Four equalisers for your vinyl collection

By Ashwin Nair | Published on 19 Sep 2020
Four equalisers for your vinyl collection

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Vinyl records are known for delivering a sound output that’s far close to original to many digital formats. Therefore, for audiophiles, getting turntables to play vinyl records is an absolute no-brainer. Here is a comprehensive list of four turntables that are available on Amazon for you to choose from. Note that these products have made this list based on their overall listed features.

Denon DP-29F

The Denon DP-29F is a belt-driven, fully automatic turntable, which has a die-cast aluminium construction to make it sturdy and durable alongside playing high-fidelity sounds, as claimed by the brand. As a result, you should expect to enjoy a stutter-free listening experience. Furthermore, it comes with an RIAA-equalised phono pre-amplifier, enabling you to connect it to an external speaker system that does not have a phono input. This automated system starts playing the music from your vinyl records at the push of a button at 33 1/3 and 45 rpm speeds. The turntable can operate at a sound frequency range of 20-20KHz, which is good enough to listen to most kinds of music out there. Finally, it comes with a hinged dust cover, which protects the cartridge from dust deposits when not in use.

Audio-Technica AT-LP60XUSB-BK

This turntable from Audio Technica has an efficient AC adapter that performs the AC/DC conversion outside the chassis to reduce the noise created in this process. Thanks to this, you can not only listen to your favourite classics from your vinyl collection but also convert the content to digital files by using the right software and a PC. Another user-friendly feature is that it has a built-in switchable phono preamp, enabling you to directly connect the turntable to your PC, home stereo or powered speakers, irrespective of them having a dedicated phono input port or not. Furthermore, this model uses a redesigned tonearm base and headshell to improve the efficiency in tracking and reduce resonance as well. Finally, it has a detachable, hinged dust cover that you can use to protect the turntable from dust when you are not using it.

Jensen JTA-230

The Jensen JTA-230 is a turntable that has built-in speakers to deliver a powerful sound output, without the need of an external source. The built-in speakers should provide a sound output good enough to fill up a small room, making it ideal for people who want an immersive experience. However, if you want to enjoy loud music, you can attach the additional speakers using the RCA output. The turntable can operate at three (33rpm, 45rpm and 78rpm) different speeds, enabling you to adjust the speed according to the vinyl records you are playing. It has a USB port, which you can use to plug in your mp3 and rip the audio on the record to a digital file that you can later use on your smartphone or an iPod. Finally, thanks to its compact and lightweight body design, you should be able to carry this turntable around and use it for a party at any of your loved one’s place.

Denon DP-400

The Denon DP-400 is a high-end turntable that comes with a line of premium features to enhance your music listening experience from your vinyl collection. Since the turntable can operate at three different speeds of 33rpm, 45rpm and 78rpm, you should be able to play most vinyl records. It is equipped with a weighted belt-drive platter and has multiple one-touch controls to improve your user experience. Furthermore, it supports both MM and MC cartridges so that you can switch between them as per your preference. Another interesting feature is that it has a speed auto sensor, which automatically detects the best rotating speed for a particular record, as per company claims. Finally, it has a curved tonearm with auto-lift and playback stop, which helps in reducing the harmonic distortion and hence preserves the records for a longer time.

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