2017 Christmas gift ideas - Purchasing a turntable

2017 Christmas gift ideas – Purchasing a turntable

Christmas is in a couple of weeks… It is thus time to start thinking about your Christmas shopping list, whether it is for yourself or for someone else! Like every year, we have decided to help you make your Christmas list by offering you a selection of analogue products, whatever your research criteria or budget.

Christmas gift ideas to start off with analogue

Are you looking for a gift for a loved one that is an analogue music fanatic? Why not give him a turntable for Christmas?! Here is a selection of vinyl record players to start off your analogue experience in good conditions.


If you are looking to purchase a turntable for a music enthusiast, and more precisely an enthusiast of electronic music, this Audio Technica AT LP120 USB HC turntable is an excellent choice in this price range! This turntable was designed for a “professional” use and offers diverse playback and scratch effects. It will therefore be perfectly suitable for someone who wishes to use this turntable to DJ. Nevertheless, it will also be suitable for a more audiophile and analogue listening. Its sound restitution is very precise and dynamic. A nice Christmas gift idea to put on your list!

Audio Technica AT LP120 USB HC turntable


With this Essential III turntablePro-Ject is offering a third version of one of its flagship products. Of course this “V3” has a few improvements… The most interesting improvement is that it can receive several upgrades. The phono cartridge as well as the phono cable can be upgraded! This phono cable is indeed no more captive, like on the previous versions. This makes this Pro-Ject Essential III turntable an ideal Christmas gift for a first turntable as it can easily be upgraded once you have “fallen in love” with analogue! Its new glossy finish will shine under the Christmas tree!

Pro-Ject Essential III turntable


The Pro-Ject Debut Carbon 2M Blue Special Edition turntable is a combination of a turntable/cartridge offered to you by maPlatine.com. This turntable/cartridge combination was specially studied to guarantee the best sound quality from the first purchase! Mounted with the Ortofon 2M Blue cartridge, this Debut Carbon turntable offers a restitution of excellent quality in this price range. It is full of details, dynamics, and precision. This simply makes it the perfect Christmas gift for music lovers who wish to start listening to vinyl records, whatever their favorite style of music!

Pro-Ject Debut Carbon 2M Blue Special Edition turntable

Christmas gift ideas to go even further in your analogue experience

Is there anyone in your surroundings who already owns a turntable but would like to improve his/her Hi-Fi system? Give them a vinyl record player of superior quality! Find our selection of turntables to buy for Christmas.


Released last year by Rega, the Planar 3 turntable is already a flagship product of the British brand. Indeed, it had received no less than 8 awards since its arrival on the market! This craze can simply be explained by the fact that since it is combined with the Rega Elys 2 cartridge, it offers remarkable audiophile results worthy of Rega. The sound restitution is musical, neutral, and full of emotion. You cannot go wrong by purchasing this Planar 3 for Christmas!

Rega Planar 3 turntable with Elys 2 cartridge


The Pro-Ject 2-Xperience SB DC turntable can be defined by one word: “refined”. Not only is its finish simple but so is its sound restitution. Indeed, when you plug and play this turntable, you can notice that it is very neutral, which is absolutely not a flaw! It is neutral and offers a superb sound on a very eclectic music repertory. If whoever you plan on offering this Pro-Ject 2-Xperience SB DC turntable to, has a varied vinyl record collection, then this turntable may be an excellent choice! This Pro-Ject vinyl record player also offers different possible upgrades, whether it is upgrading the Hi-Fi cartridge or the phono cable. A beautiful gift to put under the Christmas tree!

Pro-Ject 2-Xperience SB DC turntable


The MoFi UltraDeck+ turntable is the second turntable that the legendary American brand has to offer. From the outside, it looks like its younger sister, the MoFi StudioDeck+ turntable. However, from the opening bars, we can automatically notice the difference in terms of the sound restitution. The MoFi UltraDeck+ offers a transparent, detailed, dynamic, and nuanced restitution. The voices and instruments are of a striking realism. In this price range, the MoFi UltraDeck+ is for us an excellent choice and a beautiful gift to put under the Christmas tree!

MoFi UltraDeck+ turntable

Christmas gift ideas to improve your analogue listening

Is there any one in your surroundings who wishes to improve his/her Hi-Fi system with a high quality turntable? Find our selection of very high standing turntables to put under the Christmas tree.


The ELAC Miracord 90 turntable is an ideal Christmas gift for a demanding music lover. With this Miracord 90, the German brand ELAC has come back to its first love, that is the manufacturing of audiophile turntables of very high quality. This turntable perfectly meets these criteria! It has a perfect finish and a very modern design. In terms of sound restitution, we only have one word to say: superb. We were completely won over! Every Miracord 90 turntable comes with a MM cartridge. However, we recommend you upgrade to a MC cartridge in order to get the most out of your ELAC vinyl record player. Mounting a Hana SL MC cartridge or an Ortofon Quintet Black S cartridge on this Miracord 90 vinyl record player would be a perfect match. A very nice gift for Christmas!

ELAC Miracord 90 turntable


The Acoustic Signature WOW XL turntable is an improved version of the best seller of the German brand: the Acoustics Signature WOW turntable. On this XL version, everything (or almost) was redesigned: thicker platter, TA-700 tonearm manufactured by Acoustic Signature, and many other features. When combined with phono cartridges of high quality, such as the Ortofon 2M Black MM cartridge or the Ortofon Cadenza Red MC cartridge, this Acoustic Signature WOW XL turntable is quite surprising! You will indeed be surprised by its precise, neutral, and very lively restitution. In short, this vinyl record player has all the required qualities for a product of this range. A Christmas gift that we recommend beyond doubt! 

Acoustic Signature WOW XL turntable


The Pro-Ject X-Tension 10 Evo turntable is the younger sister of the superb X-Tension 12 Evo turntable. The Pro-Ject X-Tension 10 Evo turntable has a smaller chassis as well as tonearm, even though it is 10 inches! Therefore, it has a very realistic restitution and gives a lot of emotion. This is even more true when it is equipped with a MC cartridge of high quality such as the Ortofon Cadenza Blue MC cartridge or the Dynavector DV 20X2 H high output MC cartridge. Simply a delight for your ears! A pure analogue product that will definitely make someone happy for Christmas!

Pro-Ject X-Tension 10 Evo turntable


We hope that this selection of turntables will help you find the ideal 2017 Christmas gift for music enthusiasts and audiophile loved ones. For more information or gift ideas, do not hesitate to contact our technicians by phone (+33 (0) 299 654 163) or by E-mail (contact-inter@maplatine.com).