There’s a lot of hoopla around entry level turntables and quality (or lack thereof). but the truth is that buying a turntable doesn’t have to break the bank. There are a plenty of manufacturers out there today that are churning out excellent mid-range, audiophile-quality turntables for under $500 bucks.
There are also plenty of older, vintage turntables that you can find on the cheap from sites like eBay, but if you’re like me, you enjoy the peace of mind that comes with buying a brand-new turntable, with all of the modern technology and more importantly, a manufacturer’s warranty just in case you run into trouble with your new turntable. Below are a list of very affordable turntables that have met or exceeded the expectations of our staff.