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Record players and turntables advice guides

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Looking for a new record player but not sure what model to go for? Our expert guides will help you find the perfect record player for you.

How to buy the best record player or turntable

If you want a record player with fantastic sound to play your favourite LPs or digitise them, our expert guide will help you buy the perfect model

Top five best USB turntables for 2021

Transfer your treasured vinyl into digital files that will last forever with these great USB turntables that make it easy to do.

Best cheap record players and turntables for 2021

We’ve discovered these great record players for well under £200 – proof that you don't have to spend big to get the most out of your record collection.

Which record player and turntable brand to buy in 2021

Great record players have unrivalled sound quality and are well built. We reveal how popular record player brands fared when we put them to the test.

Record player and turntable jargon buster

Confused between belt-drive and direct-drive? Unsure about the tonearm? We explain all you need to know about record players.

How we test record players and turntables

Only the best record players are worthy of Best Buy status. Read our expert guide to find out how we test record players.

How to transfer your vinyl onto a computer

In this guide, we explain how to get your treasured vinyl from disc to digital, so you can listen on all your devices. 

Retro record players to avoid

Don't be fooled by these temptingly stylish record players. Our expert testing has revealed some models that you'll definitely want to avoid.