Price: $799

Website: www.audio-technica.com

Thom said: It provides easy setup, stable performance, and a sweet sound -- a combination hard to beat.

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The gist: Another high-value turntable from Audio-Technica.

Price: $3995

Website: www.feickert.com

Jason said: Maybe the biggest news here is that the Volare has no downside.

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The gist: Compact design is a plus, too.

Price: AU$1895

Website: excelsound.co.jp

Vedran said: HANA MH and ML got through all my tests with flying colours and left very little to be desired.

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The gist: Beautifully designed and built Japanese cartridges.

Price: $15,449

Website: www.merrillaudio.net

Jeff said: I don’t recall having ever experienced quite the level of resolution of sound or my own involvement in the music as I have with Merrill Audio’s Jens.

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The gist: Beat Jeff’s McIntosh phono stage.

Price: $599

Website: www.musichallaudio.com

Thom said: At $599 and as plug’n’play as a ’table can be, the Classic is a must-audition.

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The gist: Solid analog rig for six bills.

Price: $499

Website: www.pro-jectusa.com

Diego said: Its combination of absolute ease of setup, rock-steady platter speeds, amazing tonearm, and its overall look comprise a package that’s an incredible bargain, and a fine addition to an Access-approved system.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: The cost of entry for good record plying keeps getting lower.

Price: $599

Website: www.pro-jectusa.com

Vince said: Don’t make the mistake I almost did and laugh it off when you see how tiny it is: This is a seriously high-fidelity integrated-DAC.

Reviewers' Choice

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The gist: Tremendous value in this versatile little component. 

Price: AU$12,999

Website: www.yamaha.com

Edgar said: Yes, it’s Gigantic and Tremendous . . . but it’s also resoundingly Gorgeous and Tuneful.

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The gist: Good Turntable in every sense.

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