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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  
Price $250 List
$199.00 at Amazon
$400 List
$399.00 at Amazon
$250 List
$249.00 at Amazon
$250 List
$249.99 at Amazon
$380 List
$309.00 at Amazon
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Pros Good sound quality, fully automatic cueingExceptional sound quality, high quality construction, easy to useGreat sound, high quality construction, easy to useGood sound, fully automatic cueing, great vibration resistanceGood sound quality, high quality construction, good vibration resistance
Cons Somewhat prone to skippingSusceptible to skipping if bumped, expensiveExpensiveExpensiveExpensive, fully manual, some static distortion at higher volumes
Bottom Line Great for those that want fully automatic cueing and good soundSuperior sound for a model in this price range, a perfect first player for discerning listeners looking to start their vinyl journeyGreat sound and user friendliness make this turntable great for almost anyoneGreat for those that want good sound and something that won’t skip if the vinyl inspires some dancingA good model that lacks some ease of use touches that beginners would appreciate, and is priced relatively high
Rating Categories Audio-Technica... Pro-Ject Debut... Audio-Technica... Fluance RT81 U-Turn Audio Orbit...
Sound Quality (40%)
7
9
8
7
7
Component Quality (25%)
6
9
8
7
8
User Friendliness (25%)
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5
Vibration Resistance (10%)
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Specs Audio-Technica... Pro-Ject Debut... Audio-Technica... Fluance RT81 U-Turn Audio Orbit...
Cartridge Audio Technica AT91R Ortofon 2M Red Audio Technica AT95E Audio Technica AT95E Ortofon OM 5E
Drive Method Belt Belt Direct Belt Belt
USB Compatibility No No Yes No No
Operation Fully Automatic Manual Manual Fully Automatic Manual
Platter Material Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Acrylic
Mat Material Rubber Felt Felt Rubber Felt
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