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The 9 Best Turntables for Your Vinyl Collection (2022)

Biggest Selling Vinyl the point is not the sound. It is the physical experience: shiny and delicate discs; boldly written cover notes; blankets you want to frame and hang on your wall; and the way the stylus spins across the serrated surface, magically reproducing the music of your favorite artists.

Maybe you’ve always been interested in building a setup for listening to LPs and 45s, but don’t know where to start. Maybe you’re like WIRED editor Julian Chokkattu, who owned a record but no platinum to play it. Maybe you are just looking for an upgrade. No problem: there are loads of great turntables 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 favorites at the moment, from utilitarian and economy classics to more luxurious options for those looking for audiophile quality sound.

Be sure to check out our other audio guides, including the Best equipment to learn music and the Best Podcasting Equipment.

Update February 2022: We have added the Pro-Ject A1 Automat.

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