Bookshelf speakers to enjoy your turntable

By Sameer Mitha | Published on 17 Feb 2020
Bookshelf speakers to enjoy your turntable

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A turntable has been used to play vinyl records for nearly half a century and the fact that the format is still in demand today is proof of the quality one can expect from records being played on a turntable. With the advancement in technology turntables, vinyl has only cemented itself as the chosen format for those that have a room in their house dedicated to listening to music. But the turntable and vinyl aren’t the only things that can immerse you in the music. You need a good pair of speakers to immerse yourself in the song you are listening to. True music experience is one where you feel the artist has left the gadget and is performing right in front of you. If you are one looking to add such an immersive listening experience to your turntable setup, then here are some stereo bookshelf speakers to consider based on their specs available on Amazon.  

Klipsch R-51PM

The Klipsch R-51PM comes with a host of connectivity options to connect to virtually any device you have. They not only work with your turntable but can also work with other devices such as your PC or laptop and even your TV. The speakers come with 1-inch aluminium LTS tweeters and 5-inch Spun-Copper IMG Woofers. They are fairly large and come with a removable grill so you can choose to expose the drivers or hide them based on your aesthetic design choice.

For connectivity, it has a USB port, optical out, aux-in and line in. It also has a separate port for a subwoofer if you want to add the extra thump. You get a host of cables along with a remote control in the box. 


The DALI ZENSOR 3 comes with the wood fibre cone taken from more expensive models giving the Zensor 3 an unusual level of detail and realism. The woofer cones are made from a blend of fine-grained paper pulp reinforced with wood fibres. The speaker has a 7-inch woofer for deep bass and also comes with a 25mm tweeter for a clean sound. The 7-inch woofer features a 4-layer voice coil for maximum control of the wood fibre cone. The speakers are a great option if you are looking to immerse yourself in the music from your turntable. 

KEF Q350 

A unique set of speakers on this list are the KEF Q350. They have a Uni-Q drive unit. This involves positioning the treble unit in the middle of the woofer, creating a single point source for sound across the frequency range. The claimed end result of this is a broader, more cohesive sound that provides excellent stereo within a wider listening area. The speaker is made from lightweight yet rigid aluminium. According to the brand, the "tangerine" waveguide system helps the treble integrate more smoothly with the mid-range. The bass port is at the back of the speaker. 

Klipsch The SIXES

Klipsch The SIXES come with a classic retro design, a 1-inch Titanium-loaded Tweeters with Tractrix Horns and 6.5-inch woofers with a Ported Enclosure.

Since they are powered speakers, you don't need an amplifier to use these speakers. They come with Bluetooth connectivity, and apart from the turntable can also be connected to your PC or even your TV. At the back, the speakers have a host of connectivity options including USB, RCA, Optica, Aux and more. The speakers come with a removable front grill so you can match them with your decor. It also comes with remote control for easy use.  

Sameer Mitha

Sameer Mitha lives for gaming and technology is his muse. When he isn’t busy playing with gadgets or video games he delves into the world of fantasy novels.

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