Best Turntables in India

 

Before finding the Best Turntables in India let’s know about them some more. In earlier days, they were called Gramophones, Record Players, Vinyl Players, LP Players but now they are called turntables. Turntables have changed a lot from when they were launched. They have been upgraded in many ways.

The modern turntables in India are equipped with latest technology like Bluetooth connectivity & USB port. The USB Port allows user to record the Vinyls onto the Laptop (with the help of software provided by the manufacturer). You can then listen to the digital version of your favorite Vinyl anywhere.

Turntables are making a comeback due to numerous reasons. You will find deeply fascinating an enjoying a record spin.

Turntables produce deep, rich, sonorous notes; many audiophiles comment they they sound way better than your MP3 players or iPods. Just connect them with a pair of Bookshelf Speakers & see them working their magic. While many Turntables with Built-in Speakers gives a decent Audio Output, but still miss the richness of the Vinyl Sound.

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1. Wockoder Vintage 3-Speed Turntable with Speakers 

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WOCKODER Vintage Turntable 3 Speed Belt Drive Vinyl Player LP Record Player with Built-in Stereo Speaker Aux-in and Natural Wood RCA Output
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WOCKODER Vintage Turntable 3 Speed Belt Drive Vinyl Player LP Record Player with Built-in Stereo Speaker Aux-in and Natural Wood RCA Output
  • 【Wireless Vinyl Player】Wirelessly play music from your phone. No cords needed.
  • 【3 Speed Record Player】Three-speed Turntable (33, 45, 78 RPM) plays all of your 7" 10" 12" vinyl records and favorite Albums.
  • 【RCA line out Speakers】3.5mm aux-in for playing music from any speaker device, RCA aux-in and headphone jack
  • 【Vintage Style&Easy to Use】Built-in Stereo speaker ,natural wood design with removable protective dust cover and easy to use multiple connections panel.

Wockoder Vintage Turntable with its woody finish is what makes it different from other Turntables and lets you recall the good old times with its stylish yet rustic look. It is lightweight and compact, making it easy to place in any area of your house and increasing its charm. 

Besides the look, you also get a removable protective dust cover to protect the turntable from plat and dust. It also has easy to use multiple connections panel and is one of the most affordable vinyl record players in India with ample features. 

When you connect it with an external speaker, it doesn’t compromise on functionality, neither with sound nor the three speeds. You can play three record players, 33, 45 and 78 RPM records, respectively, that play all your 7″, 10″, 12″ vinyl records and favorite albums. 

It has an inbuilt stereo speaker and 3.5mm aux with a protective cover and Bluetooth connectivity besides the usual RCA jack to help you connect easily to your mobile phones without trailing wires. One demerit with this turntable is that the Bluetooth can be used just for inputs, and you need to use RCA to connect external speakers for better sound. 

2. Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB Turntable

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Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable (USB & Analog)
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Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable (USB & Analog)
  • Convert your vinyl records to digital audio files with Audacity
  • Mac- and PC-compatible
  • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with RCA output cables to connect to audio systems and powered speakers
  • Fully automatic belt-aturntable operation with two speeds: 33 1/3, 45 RPM
  • Anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter,Power Supply Requirements - 120V AC, 60 Hz, 3W;If you are purchasing the product for a sales area outside the U.S., you should consider purchasing the turntable from your sales region. This unit is set to operate on 120V AC.
  • English (Publication Language)

Unless you wish to spend lots of money for the best turntable in India and you are not concerned with squeezing every last drop of fidelity out of your Vinyls, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60 is an excellent place to start.

The Audio-Technica LP-60 is a budget friendly version of Audio-Technica LP-120. But it has almost all the basic features of it’s older & expensive sibling. Like LP-120 the headshell is replaceable once it wears out. You can digitalize your music with the USB output given at the back of the turntable.

It also has a built-in Phono pre-amp, which means you don’t have to shell out more money to buy an amplifier. Just connect this turntable with Bookshelf Speakers or Floor Speakers & you’re good to go! It is totally automatic, it queues records, the tonearm lifts itself when the player starts & rests to its idle position when the Record is done playing.

It can play almost any Vinyls present in the market. While you will find cheaper, improperly manufactured turntables in the marketplace or in the markets. It’s not worthwhile, because you can’t take a chance of destroying your valuable records with terribly arranged and incorrectly caliber-ed tonearms.

The LP-60 is highly recommended & one of the Best Turntables in India at this price. If you are beginner and looking for investing in a branded, budget friendly LP Player, this one is for you.

Also Read: Best Turntables with In-built Speakers

3. Victrola Vintage Turntable with in-built Speakers and Bluetooth

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Victrola All-in-1 Bluetooth Record Player with Built in Speakers and 3-Speed Turntable Mahogany (VTA-65-MAH)
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The Victrola Vintage Turntable is highly recommended for customization with various color options and the perfect blend of retro and contemporary design to suit your personality. It is lightweight and easy to carry, making it flexible to listen to music wherever and however you want. 

You get a three-speed turntable (33 1/3, 45, 78 RPM) record players that feature premium sound quality and prevent vibration with sound isolating feet. Also, enjoy its in-built Bluetooth speakers that easily connect external speakers through the stereo RCA outputs or use the line input for non-Bluetooth devices such as CD players as it supports both. 

Doesn’t require any extra equipment and is an affordable option for beginners and vintage enthusiast. Easily connects your headphone to the headphone jack for personal listening. It has good build quality but could have been better with the shock absorption feature. 

Victrola turntable features an input select knob, power/volume knob, and an auto stop switch that stops spinning records automatically once the record is finished playing. 

4. Vinyl Music ON Turntable

VINYL MUSIC ON Record Player, Vinyl Turntable with 2 Built-in speakers, 3-Speed Portable Vinyl LP Player, RCA Output, AUX in, Headphone Jack (Blue)
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VINYL MUSIC ON Record Player, Vinyl Turntable with 2 Built-in speakers, 3-Speed Portable Vinyl LP Player, RCA Output, AUX in, Headphone Jack (Blue)
  • 3 SPEED BELT DRIVEN TURNTABLE: Play 33 1/3, 45 or 78 RPM records. Every player is hand-tuned by our audio expert to ensure the best possible performance.
  • STEREO DUAL SPEAKERS: Built-in full range stereo speakers project full and live analog audio sounds. You can also connect external devices via the AUX port prodived to utilize the built-in speakers.
  • RECORD PLAYER WITH TWO OUTPUT OPTIONS: RCA audio output helps you connect to the bigger external amplifier or other surround sound speakers whereas the Headphone jack allows for private listening.
  • PORTABLE SUITCASE TURNTABLE: Vintage suitcase design vinyl turntable with easy carry handle, solid chrome plated hardware and secure lock catch.
  • A GOOD GIFT FOR VINYL MUSIC FANS: A good gift for vinyl music fans on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Birthday!

If you are on a budget and looking for the best turntable that can work adequately and will be light on your pocket, then VINYL music on the record player is the one for you. 

It includes all the basic qualities that you look for in a turntable without any unique feature. It is a great option for beginners who wants to give vinyl records a try. With its three-speed belt-driven turntable of 33 1/3, 45 or 78 RPM, every player is hand-tuned by the audio expert to ensure the best possible performance. 

You can easily connect to external devices through the AUX port provided to utilize the built-in speakers and that projects full and live analogue audio sounds with its built-in full-range stereo speakers.

Vinyl Music ON turntable comes with two output options for maximum connectivity. First is the RCA audio option that helps you connect to the bigger external amplifier or other surround sound speakers, and another one is a headphone jack that allows personal listening. 

It has a vintage look design with an easy carry handle, solid chrome-plated hardware, and a secure lock catch that is great for gifting purposes. You also get a 1-year warranty on this product. 

5. Claw Wooden Turntable with built-in Speakers

CLAW Stag Superb Plus Vinyl Record Player 3 Speed Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speakers and USB Digital Conversion Software for PC (Wood)
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CLAW Stag Superb Plus Vinyl Record Player 3 Speed Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speakers and USB Digital Conversion Software for PC (Wood)
  • The Stag Superb Plus carries a vintage design with its wooden finish base and transparent dust cover.
  • Supports 33.3, 45 & 78 RPM speeds and 7", 10" & 12" vinyl records so that you can playback your entire collection. It features a Belt Drive with a Manual Tone Arm and Auto Stop Function for your convenience.
  • The built-in 2*3W stereo speakers lets you listen to your records instantly or you can connect the turntable to external speakers or headphones via the RCA or 3.5mm outputs.
  • The volume control knob allows you to adjust speaker output as per your desired levels. Use the USB cable provided to convert your vinyl into audio files on your PC with the included software which allows LP to PC recording in MP3 format.
  • The Stag Superb Plus comes with a 1 year CLAW brand warranty across India.

You cannot forget local brands when you are talking about the best turntables because they also have some great features, and CLAW is the new name that has succeeded in making a stellar product in the shape of a superb stag turntable. 

CLAW has a vintage design with its wooden finish base that looks amazing in design and a transparent dust cover to protect it from getting dirty. It supports three RPM speeds 33.3, 45 and 78 and 7″, 10″ and 12″ vinyl records so that you can easily playback your entire collection. 

Features an auto stop function for your convenience and a belt drive with a manual tonearm. With the built-in 2*3 W stereo speaker, you can listen to your records instantly, or you can also connect the turntables with external speakers through the RCA or 3.5mm output. Also, connect to your headphones for private listening of songs. 

Easily adjust your speaker output as per your desired levels with its volume control knob. Use its USB cable that is provided to convert vinyl into audio files on your PC with the included software that allows LP to PC recording in MP3 format. You also get one year warranty on this product that is a great deal in its price and features.

6. Jensen JTA-222 Stereo Turntable

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Jensen JTA-222 Stereo Turntable (Brown)
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Jensen JTA-222 Stereo Turntable (Brown)
  • Language:urdu
  • Number of Disc:1
  • Format:Vinyl
  • English (Publication Language)

The Jensen JTA stereo turntable may look like the 1930s with its antique wooden case design and round dial, but it is all modern design from inside that gives it a good vintage look and comes with a dust cover to protect it is not in use. 

With its two built-in speakers, you can enjoy excellent sound quality, but the headphone jack allows you to listen to your tunes in private. Suppose you want to customize your sound experience, then it is a great option because it is compatible with external speakers. Also, use its power indicator feature.

Enjoy the nostalgic Vinyls or Records with its clicks and pops and white noise on the Jensen turntable. This turntable includes a 222NDL replacement needle, so you never run out on this and always have a spare on hand. This three-speed turntable allows you to enjoy your records fully musical nuances and also share them with the new generation.

While you are not listening to records, you can also enjoy its AM/FM receiver to tune in to your favourite stations. 

7. Denon DP-29F

Denon DP-29F Automatic Belt-Drive Analog Turntable with Pre-Mounted Cartridge and Built-in Phono Preamp - Silver
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Denon DP-29F Automatic Belt-Drive Analog Turntable with Pre-Mounted Cartridge and Built-in Phono Preamp - Silver
  • Belt-driven, fully automatic analog turntable with RIAA-equalized phono pre-amplifier
  • Plugs into any receiver's analog line-level input (ideal for receivers without phono inputs)
  • Rigid die-cast aluminum construction ensures stable rotation for high-fidelity sound
  • Automated system starts playing with push of a button, 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds ; Frequency Range: 20 Hz _ 20 kHz ; Rated Output Phono EQ: 150 mV / 1 kHz ; Belt: Rubber ; Bearing: Metal
  • Includes DSN-82 moving magnet cartridge, 14.2x3.8x14.1 inches, 2-year warranty

The Denon DP-29F is an Automatic Belt Drive Turntable. It comes with a built-in phono pre-amp. You can directly connect it with Speakers with analog cables without having the need of getting an Receiver. But, if you already own a receiver, we do recommend to use it, by switching off pre-amp on the turntable.

This turntable features an automated technique which starts off the music just by touch of a button. Once the Vinyl is completed, the tonearm automatically comes back to the specific idle posture. You can manually lift & place the tonearm on the Vinyl if you want to start by playing a specific song or want to skip a song.

It is a made up of rigid die-cast aluminium & produces perfect stable rotation. This turntable is operated by a DC servo motor. It is built on automatic belt drive technology and can play Vinyls at 33 1/3 or 45 rpm speed. Please note, you cannot change the cartridge in this this Turntable.

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8. Crosley 3-Speed Turntable with Speakers

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Crosley CR8005D-BK Cruiser Deluxe Portable 3-Speed Turntable with Bluetooth, Black
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Crosley CR8005D-BK Cruiser Deluxe Portable 3-Speed Turntable with Bluetooth, Black
  • Built-in Bluetooth receiver lets you stream your music wirelessly to the cruiser's dynamic full-range speakers
  • Adjustable pitch control
  • Belt Driven portable Turntable plays 3 speeds: 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records
  • Dynamic full range stereo speakers
  • RCA and headphone Jack outputs; Refer user manual below.

If you are looking for the best turntables in India with the best built-in speaker feature, then Crosley is among those Turntables with its charming suitcase style that gives it a classy look. It is easy to use and soothing to hear. It has adjustable pitch control that makes it a good choice where you can customize your listening experience. 

Along with Bluetooth input, you get usual connectivity options like RCA output that make it more convenient and great to carry both stereo audio and video signal and are very reliable. 

It has AUX input to plug any portable audio device into the aux input on the rear of the Cruiser Deluxe. You can also use the included Aux cord with variety of devices. 

It has an output wattage of 6 watts and can be played at three speeds of 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records and a built-in 45 adapter. You also get a headphone jack feature. The turntable weighs 2.5kg that is lightweight, and is portable to carry anywhere easily. It is compact and elegant enough to be placed at any place in your house and add to its beauty. 

9. Marantz TT5005 Turntable

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Marantz TT5005 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable with Pre-Mounted Cartridge & Built-in Phono Preamp
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Marantz TT5005 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable with Pre-Mounted Cartridge & Built-in Phono Preamp
  • Aluminum platter, belt-drive system with dc servo motor ensures accurate speed and rumble-free sound reproduction
  • Built-in preamp for playback with audio systems lacking phono input, automatic operation, manual lifter mechanism
  • Moving magnet cartridge included, removable dust cover attached, rca audio cable

The Marantz TT5005 is a Fully Automatic Belt Drive Turntable in black has an in-built phono equalizer. Therefore, it is simple to set-up and can also be connected to any amplifier or receiver, even though it doesn’t possess a devoted phono input port.

The turntable is easy to use, because of the start-stop technique. It automatically places the tone-arm to it resting position once the Record is over and so that you don’t scratch your Records

It is made up of rigid die-cast aluminum platter which usually generates standard inertial volume intended for flawless stability and steady rotation of the platter. Furthermore, Marantz TT5005 also has an additional MM cartridge to enable you to start to take pleasure in your analogue record selection whenever you connect it to a pair of Bookshelf Speakers or Home Theater System.

It also has a integrated phone equalizer that works together with any kind of amplifier or receiver at 33 1/3 & 45 rpm

10. Claw Stag Portable Turntable with Speakers

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CLAW Stag Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speakers (Brown)
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CLAW Stag Portable Vinyl Record Player Turntable with Built-in Stereo Speakers (Brown)
  • The stag portable stands out with its unique suitcase design so you can pack it and take it wherever you go
  • Supports 33.3/45/78 RPM speeds so that you can playback all your records, it features a belt drive with a manual tone arm and an auto stop function for convenience
  • The built-in 2x3W stereo speakers lets you listen to your records instantly or you can connect to external speakers via RCA output or even use the 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening
  • We’ve even included an AUX in port to connect other audio sources so you can use the stereo speakers the volume control knob allows you to adjust speaker output as per your desired levels
  • Product Contents: Stag Portable Turntable, Power Supply Adapter, 45 RPM Record Adapter, Woven Mat, User Manual and Warranty Information
  • The stag portable comes with a 1 year Claw brand warranty across India
  • Country of Origin: China

The CLAW stag stands out with the great suitcase design that lets you pack it and take it wherever you want. It has built-in 2 x 3W stereo speakers that allow you to listen to your records instantly, or you can also connect the turntable to the external speakers through RCA output or its 3.5mm headphone jack for private listening. 

This turntable supports three RPM speeds, 33.3, 45 and 78, that help playback all your records, and it also features a belt drive with a manual tonearm and an auto-stop function to stop at the end of LP (long play record) for convenience. However, while playing an extended play record, do not forget to switch off the auto stop feature to play until the end of the record. 

Claw includes an AUX-in port to connect other audio sources that allow you to use the stereo speakers. Has a volume control knob feature that lets you adjust speaker output as per your desired levels. 

You get a power supply adaptor, stag portable turntable, 45 RPM record adapter, woven mat. Also, enjoy its one year warranty that will help at times of any damage or defect. 

11. Fluance RT80

Best turntables in India - Fluance RT80

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The Fluance RT80 is a high-fidelity VInyl or LP player which is an automatic belt-driven system. It is designed to generate smooth, warm and pure analog audio output. It is not in our Best Turntables in India list for only this reason.

The turntable comes with an AT91 Audio-Technica stylus. This stylus is known for its rich sound output that audiophiles relate to with vinyls. It is much more that a simple Record Player. It optimizes the sound quality an gives you an outstanding audio output.

It doesn’t have non-removable cables. But it has RCS phono connectors that assist you in fine-tuning the audio in your own preferred settings. It has a control dial to change the RPM settings between 33 1/3 and 45 RPM. A Plastic Spindle adapter is included that allows 45RPMs to be played on 33 1/3 RPMs.

It feels very lightweight due to its hollow cabinet. It has preamp built-in which is supplied by Texas Instruments and Audio-Technica’s Premium AT91 cartridge

12. Stanton T.92 USB Turntable

Best Turntables in India - Stanton T.92 USB

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The Stanton T.92 USB turntable is a professional quality turntable & undoubtedly one of the best turntables in India available in 2020. The Stanton turntable comes with a high-torque, direct-drive motor. It provides quintessential stability while playing the records.

It has many features, the best one is the ability to transfer the Vinyls Collection into the digital format like MP3s with ease. It comes with USB Output & S/PDIF Outputs through which it can be connected to your Laptop or Audio Interfaces effortlessly.

It features the unique S-Shaped tonearm which helps in lowering the distortion. It also helps keeping your Records new for a longer time. You can control the tempo with inbuilt DSP while keeping the pitch as it is. Many other advance features are available with the New The Stanton T.92 USB turntable.

The cartridge which come with it is Stanton 500.v3 which provides exceptional audio output & is replacable. The included music editing software is very esy to use and also cleans up the music for professional use.

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13. Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable

Best Turntables in India - Pro-ject Debut Carbon

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The Debut Carbon DC Turntable is really an exceptional quality turntable & among the best turntables in India list. It is must for an individual who would like to experience an audiophile-style music equipment.

It boasts a freshly designed, steady and impressive DC motor & power source. It also comes with a new suspension mechanism having elastomer materials found in Pro-Ject’s more advanced turntables. It is compatible with future upgrades offered by the Brand.

It is a high quality & advanced turntable with impressive features. It make use of customized parts specifically wherever it is important like, the tonearm and motor mechanism.

With the ease of use & advanced capabilities, there are some important features which are missing like, auto start/stop, anti-skate dial etc. It does not comes with built-in photo preamp. So, you will need a receiver or amplifier with it. Saying this, the quality of natural sound it offers surely outweighs the conveniences it does not offer. Quality wise it’s better that most of the players available in the market.

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14. Sony PSLX300USB Turntable

Best Turntables in India - Sony PSLX300 USB

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Sony PSLX300USB is known as a fully automatic turntable having the ability to play 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records.It can’t play 78RPM records though.

It is a belt-driven turntable that makes it steady & protected from vibration. It comes with Sony Stylus & Cartridge, the cartridge can’t be replaced, but you can replace the entire stylus.

The main features of Sony PSLX300USB are that it provides the capability of an efficient automatic cueing function. The best selling point of this turntable is that It comes with a USB port to convert your Record collection into the digital format. It has an RCA output for ease of connectivity.

As this turntable comes with the integrated phono pre-amp, you really don’t require to attach it to a receiver or amplifier. You can enjoy the music by connecting it directly to Bookshelf Speakers or Home Theater System.

Even though you’re merely a casual listener or a newbie having a pile of old vinyl records searching for a good quality turntable the Sony PS-LX300USB can be an intelligent decision. The design of this turntable is simple thus making it easier to use.

15. Audio-Technica AT-LP3BK Turntable

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The Audio-Technica AT-LP3BK provides fully automatic functions which are user friendly & easier to use even for a novice or beginner. The Audio-Technica AT-LP3BK offers great sound. Probably this is the reason which makes it an excellent turntable for pretty much everyone.

It’s main features include: An integrated phono stage preamp thus removing the need of attaching an amplifier or receiver. The pre-amp can be switched On/Off with a toggle button. The 1/2″ universal headshell comes along with a pre-installed AT91R dual moving magnet cartridge. The cartridges can be replaced once it’s worn out.

The Audio-Technica AT-LP3BK features Start & Stop Buttons. It has buttons to change the rotation speed between 33-1/3 RPM & 45 RPM. You have buttons to change the size of the Record you want it to play too, between 7 inches or 12 inches.

It offers a higher quality audio output & advanced components. The automatic cueing function ensures that your Records are safe from running wear. It comes with a removable dust cover, power cable and a 45 adapter.

This turntable can be described as smartly designed turntable that delivers excellent audio as well as the ease and comfort of entirely automatic cueing. It is the most preferred & one of the Best Turntables in India in 2020.

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16. Pro-Ject Primary E Turntable



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The Pro-Ject Primary E is created for the perfect quality of sound at its cost. Pro-Ject Primary E turntable comes with a superior quality 230 volt motor providing smooth operation.

It is a Belt-driven turntable with two motor pulleys. Each pulley has a specific RPM and belt is to be attached to the pulleys depending on what RPM Vinyl you want to listen to, 33rpm or 45rpm Record. The power switch is built under the chassis along with the RCS output port.

The Primary E is an award winning turntable which now runs on the entirely improved motor for pure audio. Even with delivering authentic hi-fi audio, the Primary E turntable is made for convenience & simple use. Without having additional power source as well as the essential processing, it delivers a minimal distortion, and intensely steady & constant sound.

It comes with a pre-installed Ortofon OM 1S cartridge whch is one of the best & gives smooth, natural quality of sound, the OM 1S tracks effortlessly & smoothly. It comes with an acrylic lid to keep your turntable dustfree.

Turntable vs. Record Player: What’s the difference?

The primary difference between the both is that turntable is nothing but a part of the record player. You will not find a speaker or amplifier in turntables, so it needs to be bought separately. And it is that part of a record player apparatus that holds and spins the record. At the same time, a record player setup has a built-in amplifier and a speaker so that it plays a record by itself without any help. So, overall a record player needs a power cord and rest it can take care of itself.

One advantage of the turntable is that it is highly customizable as it can connect to bookshelf speakers of your choice through the RCA cables. On the other side, record players have their preamp, speakers and amplifier attached, so you do not get chances of customization.

Another great advantage that the turntable has over record player is that turntable is highly portable, making it easy to pick, pack, and move from one place to another. But record players are dedicated to one particular area of your house and can’t be moved from one place to other. 

Turntable Buying Guide – Things to know before buying

There are so many options in the market that puts you in chaos as in which turntable is great and whatnot, and finding the best one can be a hectic task. Below we have listed some factors that you must consider before purchasing a turntable.

1. Design: 

Design plays a very important role in buying a turntable. It must limit and minimize tracking errors. In the best turntable setups, you will find tone arms at a tangential angle to the grooves, and it plays an important role in accomplishing a good setup player.

2. Motor:

The motor in the turntable must be designed to minimize the number of vibrations and other resonance sounds that make the record player malfunction or produce bad quality sounds. The vibrations usually start from the motor, which then runs onto the platter and transfers them to the disk from where it reaches the Stylus. The Stylus is the part of the setup that is responsible for producing intricate sounds.

3. Stable Speed:

Another great feature is that turntables must have a design that maintains a constant speed. Speed is one of the most critical components in producing better sound qualities. If the speeds are too low, they will not be able to run in the best possible manner. Some models also provide further power supplies to the motor to maintain noise level to a minimum. 

4. Budget: 

Budget is another big factor that must be considered because you will not invest in something unworthy, neither is something out of your pocket. A good turntable must include all its features and qualities. The most important is its sound quality, so try getting a good deal and a good Turntable. 

5. Convenience:

There are mostly three types of turntable models:

  • Manual Turntables: In such turntables, you will have to do everything manually. Here you will have to place the disk on the platter and turn it on. Once it’s done, you will have to turn it off yourself unless you want it just to give off the noise for an eternity. Manual turntables have the advantage that they have much clear sound. So, if you can operate manually and cannot compromise on quality, this is the one for you.
  • Semi-Automatic Turntables: These turntables are the ones that you will have to turn on yourself manually, but after they have finished the song, they will automatically turn off by themselves. 
  • Automatic Turntables: Such turntables do it all by themselves.

With just a push of a button, they turn on themselves, and after it is done, they will turn off the rotating disk to prevent any noise. So this turntable is for those who want ease and convenience over a little bit of lack of sound quality. 

6. Cartridge:

Cartridges are part of turntables that convert mechanical energy into an electrical impulse which are then amplified to produce sound. They are the reason why a simple needle running over a disc with grooves and cuts can produce sound. 

Things you have to look for in a cartridge are its cantilever, stylus shape, trackability and generator type. The stylus shapes are usually either elliptical or conical, where elliptical Stylus is more accurate than conical ones as they have precise tracing patterns and produce accurate sounds. 

The cantilever is the part that transfers vibrations from the Stylus to the generating element that should be stiff and light for maximum precision. Trackability can be measured in micrometres. The higher it is, the higher the precision and better the sound. 

Two generator types are prevalent, the moving magnet type and the moving coil type. Moving magnets are decent and do their job pretty well while moving coils are expensive and not usually present in more turntables. 

7. Record Compatibility:

Turntables are specific for the records that they can play, and the most common record sizes are 7 inches and 12 inches. So almost every turntable can play these records. But if you get a different size record, it will not be compatible with the turntable. 

Record sizes determine the music content they can hold, and a 12-inch record usually has the lowest RPM (revolution per minute) that can hold the most sound. 

8. Tone Arm:

There are two main factors that the quality of tonearm. The first factor is resonance. In a quality tonearm, you get little resonance critical to giving the cartridge stable and good working conditions. 

Another factor is that the tonearm moves freely in all directions. For these good sounding turntables, use high-quality bearings with tight tolerance and very little friction. 

9. Built-In Preamps:

Some turntables have built-in preamps, and turntables that don’t have built-in preamps require grounding. If your turntable has a USB output, it has a built-in preamp, and if you need an external preamp, you will need a set of cables like RCA cables to connect to your audio system. 

However, turntables need grounding to feature a cable that needs to be attached to your preamp, whether it is an amplifier, external preamp or mixer. Turntables that are not grounded produce humming sound. 

10. Turntable Mats:

Turntable mats serve various functions like a sound improvement, record protection and friction reduction for DJing. Felt mats are the most versatile and they can be used for both listening and DJing as they allow you to hold the record while the platter still spins. And felt mats also help improve sound quality. 

Whereas rubber mats are especially good at dampening vibrations. And cock mats are popular among audiophiles and are mostly known to open up the sound spectrum. 

11. Pitch Control:

It allows you to adjust the speed of the spinning platter that is usually measured in percentage. 

12. Acrylic Platter: 

The acrylic platter is an addition to audiophiles. Replacing the standard platter with an acrylic platter improves sound quality drastically. No mat is required with the use of an acrylic platter. 

13. RPM (Revolution Per Minute):

Here records are recorded to be played at three preset speed levels as 33 RPM, 45 RPM and 78 RPM. 

14. RCA:

RCA is a type of cable that carries left and right channel signals. Most turntables feature RCA output cables. 

FAQs

Do new Turntables play old records?

The usual turntables can play anywhere from 33 to 45 RPM, but it also depends on how old the record is. Some classic vinyl records may have 78 RPM that can be quite tough to handle for some modern turntables.

Also, these records may be from the 1950s, so anything from much later can be played by modern turntables with ease. And some of the better ones can still handle 78RPM.

Can I convert LP Records to digital media?

The exact process of digitizing your vinyl collection depends on the type of equipment that you have. That doesn’t mean that you cannot convert yVinylinyl to a digital format without an integrated USB output, but opting for a turntable that is built with USB output makes things a lot easier.

Just put your USB phone preamp between your turntable and your computer and digitize your vinyl records.

Are Turntables expensive to own?

Turntables contain intricate parts that are sensitive and must include exact standards that need to work together to properly convert the sound picked up by the Stylus into a line signal. It also ensures that the Stylus properly and correctly tracks the record.

However, there are turntables like vinyl music on player, Claw stag superb plus turntable that are on a budget and easily affordable by new beginners looking for great turntables.

What are the connectivity options in Turntables?

Connecting turntables through Bluetooth requires a phone pre-amp, a Bluetooth transmitter and powered speakers or an amp with a Bluetooth input or receiver.

You can pair turntables with speakers, and both units must be in pairing mode for this. To connect Turntable to AUX, you need to plug the turntable’s audio signal into one of the receiver’s analogue audio inputs. These receivers are often labelled as AUX, Analog, Line in and more.

Can Bookshelf speakers be connected to Turntables?

Yes, bookshelf speakers can be connected to turntables. There are some powered bookshelf speaker pairs like Klipsch R-51 PM that have phone inputs so that they can connect directly to turntables that lack Phono pre-amp.

But with various powered speakers, you need to use a turntable that includes a built-in phone pre-amp or connect an external phone preamp between the speakers and the turntables.

Is it worth buying a Turntable?

Buying a turntable depends on your choice of the turntable and its use. Suppose you get a turntable with the best feature, quality and good Stylus and get albums that are in proper and best condition than it is worthy enough.
And also, if you wish to use your turntable regularly, buying a turntable would be worth purchase for you or else it will lie idle in any area of your house.

Conclusion

Suppose you are a music lover and can’t get enough vinyl records and sounds, but the turntable is your go-to option. So above is the full guide to the best turntables in India that we have mentioned after proper research. We have tried to include the best options with their features and drawbacks that will help you make the best choice according to your needs and desires.

If you are on a budget, the Claw Stag Superb Plus Record Player would be suitable for you. Similarly, for best design and features you can choose Wockoder Vintage Turntable or the feature-rich Victrola Vintage 3-Speed Turntable with Bluetooth Connectivity and Built-in Speakers.

Just go through the turntables mentioned above in the list, check the buying guide and make your choice accordingly. This concludes our list of Best Turntables in India and we hope you’ve selected the turntable for complete classic music experience!

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