We've been growing our hi-fi department with a view to providing quality turntables at the best price point. Whether you're just starting out with your collection and looking at an entry level player, or you're an old hand wanting an upgrade, here are our recommendations to get the most bang for your buck.

Pro-Ject Essential 2 Phono/USB Turntable

Pro-Ject Essential 2 Phono/USB Turntable $629

(Club price approx. $570)

This is a fantastic entry-level turntable which can plug in to just about anything your phone or laptop can. Want to play records through a UE Boom? No problem. It requires a bit more setting up than the elemental, but with a built-in USB phono stage it's extremely versatile. Don't need the phono stage? The non Phono/USB version is just $500.

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Turntable w/ 2M Red

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Turntable with 2M Red Cartridge $729

(Club price approx. $670)

Overall, we think this is the best value turntable money can buy. It has a solid build, beautiful finish, and the sound quality is outstanding for the price. The 2M Red cartridge that comes with it is very good on its own, but if you're looking for an upgrade either now or further down the track, it's as simple as replacing the stylus with the 2M Blue. The Project Debut Carbon will plug in to any amplifier with a phono stage, and it also comes in a wide range of colours.

Rega Planar 3 Turntable

Rega RP3 Turntable with Elys 2 Cartridge $1749

(Club price approx. $1589)

It's not uncommon to see previous iterations of this turntable which are 20+ years old and still going strong. The latest Planar 3 comes in very nice black or white glossy finishes; to get an idea of how nice that finish is, I recommend checking it out in-person. The planar 3 has a formidable reputation and has been class-leading for decades—In my opinion it’s one of the finest examples of precision British engineering.

For more of our range, check out our hi-fi turntables, or come into the store at 369 Queen street, Auckland