Category Archives: turntables

Origin Live Aurora Mk3

Launched in 2014 for a whisker under £1,000, the Aurora was the baby in the company’s four-strong range of turntables. Like the original which appeared back in 2003, it’s a high quality skeletal belt drive design hewn from black acrylic

Origin Live Aurora Mk3

Launched in 2014 for a whisker under £1,000, the Aurora was the baby in the company’s four-strong range of turntables. Like the original which appeared back in 2003, it’s a high quality skeletal belt drive design hewn from black acrylic

Walker CJ58

By the time that Compact Disc arrived in 1983, Britain had a surfeit of fine belt drive turntables on sale. From the Rega Planar 3 and Ariston RD80 to the Strathclyde 305, Dunlop Systemdek and Linn Sondek LP12, there were

Walker CJ58

By the time that Compact Disc arrived in 1983, Britain had a surfeit of fine belt drive turntables on sale. From the Rega Planar 3 and Ariston RD80 to the Strathclyde 305, Dunlop Systemdek and Linn Sondek LP12, there were

Heybrook TT2

By 1980 when the Heybrook TT2 came out, almost every major development in turntable design had already happened. We had got quartz-locked direct drive, but British manufacturers largely eschewed it on cost grounds. So most UK decks were variations on

Heybrook TT2

By 1980 when the Heybrook TT2 came out, almost every major development in turntable design had already happened. We had got quartz-locked direct drive, but British manufacturers largely eschewed it on cost grounds. So most UK decks were variations on

Pioneer PL-12D

Back in the early nineteen seventies, the main purveyors of turntables in Britain were Garrard and BSR, with the likes of Lenco, Dual, Philips, Collaro and Balfour also providing some popular designs. Many were auto-changers, and often appeared in then-popular

Pioneer PL-12D

Back in the early nineteen seventies, the main purveyors of turntables in Britain were Garrard and BSR, with the likes of Lenco, Dual, Philips, Collaro and Balfour also providing some popular designs. Many were auto-changers, and often appeared in then-popular

Terry O’Sullivan

One of the British hi-fi industry’s great characters, since 1990 this outspoken chap [pictured above left] has been fixing, recommissioning and remanufacturing classic Garrard turntables in Wiltshire, not far from the original factory in Swindon. Along the way, his company

Terry O’Sullivan

One of the British hi-fi industry’s great characters, since 1990 this outspoken chap [pictured above left] has been fixing, recommissioning and remanufacturing classic Garrard turntables in Wiltshire, not far from the original factory in Swindon. Along the way, his company

Technics SL-1200G

The Technics SL-1200 was always more than a disco fashion accessory. To those who’d only ever encountered Regas and Linns, the Technics might look like a chintzy bauble, but see one in the flesh and you begin to understand why

Technics SL-1200G

The Technics SL-1200 was always more than a disco fashion accessory. To those who’d only ever encountered Regas and Linns, the Technics might look like a chintzy bauble, but see one in the flesh and you begin to understand why

Thorens TD125

Herman Thorens first registered the company in 1883, in St Croix, Switzerland. It started as a manufacturer of musical boxes and associated equipment, and then in 1903 produced its first Edison type phonograph, then focussed on horn gramophones for the new shellac records.

Thorens TD125

Herman Thorens first registered the company in 1883, in St Croix, Switzerland. It started as a manufacturer of musical boxes and associated equipment, and then in 1903 produced its first Edison type phonograph, then focussed on horn gramophones for the new shellac records.