Best Turntables 2014

Product of the year

£400-£800

Rega RP3/Elys2

"Another virtuoso turn from Rega. Few rivals are as fuss-free or sound so good – easy to set up and use."

Best buys

Up to £400

Pro-Ject Essential II

"An excellent entry-level turntable that gets all the basics spot-on. It makes listening to records fun, and we can't ask for more than that."

£800+

Clearaudio Concept

"A thoroughly sorted, easy-to-own package with tremendous sound. What more do you want?"