Turntables

Turntables

The recent resurgence in vinyl has prompted a similar interest in turntables. Some people do buy vinyl for the artwork, but for those of us wanting to actually listen to the records there is now a bewildering array of equipment available. To make life simple we have hand-picked a range of models which we believe provide outstanding value for money, from entry level right through to award-winning “hi-fi” brands.

Our entry level

The Lenco L85 (£109.99) is a funky looking turntable which earned a 4 star review from What Hi-Fi magazine, no mean feat for a so-called budget model. It has it’s own pre-phono stage which means you can connect it directly to active speakers without having to buy an amplifier. It also has a USB output which means you can copy your much loved vinyl to digital formats. Available in black, white, grey and red.

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By the way, this model teams up very nicely with our Edifier R1280db multimedia speakers (£119.99). So for a total cost of less than £230 you can have a modern high quality sounding system to play your vinyl on.

Mid-range

The Audio-Technica AT-LP3  (£199) is a fully automatic turntable, the winner of What Hi-Fi’s “Best turntable under £200” award in 2017. It too has it’s own pre-phono stage so you don’t have to buy a separate amplifier, but you can switch this off if you want to run it through the phono input on an amplifier instead, giving you great versatility.

Connnect this to a pair of Edifier R1850db speakers (159.99) for a fantastic sounding system.

For those wanting an even more enjoyable listening experience, we stock several models that will fit the bill.

Pro-Ject Primary (£149)

What Hi-Fi gave this a 5 star review, noting its easy set-up and  “clean, balanced and up-for-it sound”. A solid, easy to use deck which gives an “entertainingly clean, balanced and up-for-it sound”. Perfect for anyone looking for an inexpensive step into the hi-fi world.

 

Audio Technica AT-LP60XBT (£179)

A quality fully automatic Bluetooth belt-drive turntable. Pair it with Bluetooth speakers or headphones and away you go!

 

Pro-Ject Essential III (£239)

This is Pro-ject’s improved version of the award winning Essential II. A very stylish turntable which comes complete with the high quality Ortofon  OM 10 cartridge as standard.

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Audio Technica AT-LP120XUSB (£249)

Paying tribute to the vintage aesthetics of the Technics SL1200 this affordable direct drive turntable is sturdily built and comes fully loaded with features.

Top of our range 

Rega Planar 1 (£249)

The latest version of Rega’s best-selling turntable was given a 5 star review by What Hi-Fi magazine, as well as the accolade of “Best turntable under £500”. It’s very user-friendly and can be set up in seconds after unpacking. Sounds really good too!

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Audio Technica AT-LP5 (£349)

“If you want a turntable you can plug straight into your amp and play, with the added bonus of USB output, there is nothing better at this price; the AT-LP5 sounds fantastic” (What Hi-Fi – 5 star review)

Rega Planar 2 (£399)

Another What Hi-Fi 5 star review: “Rega’s redesign of a classic turntable retains the great sound and simple set up”.

 

Please note that both of the Rega turntables are also available in “Plus” versions which incorporate a built-in phono stage, allowing you to connect directly to powered speakers without having to go through an amplifier.

 

 

 

 

 

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