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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for turntables under $500.

The turntable is one of the most important pieces of audio equipment in your home. It's the foundation of your vinyl collection, and it's how you listen to the music you love. Browse the top-ranked list of turntables under $500 below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Audio-Technica - Audio Technica VM540ML/H MicroLine Nude Stereo Turntable - Red - Angle_Zoom
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    "Great upgrade to the stock cartridge of my Denon turntable. the sound was richer, cleaner and more detailed with a more open soundstage. ...I recently purchased a new Audio Technica turntable and put this tonearm, cartridge on. It’s an upgrade from the one that came with the turntable. "

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    The VM540ML/H combo kit includes the VM540ML MicroLine® dual moving magnet cartridge premounted on the AT-HS10BK universal 1/2"-mount headshell. The VM540ML MicroLine stylus cartridge is the premier 500 Series model in Audio-Technica’s new VM cartridge line – a line that harks back to A-T’s early days as a manufacturer primarily of high-end phono cartridges, while also incorporating today’s advanced technology. Like all VM cartridges, the VM540ML is equipped with dual magnets that are positioned to match the left and right channels in the stereo record groove for outstanding channel separation and extended frequency response. The cartridge’s MicroLine stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction that elliptical and conical styli simply can’t match. The stylus’s multilevel shape also wears better than other styli, while reducing the wear on your records. Includes mounting hardware. VM dual magnet cartridge with MicroLine stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency. Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk. Durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing. Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges.
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    "Great upgrade to the stock cartridge of my Denon turntable. the sound was richer, cleaner and more detailed with a more open soundstage. ...I recently purchased a new Audio Technica turntable and put this tonearm, cartridge on. It’s an upgrade from the one that came with the turntable. "

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    The VM540ML/H combo kit includes the VM540ML MicroLine® dual moving magnet cartridge premounted on the AT-HS10BK universal 1/2"-mount headshell. The VM540ML MicroLine stylus cartridge is the premier 500 Series model in Audio-Technica’s new VM cartridge line – a line that harks back to A-T’s early days as a manufacturer primarily of high-end phono cartridges, while also incorporating today’s advanced technology. Like all VM cartridges, the VM540ML is equipped with dual magnets that are positioned to match the left and right channels in the stereo record groove for outstanding channel separation and extended frequency response. The cartridge’s MicroLine stylus allows it to trace the record groove with incredible accuracy, resulting in nuanced audio reproduction that elliptical and conical styli simply can’t match. The stylus’s multilevel shape also wears better than other styli, while reducing the wear on your records. Includes mounting hardware. VM dual magnet cartridge with MicroLine stylus. Aluminum cantilever. Paratoroidal coils improve generating efficiency. Center shield plate between the left and right channels reduces crosstalk. Durable low-resonance polymer cartridge housing. Universal ½"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges.
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  2. Pioneer DJ - Stereo Turntable - White - Front_Zoom

    Model: SRSPLX500W
    SKU: 6299561
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    "I'm old school and I remember the literally "feather like" weight of turntables in the day. Light as hell and you had to place them as far away from the turntable as you could. ...Pioneer DJ turntable...Awesome turntable, nice crisp sound, easy set up & all around great quality at a reasonable price. "

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    Get the best from your vinyl collection with this Pioneer turntable. The high-torque, direct-drive aluminum platter provides consistent rotation, and the short audio routing from the from the stylus to the outputs reduces distortion. This Pioneer turntable comes with a phone/line output so you can connect it directly to your sound system without an external amplifier.
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    "I'm old school and I remember the literally "feather like" weight of turntables in the day. Light as hell and you had to place them as far away from the turntable as you could. ...Pioneer DJ turntable...Awesome turntable, nice crisp sound, easy set up & all around great quality at a reasonable price. "

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    Get the best from your vinyl collection with this Pioneer turntable. The high-torque, direct-drive aluminum platter provides consistent rotation, and the short audio routing from the from the stylus to the outputs reduces distortion. This Pioneer turntable comes with a phone/line output so you can connect it directly to your sound system without an external amplifier.
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  3. Insignia™ - Bluetooth Stereo Turntable - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "This is a great turntable for the price. Has features found on more expensive turntables. ...Best value turntable....One of the best value turntables on the market. Great turntable, have used it daily for a year. "

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    Vinyl audio has authenticity that digital can’t compete with, but you can’t argue with the convenience of modern wireless speakers either. With the Insignia NS-BTST21 Bluetooth Stereo Turntable, you can enjoy old school music using the latest technology. The turntable’s manual belt-drive design plays your 33-1/3 and 45 rpm 12-inch records. Its adjustable counterweight and magnet cartridge provide reliable tracking and a rich sound that help you lose yourself in the music. Connect a Bluetooth speaker wirelessly to make your music portable, or plug in your tried-and-true wired speakers with one simple connection. After your record is done playing, the turntable will turn off automatically and the detachable cover shields your turntable when it’s not in use. Music holds a lot of memories, and it can also create new ones. Make them count with this Insignia Bluetooth turntable.
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    "This is a great turntable for the price. Has features found on more expensive turntables. ...Best value turntable....One of the best value turntables on the market. Great turntable, have used it daily for a year. "

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    Vinyl audio has authenticity that digital can’t compete with, but you can’t argue with the convenience of modern wireless speakers either. With the Insignia NS-BTST21 Bluetooth Stereo Turntable, you can enjoy old school music using the latest technology. The turntable’s manual belt-drive design plays your 33-1/3 and 45 rpm 12-inch records. Its adjustable counterweight and magnet cartridge provide reliable tracking and a rich sound that help you lose yourself in the music. Connect a Bluetooth speaker wirelessly to make your music portable, or plug in your tried-and-true wired speakers with one simple connection. After your record is done playing, the turntable will turn off automatically and the detachable cover shields your turntable when it’s not in use. Music holds a lot of memories, and it can also create new ones. Make them count with this Insignia Bluetooth turntable.
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  4. Audio-Technica - ATLP60XBT Bluetooth Stereo Turntable - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great turntable!...For a turntable at this price point, its amazing! Audio Technica is pretty reliable when it comes to turntables....Turntables...This is a great turntable Plays great and well made"

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    Enjoy your treasured vinyls with this Audio-Technica automatic wireless belt-drive turntable. Bluetooth connectivity enables pairing with wireless speakers and headphones, and the included RCA cable provides compatibility with wired components. This two-speed Audio-Technica automatic wireless belt-drive turntable plays 33-1/3 RPM records and comes with a 45 RPM adapter to accommodate singles.
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    "Great turntable!...For a turntable at this price point, its amazing! Audio Technica is pretty reliable when it comes to turntables....Turntables...This is a great turntable Plays great and well made"

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    Enjoy your treasured vinyls with this Audio-Technica automatic wireless belt-drive turntable. Bluetooth connectivity enables pairing with wireless speakers and headphones, and the included RCA cable provides compatibility with wired components. This two-speed Audio-Technica automatic wireless belt-drive turntable plays 33-1/3 RPM records and comes with a 45 RPM adapter to accommodate singles.
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  5. Sony - Bluetooth Stereo Turntable - Black - Front_Zoom

    Model: PSLX310BT
    SKU: 6336535
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    "Sony Turntable...Definitely rivals AT Turntables in this price range and looks amazing...Sony Turntable Review...I now know why it is rated among the best turntables costing from $100 to $1,000 and better than some costing 3 times as much."

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    Enjoy timeless vinyl in modern quality with this Sony wireless turntable. Bluetooth connectivity pushes high-quality audio to wireless speakers and headphones, while a built-in phono audio output ensures wired devices can be connected as well. A minimalist design simplifies use of this Sony wireless turntable to a single button press, and two operating speeds allow for customizable playback.
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    "Sony Turntable...Definitely rivals AT Turntables in this price range and looks amazing...Sony Turntable Review...I now know why it is rated among the best turntables costing from $100 to $1,000 and better than some costing 3 times as much."

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    Enjoy timeless vinyl in modern quality with this Sony wireless turntable. Bluetooth connectivity pushes high-quality audio to wireless speakers and headphones, while a built-in phono audio output ensures wired devices can be connected as well. A minimalist design simplifies use of this Sony wireless turntable to a single button press, and two operating speeds allow for customizable playback.
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  6. Denon - DP-300F Fully Automatic Analog Turntable with Built-In Phono Equalizer, Unique Tonearm Design, Slim Design - Black - Angle_Zoom
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    "great turntable for the price....This is a great turntable. You will need to upgrade the cartridge when you get it. ...Great first turntable....This turntable is awesome for first time buyers! Easy setup, but still gives you control and has upgrade options open unlike cheap turntables. "

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    The DP-300F has been designed with heavier base construction for reduced vibration and improved performance. This easy-to-operate fully automatic record player comes with a manual lifter mechanism that lets you to place the needle on the record wherever you want, so you can skip to a different song in the middle of a side. The tonearm has a removable headshell for ease of cartridge replacement, and features adjustable balance and anti-skating controls for proper tracking. The diecast aluminum platter produces uniform rotation for smooth flutter free operation. The turntable is powered by a DC servo motor and belt drive system and has rotation speeds of 33 1/3 or 45 rpm. Built-in phono equalizer preamp connects to almost any receiver or amplifier for an open, more enveloping soundstage. Includes a MM cartridge so you can enjoy your analog record collection right out of the box as soon as the DP-300F is connected to your home hi-fi system.
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    "great turntable for the price....This is a great turntable. You will need to upgrade the cartridge when you get it. ...Great first turntable....This turntable is awesome for first time buyers! Easy setup, but still gives you control and has upgrade options open unlike cheap turntables. "

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    The DP-300F has been designed with heavier base construction for reduced vibration and improved performance. This easy-to-operate fully automatic record player comes with a manual lifter mechanism that lets you to place the needle on the record wherever you want, so you can skip to a different song in the middle of a side. The tonearm has a removable headshell for ease of cartridge replacement, and features adjustable balance and anti-skating controls for proper tracking. The diecast aluminum platter produces uniform rotation for smooth flutter free operation. The turntable is powered by a DC servo motor and belt drive system and has rotation speeds of 33 1/3 or 45 rpm. Built-in phono equalizer preamp connects to almost any receiver or amplifier for an open, more enveloping soundstage. Includes a MM cartridge so you can enjoy your analog record collection right out of the box as soon as the DP-300F is connected to your home hi-fi system.
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  7. Audio-Technica - ATLP120XBT Bluetooth Stereo Turntable - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "AT turntable....One of the best turntables on the market today. Great price fom BB....Nice turntable...Awesome high torque turntables. Good for djs who like the vinyl feel."

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    Play your favorite records with this Audio-Technica wireless turntable. Bluetooth technology lets you pair speakers or headphones for a wireless listening experience, while the RCA cable connects to your home stereo for high-quality sound. This Audio-Technica wireless turntable has a DC servo direct-drive motor and an adjustable anti-skate control to play 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm records smoothly.
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    "AT turntable....One of the best turntables on the market today. Great price fom BB....Nice turntable...Awesome high torque turntables. Good for djs who like the vinyl feel."

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    Play your favorite records with this Audio-Technica wireless turntable. Bluetooth technology lets you pair speakers or headphones for a wireless listening experience, while the RCA cable connects to your home stereo for high-quality sound. This Audio-Technica wireless turntable has a DC servo direct-drive motor and an adjustable anti-skate control to play 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm records smoothly.
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  8. Victrola - Re-Spin Sustainable Bluetooth Suitcase Record Player - Basil Green - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great little turntable. Super easy to use."

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    At Victrola, our mission is to create lifelong music memories. As vinyl lovers, we strive to innovate and develop products that can be enjoyed for years to come—introducing the Re-Spin. The Re-Spin is the classic 'suitcase' record player reimagined for today's vinyl fans. Made from 25% recycled plastic and featuring a built-in custom-tuned Bluetooth speaker and bass radiator enclosure, with 3x the bass of a standard suitcase record player. The Re-Spin features a ruby stylus and a removable dust cover that allows you to display five albums. With Victrola 3-way technology, you can play your favorite vinyl, stream from your smart device with Bluetooth connectivity, or stream your records to any external Bluetooth speaker with Vinyl Stream technology.
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    "Great little turntable. Super easy to use."

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    At Victrola, our mission is to create lifelong music memories. As vinyl lovers, we strive to innovate and develop products that can be enjoyed for years to come—introducing the Re-Spin. The Re-Spin is the classic 'suitcase' record player reimagined for today's vinyl fans. Made from 25% recycled plastic and featuring a built-in custom-tuned Bluetooth speaker and bass radiator enclosure, with 3x the bass of a standard suitcase record player. The Re-Spin features a ruby stylus and a removable dust cover that allows you to display five albums. With Victrola 3-way technology, you can play your favorite vinyl, stream from your smart device with Bluetooth connectivity, or stream your records to any external Bluetooth speaker with Vinyl Stream technology.
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  9. Victrola - Carbon Hi-Res Turntable - Black/Silver - Angle_Zoom
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    "Victrola Hi-Res Carbon Turntable...Not only do my records sound fantastic, it is a quality turntable that competes with other turntables I currently have or have had in the past. ...I bought this turntable to replace my 53-year-old turntable. The turntable is running great and sound great. "

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    Enjoy the rich sound of vinyl records with the Victrola Hi-Res Carbon turntable. Go wireless with best-in-class aptX Adaptive Bluetooth connectivity or wired with switchable preamp and standard RCA outs (RCA cables included), allowing you to listen to your favorite Vinyl records with stunning clarity. Stylish aesthetic and simple setup result from a purpose-built design focused on the listener experience. For the highest sonic clarity, the Hi-Res Carbon features an Ortofon 2M Red moving magnetic cartridge and a carbon fiber tonearm featuring a custom-designed, removable head shell. With the Victrola Hi-Res Carbon, you can effortlessly lower the tonearm and enjoy listening to your records with exceptional quality; Connect wirelessly to any Bluetooth or aptX enable speakers, headphones, or wired to your favorite amplifier or powered speakers.
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    "Victrola Hi-Res Carbon Turntable...Not only do my records sound fantastic, it is a quality turntable that competes with other turntables I currently have or have had in the past. ...I bought this turntable to replace my 53-year-old turntable. The turntable is running great and sound great. "

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    Enjoy the rich sound of vinyl records with the Victrola Hi-Res Carbon turntable. Go wireless with best-in-class aptX Adaptive Bluetooth connectivity or wired with switchable preamp and standard RCA outs (RCA cables included), allowing you to listen to your favorite Vinyl records with stunning clarity. Stylish aesthetic and simple setup result from a purpose-built design focused on the listener experience. For the highest sonic clarity, the Hi-Res Carbon features an Ortofon 2M Red moving magnetic cartridge and a carbon fiber tonearm featuring a custom-designed, removable head shell. With the Victrola Hi-Res Carbon, you can effortlessly lower the tonearm and enjoy listening to your records with exceptional quality; Connect wirelessly to any Bluetooth or aptX enable speakers, headphones, or wired to your favorite amplifier or powered speakers.
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  10. Victrola - Onyx Hi-Res Turntable - Black - Angle_Zoom

    Model: VPT-1500-BLK
    SKU: 6560284
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    "When pairing I found the turntable and the speakers or receiver had to be close. ...Nice turntable with good isolation and Bluetooth....The turntable deck is solid and hefty. That was a good sign right away. "

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    Enjoy the vibrant sound of vinyl records with the Victrola Hi-Res Onyx turntable. Go wireless with the best-in-class aptX Adaptive Bluetooth connectivity or wired with switchable preamp standard RCA outs (RCA cables included), allowing you to listen to your favorite records with stunning clarity. The sleek aesthetic, simple setup, and quality construction result from a purpose-built design focused on the listener experience. The Hi-Res Onyx includes an Audio Technica AT -VM95E cartridge, metal components, and an aluminum tonearm featuring a custom-designed, removable headshell. With the Victrola Hi-Res Onyx, you can effortlessly lower the tonearm and enjoy listening to your records with exceptional quality; Connect wirelessly to any Bluetooth oraptX enabled speakers ,headphones, or wired to your favorite amplifier or powered speakers.
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    "When pairing I found the turntable and the speakers or receiver had to be close. ...Nice turntable with good isolation and Bluetooth....The turntable deck is solid and hefty. That was a good sign right away. "

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    Enjoy the vibrant sound of vinyl records with the Victrola Hi-Res Onyx turntable. Go wireless with the best-in-class aptX Adaptive Bluetooth connectivity or wired with switchable preamp standard RCA outs (RCA cables included), allowing you to listen to your favorite records with stunning clarity. The sleek aesthetic, simple setup, and quality construction result from a purpose-built design focused on the listener experience. The Hi-Res Onyx includes an Audio Technica AT -VM95E cartridge, metal components, and an aluminum tonearm featuring a custom-designed, removable headshell. With the Victrola Hi-Res Onyx, you can effortlessly lower the tonearm and enjoy listening to your records with exceptional quality; Connect wirelessly to any Bluetooth oraptX enabled speakers ,headphones, or wired to your favorite amplifier or powered speakers.
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