There's nothing more abhorrent than the tacky, plastic $19.95 turntables you can find in a department store. Not to play the 'holier than thou' card, but whenever someone tells us they're getting into vinyl with a 'table like this, we're shocked.
There are a lot of reasons to get started in the vinyl game. If you're chasing rare records, love high fidelity or are just passionate about music, listening to records is really set apart when it sounds better than anything else. And the truth is… you just don't get that using the cheapest possible turntables available.
We're addressing this issue with our new Elemental Phono USB turntable. For first timers or penny-pinching audiophiles, this is the best price-to-performance available.
It's plug 'n' play all the way, with a pre-installed Ortofon cartridge, fully weighted counterweight and pre-adjusted anti-skating weight. With a new straight, ultra low mass tonearm optimised for the renowned Ortofon OM cartridge series, all you need to do is remove the bearing and stylus guard, put the belt on and plug it in.
Fitted with an integrated phono stage, you don't even need a turntable-accommodating amplifier. You can plug the Elemental Phono USB straight into the RCA inputs of any amplifier and even use it on its own with powered speakers. Listening to vinyl has never been easier.
The hidden secret to the Elemental's sonic success is a central gravity mass point, made from artificial stone and placed directly underneath the platter bearing. It's capable of fully absorbing unwanted rumble and motor vibration. But if you want to get technical, just check out the flattering specs.
At the end of the day, this is a budget turntable like no other: a simple, high quality build that will perform unlike anything else in the entry level.