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Pro-Ject – Debut Carbon DC Turntable Review

Pro-Ject - Debut Carbon DC Turntable Review When you get to the $500 mark, you move away from dabbling in vinyl and into the world of the serious listener. This is often the dividing line between being enthusiastic and being audiophiliac. These turntables may actually have fewer features and more purity in terms of design When it comes to these turntables the focus tends to be quality over gimmicks. I think the record player that I have chosen as my top pick [...]

PRO-JECT RM-5.1 SE Turntable Review – I Think I’m in Love

PRO-JECT RM-5.1 SE Turntable Review PRO-JECT is an Austrian company that has been around for a few decades now. They first made their name by producing low-cost yet good quality players for mass production, but quickly moved into every niche, including the ultra high-end with some products costing well north of $5000. Their Debut Carbon DC was my top choice for the $500 category. I really appreciated the simple, elegant design and no-nonsense approach to function and sound quality. When deciding which [...]

Electrohome Signature Classic

Electrohome Signature Turntable Review The Electrohome Signature has the mid-20th century look down pat. Back then it’s doubtful that they could have made anything like this, but it looks like it could have been from that era. If you were looking for a record player that is styled from that era then you’ve found a winner here already. The whole look of the Signature is warm and inviting. The little clues that this is actually a modern 21st-century product are pretty [...]

Audio Technica AT-LP-120BK

Audio Technica AT-LP-120BK-USB Turntable Review I guess it should be no surprise that Audio Technica is hitting it out of the park at various budget points when it comes to modern turntables. After all, the company was a world leader in turntable technology in the heyday of vinyl records. If you scratch just below the surface of many of the other worthwhile turntables, you’ll often find that they are using components from Audio Technica anyway. This LP120BK unit costs nearly three [...]

Audio Technica AT-LP60BK

Audio Technica AT-LP60BK Turntable Review There are few names as well-respected in the sound world as Audio Technica. The company has been around since 1962 and has won multiple awards for its phono cartridge technology over the years. So this turntable is not the product of some johnny-come-lately, but of one of the first great phono-technologists; it should be no surprise that this is probably the best turntable you can buy at this price. As Long as it’s Black This product comes in [...]