The Best Speakers for Record Players

Record players have a distinct sound digital music can’t match. But to experience it, you need the right speakers. A quick look at the market will leave your head spinning. There are a lot of options to choose from all promising to bring out the best from your record player.

I will show you the best speakers for record players in this article. If you are anything like me, I’m sure you try your best to avoid purchase mistakes, and without the best speakers, your record player is pretty redundant. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Dayton Audio B652 6-1/2-Inch 2-Way Bookshelf Speaker

Despite being small and cheap, these speakers manage to deliver great sound which I find excellent at this price. Construction quality could be improved but remember that you only get so much for less. However, if you are responsible, they should last years. 

Besides that, the Dayton B652’s are good looking. This is despite being all black. I for one like my speakers to impress not only with their sound but appearance as well. They are lightweight and small suitable for bedrooms, offices and other small rooms. But I’m sure they will suffice in a room of any size.

If you were hoping of become deaf with these, you will be disappointed because they have an output of 40 watts. Overall, this is a nice set of speakers that brings life to a record player. And at a low price.

Wharfedale – Diamond 10.1 (Cherry)

Good things are expensive. And this is evident with the Wharfedale Diamond 10.1. It is the kind of speaker you never want to upgrade. And I believe it’s the best you can get at this price. Comparing it to other speakers, it’s easy to see how it shines.

Looks were given special attention. Furthermore, the sounds are clear and vibrant. You will hear everything the producer intended. Even from other people’s reviews, you can tell that many have fallen in love with it.

I would not hesitate to recommend this to anyone. Despite being the most expensive speaker on the list, I find justifiable considering its quality and performance.

Sony SS-B1000 5-1/4-Inch Bookshelf Speakers

Sony has been in the industry for a long time. From DVD players to TVs and everything in between, it’s difficult to not be impressed by their outstanding products. This is one set of speakers that goes neck to neck with the Dayton Audio B652.

But considering that the Sony SS-B1000 is a bit expensive than the Dayton Audio B652, it’s not surprising that many prefer the former. It’s solid and produces crispy and clear sound. Actually, the sound quality would fool your friends that you paid more. 

The Sony SS-B1000 also comes in black. The output wattage is 120 watts and has a frequency response of 80- 50,000 Hz.

All in all, this is another set of speakers that’s simply impressive for the price.


Now that we have looked at some of the best speakers for record players, you will hopefully be better informed in order to get the one most suitable for your needs, and which will further enhance your turntable experience.

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