A Guide to Choosing the Right Turntable for your music needs

Vinyl records and turntables are all the rage these days, and it may be difficult to choose which turntable to adopt for your house. Fret not, as this guide may be one of the most holistic ones to help you make that decision to satiate all sorts of music fans out there. 

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For the Amateurs | AT-LP60XBT (Automatic Wireless Belt-Drive Turntable)

The AT-LP60XBT makes it easy to dive into the world of vinyl, with all the great features in the redesigned AT-LP60X fully automatic belt-drive stereo turntable with the utmost convenience of Bluetooth® wireless connectivity.

This sweet turntable pairs effortlessly with speakers, headphones or other wireless devices. With its revolutionary CSR BT chipset, the turntable can also connect to devices that support the aptX codec, which gives you that much more crisp sound quality over the standard SBC codec. 

Both 33-⅓ and 45 RPM records work on the AT-LP70XBT, and comes with a 45 RPM adapter, a detachable dual RCA output cable (for wired connection) and a removable hinged dust cover. Choose to use it wired or wireless – and either way, you get superior audio quality with the ease of automatic operation fully controlled by front-panel start, stop and tonearm lift buttons. 

Priced at SGD$268, the AT-LP60XBT Fully Automatic Wireless Belt-Drive Turntable may be a no-brainer for any amateurs out there trying to dive into the world of vinyl records for the first time to adopt. 

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For the Outdoor One | AT-SB2022 (Soundburger, 60th Anniversary Limited-Edition)

Fan-favourite Sound Burger makes a resurgence with Audio-Technica’s 60th Anniversary, 40 years after its original debut. Sporting a playful retro red design, the Sound Burger stays true to its original aesthetic while also boasting updates such as Bluetooth connectivity and USB charging. 

Enjoy up to 12 hours of listening with the Sound Burger’s powerful battery life. With its Bluetooth® connectivity and compact design, the AT-SB2022 is the perfect accessory for people who love to share their music with their loved ones. 

The Sound Burger offers high-quality sound with a belt-drive system that plays 33-⅓ and 45 RPM records. With the tonearm employing a dynamic balance system where the stylus pressure is applied via a spring, it also comes with a high-precision DC motor to maintain stable rotation. 

Priced at SGD$288, the AT-SB2022 Portable Bluetooth Turntable is the ultimate accessory for people who are always on-the-go. Perfect for parties and outdoor picnics, this is the turntable to get. 

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For the Classy One | AT-LP3XBT (Automatic Wireless Turntable)

The AT-LP3XBT turntable boasts a high-fidelity design coupled with convenient Bluetooth® technology, providing the most superior audio experience of vinyl with the absolute freedom to connect to the latest Bluetooth® speakers or headphones. 

The successor model of the previous AT-LP3, the AT-LP3XBT comes with monumental upgrades, such as wireless compatibility with the high-quality Qualcomm® aptX™ audio codec, the AT-VM95C cartridge (which is compatible with any of Audio-Technica’s VM95 Series replacement styli), and an external AC adaptor which handles the AC/DC conversion, reducing noise in the signal chain. 
Priced at SGD$418, the AT-LP3XBT Automatic Wireless Turntable is an easy choice for anyone who’s looking to upgrade their listening experience at home.

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For the Scandi One | AT-LPW40WN (Manual Belt-Drive Turntable) 

The AT-LPW40WN is a fully manual, belt-drive turntable specifically designed for the most optimal high-fidelity audio reproduction from vinyl. With an aesthetically-pleasing anti-resonance MDF (medium density fibreboard) plinth with simulated walnut wood veneer, low-frequency acoustical feedback is limited. Its sensor-monitored motor allows for a more accurate platter rotation speed at both 33-⅓ and 45 RPM. 

This beauty includes a straight carbon-fiber tonearm with adjustable tracking force and an AT-HS4 universal ½”-mount headshell with an AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge, which comes with a 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus. 

Priced at SGD$478, the AT-LPW40WN Turntable is equipped with a built-in selectable phono preamp and a detachable dual RCA output cable for direct connection to components. If your house sports a Scandinavian theme, this turntable would fit right in. 

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For the Pros | AT-LP2022 (Fully Manual Turntable, 60th Anniversary Limited-Edition)

For the uninitiated, the AT-LP2022 may seem daunting to operate, but trust us – it’s not. The limited-edition AT-LP2022 harnesses the full power of analog audio, with a phono level output that comes with a detachable dual RCA cable for connection to components with a dedicated phono input. 

The limited-edition, clear-body Shibata stylus can pick up ultra-high frequencies, and is easily interchangeable with the 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus that comes installed on the included AT-VM95EBK cartridge. 

Powered with a sensor-monitored motor that ensures a continuously accurate platter rotation speed of 33 ⅓ or 45 RPM, the AT-LP2022 is carefully designed with high-isolation, height-adjustable feet to keep the turntable stabillized. 
Priced at SGD$1,688, the AT-LP2022 Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable is the one to get, to flex to your fellow vinyl lovers.

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Go forth and pick the turntable of your dreams and fully realise the potential of the art of listening to vinyl records! 

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