The top 10 stores to buy a turntable in Toronto
The top places to buy a turntable in Toronto are stores that specialize in the analogue audio arts. Unlike big-box stores trying to push the latest gadget, these shops employ skilled, knowledgeable staff who specialize in high-fidelity audio. And they've all been in the business long enough to see vinyl survive digital fads and remain the choice-of-format for audio enthusiasts.
Planet of Sound
If you're just getting into vinyl collecting, Planet of Sound is a great first stop for helpful advice and guidance. Although they have record players that retail upwards of $35K, they'll only sell you what you need within your budget.
Bay Bloor Radio
Bay Bloor Radio is family-owned and has managed to stay in the business for almost 70 years despite increased competition from big-box stores and online retailers. Their reputation is built on wide selection and great customer service.
An audiophile's paradise in the east-end, Audio Oasis carries top-quality record players and accessories. Pay them a visit if you're looking to build or complete your dream hi-fi system.
Play De Record
A mecca for all things DJ, Play De Record carries a wide selection of turntables and accessories. The Toronto DJ community revolves around this long-slim shop on Yonge Street, and you're sure to find the right advice when making your selection.
In addition to selling all manners of boutique instruments, synths, effects and accessories, Moog Audio on Queen carries a respectable selection of home-stereo and professional DJ turntables.
Ring Audio are the kings of vintage when it comes to stereo and hi-fi in Toronto. They refurbish and sell record players ranging from humble to high-end making this shop a great place to start building your system or to make an upgrade.
June Records stocks turntables, cartridges, preamps, amps, and speakers (and the ultimate turntable accessory, records). They aim to be a community hub for vinyl format enthusiasts.
Oiduaphile Vintage Stereo
In the heart of Kensington Market, Oiduaphile specializes in refurbishing and selling vintage pieces purchased on consignment. You can also count on them for quality repairs and service on your existing gear.
Classic Vintage Audio & Props
This shop in Parkdale's antique alley is a neighbourhood favourite for vintage stereo gear.
What did I miss? Leave your top spot for buying a record player in Toronto in the comments.
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