Looking to get yourself a new turntable? We've rounded up some of the best record players on the market right now – from budget options to high-end products.

The following are the best value turntables you can buy, from budget record players under £200, to premium decks for more expensive tastes, and USB decks if you're looking to archive your precious vinyl collection.

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Under £200
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Pro-Ject Elemental

Reviewed on 21st March 2014 at

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.


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USB turntable under £200

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Under £300

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Under £400
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Audio Technica AT-LP5

Reviewed on 13th April 2016 at

If you want a turntable you can plug straight into your amp and play, with the added bonus of a USB output, it's tough to find anything better at this kind of money.

The fact it sounds great is just the final reason you need to take one for a spin.

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Under £700

Rega Planar 3/Elys 2

Reviewed on 23rd March 2016 at

The Planar 3 builds strongly on its Award-winning predecessor, the RP3, delivering a class-leading combination of sound, build and ease of use.

Want the best value turntable on the market? This is it.

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USB turntable under £700

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Under £1500
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Clearaudio Concept

Reviewed on 7th March 2016 at

We've long been fans of Clearaudio's Concept turntable package. It's a thoroughly sorted, easy-to-own package with tremendous sound that has poise and pace to spare, combining punch, extension and tonal variation in equal measure.

It is an outstanding product, and took the title of Best turntable £800+ at the 2015 What Hi-Fi? Awards.

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Under £2500

Rega RP8/Apheta

Reviewed on 5th December 2014 at

With a massively detailed sound delivered with class-leading agility, strong dynamics and exceptional precision, the RP8 is a terrific turntable that sets standards for the price. Just be careful with system matching.

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Under £5000

VPI Prime

Reviewed on 2nd October 2015 at

Our Temptation Award winner this year, VPI’s Prime is a wonderfully confident-sounding package that can organise with the best and maintain composure even when faced with the most brutally challenging music.

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