The Stanton T.92 is similar to the Stanton T.55 USB unit in look, but it is slightly more expensive – and for good reason.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available.
The Crosley T300A Bluetooth-enabled USB turntable produced outstanding results in our listening and conversion tests. The silver case is stylish and felt more durable than those of other plastic-body turntables we tested.
The Ion Air LP is a Bluetooth-enabled USB turntable with a good selection of input and output options. You can connect it to any audio system that has RCA or 1/8-inch inputs, or stream your vinyl collection to a Bluetooth speaker.
The Audio-Technica LP60BT was the best performer in our conversion tests. The tone arm is fully automatic and has a great-sounding Audio-Technica cartridge attached to the fixed headshell.
The Audio-Technica LP120 is one of the most impressive turntables that we reviewed. It plays 33, 45 and 78 rpm records; it also features reverse playback capability and pitch adjustment. This unit creates some of the most accurate LP to digital conversions we have heard.
We tested four USB turntables that cost less than $150, and the Sony PS-LX300 was our favorite. The tested conversion quality was on par with that of turntables costing almost twice as much, and the unit comes bundled with one of our favorite conversion programs: Sound Forge Audio Studio LE.
The Stanton T.55 USB is a good-looking USB turntable that has a metallic black tabletop with a gray outer edge and gray controls.
Onkyo has been in the audio component market for over 70 years, so it’s a pretty good bet that its products are well designed and produce high-quality audio.
The Harman Kardon AVR 1710S is a thoroughly modern, though not future-proof, AV receiver. It comes in a sleek and slim chassis and can power up to seven speakers and two subwoofers.
Most AV receivers are bigger and heavier than a cinder block, which means they take up a significant part of your entertainment center’s shelf space.
The NAD T 748 v2 is a home theater receiver with good power output and the most popular audio decoders for surround sound. However, it has few features beyond that.
The Yamaha RX-V483 is the most affordable AV receiver we reviewed, and you get a lot of power for the price.
The Sony STR-DN1080 is a 7.2-channel home theater receiver with excellent power handling and exceptional connectivity.
The Yamaha AVENTAGE RX-A670 is a powerful AV receiver designed to be the hub of your home theater. It has one of the best power outputs in this price range and can easily power any size home theater speakers.
The Marantz NR1508 is a 5.2-channel AV receiver with a power output of 50 watts per channel when paired with 8-ohm speakers, which is underpowered compared to similarly priced models.
The Yamaha NS-SW300 sounded great in every phase of our testing. This 10-inch home subwoofer has the lowest low-frequency rating in our test group, which helps it compete with larger, more powerful 12-inch woofers.
The Velodyne Impact 10 has the smallest cabinet of any home subwoofer we tested, so it’s easy to find an inconspicuous place to put it where it still sounds good, even in a small entertainment r
The Fluance DB12 home subwoofer has a stylish cabinet design and full feature set, but we were underwhelmed by it during our listening tests.