Turntables

Also known as a record deck, a turntable is a hi-fi component that in most cases deals solely with the playback of vinyl records when connected to a compatible hi-fi system. Certain turntables allow you to record and immortalise your favourite vinyls onto your PC or Mac, or record straight to a compatible MP3 player. The best ones are generally made from strong, vibration resistant materials that minimise distortion and allow you to enjoy the warm, clear sound of your favourite records.

Product review: Marantz TT5005 Turntable

Product review: Marantz TT5005 Turntable

Marantz delivers a rock solid turntable for vinyl newcomers and enthusiasts alike: the Marantz TT5005 Turntable. Our story starts like most do, with a conversation between you and a loved one as you try to decipher how in the world …read more

Product review: Pioneer PLX 500 DJ Turntable

Product review: Pioneer PLX 500 DJ Turntable

Pioneer have been making high quality DJ equipment for years, ranging from reasonable to astronomically priced and have a wide heritage to showcase this. Luckily if you’re someone like me who’s interested in jumping on the Pioneer bandwagon but lack …read more

Product review: Project Essential 3 Turntable

Product review: Project Essential 3 Turntable

The phrase ‘vinyl revival’ is easily the most overused in hi-fi circles these days, but its ubiquity underpins just how popular vinyl records, and the turntables that play them, have become in the past five or so years. Playing a …read more

Wish List: Top 5 – Turntables

Wish List: Top 5 – Turntables

If your nearest and dearest has been dropping hints about needing something new and shiny to play their records on this Christmas, or even if you’re just planning to treat yourself, we’ve put together this handy guide to the latest …read more

Product review: Sony PSHX500 hi-res turntable

Product review: Sony PSHX500 hi-res turntable

Keen to show some love for the so-called “vinyl revival” (it never really went away!), one of the industry’s biggest players, Sony, have released a brand new turntable, and true to recent form, it’s an absolute stunner. Say hello to …read more

Product preview: Sony PS-HX500

Product preview: Sony PS-HX500

Announced at CES 2016, the PS-HX500 will be Sony’s go to turntable for spring 2016 onwards. This is no ordinary turntable, as well as offering amazing vinyl sound, it also boasts the ability to convert your records into Hi-Res audio files. For …read more

The best local record stores

The best local record stores

Whether you’re new to the vinyl game, an avid record collector, or know someone who is (it is almost Christmas, after all!), there are some great record stores just a stone’s throw from many Richer Sounds stores… “If you’re from the …read more