Top Picks Turntables

Monolith By Monoprice Belt-Drive Turntables: $250
While it is possible to spend less, the Monolith turntable marks a perfect entry point for a turntable that sounds good, offers a host of hookup options — including USB and Bluetooth — and offers a clear upgrade path. The belt-driven table comes partially set up and is fitted with an Audio-Technica AT-VM95E phono cartridge, which is arguably the best cartridge you can buy for less than $100. (October/November 2022, Read Full Review)
Sony PS-HX500 Hi-Res USB Turntable: $599
This is no ordinary USB turntable. With analog and digital outputs, and a built-in phono preamp, the Sony PS-HX500 has everything you need to bring your vinyl collection into the 21st century. Not only that but this manual belt-drive table is the only one we know of that spits out Hi-Res DSD and PCM files. How cool is that? (May 2016, Read Full Review)
Technics SL-1200GR Turntable: $1,699
Vinyl lives! And what better way to experience treasured records — past and present — than with the Mother of All Turntables, the iconic Technics SL-1200, re-engineered and resurrected as the SL-1200 GR (and one of our 2017 Top Picks of the Year ). Comparing the SL-1200GR favorably to tables costing much more, LP enthusiast Michael Trei called it “the long-awaited return of the best-selling high-performance turntable in history.” (February/March 2018, Read Full Review)