Turntables / Record Players
We only sell one brand of record player, Audio-Technica: a Japanese company with over 50 years of expertise. We do this because their quality control is outstanding. We don't like to mess around and we don't like to mess you around.
Basically, once we have helped you chose your beloved machine the only times we want to see you after that is joyfully perusing our racks :) and not faffing about with technical issues. AT hasn't let us down in five years and that's why we stick by them.
We believe in human interaction and so we don't sell online. But we get that you might not be able to visit, so we do accept phone or online orders and we courier anywhere within Australia. Every turntable purchase comes with a $50 gift voucher. Get 10% off speakers if you add them to the mix.
There's plenty of on-street parking if you want to visit.
There is a lot of rubbish out there at the lower end of the market, and don't get us started on shops that sell turntables but don't bother stocking replacement needles!
The LP60 is the best entry level record player we could find. It's got a way better needle than most decks around this price range.
You can have it in Bluetooth (very affordable option with a BT speaker) or USB (excellent for recording your vinyl). Both come with a $50 gift voucher or store credit.
Both come with standard line (or phono) out. And this little belt-drive is full automatic. More Info
The LP3 is a fully automatic, this means that it starts at the press of a button. It also stops by itself once the vinyl is finished playing and the needle returns to rest.
It is a belt drive which means it's SUPER QUIET. With a removable cartridge you can upgrade your pick-up and handily, this machine also accepts HiFi moving coil cartridges - as opposed to the moving magnet carts that most turntables come with.
This deck is very gentle on your vinyl and has some pretty gorgeous lines. More Info
Modeled after the famous SL1200, this manual turntable is crammed with features, most notably a pitch control (lots of fun), USB capability (plus free recording software) and both line and phono outputs, so it will plug into almost anything.
It has a removable headshell which means you can upgrade the cartridge if you go fall down that particular rabbit hole, plus the adjustable tone arm means it's kinder to your records in the long run.
It comes in matte silver or gloss black and a $50 gift voucher or store credit. More info
The Rest of the Family
Entry Level v Home Hi-Fi
While the entry level decks work a treat they is not adjustable or up-gradable. This means they 1) wear your records more over time and 2) cannot have new cartridges installed on them should you wish to upgrade in the future. A good rule of thumb is that if you are intending to continue buying new records, collecting etc, then you are probably better off investing in the Hifi turntable, while if you are just messing around, buying old records from op-shops or occasionally listening to old records you inherited, the entry level will do just fine (in our opinion the LP60 is the best of this design available in Australia). We can elaborate on this quite extensively if required ..
LP120 and LP60 are by far our biggest selling turntables. The other decks in the range are also fab but you'd want a specific reason to buy them.
The LP5 is a direct drive (no rubber bands) like the LP120. It does less and costs more but it is more robustly built.
The LP3 is a belt drive like the LP60, but it is automatic (it brings the needle back home when finished with a side), you can replace the cartridge and also use a moving coil cartridge.
Don't buy electronics from overseas! Even if you get a transformer, you will be buying a product that is not supported locally for service or repairs but FAR MORE IMPORTANTLY it will not have passed the Australian Government's QC inspectors and will therefor be illegal. This means that you will be legally liable if anything untoward (read, burn your house down or electrocute someone) happens and insurance will not cover it. True Story. .
Oh, ps, we can sort out any pre-amp or connectivity issues you might have :)