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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.

Turntables

Audio-Technica AT-LP60 (Best budget turntable)

Audio-Technica AT-LP120 (best beginner turntable)

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)

Rega Fono Mini A2D (Best value Hi-Fi preamp)

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

Rega Fono MM (Best value audiophile preamp)

Cartridges

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