Regardless of whether or not you’re hoping to rekindle a little bit of the audio magic you remember from your younger years or if you have just recently discovered the warmth, tone, and almost tangible impact that final music delivers, trying to find the best of the best in the high-end turntables marketplace is not exactly the easiest challenge to tackle.
For starters, though vinyl records are still tremendously popular with a subset of the population, they are nowhere near as popular as they were 40 years or more ago. This means fewer companies are making high-end turntables today than they used to in the past, which is going to put a damper on your selections.
Secondly, because so many high-end turntables are designed specifically for a very narrow subset of collectors and serious audio enthusiasts, it’s not uncommon at all for these high-end turntables to command skyhigh prices – we’re talking about a few thousand dollars (or more) easy.
These challenges can be met and surmounted though, especially if you are serious about enjoying music in what many considered to be the most authentic media available.
Let’s dive right into why you want to purchase any of the high-end turntables on the market today!
Incredibly rich sound from old and new vinyl
Look, at the end of the day, the reason that you are turning to vinyl records in the first place is because you want to enjoy the music and all of the other tangible benefits that this physical media provides, something that you’d never be able to get out of a digital file.
At the same time, when you’re playing older and newer records on mid-level equipment you’re never going to be able to bring out that truly authentic sound you’re after – which is why you’ll want to turn to high-end turntables.
Because of their incredibly precise construction (and the use of high-end construction materials throughout), you’ll be able to bring out every drop of sound that your vinyl has to offer without any headache or hassle whatsoever.
Protects your records while you play them
Secondly, high-end turntables are going to actively work to protect your records while you play them.
Rather than expose your vinyl records to damage or potentially dangerous situations while they are being played, these high-end pieces of equipment are going to encase your records to make sure that they aren’t ever at risk.
For those that want to listen to their substantial collection without lessening the value of their records, this is a major benefit!
Delivers the kind of sound performance you’re looking for from an incredibly attractive piece of tech
Though you are going to need to pair the best high-end turntable with the best set of speakers you can’t afford to get truly authentic sound, these amazing pieces of technology are going to look fantastic in any setting – regardless of the design aesthetic that you have going for you in a particular space.
To see the kind of design impact that high-end turntables can bring to the table today, look no further than the beautiful white minimalist turntable that was showcased in the recent blockbuster The Mechanic with Jason Statham.
Never have to worry about buying a preamp
When you decide to go with a top-of-the-line turntable, you can forget completely about having to drop extra money on a preamp to go with it.
Almost always a prerequisite for cheaper turntables and record players, you’ll be able to amplify the sound that your turntable creates right out of the box and direct that crystal-clear sound into your favorite set of speakers without having to spend between $50 and $500 a pre-amplification module.
You might have to spend a bit more money upfront to get your hands on a top-of-the-line turntable, but you won’t have to waste any money on extra equipment to get up and running.
For our money, the best high-end turntable would have to be the…
At the end of the day, we consider the Pioneer PLX-1000 Professional Turntable to be probably the very best of the best high-end turntable on the market today.
Complete with all of the killer features that we broke down above as well as a dropdead gorgeous design aesthetic that makes it look like a very advanced piece of technology (which it is), this amazing turntable is going to help you enjoy all of your favorite records – whether they were originally pressed and printed 50 years ago or just rolled off of the line yesterday.
On top of that, it comes complete with digital interface capabilities and technology which will allow you to record all of your favorite vinyl records directly to your computer or another electronic device so that you will always have archived copies to throw on your phone or iPod when you can’t bring your turntable with you.
It really doesn’t get any better than that!