Best USB turntables

...as these USB turntables prove. Your vinyl is vulnerable and valuable, after all, so why not preserve your collection in the form of digital files (especially since a lot of vinyl tracks are tricky to hunt down on streaming services)? These USB turntables not only offer this functionality, but they sound great for their price too.

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Under £100

Audio Technica AT-LP60-USB

Articulate sound plus ease of use make this a great entry-level choice.

SPECIFICATIONS

33 and 45rpm | Vinyl ripping | Replaceable stylus

Reasons to Buy
A clear, balanced and articulate listen
Rips records to digital files
Easy operation
Reasons to Avoid
Sound could do with more solidity

Under £250

Sony PS-HX500

The HX500 can rip your records into hi-res digital files and it makes your vinyl sound brilliant, too. The cheaper it gets, the more we love it.

SPECIFICATIONS

Hi-res vinyl ripping | Belt drive | 33.33/45rpm

Reasons to Buy
Rips vinyl to hi-res WAV or DSD file
Simple set-up
Lively and transparent sound
Big, spacious soundstage
Reasons to Avoid
Doesn’t look all that special

Under £500

Audio Technica AT-LP5

USB output, moving magnet phono stage, great sound - it would be churlish to ask for more at this money.

SPECIFICATIONS

USB recording | Moving magnet phono stage | 33.33/45rpm

Reasons to Buy
Loads of detail
Spacious soundstage
Expressive rhythmically and dynamically
Great to use
Feature list
Reasons to Avoid
Nothing at this price