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Top 13 best record players in 2020

Music, the only element that can refresh our mood very easily. It is very essential to have a record player if you love listening to music. Well, traditionally people had rustic and classic record players. But in today’s generation, these designs and trends have changed. 

There are few which work on wireless Bluetooth technology, these look amazing. Many of them have the plug and play system that comes with a tonearm and cartridge. Now you do not need to worry about cables, connectivity because these devices have become portable just like your speakers and Air Pods. 

So here we are with a list.

Top 13 best record players in 2020

1. REGA PLANAR 3

REGA PLANAR 3 - best record players in 2020

This is a very simple, modern looking record player that provides you with high-performance. It is one of the most recommended because of its design. The tonearm and cartridge help in keeping the legacy intact. It has an engaging sense of scale along with organizational skills, to satisfy you with an amazing experience.

Apart from this, it is very easy to use. It uses a belt drive motor along with elys2-MM Cartridge. The device is available in black, white, and red finish. It may cost you around $999 on Amazon. The RP3 is fitted with a brand new hand assembled RB303 tonearm, precision main bearing, and a low vibration low noise 24v motor assembly which is individually hand tuned to its circuit to further reduce vibration. 


2. PRO-JECT PRIMARY E

PRO-JECT PRIMARY E - best turntables in 2020

This is another amazing record player, with plug and play technology. It has a belt drive motor along with a 300 MM platter With felt mat. It uses an Ortofon MM cartridge. Apart from this, it is available in red, black, white finish. The manual speed change is 33 1/3, 45. This is one of the most durable, customer-friendly, and affordable product.

The only drawback here is that it has a manual speed changing system. Apart from this, the device provides you with an enriching sound. It does not have a USB connection or a built-in phone stage. The device has an anti-skate weight and 1.7 g tracking force reset for efficient working. All you need to do is attach the belt and it starts working. This may cost you around $399 on Amazon.


3. REGA PLANAR 1

REGA PLANAR 1

REGA Planar 1 is an Amazon choice product, mostly preferred by one and all. It has an amazing customer rating. This may cost you around $475 on Amazon. It is available in black and white along with a belt drive motor and Rega Carbon MM cartridge. It does not have USB or Bluetooth connectivity. The speed of the device is 33 1/3, 45. It is very easy and simple to set up. This provides you with excellent sound.

The only drawback here is that you need to change the speed manually. The cartridge is fitted along with rega’s entry-level turntable to house on an aluminum pulley with a low noise 24V synchronous AC motor. The audio quality is one of the best and it also has a 23MM high brass flywheel to improve speed stability. 


4. TECHNICS SL- 1500C

TECHNICS SL- 1500C

Here we are with an amazing record player of 2020. It is expensive and will cost you around $1400 on Amazon it has a direct drive motor. The record player is available in silver and black. It uses a cordless direct-drive motor along with clever speed management circuitry. It has an S-shaped arm along with ORTOFON 2M Cartridge. This brilliantly has good bass and provides you with a pleasing sound. It has a built-in phono stage along with electric speed control, making it much better than the others apart from this it is very simple to use, grab it as soon as possible.


5. SONY PS-HX500

SONY PS-HX500

Sony is a worldwide famous brand, that deals in electronics. This is a smart record player, affordable, and looks classic. It has a USB port, which makes it much more interesting to work. Sony provides you with high-resolution audio quality. Apart from this, the record player has a built-in phono EQ. It has the high audio quality and the best analog sound. A regular PC or Mac can easily edit tracks anywhere at any time. The latest technique provides stability in motion and digitally captures analog in high-resolution.


6. PRO-JECT JUKE BOX E

PRO-JECT JUKE BOX E

The Pro-Ject Juke Box E is based on Pro-Ject’s well-regarded Primary turntable and is tricked out with an Ortofon OM 5E cartridge, amplification (25W per channel into 8 ohms), and Bluetooth receiver.

At the back of the deck, you’ll find stereo RCA outputs at line level and pre-amp/phono level, plus a stereo RCA line-level input. There are also left/right speaker outputs, an aerial socket for the Bluetooth receiver and an IR receiver for the rather basic, but functional, remote control that comes in the box.

Juke Box E is a record player, phono stage, Bluetooth receiver, line preamplifier and power amplifier in one, needing only a pair of speakers to create a full setup. If you felt it’s difficult to set up a starter turntable program, Juke Box E proves the contrary. This belt-drive deck provides the fastest deployment phase possible, as it comes pre-adjusted from the box and provides.


7. SONY PS-LX10BT

SONY PS-LX10BT

This Sony record player comes with a USB output and Bluetooth. This wireless technology makes working easier. You can easily connect wireless speakers, soundbars, headphones of your choice. It has one-step auto playback technology that makes working easy.

The device has an aluminum tonearm to provide you with a rich, clear sound. The aluminum platter provides you with stable motion. This is available in black color and has a direct drive motor. It also has a phono pre-amp. This is one of the best Bluetooth record players in the list, purchase it without thinking. It will cost you around $197 on Amazon.


8. LENCO L-85

LENCO L-85

Well, this is one of the most unique models that has proved its appearance. It is available in various vibrant colors including green, yellow, red, white, grey, black. It has a USB recording system. The device is easy to set up and it also has a built-in phono stage.

Apart from this, it has plastic buttons to regulate speed. The two rated speed of this device is 33 rpm and 45 rpm. The sound quality is not as amazing as the others are but remains one of the most vibrant products on the list. It is budget-friendly. Moreover, the device provides you with direct MP3 encoding from vinyl to USB along with automatic track splitting. 


9. REGA PLANAR 2

REGA PLANAR 2

This ranks on number nine that comes with a carbon MM cartridge and a belt drive motor. It is A device that provides you with sonic performance. It is sleek, easy to use, and does not have USB or Bluetooth connectivity. Apart from this, it is available in three colors, red, black, and white. It is available in two different speeds of 33 1/3 and 45 rpm.

Newly designed main bearing, and so much more, is a new 24v low-noise motor acrylic laminated plinth. That feature of this revolutionary new turntable is designed to pull from your vinyl collection the full amount of knowledge and content.


10. REGA PLANAR 6

REGA PLANAR 6

This is one of the most expensive products of the list that may cost you around $1450 on Amazon. The glossy black color is a point of attraction. At this price level, the RP6 was designed and engineered to deliver excellent performance. Good construction efficiency, usability, and user-friendliness combination make it a must buy and it also provides you with a lifetime of amazing and pleasing music.

The RP6 is designed with a hand assembled RB303 tonearm, accurate key bearing, and low-vibration 24V motor assembly that is individually hand-tuned to its circuit to help eliminate vibration. The compact nature of the Rega RP6 and the use of highly high-quality parts guarantee that the turntable can last several years.


11. CLEAR AUDIO CONCEPT

CLEAR AUDIO CONCEPT

As the quality of the product increases, the price also shoots up. This is one of the best quality product on the list, made in Germany. It may cost you around $1800 on Amazon. The glossy black look and high-performance make it one of the best product on Amazon. It provides you with Reese speeds including 3 3 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, and 78 rpm.

This product has no drawbacks, it is very easy to set up. It is available in black, Wood and silver. The device has a concept MC/MM cartridge.  The Framework is a ‘plug and plays’ device, a steady hand and a calculator to get going.

It comes with the company’s moving-magnet design cartridge fitted to the tonearm Verify Direct Wire Plus (though there is also an alternate moving-coil available). Clear audio sets everything, including the weight and bias of the cartridge, before the turntable leaves the factory and you simply need to supply the vinyl.


12. AUDIO TECHNICA AT-LP5X

AUDIO TECHNICA AT-LP5X

This is a manually operated device that has two different speeds including 33-1/3 and 45 rpm. The design of the switches ergonomic and helps you to start easily. Apart from this, it has an exclusive 18 95EX cartridge along with a balanced tonearm. The tonearm is J shaped, as it has a hydraulic lift with it. The anti-skate control and adjustable counterweight Make the tonearm balanced.

Apart from this, it has switchable pre-amp more along with a die-cast aluminum platter. It includes a stereo cable along with a dust protective cover. This is one of the best product, in terms of affordability and performance. It will cost you around $449 on Amazon.


13. CAMBRIDGE AUDIO ALVA TT

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO ALVA TT

Finally, we reach the last of the list. This is a mid-range record player, with an impressive build and transparent clear sound. This is no ordinary turntable of the mid-scale. By fitting it with an integrated phono stage and Bluetooth communication Cambridge Audio has added a twist or two of its own.

The fact that one of a handful of decks promoting aptX HD Bluetooth is amazing means that the Alva TT will wirelessly transmit your vinyl to compatible Bluetooth headphones or a 24-bit/48kHz wireless speaker in hi-resolution. The Alva TT is also a direct drive design, which at this price point is rare, but offers a range of advantages over belt-driven systems, including speed stability and precision.

This is also a fine-looking turntable with a sleek and elegant graphite grey finish. Audio quality is similarly good, with a particular highlight being vinyl provided an accessible and airy soundstage with vocals.


CONCLUSION

This was an amazing list of the top 13 best record players. One of the most prominent brands in the list is REGA. These record players are durable, have a good appearance, and are quite impressive. So now add them to your list and have a joyful experience of music at your home.

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Simran Kaplish

Simran Kaplish is a tech enthusiast and a part-time editor at thedigitalhacker.com.
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