turntables

  • The real Technics is dead (again)

    The real Technics is dead (again)

    Technics just announced the Grand Class SL-1200GR turntable at CES 2017. It’s basically just a lighter and more simplified version of the SL-1200G that they announced last year. Vinyl enthusiasts were hoping that this would be a budget model, but that might not be the case at all. Technics has yet to release any official pricing information, yet Gizmodo is reporting that the price… Read More

  • Altec Lansing will release its first turntable this holiday season for $199

    Altec Lansing will release its first turntable this holiday season for $199

    The Stealth is Altec Lansing’s first shot at the turntable market. Priced at $199 and slated to be released during the holidays in 2017, it ships with a pair of 50 watt speakers that connect to the deck. The speakers also have bluetooth built in, so you can wirelessly transmit music from your phone or computer to the included speakers — it’s a bit like a portable… Read More

  • The Fluance RT81 is a high quality entry-level turntable at a bargain price

    The Fluance RT81 is a high quality entry-level turntable at a bargain price

    The RT81 is a higher end, entry-level turntable. It will cost you a little bit more than some of the $100 plastic entry-level turntables out there, but it’s much higher quality both in terms of appearance and sound quality. Read More

  • DIY WristWatch Turntable

    Skrikitty skrikitty scratch! This odd little turntable lets you rock the wheels of steel from the comfort of your own wrist, in turn becoming the most popular of your peer group excepting the kids with real talent and/or good looks. You can read the full Instuctable here or just watch the video a few times. Your call. Read More

  • Aspiring DJ? How about a $24K reference turntable to get you started?

    “The best gets better!” “A triumph!” “Who shot JR?” All ways of introducing the Acutus Reference, a $24,000 turntable that’s more for Paul van Dyk than your little two-bit basement operation. And for $24K, “your records have never sounded this good before.” I should hope so! Oh, and “you might not make it to work the next… Read More

  • Gilded Age: Montegiro's Lusso 'luxurious' turntable

    Believe it or not, that’s a turntable up there. Designed by German outfit Montegiro, Lusso, as it’s known, is marketed more like a European sports car than a pice of DJ equipment. “Luxury is…. having time for the essential things of life.” “Luxury is… to allow oneself extravagances.” “Luxury is… to expect just more.” And… Read More

  • Stanton's T.90 USB High-Torque Turntable


    The new T.90 USB High-Torque Turntable from Stanton certainly isn’t the first we’ve seen for converting your vinyl to digital files on your computer through USB, but it is definitely better equipped to handle the demands of a pro or hobbyist DJ than most. The T.90, aside from its namesake high-torque direct-drive motor, features a built-in “Key Lock” for adjusting… Read More

  • ELP Laser Turntable Price Drops, Still Expensive


    While we’re on the subject of expensive audio equipment, we figured we should mention a companion piece of equipment for the Hovland Stratos: ELP Corp.’s Laser Turntable. In case you’re not familiar, the Laser Turntable uses, um, a laser to play vinyl instead of a needle. The laser not only doesn’t physically damage records from repeated playing, but picks up audio… Read More

  • M-Audio Torq Mixlab Digital DJ System Review


    The whole package DJing has most certainly evolved over the years. From the infamous Technics 1200s to Numark’s iPod DJ system, the technique of holding the attention of a dance floor required precise musical knowledge, expert mixing skills, and a sixth-sense of beatmatching. After spending just a few days with M-Audio’s Torq Mixlab Digital DJ System, I’m officially… Read More

  • New and Improved Rega 3 Turntable

    Remember that feeling you used to get when you put on a vinyl? The initial touch of the needle on the record, that warm fuzzy sound reaching your ears and that smooth hiss in the background? You’re not alone. The Rega 3 turntable is known for its great tonearm and presentation. Not only do you get a bunch of new colors to choose from, but Rega 3 also packs a higher quality synchronous… Read More