Go Green with the McIntosh MT5 Turntable

Vinyl sales have mounted a comeback that rivals any hail mary in sports. Unlock their superior sound quality with the McIntosh MT5 Turntable ($6500). Powered by a Swiss-made motor, two magnets suspend the silicon acrylic platter. This wizardry prevents the extraneous noise lower end turntables produce. Marvel at the trademark bright green McIntosh glow against the black glass beneath. Definitely not a turntable left out for when the drunk frat bros wanna play dj.

The Orbit Turntable: Wax That

Another reason not to ditch vinyl? Wax. The word “wax.” It’s some pretty spectacular vernacular, and if society ever gave up on records altogether, DJs would have to say things like “Aiight chall, we gon’ keep this party jumpin’! I got a fat stack of… um… digital MP3s that’ll keep you on the dance floor!” See? Doesn’t work. Keep vinyl alive and play it on the Orbit ($150), an all-analog turntable that promises a rich full sound. This thing is aimed at audiophiles. Know how we can tell? Because it features a bunch of stuff that sounds very convincing, including a unipivot tonearm, Ortofon MM cartridge, AC synchronous motor, and CNC-machined MDF plinth. A plinth for god’s sake!