I'm Gab, based in Wollongong. We’ve whipped this page up to give you an easy way to learn about and buy a turntable.

Below you’ll find our whiz-bang product customiser, and after that, a deep-dive on your selected model.

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When we select a product at Instant Classic, we need to love it ourselves. But it also helps when industry audio critics agree.

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"With its machined plinth, high precision bearing, glass platter and newly-designed one-piece aluminium tonearm, it offers a wonderfully weighty and detailed sound – and even the Ortofon OM 5E MM cartridge is pre-installed, making it completely plug-and-play."

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"Everything about this low cost, full featured Pro-Ject turntable impressed: the design, construction, feature set, measured performance and of course the sound. Plus, it really looks great! Made in the Czech Republic. No plastic parts. Easy recommendation."

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As for our wonderful customers (the most important people!), they've given the T1 a rating of:

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With the T1, we see what a bit of extra dosh on top of the Primary E gets us in upgrades - and there's a lot! You'll see improvements in the stylus, refined tonearm and plinth construction, a delicious glass platter, hidden drive belt, and electronic speed control.

The stylus (aka needle) moves to an Ortofon OM 5E, with 'E' meaning an elliptical shape as opposed to the Primary's spherical profile. This will dig a bit further into the record groove for capture of more detail.

The tonearm is a bigger aluminium cylinder, giving more rigidity for accurate groove tracking.

The platter which your record sits on is glass, instead of the Primary's composite fibre. Because of the weight of glass, this is good for minimising unwanted environmental sounds getting through from the base of the deck and into the record as it spins. It looks super pretty too!

And lastly, the T1 has an electronic speed control switch. This makes flicking between 33 and 45 RPM record speeds super easy. On the Primary, you need to change the speed manually by moving the belt between two rungs of the motor pulley. Only takes a few seconds, but an electronic switch is a nice convenience.

More details about the product

You'll also notice that there's no visible drive belt here. The construction hides the motor and belt assembly under the glass platter, meaning you won't accidentally knock the belt off the platter when changing records, which does happen on occasion with the Primary (depending on how many drinks you've had).

What's in the box

  • T1 Phono SB turntable
  • Dust cover
  • Australian power cable
  • Tonearm counterweight
  • Turntable platter
  • Instruction manual
  • Drive belt
  • Anti-skating weight
  • Felt turntable mat

Nitty gritty (specs & dimensions)

  • Speed: 33,45 (electronic speed change)
  • Principle: Belt drive
  • Speed variance: 33: 0.7% 45: 0.6%
  • Wow & Flutter: 33: 0.25% 45: 0.23%
  • Platter: Heavy 8mm, blasted-glass platter with felt mat
  • Main bearing: Stainless steel/brass
  • Signal to noise: 65dB
  • Tonearm: 8.6” aluminium
  • Effective arm length: 218.5 mm
  • Overhang: 22.0 mm
  • Effective tonearm mass: 8.0 g
  • Counterweight for mass: 5 - 10g (pre-mounted)
  • Tracking force range: 0 - 50mN (17.5 mN pre-adjusted)
  • Outputs: RCA Phono/Line (switchable)
  • Built-in Power Supply: 110 - 240V/50, 60Hz; 15 V DC 800mA
  • Power consumption: 4.5 Watt max
  • Dimensions: 415x100x335 mm (WxHxD)
  • Weight: 3.8 kg net

T1 not quite what you're after? We've got a full range of turntables whose features and sound quality get better as you move up the line.

The other options

Any turntable needs to plug into an existing sound system or powered/Bluetooth speakers. If you don't have this gear, we've got a full system with turntable + amp and speakers, all for silly money!

Czech it out

"Instant Classic are a rare example of beautiful, well-curated products, stellar service, and lots of heart."

That's from Rupert, one of our customers in Sydney. It might sound cliched, but we’ll do whatever it takes to make you happy.

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I reckon we've got Australia's best returns policy!

If you don't love your product, we'll take it back within the first 50 days - even if it’s been set up and used.

You'll get a full refund (or we’ll exchange it for something else, if that’s your preference) and there won’t be any postage to pay.

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What if you could buy audio gear while being nice to the planet?

In an industry-first, the carbon and plastic footprints of the products you order are automatically offset by Instant Classic. We call it Vinyl Neutral, and it doesn’t cost extra.

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All orders over $100 ship free, registered and insured across Australia. Most arrive within 2 working days, even during the ol' COVID-19.

Or you can click & collect from one of our partner record stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast or Perth.

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One of the reasons we started Instant Classic is to do away with bad customer service. We're not some big-ass business who doesn't care.

As an authorised Australian retailer, we'll give you a 2 year warranty. But you also get lifetime love.

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Contact our Melbourne team about anything, 7 days a week. No question is too silly!

WhatsApp +61 3 9426 3651 for a fast reply.

Call on (03) 9426 3651.

Or email support@instantclassic.com.au

What's a good record player all about? My test is whether it gives me goosebumps and has me tapping my toes. The challenge is finding one for a good price.

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We've got a range of records on hand, from ABBA to Anna Calvi, from BB King to Beastie Boys, from Clairo to Cream. Our Angus has done write-ups on them all.

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