7 Best Turntables Under $100 You Can Buy

Finding a cheap turntable which sounds great is very difficult. But not anymore. Here’s why:

I’ve made a list of the best turntables in the market which cost less than 100$. So if you are new to vinyl records and want to spend minimum amount of money in getting the best turntable, I got you covered.

These turntables are the best that fall under this price range and you can pick the best one among these.

1. Crosley CR8005A-CB Cruiser

This amazing turntable by Crosley comes with a genuine chalkboard coating. It plays 3 speeds and belt driven.

The turntable has an RCA audio output and also a headphone jack. So you can connect your headphone and listen to your favorite records calmly. It also has built-in speakers so you don’t have to connect speakers or find any speakers.

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But that doesn’t mean you can’t connect your own speakers. You can also connect your own speakers.

One great feature of this portable turntable is the auxiliary input that lets you connect your smartphones or mp3 player.

It weighs less than 6 pounds so you can carry it easily and its design looks charming and you can choose from a variety of colors.

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Also you don’t require in setup or spend time assembling this turntable. It’s just plug and play. You can literally turn it on and start playing your records.

Pros

Cons

  • Lightweight and portable
  • Powered arm
  • Plug and play
  • Affordable
  • Low sound quality of built-in speakers

MY REVIEW

This is THE best turntable under $100. There’s no doubt about it. Yes, the sound quality of the built-in speakers is not good but it’s worth the price you pay for it. You can surely find some best turntables but it will cost you more than $100. If you’re new to turntables and vinyl records, start with this one.

2. ION Audio Vinyl Motion

This belt drive turntable by ION Audio plays 3 speeds and comes with built-in speakers. It also has RCA outputs so that you can connect larger stereo systems.

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And if you want to listen to your records quietly, the turntable also has a headphone jack. You can also convert your records into digital files via USB with the EZ Vinyl/Tape converter software provided with the turntable.

The turntable comes with a rechargeable battery with which you can play records upto 4 hours. It has an 1/8” auxiliary input which lets you plug in your iPod, iPhone or any other external music source.

Pros

Cons

  • Fantastic battery life
  • Battery operated
  • Portable
  • No Power cord

MY REVIEW

It is worth every dollar you pay for it. It is light, has a good battery life, sound is great and can be carried anywhere easily. If you are thinking to go for this one, I am with you.

3. Digitnow! Nostalgic

This turntable will play all your favorite music and albums without any wires and cords. It comes with Bluetooth with which you can play music from any of your devices.

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Moreover, this turntable has an RCA aux-in, a headphone jack and also built-in speakers. The best part I love about this turntable is that it is portable and you can carry it anywhere easily. It weighs only 7.3 pounds.

It costs less than $50 so you can buy this turntable without burning your pockets and enjoy your music records.

Pros

Cons

  • RCA aux-in
  • Good sound quality
  • Lightweight
  • Bluetooth connection
  • Low sound quality of built-in speakers

MY REVIEW

The only problem with this turntable is the sound quality of its built-in speakers. But again, you cannot say it’s very bad because the price of this turntable is very cheap. So you cannot expect the best speakers.

Other than this, the turntable is good in all aspects.​

4. ION Audio Archive LP

ION Audio Archive LP is a classy turntable with awesome looks and features. It comes with built-in speakers and can connect to your computer via USB. With this, you can turn your records into digital files.

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This turntable has RCA outputs for stereo connections and plays 3 speeds. You also get EZ Vinyl/Tape converter software for both PC and Mac. But remember that it will convert your records into .WAV files. To convert it into MP3 files, you will have to use any other software. iTunes will help you.

Pros

Cons

  • Great built-in speakers
  • Auto stop
  • No dust cover

MY REVIEW

Well I would recommend you to buy the above mentioned turntables if you want one under $100. This turntable does not have a dust cover which is very essential. All standard turntables have a dust cover but this one doesn’t. So it is better to get one with a dust cover.

5. PYLE PTT25UBT

PYLE PTT25UBT is a turntable with classy looks. It has Bluetooth connectivity which will help you connect your music devices without any problems.

You can connect it to your computer via USB and also transfer music via SD card. Converting your vinyl into MP3 files is also very easy with it.

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It comes with built-in speakers which are good enough for your room. Many reviewers claim that this turntable has better built-in speakers than many others. Still if you want, you can connect your own speakers. The turntable does not come with a headphone jack.

The vintage looks of this turntable really look elegant.

Pros

Cons

  • Vintage looks
  • Good built-in speakers
  • Easy vinyl to MP3 conversion without any software
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • No headphone jack

MY REVIEW

​Compared to other turntables, this one looks a little big and will take up more space. So if you have enough space for this great turntable, go for it. 

6. ION Audio Select LP

This is the third ION Audio turntable I am mentioning in this list. It means that if you want really cheap and good turntables, ION Audio is good choice.

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This belt drive turntable can play 3 speeds. Like others, this one also allows you to connect your computer via USB. The turntable comes with EZ Vinyl/Tape converter software which lets you digitize your records.

You can connect it to your home stereo via RCA outputs. This one comes with a dust cover.

Pros

Cons

  • RCA output
  • USB connection
  • Comes with Dust Cover
  • No Cons

MY REVIEW

I really couldn’t find any cons for this turntable. A turntable with so many features can cost you a lot but this one is really affordable.

7. Photive SoulTracks

SoulTracks is a fully automatic belt drive turntable. It comes with good quality built-in speakers and can play 3 speeds without any problems.

It can be carried easily anywhere and you can choose from different color options. The turntable comes with RCA outputs and a headphone jack. For a better sound experience, you can connect your home stereo.

Some great features include a stylus and an automatic tone-arm.

Pros

Cons

  • Lightweight
  • Automatic tone-arm
  • RCA output
  • Headphone jack
  • No Cons

MY REVIEW

The turntable is really worth its price and you get a good sound quality without any compromise.

List of the best Turntables Under $100

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