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The best turntables

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One unwritten rule of style is that what once was popular will come around again. Things like shoulder pads in dresses, mirrored sunglasses, and glittery shirts are coming back in style.

But when it comes to technology and media, most old hardware doesn't come back. Nobody's clamoring for a permanent return to VCRs, black-and-white TVs, or 8-track audio tapes.

For some reason, though, there is one piece of technology from the past that is making a big-time comeback — vinyl records. We think it's because playing vinyl just seems cool and retro.

If you are ready to join the movement and start playing your old records again — or maybe even buy some new vinyl — we're guessing you don't have a working record player at hand. You'll need a nice new turntable to play your records, so we've rounded up the best ones you can buy.

Here are the best turntables you can buy:

Updated on 10/29/2019 by Monica Chin: Updated prices and links. We're currently testing out new products, so stay tuned for more updates.