The Technics brand (a subsidiary of Panasonic) has returned from dormancy, and 2015-16 has seen the reintroduction of the famous and popular SL-1200 turntable. The limited edition “Grand Class” GAE model is the top of the range.
Pro-ject Audio Systems Debut III
Pro-ject Audio Systems is based in Austria, with manufacturing based mainly in the Czech Republic. Pro-ject has an extensive lineup of analog products, with a dizzying number of turntable models. The Debut III is a budget model, with a focus on precision machining in the bearing, and a high-quality aluminim tonearm. It comes with the Read More…
U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus
U-Turn is a product of the crowdfunding era, and its Orbit Plus is now a retail offering, selling for $309-349US. It features the excellent Ortofon OM 5E cartridge. The U-Turn is American made and has received rave reviews as a high-quality, well-priced alternative to imports like the Rega and Pro-ject models. Specs: Weight 12.5 lbs Read More…
Pioneer has a long history in audio, with many good turntables coming from Japan in the 1970’s. The PL-30K is a fully automatic, budget model with a built-in phono preamp. It retails for $300.
The Koetsu Coralstone is a high-end moving coil from Japan. It retails for $6500 US.