The following are the best value turntables, from decks under £200, under £500 and a few if money is no object (one of which is arguably the best turntable we've ever heard).
Read on for all the details and click through to see the full reviews. And if you're looking for some vinyl inspiration, then check out our list of the best vinyl test records...
The Pro-Ject Elemental is one of the most basic and easy to set-up turntables we've ever come across. But that doesn't mean it doesn't deliver.
This is a very talented, and capable turntable with good build quality for the price. It's the best budget turntable on the market.
Like the Pro-Ject Elemental, this Rega takes turntables back to their basics; a plinth, rubber feet, main-bearing RB 101 arm, a motor and a pulley.
All that (relative) simplicity delivers an astonishingly good sound. It may have won an award way back in 2010, but the RP1 is still able to hold its own against the budget Pro-Jects in this list.
The Rega RP3 was our Product of the Year in 2013 and 2014. We love how easy it is to set-up and use. It sounds fantastic for the money and can handle most musical styles.
High-quality parts sit alongside an attractive design, so if your budget can stretch this far, there's little else that can beat it.
We've long been fans of Clearaudio's Concept turntable package. It's always been well made and easy to use, but a recent price drop puts it back on the front line as far as £1000 turntables are concerned.
Clearaudio has also taken the chance to improve the arm recently too. The result is an outstanding product that took the title of Best turntable £800+, Awards 2014.
The Ovation is another fine Clearaudio turntable. It boasts exceptional build quality and features a Panzerholz layer (bullet-proof, apparently), sandwiched between two plates of aluminium.
This is an extremely capable deck with plenty of drive. It's fuss-free when it comes to genre, meaning you can throw anything at it, knowing it will sound great.