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Awards Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award    
Price $400 List
$399.00 at Amazon
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$250 List
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$250 List
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$380 List
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Pros Exceptional sound quality, high quality construction, easy to useGreat sound, high quality construction, easy to useGood sound, fully automatic cueing, great vibration resistanceGood sound quality, fully automatic cueingGood sound quality, high quality construction, good vibration resistance
Cons Susceptible to skipping if bumped, expensiveExpensiveExpensiveSomewhat prone to skippingExpensive, fully manual, some static distortion at higher volumes
Bottom Line Great for audiophiles that want the best possible listening experienceA great all-around package that is a perfect first turntableGood sound with the added convenience of automatic cueing and top notch vibration resistanceA solid performer that offers the convenience of fully automatic cueingGood sound and construction that is held back by a higher than average price point and less user friendly design
Rating Categories Pro-Ject Debut Carbon AT-LP120BK-USB Fluance RT81 AT-LP3BK Orbit Plus
Sound Quality (40%)
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Component Quality (25%)
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User Friendliness (25%)
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Vibration Resistance (10%)
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Specs Pro-Ject Debut Carbon AT-LP120BK-USB Fluance RT81 AT-LP3BK Orbit Plus
Cartridge Ortofon 2M Red Audio Technica AT95E Audio Technica AT95E Audio Technica AT91R Ortofon OM 5E
Drive Method Belt Direct Belt Belt Belt
USB Compatibility No Yes No No No
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