Turntables


The Luxman PD-171A Turntable

The Luxman PD-171A Turntable

You don’t even have to play a record on the Luxman PD-171A to know it’s unique. Taking it out of its deliberately packaged container, with small bags for every individual part that goes with it – no detail, no matter how little is left unturned. Read More >


Grand Prix Audio’s Parabolica Turntable

Grand Prix Audio’s Parabolica Turntable

Last year, I had to curb my enthusiasm for the Grand Prix Audio Monaco 2.0 turntable, boldly calling it the best turntable I’d ever heard – a claim that I don’t make lightly. Read More >


MoFi’s Ultra Deck + M

MoFi’s Ultra Deck + M

It just seems right to begin the review of MoFi’s UltraDeck+M with the first MoFi record I bought many years ago. Read More >


VPIs Avenger Reference Turntable

VPIs Avenger Reference Turntable

VPI has done as much to advance the resurgence of vinyl playback over the past decade as any turntable manufacturer going. When vinyl was on life support and the consumer audio industry had its collective hands tugging on the plug, VPI pumped iron, took its vitamins and kept on keeping on. Read More >


The Gold Note Mediterraneo Turntable

The Gold Note Mediterraneo Turntable

It’s an interesting journey to experience a manufacturer’s product in a gradual fashion. Read More >


The Brinkmann Audio RoNt II Power Supply

The Brinkmann Audio RoNt II Power Supply

After living with the Brinkmann Bardo turntable for about six months, the much awaited RoNt II vacuum tube power supply arrived, and as anticipated, it took the Bardo to a higher level of performance. Read More >


Origin Live’s Calypso Turntable and Encounter Tonearm

Origin Live’s Calypso Turntable and Encounter Tonearm

Believe it or not, I’m someone who always reads the instruction manual before digging into a new piece of technology. Read More >


The EAT B-Sharp Turntable

The EAT B-Sharp Turntable

It’s an exciting time to be an analog enthusiast. There have never been more great choices and just like in the world of racing, competition improves the breed. Read More >


The Grand Prix Audio Monaco 2.0 Turntable

The Grand Prix Audio Monaco 2.0 Turntable

After reading hifi magazines for about 40 years now, and writing about hifi for the last 15 of those years, I’ve been a good Smurf and haven’t baited my loyal readers with the B word – hardly ever as a matter of fact. Read More >


The Technics SL-1200G Turntable

The Technics SL-1200G Turntable

The older we get, the more difficult it is to remember some of life’s firsts. Once, while chatting with Jerry Seinfeld about his Porsche collection, a big smile came across his face recalling his first 911; a red, early 80s Carrera, and how hard he had to work to get that car. Read More >


The Brinkmann Audio Bardo Turntable

The Brinkmann Audio Bardo Turntable

Closing the door on a Porsche 911, clicking the shutter on a titanium bodied Leica camera, that’s German engineering excellence, baby! If you love that level of precision to go along with whatever high-performance product that suits your fancy, you’ll freak out just watching the 10. Read More >


The Pear Audio Kid Howard Turntable

The Pear Audio Kid Howard Turntable

The home page of the Pear Audio Analogue website says that they are “turntables with pedigree.” If you’re relatively new to the vinyl game, it’s possible that you haven’t heard about the Nottingham or Well Tempered turntables, but the man behind Pear, Peter Mezek had a profound involvement with both of these legendary tables. Read More >


VPI Classic Two Turntable

VPI Classic Two Turntable

Back in Issue 46, I was enamored enough with VPI’s Classic One turntable to give it one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2012. Read More >