Did we just go back in time 40 years? No, this isn’t 1972; it’s 2012. Polyester clothing is out of style, but thankfully, vinyl records aren’t. As such, the market for turntables is booming. LPs can be found at just about every thrift store and garage sale for next to nothing. And if you have nothing to play them on, worry not.
Solid construction is key when choosing the right turntable. Stay away from used ones unless you can test them before you buy. When buying new, be prepared to spend around three to four hundred dollars. Check to see whether a phono cartridge has already been installed; if not, expect to pay around $40 for one. And remember; even the best turntable won’t sound right if it’s on an uneven surface.