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Audio Technica Turntables

If you’re looking for a premium way to play your record collection, Audio Technica turntables are the perfect choice. First established in 1962, Audio Technica soon won over the hearts of DJs and music fans everywhere. Made from the finest materials, Audio Technica turntables are prime examples of audio excellence.

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About Audio Technica Turntables

Ready to breathe new life into your old vinyl records? With OnBuy's extensive online range of Audio Technica turntables you can do exactly that! Turntables have a unique sound that allows you to connect with your favourite singles and albums in a completely new way. From entry-level turntables that make thoughtful gifts for budding musicians to premium-quality picks that have been specially designed to impress even the most seasoned audiophile, you're sure to discover the perfect model for all your musical needs right here.

Are Audio Technica turntables expensive?

Audio Technica has created a vast range of turntables that are suitable for those with more financial freedom and those working with a more restrictive budget alike. Indeed, some of their more affordable turntables can cost a couple hundred pounds, while their professional-standard creations can cost nearly double this. However, an Audio Technica turntable will cost around £300 on average, making it a gift that you'll want to reserve for big birthdays and celebrations. Depending on your budget, Audio Technica turntables could be classed as expensive especially as many affordable alternatives currently exist on the audio market - some models can be snapped up for just £50!

However, Audio Technica are a reliable brand that have decades of invaluable experience in the audio industry as they were founded way back in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita. Starting out in a small flat in Tokyo, the company soon grew and began creating headphones, microphones, and turntables - giving them a wealth of experience across a wide variety of audio essentials. Best of all, the company has remained a family business and continues make superior audio accessible for all families. While you can pick up turntables for a smaller price tag from other brands, Audio Technica refuses to sacrifice their dedication to quality, creating turntables that combine impressive materials and designs with affordability.

Can cheap turntables damage your vinyl records?

Sadly, yes! Some cheaper turntables are made from low-quality materials that can not only make the audio seem less impressive, but also damage your treasured vinyl record collection. To prevent this from happening, it's important to opt for a model that features a reliable and high-quality stylus. As the stylus is the needle that makes contact with your records, ensuring it's made from the right material is paramount to your listening pleasure - and to protecting your favourite music! Some budget turntables only have a limited number of playing hours before they begin to damage your records due to a poor-quality stylus. So, checking out the stylus prior to purchase or selecting a more trustworthy brand is often the key to keeping your records in pristine condition.

Frequently asked questions about Audio Technica turntables 

Is Audio Technica a reliable brand?

Audio Technica is a very well-respected brand, first established in 1962 in Japan. They’re well known for their quality, particularly their turntables, which are a favourite of DJs worldwide.

Are old turntables good?

Very old turntables may not be the best choice, but provided the machine is kept in good condition, a turntable can be a solid investment even if it’s several decades old. Some parts, such as the stylus cartridge and the drive belt, should probably be replaced before you play any records.

Can I connect my turntable to another speaker through Bluetooth?

In order to transmit audio from your turntable through Bluetooth, you will need a phono preamp and a Bluetooth transmitter. If you own an external preamp, you can connect the transmitter to the phono output found on your preamp. After the transmitter is connected, you can pair your turntable with any speaker or amp that comes with Bluetooth. It's rare, but some turntables come with Bluetooth transmitters of their own.

Can you scratch on belt drive turntables?

While, theoretically, you can scratch on a drive belt turntable, you really shouldn’t. When you scratch on a drive belt turntable, the belt slows down and you’ll have to wait for it to get back up to the right RPM. A drive belt can get snagged on your fingers, and it’s hard to change the RPM to mix different records together. If you’re a DJ, a direct drive is much better.

What is the main difference between a manual turntable and an automatic turntable?

The main difference is how the toner arm (the long arm that holds the stylus cartridge) works. With a manual turntable, you have to set the tonearm into position every time you play. An automatic turntable controls the tonearm for you.

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