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    Holbo Airbearing Turntable System

    Presenting an airbearing turntable, Paul Rigby reviews this new design that arrives complete with an integral linear tracking airbearing tonearm There’s been a raft of turntable and tonearm designs that have…

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    Xtension 10 Turntable From Pro-Ject

    Now tweaked and upgraded, Paul Rigby reviews this belt-driven turntable  Many vinyl fans are used to seeing Pro-Ject turntables built to a price amounting to the low hundreds. When they are…

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    TD202 Turntable From Thorens 

    Featuring a built-in phono amplifier and USB port, Paul Rigby reviews this budget design from Thorens The TD202 looks solid and trustworthy. Maybe it’s the square aspect of the plinth, the…

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    LP5x Turntable From Audio-Technica

    Aimed at budget users, the AT-LP5x, fully manual lifestyle turntable offers a host of built-in features Having recently reviewed the company’s direct-drive AT-LP140XP turntable, pitched at almost the same price, I…

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    RT83 Turntable From Fluance

    A belt-drive design featuring an Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, Paul Rigby reviews this budget turntable I recently reviewed Fluance’s RT81 turntable, priced at the bottom end of the budget sector. Despite…

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    C588 Belt-Driven Turntable From NAD

    Placed within the upper end of the budget price bracket, Paul Rigby reviews this twin-speed turntable NAD is surprising us – well surprising me, at any rate – with its intriguing…

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    Valore 425 Turntable Plus From Gold Note

    Ever bold in aesthetic terms, Paul Rigby reviews this Italian midrange turntable  Yes, Gold Note never shirks from its design responsibilities. Especially when that pertains to adding a certain chic effect…

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    RT81 Turntable From Fluance

    A lifestyle turntable positioned at a budget turntable price, this ‘semi-automatic’ is reviewed by Paul Rigby Fluance has been around since 1999 selling surround sound equipment but you’d be forgiven for…

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    HW-40 Anniversary Turntable From VPI

    A limited-edition direct drive turntable design, Paul Rigby reviews the HW-40 in its ‘Anniversary’ configuration   This is a big turntable. The plinth is large and imposing. You could throw two…

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    Rotation R 2.3 Turntable From AVM

    This midrange turntable comes all the way from Germany. Paul Rigby reviews AVM’s Rotation R 2.3 I’ve reviewed a few turntables from Germany now and largely have been impressed by their…

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    Prime Scout From VPI: Level Headed

    Positioned as the entry point for its Prime range, Paul Rigby reviews the VPI Prime Scout  I’ve already reviewed VPI’s might Prime Signature turntable so I wondered how the entry-level design…

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    Turn 5 Turntable From Reloop

    If you’re in the market for a quartz-controlled direct-drive turntable, check out Paul Rigby’s latest review subject, the Reloop Turn 5 When you move up the price point ladder from sub-budget…

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    Motus II Turntable from STST

    A rather cultured direct drive turntable from German outfit STST, Paul Rigby reviews the Motus II We’ve been trained to hear the words ‘direct drive’ and then to, Pavlov-like, shout back,…

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    TD 295 MK 4 Turntable From Thorens 

    Looking for a lifestyle-oriented turntable with a semi-automatic action? Paul Rigby reviews a likely candidate, the Thorens TD 295 Mk 4 What happens when you love music but you don’t love…

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