What are the best turntables

The best turntables

May 19, 2021 Records are not to be killed. Accordingly, there is always a need for new turntables. Most current models require manual operation: the user starts the motor, moves the tonearm with the stylus (pickup system) over the record and lowers the stylus with the tonearm lift. Very simple models also do without the tonearm lift. Most turntables are suitable for LPs with 33 revolutions per minute as well as for singles, maxis and special pressings with 45 rpm. The switchover takes place via a switch, in the case of models with a simple structure also by placing the drive belt on the motor on a larger pulley. The connections require attention: models with built-in amplifiers (which then often also have a USB connection) can be connected to any stereo amplifier and active speakers. If no amplifier is installed, a so-called phono input is required on the stereo system. The USB connections are used to digitize the music from records on the connected computer and to save it as a music file.

  • extensive equipment
  • good pickup
  • sounds a bit dull
  • imitation design unimaginative
  • precisely manufactured mechanics
  • good sound quality
  • built-in preamplifier with USB
  • Feet on the housing cannot be adjusted in height
  • Well-balanced sound with warm balance and good dynamics
  • Uncomplicated fully automatic
  • Fine workmanship
  • Feet not height adjustable
  • Clean, detailed sound
  • Good pickup
  • Extensive equipment with preamplifier
  • Tonearm stored a bit wobbly
  • A little cautious in the bass
  • Tonearm bearings run smoothly and without play
  • Quiet engine running
  • Electronic speed changeover
  • Well pre-assembled
  • Good preamp built in
  • Adjusting the tracking force cumbersome
  • No anti-skating setting
  • Chic design
  • Good sound quality
  • High quality mechanics
  • Supplied software for digitizing
  • No speed adjustment
  • Feet not height adjustable
  • Fully automatic
  • good mechanics
  • good sound quality
  • no built-in preamplifier (phono input required, model variant CS 435-1 with amplifier)
  • Well equipped with preamplifier and USB
  • Good workmanship
  • A bit expensive for the sound quality offered
  • Ordinary processing
  • Built-in amplifier
  • Electronic switching between 33 and 45 revolutions
  • Good synchronization
  • Tonearm has some bearing play
  • Quiet running noises from the engine
  • Built-in phono preamplifier and sound card
  • Pickup and cable included
  • Replacement needles very cheap