The Best Record Players For Beginners

We get asked about this one a lot. Do you sell record players? (No, sorry.)

Do you know anywhere that does? Lots of places sell them, but most entry-level turntables are cheaply made so it’s a good idea to buy one from a store with a great return policy.

What do you recommend? This is a more complicated question than it sounds, because it depends so much on a person’s budget and what they want to use the turntable for. Sampling dollar-bin records to make beats on your computer? Blutoothing to your phone? Building a stereo?

We’ve started a list of turntables that we recommend looking into if you’re just starting out, mostly with budgets in mind. LINK.


If you’re a more seasoned collector, please feel free to give your own recommendations in the comments below!