4 turntables for your vinyl collection

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 16 Mar 2020
4 turntables for your vinyl collection
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Are you one of those people who have a great vinyl collection but do not have an old-school vinyl player? You need not worry as you now can get modern turntables equipped with USB drives. These not only allow you to play your vinyl record but also let you record these classics in a digital format so that they stay with you forever. If you are looking to get a turntable, then you should only look for the ones that have a USB port and then look for the efficiency of the software it uses to convert the analogue information to digital. You should also check if the turntables have a 3-speed belt drive and possibly some technology that does not affect the pitch of the track even when slowed down. Keeping these things and a few more in mind, we have curated a list of four different turntables that you should get to relive those nostalgic moments through your vinyl collection.

Stanton T.92 USB Direct Drive Turntable

If you are looking for a professional-looking turntable for your next house party, then the Stanton t.92 US Direct Drive turntable should be ideal for you. The build quality is tough to make it durable so that it stays as a long-time investment. It comes with USB and S/PDIF outputs so that you can convert the music played via the vinyl to a digital format and play it elsewhere. The pitch control fader with DSP key lock lets you change the tempo of the track without affecting the pitch of the music. It also comes with three different playback speeds (33, 45 and 78 RPM). The company-made Stanton 300 Cartridge comes pre-mounted on headshell. In the box, you also get accessories like RCA cables, dust cover, slip mat and USB cable.

Denon DP200USBBK Turntable with USB

Here’s a premium looking turntable from Denon that should interest any vinyl player enthusiast. It is a fully automatic turntable and you just need to set your record on the device and hit the play button to start playing music. With the USB connection, you can even plug in an amplifier to further improve the sound quality if you want. You can further convert the music on your vinyl to a digital medium to play it anywhere you want. Furthermore, it has a CD-ROM with a music-editing app called Trans Music Manager, which classifies the tracks with the name and artist’s name so that it is easy to manage.

Boytone BT-19DJB-C 3-speed Stereo Turntable

If you are looking for a multi-functional turntable, then the Boytone BT-19DJB-C-3 should definitely interest you. Apart from playing your vinyl collection on it, you can also play MP3 cassettes. It comes with a 3-speed belt drive allowing you to play music at 33, 45 and 78 RPM. Furthermore, you can connect your headphones as well, thanks to a 3.5mm jack, so that you can now listen to those old classics in a more intimate way. You also get AM/FM radio features. With USB connectivity available, you can even convert the music on your vinyl collection to the more modern digital format. It also has a small LCD screen to show you important information like the radio channel, volume and so on. The features do not stop here as this turntable also comes with a built-in system of speakers.

Numark PT01 Touring Turntable

Are you someone who loves to listen to music in the purest way even while travelling? You most probably should get a portable turntable. Here is a self-contained touring turntable that looks more like a small briefcase with a handle, when closed. Thanks to its smart design, it also has two built-in speakers at the front. Furthermore, it comes with a 3-belt drive system so that you can play music in 33, 45 and 78RPM. You get a 45RPM adapter out of the box. You have the USB port and the corresponding software to convert the content on your Vinyl to a digital medium.

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