The 9 best turntables for your vinyl collection (2021): Fluance, Pro-Ject, Audio Technica


Biggest vinyl sale the point is not the sound. It is the physical experience: shiny and delicate records; wholesale liner notes; blankets that you want to frame and hang on your wall; and, of course, the way the stylus spins across the jagged surface, magically reproducing the music of your favorite artists.

Maybe you’ve always been interested in building a setup for listening to vinyl records and 45s, but you don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re like Julian Chokkattu, editor-in-chief of WIRED Reviews, who owned a record but no turntable to play it. Maybe you are just looking for an upgrade. No problem: there are plenty of record players to choose from and most of them will easily connect to any sound system you already own. I’ve tested quite a few options, and these are my current favorites, from utility and budget classics to more luxurious options for those looking for audiophile-grade sound.

Be sure to check out our other audio guides, including the best gear for learning music and the best podcasting gear.

Update June 2021: We have added a new category for ‘most beautiful turntables’, in which we have included the Pro-Ject T1 Houseplant Edition as well as other Pro-Ject themed models.

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