Audio-Technica PL-120 turntable

Very similar in design to the Technics SL1200, this $300 direct-drive turntable actually surprised us with its “low-frequency slam and solidity.” We dug the fact that it played 78s or could serve as a DJ ‘table if we wanted to get our scratch on. As long the internal phono stage is disabled, the Audio-Technica is “hard to beat” if you’re a vinyl lover on a budget.