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Recommended Gear

Below is a list of the vinyl and Hi-Fi gear that I most often recommend in my research and writing here at Vinyl Restart.


Audio-Technica AT-LP60X (Best budget turntable – updated version)

Audio-Technica AT-LP120X (Best beginner turntable – updated version)

U-Turn Orbit Plus (New on the list – alternative best beginner turntable)

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (Best turntable for most people)

Rega Planar 1 (New on the list – alternative best turntable for most people)

Rega Planar 2 (Best Hi-Fi turntable)

Phono Preamps (Phono Stages)

Pro-Ject Phono Box MM (Best affordable preamp)

Rega Fono Mini A2D (Best Hi-Fi preamp)

Pro-Ject Tube Box S2 (Best affordable tube preamp)

Rega Fono MM (Best High-End preamp)


Ortofon 2M Blue

Ortofon 2M Bronze

Audio-Technica VM540ML

Rega Exact

Grado Prestige Gold

Powered Speakers

Edifier R1280T (Best budget option)

Audioengine A5 Plus (Best powered speaker for vinyl overall)

Vinyl Accessories

Anti-Static Brush

Velvet Brush

Outer Sleeves

Inner Sleeves

Stylus tracking Force Gauge

Anti-Static Device

Turntable Rubber Mat

Turntable Cork Mat

Vinyl Storage

Ikea Kallax

Novogratz Concord Turntable Stand

Chalkboard Vinyl Record Storage Crate