntable buyer. I am still a little intimidated by this guy. It requires some reading and a little more knowledge to set up properly than the other turntables on this list so far put if you are serious. It is only a rent payment.

#8 Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO, Audiophile Turntable

Here’s the one that I typically recommend the most. It’s also the one most people purchase on my Amazon shop. Carbon Fiber tonearm, Electronic Speed Selection, and a pre-mounted Sumiko Rainier Cartridge. A Serious Table that won’t break the bank. And it comes in all those crazy colors.

Well alright, I hope that was somewhat helpful…it gives you 8 choices and may narrow down your options.

Check all those links as they each have a gazillion reviews. Real the good, the bad and decide.

Until we stream again my friends…



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