Although the end of the analogue turntable was knocked off in the 1990s, it never really disappeared from the market. For the last two decades the black record has been reserved for connoisseurs and eccentrics, but recently it has been gaining more and more supporters. The production of records and turntables is growing, new models, including really cheap ones, are appearing on the market. The experts of "Logo" checked 11 models and recommended equipment suitable for beginner audiophiles.
Turntables are becoming popular again because the old-fashioned black disc offers a lively sound. Although it is not without distortion, it sounds much more natural in our ears than that of a digital player. Also the oldschool climate and celebrities associated with the use of equipment is not without significance.
Dozens of turntables are again available on the market - from the cheapest piezoelectric models (even discounters offer them), through inexpensive but noteworthy devices with magnetic inserts, to tens of thousands of gold pieces of art made of the most expensive materials.
Marcin "Kwazar" Cisło, a cult DJ, invited music journalist and independent scene activist Filip Kalinowski to his Gagarin Studio. There they checked how they play and what features the cheapest turntables available on the Polish market have.
- We compared 11 turntable models. We have checked how much cheap devices of less known producers and those reputable ones who decided to fight for a non-Audiofilski's client are worth," sums up Łukasz Figielski, editor of "Logo" magazine.
In the June issue of "Logo" magazine experts suggest which model to choose, depending on the price (from 180 PLN to almost 1000 PLN), the desired functions (some models support wireless speakers, have a USB connection, and others have nothing but a plate, arm and beautiful sound) and design (there are retro models!).
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