Unveiling the Top Picks: Affordable Turntables for 2024 – Tried, Tested, and Approved!

Unveiling the Top Picks: Affordable Turntables for 2024 – Tried, Tested, and Approved!

Dec 26, 2023Matthew Wicker

Embark on a sonic journey with our tried-and-true selection of turntables and all-in-one speakers. After a year of exploration, these are our absolute favorites, delivering a perfect blend of quality, affordability, and enduring love for music.

1. Music Hall MMF-1.3 - A Timeless Classic

Meet the Music Hall MMF-1.3, a turntable that stands the test of time. Personally endorsed with 4 years of ownership, it continues to bring sonic joy with its built-in preamp, affordability, and exceptional sound quality. The belt-driven beauty comes equipped with a dust cover and a solid cartridge, providing an immersive experience for true vinyl enthusiasts.



The Runner-Up: U-Turn Audio Orbit Basic Turntable -

In the pursuit of auditory excellence, the U-Turn Audio Orbit Basic Turntable emerges as a compelling runner-up, celebrated for its artistic allure and innovative design. This turntable, invites enthusiasts to unlock a world of sonic possibilities.

Why It Captivates:

  • Artistic Appeal: The Orbit Basic Turntable is a true muse, blending artistry with technology for an immersive listening experience.
  • Sleek Design: Its sleek design adds a touch of sophistication to any space, ensuring that aesthetics and functionality coexist harmoniously.
  • User-Friendly Operation: Whether you're a novice or a seasoned vinyl enthusiast, the Orbit Basic promises an accessible and enjoyable experience.

Cons to Consider:

The U-Turn Audio Orbit Basic Turntable, while cool, has a couple of things to keep in check. First up, the dust cover uses rubber hinges, and during use it can pop off when you are opening or closing it. Because the one I bought was second hand the hinges may have been worn or abused by it's past owner. Also, watch out for the belt I had a tricky time getting it set and keeping it on there since the platter is thin. All in all though another solid choice. 



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