What are the best turntables?

Whether you're a keen enthusiast of vinyls, someone getting into the classic way of DJ-ing, or simply want to listen to the old pile of records sitting in your attic, then turntables are the way to go. To help you get started on this endeavor, below are some of the best players you could use today!

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    #1Technics SL-1210GR

    Technics SL-1210GR

    Featuring a single-rotor and direct-drive, this digital vinyl player has a coreless motor and a 33, 45, and 78 RPM speed for fast start-ups. The product is also built with a die-cast aluminum top plate and platter and comes with detachable RCA cables.

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    Juan Santos
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "One of the best turntables in the market today! I got a year ago and until now the more is still powerful. It's perfectly adjusted and can take super high end cartridges. Its base also keep the whole player very much stable to lessen the vibrations! "
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    #2Audio-Technica LP120-USB

    Audio-Technica LP120-USB

    The Audio-Technica LP120-USB is a direct-drive turntable featuring a USB port made for transferring records. It has pitch controls with quartz lock, and you can also select from 33, 45, and 78 RPM speeds, and forward or reverse your music.


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    Shirley Wang
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "This has just about everything you could want from a vinyl player. Almost everything can be adjusted - from the playing speed, to arm level, cuing light, and the head shell so you can use other cartridges. It makes listening to old records 100000x easier!"
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    #3Pro-Ject Essential III

    Pro-Ject Essential III

    A turntable that runs on a belt drive and synchronous motor, the Pro-Ject Essential III has a DC-powered motor control designed to minimize vibrations and ensure stability. It also has an 8.6-inch aluminum tonearm with sapphire bearings.

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    Verónica Montiel
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "I recently decided to get back to listening to vinyls cause I have a LOT of old ones just collecting dust in the shelf. I bought this one on sale and I gotta say i'm very impressed with the sound quality. It gives a really great tune and it's very durable cause i left it running one night to play music while I sleep. really good!"
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    #4Denon DP-400

    Denon DP-400

    A semi-automatic turntable featuring a tonearm that automatically raises when your music is done playing. It has a built-in phono preamp and belt-driven platter. Users can also choose between 33-1/3, 45, and 78 RPM for playback speed.

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    Sun Yuan
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "My absolute favorite thing about this turntable is the detachable cover cause I can use it as an album sleeve display! It's genius. On top of that this turntable plays my music really well, i mean, the sound it gives is super smooth! I love it! "
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    #5Crosley C6

    Crosley C6

    The Crosley C6 turntable features a synchronous motor for low vibrations, plus an adjustable and manual return tone arm. It has a built-in pre-amp and a moving magnet cartridge. It also comes with turntable feet and a clear dust cover.


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    Andrés Carrillo
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "This is definitely the best turntable you can get under $200! Gives you a really good sound quality, and the cartridge is replaceable so you can switch between the built-in one or an external one, whichever you like best! "
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    #6 Numark PT01USB

     Numark PT01USB

    The Numark PT01USB comes with its own USB port and a built-in speaker. It has a ±10% pitch control and belt drive motor with speed settings of 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM. It can also convert 45s, 78s, and 12 in. records into digital files.


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    Vibhore Mistry
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "I sometimes do DJing gigs and i bring this with me all the time. It has a really nice pitch control, and gives you a lot of freedom in adjusting speeds, etc. Would def recommend if you want to get into the DJ scene the old way!"
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    #7Stanton T62

    Stanton T62

    The Stanton T.62 turntable comes with a direct-drive and straight tone arm. It features two speeds, 33 and 45 RPM, for playing, and two switches for starting or stopping your music. It also has a manual pitch adjustment of (+/- 10%)

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    Zachary King
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "The Stanton T62 is a great turntable for DJs. I have been using it for a couple of months now and wish that I had gotten it sooner. The straight arm is a definite must have for me now as it improves my scratch tracking."
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    #8Reloop RP-8000

    Reloop RP-8000

    Featuring an advanced quartz-driven direct drive, this hybrid turntable combines DJ technology and the classic turntable music output. You will be able to set samples and effects to easily add your personal touch to every song.




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    Shreya Chauhan
    Written on May 31, 2019
    "I'm a vinyl head and this is the music player i got at home cause the sound it registers is super smooth, the music really get to you. And it's really long lasting cause you can use it non stop in a day and it wont break!"
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    #9Crosley C100A-SI

    Crosley C100A-SI
    This cheap turntable is perfect for listening to vinyl for an affordable price. You will be able to adjust both the weight of the arm and pitch, for maximum customization and convenience.



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    Rodrigo Montiel
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "This is nice!"
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    #10Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB

    Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB

    The Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB is an excellent turntable featuring three reproduction speeds, high-accuracy pitch control, S-Shape tone arm with adjustable counterweight and USB cable and Audacity editing software compatible with Mac and Windows PC. 

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    Amanda Larson
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Audio Technica is a solid choice for a DJ. Might be a bit rudimentary for the more experienced DJs, but for amateurs and those just starting out, this is a great choice to get started with."
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    #11Numark TT250USB

    Numark TT250USB

    This professional direct-drive turntable is perfect for both DJs and all those who love to enjoy their favorite songs at maximum quality. You will be able to convert all your records to digital files thanks to the USB connection. 

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    Albert Phillips
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "The TT250 is wonderful. Back in the day, I used to hang out with some black friends as they'd spin, and miss those simpler times. This really brings me back. I don't pretend to have any sick skills, but I can scratch enough to fake it."
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    #12Pioneer DJ PLX-1000

    Pioneer DJ PLX-1000

    Pioneer Pro DJ PLX-1000 is a direct drive DJ turntable that has a multi-tempo control feature that lets you instantly pick up or slow down the track to +/-8%, +/-16%, while a simple reset button instantly reverts to +/-0%.

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    Adrián Franco
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "a very solid turntable for djing or just for playing vinyls "
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    #13Technics SL-1210Mk5

    Technics SL-1210Mk5

    This high-end turntable features a high torque, which will allow you to start very quickly: it will only take you 0.07 seconds to get the motor to start spinning your favorite vinyls, so you can enjoy your favorite music with the best quality.

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    Roger Espona
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "The best turntable ever. If you pretend to be a vinyl Dj forget about any other turntable and get 2 "technics"...."
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    #14Pioneer DDJ-RZX

    Pioneer DDJ-RZX

    The Pioneer DDJ-RZX is one of the most feature-laden DJ controllers in the market, as it features a Pioneer Nexus type of workflow with top-quality video mixing capabilities.

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    #15Numark NV II

    Numark NV II

    The Numark NV II features a dual-screen controller with new display options to enable playing with your laptop out of sight. It boasts an upgraded layout with clear markings and touch-capacitive knobs for fast and responsive operation.

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    #16Gemini TT-1100USB

    Gemini TT-1100USB
    This Gemini TT-1100USB is a DJ turntable with a manual belt-drive motor and can be connected to a PC or a Mac device through USB. It has a soft-touch motor on/off button, three one-touch speed buttons, and a pitch slider.
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    Kenneth Harris
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "Nice turntable. Large, heavy and sturdy. It sounds really great but you'll need cleaner for your records as this player picks up every sound. "
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    #17Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB

    Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB

    This Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB is a professional DJ turntable that can be connected to a computer through USB. It has a direct drive high-torque multi-pole motor and a three-speed selection.

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    Jack Cole
    Written on March 25, 2018
    "DJ's looking for that special turntable need not look further than the Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB. A professional turntable that can be connected to the computer via USB, it has a direct drive motor for reliability as well as three speed selector to handle all types of vinyl. A good choice overall."
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    #18Hercules DJControl Compact

    Hercules DJControl Compact

    This Hercules DJControl Compact is a portable mixer with turntables. It has two 2.95" jog wheels which have 4 modes, 2 EQ controls, and a pitch slider each. It has a fully functional mixer can be connected to devices using USB.

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    Aadhya Vyas
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "My friend has been trying to teach me about DJ stuff and I know he has the Hercules DJControl Compact mixer. There are a lot of functions yet I was able to figure out how to connect it and use the main functions very quickly. "
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    #19Numark PT01 Scratch

    Numark PT01 Scratch
    The Numark PT01 Scratch is portable turntable with a built-in DJ scratch switch, speaker, & carrying handle. It also has a mini-jack line which enables you to hook up an external input, so that you can run beats from a looper.
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    Melissa Jones
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "Turntables that have a lot of functionality are key. The Numark PT01 Scratch is a portable kit that will get the job done."

Summary

Best What are the best turntables
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Technics SL-1210GRMusic 20 Paid
2Audio-Technica LP120-USBMusic 15 Paid
3Pro-Ject Essential IIIMusic 4 Paid
4Denon DP-400Music 3 Paid
5Crosley C6Music 3 Paid
6 Numark PT01USBMusic 3 Paid
7Stanton T62Electronics 1 Paid
8Reloop RP-8000 Music 1 Paid
9Crosley C100A-SI Electronics 0 Paid
10Audio Technica AT-LP120-USBElectronics 0 Paid
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