VINTAGE TURNTABLES: The 8 best vintage turntables and what to look out for when buying second hand… ?

Paul Rigby writes .....

Buying a vintage turntable is a great option for vinyl fans. For many, a budget for any sort of hi-fi is a low priority. Once the bills are paid, it can be virtually impossible to purchase a new, top quality hi-fi system. Going vintage can offer quality at a low cost. Others may have spent a bundle on a new deck but have little in reserve for that second system that would be ideal for a study, bedroom or spare room. Some might even want to revisit younger days when the then ‘new’ turntables were objects of desire and now they can afford to purchase one, or even two of these classic designs.

Below, we have listed our Top 8 vintage purchases but, before you run off to your local second-hand store or eBay account, pause for thought.

It is true that you can grab some startling bargains on the vintage circuit with beautifully engineered turntables going cheap but bear in mind a couple of things. Firstly, do .....

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