Audiophile Turntable and Vinyl Reviews

Look through our collection of audiophile turntables and vinyl accessories to find your analog happy place!

Audiophile Turntable and Vinyl Reviews

U-turn Audio Orbit Plus reviewed

U-Turn Orbit Plus Turntable Reviewed

Vinyl has witnessed a remarkable resurgence in recent years, capturing the hearts of music enthusiasts seeking an immersive and nostalgic audio experience and a disconnect from an increasingly online world. As the demand for audiophile turntables continues to grow, music enthusiasts are… Read More »

More Audiophile Turntable and Vinyl Reviews

NAD C 558 Audiophile Turntable from the top down

NAD C 558 Turntable Reviewed

The NAD C 558 (buy at Amazon) is a well-crafted, audiophile-grade, belt-driven turntable that is priced fairly but not quite at the bargain-basement levels you’ll often see from more mainstream brands. NAD’s top turntable sets itself apart in its class by use… Read More »

VPI Classic Turntable Reviewed by Paul Wilson

VPI Industries Classic Signature Turntable Reviewed

When Harry Weisfeld founded VPI Industries in 1978, he probably could have never imagined his modest company, initially known for making record weights and isolation bases, would become the market leader it is today. His first commercially successful turntable was… Read More »

Rekkord F300 turntable reviewed

Rekkord F300 Turntable Reviewed

Rekkord Audio is a company I wasn’t familiar with until I recently launched into a series of affordable record player reviews, but I have since learned that they’ve been in the turntable business for half a century and have a… Read More »

Luxman PD-151 Turntable reviewed

Luxman PD-151 Mark II Turntable Reviewed

Luxman Corporation has a solid reputation for very high build quality, and while not necessarily or even exclusively budget oriented, their products are not out-of-reach expensive. Such is the case with the recently released Luxman PD-151 Mark II turntable. As with… Read More »

The Andover Audio Spindeck 2 turntable rocking a green bit of vinyl

Andover Audio SpinDeck 2 Turntable Reviewed

The Andover SpinDeck 2 (buy at Amazon) is a belt-drive turntable that uses a jazzy AT-3600 phono cartridge from Audio-Technica. With a price tag of just $299, this product is aimed at entry-level listeners, and Andover has added some thoughtful features that will… Read More »

The Music Hall Classic Turntable reviewed

Music Hall Classic Turntable Reviewed 

The Music Hall Classic turntable (buy at Amazon) features an intriguing mix of traditional design elements and modern technology and features. The turntable comes packaged with a tonearm and cartridge, which are partially assembled so the listener can go from unboxing to… Read More »

PS Audio Stellar Phono Stage reviewed

PS Audio Stellar Phono Preamplifier Reviewed

When Paul McGowan and Stan Warren founded PS Audio in 1973, their first product was a standalone phono preamp. After several different design iterations, the PS Audio Phono Preamplifier was introduced in 1975. Now, some 48 years later, PS Audio… Read More »

Audio-Technica LPW-50BT Audiophile Turntable reviewed

Audio-Technica AT-LPW50BT Turntable Reviewed 

Audio Technica’s AT-LPW50BT audiophile turntable at $499 (buy at Amazon) is feature rich, with a built-in phono stage and Bluetooth transmitter. Its model number may not easily roll off your tongue, but it’s one of the newest turntables from a legendary brand. Audio-Technica has… Read More »

Pro-Ject Carbon Evo Turntable reviewed

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon EVO Turntable Reviewed 

Pro-Ject’s $599 Debut Carbon EVO turntable (buy at Amazon) is the latest version of the Debut, which was first released at the end of the last millennium. The Debut Carbon was released just over a decade ago and utilized a one-piece carbon-fiber tonearm… Read More »

Andover Audio Spinstage $249 phono stage reviewed

Andover Audio SpinStage Phono Preamplifier Reviewed

If you connect a turntable directly to a line-level input on your integrated amplifier or preamplifier, I guarantee you will be disappointed by the sound. Why? Because the signal from a turntable’s cartridge needs to be boosted and equalized to… Read More »

Isonic CS6.1-Pro Record Cleaning System Reviewed

Isonic CS6.1-Pro Record Cleaning System Reviewed

Some music fans buy one LP a week, others one a day, and still others buy so many that they can’t (or won’t) keep count. The Isonic CS6.1-Pro is the record cleaning system for the that last group, the LP-purchasing… Read More »

GrooveWasher's Mondo Record Cleaning Kit

GrooveWasher Mondo Record Cleaning Kit

It should be obvious that a clean record makes for a better listening experience. There are a multiplicity of ways to clean your records. When you pull a rock through a canyon (which is what a record player does) it… Read More »

Rega Planar 1 Turntable Reviewed

Rega Planar 1 Turntable Reviewed

The vinyl resurgence has music lovers everywhere clamoring for that magical analog sound. Needless to say, though, that sound starts at the source. The better the source, the better the sound. And while it’s possible these days to spend six… Read More »

Marantz TT-15S2 Turntable Reviewed

Marantz TT-15S1 Turntable Reviewed

Marantz’s TT-15S1 turntable (buy at Amazon) is a time-tested all-in-one turntable for listeners who don’t want to obsess over every component choice. For $1,799, you get your turntable, arm, and cartridge. While some purists may cringe at the thought of… Read More »

The Record Doctor VI Record Cleaner

Record Doctor VI Record Cleaning Machine Reviewed 

Think about the way record players work. They make sound by dragging a stylus through the grooves in a PVC/PVA polymer platter, the vibrations of which are turned into electrical impulses. As a result of the physical nature of all… Read More »

Schiit Mani 2 Phono Preamp

Schiit Mani 2 Phono Preamp Reviewed

“This stuff is the Schiit…” That is how the story started for Schiit Audio in 2010 when Jason Stoddard and Mike Moffett decided to combine their years of industry experience into something new. The USA-made Mani 2 is a phono… Read More »