On the surface, turntables are deceptively simple devices, designed to spin records at a constant rate of speed and transform the “data” pressed in their grooves into an electrical signal. But just how precisely a turntable performs that task largely determines how faithfully it can reproduce your music, and to a great extent, how much it may cost.

Ironically, the better your turntable the less you’ll actually hear it working. That’s because the best sounding turntables simply get out of the way to let your music come shining through.

Denon DP-29F  Belt-Drive Turntable - Jamsticks
Denon DP-200USB Fully Automatic Turntable - Jamsticks
Marantz TT-5005 Fully Automatic Turntable - Jamsticks
Pioneer PL-30K fully Automatic Stereo Turntable. - Jamsticks
Denon DP-300F  Turntable - Jamsticks
Pro-Ject Essential II Digital OM5e Turntable - Jamsticks