Turntables


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 >


Rega RP10 Turntable

Rega RP10 Turntable

Our publisher has been a Rega fan since the fateful day in the mid-’80s when we happened by our local dealer (Audio Emporium in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) to find them opening a shipment of Planar 3 turntables. Read More >


VPI Classic Two Turntable

VPI Classic Two Turntable

VPI’s Classic One set the standard for analog performance at its price a few years ago when introduced and one is still in service at TONEAudio as a reference component, recently revised by Harry Weisfeld to accommodate an Eminent Technologies tonearm. Read More >


VPI Classic Direct Drive Turntable

VPI Classic Direct Drive Turntable

In audio, like in so many other things, the seed of a great idea often sprouts before the technology of the time is able to fully express the concept. Read More >


U-Turn Audio Orbit Turntable

U-Turn Audio Orbit Turntable

First and foremost, the people at U-Turn Audio are to be commended for bringing a domestically manufactured turntable to market at an unbelievably low price. Read More >


VPI Traveler Turntable

VPI Traveler Turntable

My analog journey has encountered numerous VPI turntables through the years, and they have always provided satisfying sounds and steadfast mechanical reliability, beginning with the HW-19, now out of production. Read More >