Best turntables under $300 in 2019
It's worth spending a little extra on the turntable that brings your vinyl collection to life. CNET tests five of the best step-up models.
Best plug and play
Arriving in the middle of the pack in terms of both build and sound quality, the Music Hall is a solid turntable at a good price range. It had an even-handed response with all types of music but wasn't as engaging as the Pro-Ject and Fluance tables.If you're looking to plug a modern turntable straight into any receiver (that is, one that lacks a phono preamp or phono stage) then this is the model we'd opt for.
Best under $100
If you're just starting out in vinyl, or looking for cheap turntables to give as a gift, the inexpensive Audio Technica AT-LP60 belt-drive turntable is a good option with fully automatic operaton. While I didn't test it directly against the other five, I have listened to it previously. Even with speakers such as the , the LP60 was able to give a convincing and musical performance. .