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Clearaudio Aurum Beta (£360)

Clearaudio Aurum Beta (£360)

Some setup curiosities don't detract from a very fine cartridge

Acoustic Signature Barzetti (£1750)

Acoustic Signature Barzetti (£1750)

One of Germany's heavyweight turntable makers lightens up, giving its stylish new baby an Italian-sounding name. So is the Barzetti more than just a fashion item?

Pro-Ject V-Pack (£1000)

Pro-Ject V-Pack (£1000)

Taking advantage of Ortofon's latest cartridge range update, Pro-Ject offers a new keenly-priced plug-and-play turntable package that promises moving-coil bliss

VPI Classic 1 (£2695)

VPI Classic 1 (£2695)

For its appropriately named Classic series of turntables VPI Industries of New Jersey has gone back to basics - and should score a hit with today's vinyl enthusiasts

Garrard 401 - Vintage

Garrard 401 - Vintage

A seminal classic that still delivers as the highest level

Avid Acutus Reference SP turntable (£12,000)

Avid Acutus Reference SP turntable (£12,000)

Now in 'SP' guise featuring an improved bearing and twin drive belts, Avid's Acutus turntable with Reference power supply is a worthy flagship for the marque

Oracle Delphi Mk VI (£9345)

Oracle Delphi Mk VI (£9345)

When the first Oracle deck arrived in the UK at the beginning of the '80s its looks certainly turned heads. Thirty years on, this latest Delphi Mk VI is as stunning as ever

Sumiko Palo Santos  Presentation (£1995)

Sumiko Palo Santos Presentation (£1995)

Sumiko has nearly 40 years' experience with MC cartridges. Its flagship model is the beneficiary...

Clearaudio Concept (£1100)

Clearaudio Concept (£1100)

In a world bursting with superlative budget turntables, here comes a stand-out from Germany's Clearaudio - and it even comes with a tonearm and cartridge!

Thorens TD 309 (£1250)

Thorens TD 309 (£1250)

One of the great turntable brands continues to re-invent itself, retaining 'classic' design aims but in a truly up-to-date execution - and at an affordable price

Soundsmith SG-200 (£5200)

Soundsmith SG-200 (£5200)

Employing a strain gauge generator system not seen in phono cartridges since the '70s, this esoteric transducer from the USA is turning audiophile heads the world over

Pro-Ject RPM 10.1 Evolution turntable (£2000)

Pro-Ject RPM 10.1 Evolution turntable (£2000)

At the top end of Pro-Ject's increasingly-serious RPM range, this imposing player betters its predecessors by exploiting high-mass design, at not too high a price

Ortofon Cadenza Blue (£1000)

Ortofon Cadenza Blue (£1000)

Facing the hard task of replacing Ortofon's successful Kontrapunkt moving-coils are the new Cadenza models. The ruby-cantilevered Blue is the first out to bat

Amazon 2/Morch DP-6 (£3700)

Amazon 2/Morch DP-6 (£3700)

Elegantly armed by a Danish ally, this German turntable has a classy look. But with current exchange rates, can the Amazon find a competitive place in today's TT jungle?

Linn Retro LP12 (£1925 deck only)

Linn Retro LP12 (£1925 deck only)

'Simplicity' was the old slogan but the subsequent variations on the original LP12 turntable package take some sorting. So how does it sound in this latest incarnation?

Dynavector DRT XV-1t (£5500)

Dynavector DRT XV-1t (£5500)

Its boron cantilever is fitted with an exquisite line contact diamond and its generator features multiple, flux-damped Alnico magnets. Enter the latest Dynavector flagship

ZYX 4D-X (£2450)

ZYX 4D-X (£2450)

Light as a feather, singing like a bird, this new moving-coil soars high above the competition

VPI Aries Scout II (£1500/£450 arm)

VPI Aries Scout II (£1500/£450 arm)

Introduced seven years ago, VPI's best selling turntable now sports a new platter and an improved JMW 9T tonearm supplied as standard. But does this Scout have talent?

Koetsu Red K Signature (£3300)

Koetsu Red K Signature (£3300)

Crisp and fast yet with a midrange able to wring every last drop of passion from a recording, the Koetsu legend lives on in the addictive sound of this 'Signature' MC

Dr Feickert Twin (£3995 without arm)

Dr Feickert Twin (£3995 without arm)

A sliding armboard, a platter with additional weights, the choice of thread or belt drive...Yep, Dr Feickert has been busy again

Top 5 Turntables / Arms / Cartridges

Avid Acutus Reference SP turntable (£12,000)

Now in 'SP' guise featuring an improved bearing and twin drive belts, Avid's Acutus turntable with Reference power supply is a worthy flagship for the marque

Amazon 2/Morch DP-6 (£3700)

Elegantly armed by a Danish ally, this German turntable has a classy look. But with current exchange rates, can the Amazon find a competitive place in today's TT jungle?

Clearaudio Innovation (£11,770)

Massively engineered and exquisitely finished, this Innovation/Universal/da Vinci turntable/arm/cartridge combination embodies a host of Clearaudio technologies

Benz Micro MC LP-S (£2490)

With its ebony body and boron cantilever, this latest moving-coil from Switzerland's Benz Micro is a highly polished transducer

Acoustic Signature Barzetti (£1750)

One of Germany's heavyweight turntable makers lightens up, giving its stylish new baby an Italian-sounding name. So is the Barzetti more than just a fashion item?

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