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Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

Home Theater Review's Best of 2012 Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
5 Stars
 

It's that time of year again. The Home Theater Review staff has looked over all of the year's impressive offerings - of which there were many - and narrowed it down to what they believe to be the best of 2012. Read More

 
Stanton T.92 USB Turntable Reviewed

Stanton T.92 USB Turntable Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

If you have a bunch of vinyl lying around but hate the hassle that goes with listening to the format, the Stanton T.92 turntable will make the process much easier. But what about its performance? Read More

 
Linn LP12 Turntable Reviewed

Linn LP12 Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

Linn's latest incarnation of the venerable LP-12 turntable still holds a special place in the pantheon of great audiophile products. HTR looks at the original version compared with the latest version to show how Linn has continued to improve and refine their classic design. Read More

 
Avid Acutus Reference Turntable Reviewed

Avid Acutus Reference Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Avid's top of the line turntable, the Actus, uses a 10 lb. platter, computer-designed suspension, hand-built motor, and an outboard specially designed power supply. With aesthetics that are beyond reproach, the Actus would look at home in even the most uber-expensive system. Read More

 
Wilson Bensch Circle Turntable Reviewed

Wilson Bensch Circle Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

This "simple, solid, and highly functional" turntable from Wilson Bensch uses a clever mix of metals, polymers, and advanced composite carbon fiber rods to make a turntable that is as high on its visual wow factor as it is on sonics. The overall results are nothing short of award-winning. Read More

 
Rega Planet Turntable Reviewed

Rega Planet Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Affordable, reliable, and easy to set up, the Rega Planet has a particular voice that is fast, punchy, and blessed with a smooth and rapid decay. But component matching with the Rega is imperative if you want to avoid its brasher and more aggressive tendencies. Read More

 
Quasar LE Turntable Reviewed

Quasar LE Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

The Quasar LE is gorgeous-looking entry into the highly competitive turntable market. With sweet-sounding coherent, yet dynamic sound the Quasar LE ranks as the quietest sub $3000 turntable around that still embraces its true analog nature. Read More

 
Garrard 501 Turntable Reviewed

Garrard 501 Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Turntable pioneer Garrard is back with their latest model 501. With a chassis milled from solid aluminum billets, a custom-made motor, and three separate chassis. While not as free of mechanically borne noises as Linn's LP-12, the 501 is a new take on the idler mechanism drive. Read More

 
Simon Yorke Turntable Reviewed

Simon Yorke Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Pricy, beautiful, elegant, outlandish are all accurate descriptions of the Simon Yorke turntable. Made in England, this turntable is among a handful of designs that vie for the title "best." Like most high-performance turntables, the Yorke must be set up right for optimum performance. Read More

 
Basis 1400 Turntable Reviewed

Basis 1400 Turntable Reviewed

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This beautifully made turntable defines the very essence of what analog sound is all about. Stunning in looks and performance, the Basis 1400 can be the beating heart of an exemplary analog system even though it is Basis least expensive offering. Read More