Category Archives: turntables

Nagaoka GL602

The late nineteen seventies saw fierce competition amongst turntable manufacturers – especially in Japan. The UK market missed much of this, thanks to the reign of the Linn LP12 which seemed to be most hi-fi dealers’ – and magazines’ –

Nagaoka GL602

The late nineteen seventies saw fierce competition amongst turntable manufacturers – especially in Japan. The UK market missed much of this, thanks to the reign of the Linn LP12 which seemed to be most hi-fi dealers’ – and magazines’ –

Rega RP1

This sleek £230 package is pretty much the best entry-level hi-fi turntable you can get. The long-established. Essex-based Rega company has an illustrious history of making vinyl spinners that sound better than they should for the money. Indeed it’s a distant cousin of

Rega RP1

This sleek £230 package is pretty much the best entry-level hi-fi turntable you can get. The long-established. Essex-based Rega company has an illustrious history of making vinyl spinners that sound better than they should for the money. Indeed it’s a distant cousin of

Musical Fidelity M1

Ah yes, the Musical Fidelity turntable. Currently residing in the ‘where is it now’ category, the M1 appeared on the analogue scene just under a decade ago and caused more of a ripple than a splash, for a fleeting moment.

Musical Fidelity M1

Ah yes, the Musical Fidelity turntable. Currently residing in the ‘where is it now’ category, the M1 appeared on the analogue scene just under a decade ago and caused more of a ripple than a splash, for a fleeting moment.

Revox B795

Back in the mid nineteen seventies, the Revox name was considered by many to be the best of the best. The company was regarded as being a purveyor of ultra high end hi-fi equipment, head and shoulders above even the

Revox B795

Back in the mid nineteen seventies, the Revox name was considered by many to be the best of the best. The company was regarded as being a purveyor of ultra high end hi-fi equipment, head and shoulders above even the

Technics SL-150

The technology arrived in 1970 in the Technics SP-10 broadcast turntable, and made jaws drop. Direct drive did what it said on the tin, moving the platter from its centre and without recourse to idlers, pulleys or belts. It had

Technics SL-150

The technology arrived in 1970 in the Technics SP-10 broadcast turntable, and made jaws drop. Direct drive did what it said on the tin, moving the platter from its centre and without recourse to idlers, pulleys or belts. It had

Booplinth

People are only now waking up to what a turntable plinth really should do. Any deck that has an independently sprung subchassis should not have a heavy plinth that stories mechanical energy like a kind of mechanical capacitor – instead,

Booplinth

People are only now waking up to what a turntable plinth really should do. Any deck that has an independently sprung subchassis should not have a heavy plinth that stories mechanical energy like a kind of mechanical capacitor – instead,

Pioneer PL-600

A fine turntable that seems to have slipped down the back of the sofa, so to speak, Pioneer’s PL-600 was extremely impressive when it came out in 1979. Streamlined and futuristic, it was a generation ahead of the company’s previous record players. It was

Pioneer PL-600

A fine turntable that seems to have slipped down the back of the sofa, so to speak, Pioneer’s PL-600 was extremely impressive when it came out in 1979. Streamlined and futuristic, it was a generation ahead of the company’s previous record players. It was