Wondering what to do about that pile of records that's collecting dust in your attic or basement? With one of these turntables, your records -- from Shostakovich to Black Sabbath -- can live again. This new generation of record players can play 33⅓ rpm (also known as LP), 45 rpm and sometimes even 78 rpm records -- and most can also turn your favorite old vinyl into crisp new digital files.
Each of these eight record players has the usual spinning platter, tonearm and needle to deliver analog audio from the record's grooves. But wait, there's more: An analog-to-digital converter turns the record player's audio signal into a digital file.
Most of these systems let you save the songs locally as .MP3 (or other format) audio files. (Keep in mind, though: Every pop, click and skip on the disk will come through loud and clear.) Others send your music to online services, or can stream the music wirelessly to a set of speakers or headphones.
So get ready to spin those disks!