Turntable reviews

Turntable Dual CS 410

This is a compact and very light player with the weight less than 3 kg. The body is fully plastic and is installed on the surface with a help of plastic legs. The disc is very light, aluminum, full-sized, the drive is belt-driven; the rotation from DC series wound motor is transmitted to the inner part...
Turntable JVC AL-A151BK

JVC AL-A151BK is a semi-automatic vinyl player with minimal number of control and adjustment elements. Its automation turns on only when you return tonearm to its original position after playing a vinyl record. The player's body is fully made of plastic. Drive mechanism and pickup system in AL-A151BK...
Turntable JVC AL-F350BK

This is a fully automated vinyl player with automation of all functions from the beginning ant to the end of playback. JVC AL-F350BK can be connected to audio/video system and controlled by the remote control. This possibility is provided by CompuLink interface. Another addition to ultra-standard functional...
Turntable Kenwood KD-492F

Kenwood KD-492F is a fully automatic vinyl player. A plastic case, which different mechanics is mounted in, fills the main part of the player. Drive mechanism consists of a spindle and one-piece disc, made of aluminum alloy. Insulating gap for the plate is made of rubber. The rotation is carried out...
Turntable Linn Sondek LP12

In its short life the Linn Sondek LP12 has run into considerable litigation in patent circles and, as has been thoroughly documented elsewhere, the present proprietors, Linn Products Ltd. have emerged victorious. They are a precision engineering company, extensively contracted to the aircraft industry...
Turntable Micro Seiki DQX-500

There are many good features about this up-market turntable unit from Japan and, as a glance at the photograph will confirm, quite a few things missing. For a start, there is no conventional cabinet or plinth. Instead, the Micro Seiki DQX-500 has a black circular chassis with an integral platform sticking...
Turntable Pioneer PL-335

Pioneer PL-335 is a fully automatic vinyl player. Its tonearm is equipped with not only manual control of pressure of the needle on a vinyl record, but also with adjustment of antiskating. In addition, the ability to select ad install any model and any type of pickup is provided. In this case we are...
Turntable Pioneer PL-550

THE Pioneer Electronic Corporation of Japan market a very wide range of audio equipment and, while I do not think that they make a specialty of turntable units, they certainly set all their competitors a difficult task of trying to rival the enormous sales of their low cost/high performance PL-12D model. Now...
Turntable Sherwood PM-9901

So here is the first novelty - PM-9901 player that looks as you can see clearly his respectable price tag. Company Sherwood, which has a reputation for producing high-quality budget instruments, began to produce this model year and a half ago, that is, "vinyl" standards, we can say only that. However,...
Turntable Sony PS-LX150H

Sony PS-LX150H vinyl player refers to the range of semi-automatic models. The body is made of plastic; the bottom board is made of alloy. Pickup system and driver are mounted rigidly, without any amortization, except hemispherical rubber legs, which the entire device is installed on. The engine is...
Turntable Technics SL-1300

In fact, Matsushita Electric, who use the brand name Technics for their top line products, have been making direct-drive turntables since their original SP-10 in 1971 and this SL-1300 seems to have carried the principle to even higher standards, while adding a number of user features which make the...
Turntable Technics SL-1500

At a first glance, this Technics SL-1500 does not look very different from the SL-1300 but in fact it is somewhat simpler, being a manual player, whereas the SL-1300 is automatic. At the front right-hand corner is a combined on/off speed selector knob, sensibly placed well clear of the pickup headshell...
Turntable Technics SL-BD20

Technics SL-BD20 is a semi-automatic vinyl player. Its body is cast of plastic. The mechanism consists of rigidly mounted central spindle and monolithic disc with a belt-drive, on which there is a rubber layer. The mechanism is not too stable to deformations, directed along a vertical axis. Engine and...
Turntable Thorens TD 160 Super

The Thorens family in Switzerland have been making turntables for just about as long as anybody in the business. In fact, if you go back through their early musical box making period, you have nearly a century of non-stop fine engineering in the cause of music. The TD 160 first appeared in 1972 and has...
Turntable Thorens TD280mkII

The vinyl LP may be in the throes of a terminal decline without much chance of a last-minute reprieve, but it isn't quite dead yet! There are still plenty of people wanting to add a decent turntable to their systems - if only to enjoy an existing record collection. With this in mind the recently revised...