There are many details that go into a great turntable, from a properly weighted tonearm to an attractive finish. However, one of the most basic questions to consider when deciding on a new addition to your home audio setup is whether you prefer a belt or direct-drive turntable. Each design has its advantages, but in most cases, music fans will find that a belt-drive turntable consistently delivers the best results for sound quality.
With awards season now in full swing, last week saw the coveted What Hi-Fi? Awards roll into town. Taking place this year at the elegant Grosvenor Square Marriott hotel in central London, the hotly anticipated event sees the very best audio brands in the world rubbing shoulders with the UK’s top publications across lifestyle and technology. Of course, the Marantz team were out in force to pick up two awards, as well as walking away with the gong for “Best CD player” for the ever-popular Marantz CD6006 UK Edition.