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Automatic Turntable with Arm and Cartridge in Black or Gloss Piano Black ($1999).

Do you want a manual or an automatic turntable?

And more importantly, what is the difference?

In short, a manual turntable is more work. It makes playing the music very deliberate.

With a manual turntable, you have to manually lower the tonearm onto the record to start playing and when the record is over, you have to lift the tonearm back into its resting position.

An automatic turntable, on the other hand, takes that work away.

Once you place the record, all you have to do is press a button (or push the lever) and the tonearm will automatically lower onto the record and then when the record is over, the tonearm with lift and return back to its resting position. It’s a minor bit of automation but with a big effect; it makes your turntable essentially a press-and-play machine.

What are the advantages of an automatic turntable?

The biggest advantage of an automatic turntable is that you don’t have to worry about placing the stylus. That can be a big relief if you’re just getting into vinyl because you won’t have to worry about missing the edge of the record or placing the stylus cleanly. And it’s important to do so; if done improperly this can scratch and ruin the record, not to mention make a terrible screeching sound in the process.With an automatic turntable, there’s also less likelihood of you damaging your turntable’s stylus; most automatic turntables have an “auto off” feature that also picks up and returns the tonearm, that way the stylus doesn’t keep riding the record for hours before you realize it’s still on.


The CS460 is a luxuriously furnished, fully automatic turntable built to a very high standard. it features all three speeds (33, 45, 78 rpm), a solid heavy wooden console and a heavy platter, in a sandwich construction. This delivers outstanding absorbance of vibration combined with speed accuracy, which in turn gives you beautiful sound quality. This is German engineering, you'll be impressed. 

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Our Price $1,699
Tone arm technology:
Cardan tone arm with mass tracking force set by a high-precision torsion spring. Detachable, Torsional rigid carbon fiber headshell with 13mm (1/2-inch) fixing-holes. Adjustable tracking force and anti-skating.
Chassis technology:
Solid wooden chassis, floating sub chassis, heavy sandwich platter with additional damping mass ring for the highest fidelity sound.
Drive technology:
Belt drive with polished flat belt. DC motor with electric speed control. Viscosity-damped arm lift. Automatic tone arm top-mounted device. Auto Stop with tone arm return. Playback option for archive records at 78 rpm. Supplied with magnetic OMB 10 cartridge.