Onkyo CP-1050 Turntable with OC-105Price: $499

Website: www.us.onkyo.com

Thom said: The CP-1050 seemed to have its own sound, and would match well with a slightly better, lively sounding, moderate-cost cartridge with elliptical stylus from Audio-Technica or Ortofon. If you’re in the market to enter or re-enter the Wonderful World of Vinyl, the Onkyo CP-1050 may be just what you need.

Read the SoundStage! Access review.

The gist: Competent turntable for a decent price.