Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable
The Sony PS LX300 USB Turntable is a good entry level turntable with all the needed features for those just getting into records. It features a straight tonearm mated to a moving magnet cartridge with a replaceable stylus. The LX300 USB has auto return which brings the tonearm back to the rest after the last track has played. It's belt-driven and plays at 33 1/3 or 45 RPM with the speed selector control on the front face. Speed stability is good.
Line level outputs (with a built-in switchable phono preamp) allow you to connect the PS LX300 USB to your receiver or amplifier. The USB output is perfect for connecting this turntable to the computer for digitizing your vinyl. A nice bonus is that Sony includes their Audio Studio software to make the conversion process easy.
With a dust cover included, this budget Sony turntable provides a lot of value, and is our best pick.