TURNTA­BLES

DECKS TO KEEP THE VINYL RE­VIVAL THRIV­ING

What Hi-Fi (UK) - - The Only Products Worth Considering -

Au­dio Technica AT-LP5 £300

June 2016 A plea­sure to use and lis­ten to, the LP5 boasts both ease of use and the added bonus of a USB ouput. At this price there’s none bet­ter. Speed 33.3 & 45rpm Size (hwd) 16 x 45 x 35cm

Pro-ject Es­sen­tial II £210

Best turntable un­der £400, Awards 2015 A frill-free, en­try-level prod­uct that gets all the ba­sics spot-on. Easy to set up and even eas­ier to en­joy, it’s an ob­vi­ous Award-win­ner. Speed 33.3 & 45rpm Size (hwd) 14 x 46 x 36cm

Rega RP1 £225

Awards 2010 The un­adorned RP1 is an im­pres­sive turntable in its own right, with a good sense of drive and pleas­ing trans­parency. Speed 33.3 & 45rpm Size (hwd) 12 x 45 x 36cm

Rega Pla­nar 2 £375

Au­gust 2016 Forty years old and still kick­ing on, the Pla­nar 2 is a proper step-up from the RP1, and of­fers great sound at a com­pet­i­tive price. Speed 33.3 & 45rpm Size (hwd) 12 x 45 x 36cm

Sony PS-HX500 £450

July 2016 A turntable with the unique abil­ity to rip vinyl into hi-res files, this is an en­ter­tain­ing deck with a big, open sound. Speed 33.3 & 45rpm Size (hwd) 11 x 43 x 36cm

Clea­r­au­dio Con­cept £995

Best turntable £800+, Awards 2015 A thor­oughly sorted, easy-to-own pack­age with tremen­dous sound, com­bin­ing punch, ex­ten­sion and tonal vari­a­tion in equal mea­sure. Speed 33.3, 45, 78rpm Size (hwd) 14 x 42 x 35cm

Rega Pla­nar 3/Elys 2 £625

May 2016 Rega builds on the 3’s pre­de­ces­sor by adding ex­tra serv­ings of clar­ity, pre­ci­sion and in­sight. The re­sult is the best RP3 yet. Speed 33.3, 45, 78rpm Size (hwd) 12 x 45 x 36cm

Rega Rp6/ex­act £1000

De­cem­ber 2014 The RP6’S sim­ple styling be­lies its en­gag­ing, de­tailed sound. One of the most ex­pres­sive and en­thu­si­as­tic turnta­bles you can buy for the money. Speed 33.3, 45rpm Size (hwd) 12 x 45 x 36cm

Rega Rp8/apheta £2200

De­cem­ber 2014 A ter­rific turntable that sets stan­dards at the price. A de­tailed sound de­liv­ered with su­perb agility, strong dy­nam­ics and ex­cep­tional pre­ci­sion. Speed 33.3, 45rpm Size (hwd) 12 x 45 x 36cm

VPI Prime £3750

Best Temp­ta­tion, Awards 2015 A con­fi­dent-sound­ing pack­age that can or­gan­ise with the best and main­tain com­po­sure even when faced with the most chal­leng­ing mu­sic. Speed 33.3, 45rpm Size (hwd) 18 x 54 x 40cm

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