Affordable: Crosley Messenger
This battery-operated marvel is the closest thing there is to a vinyl Walkman. It doubles as a speaker system: you can plug in your smartphone when you get tired of flipping records. $124. crosleyradio.com.
Average: Pro-Ject Elemental
This sleek, sparse player is ready to go out of the box and can convert vinyl tunes into digital formats via a handy USB connection. $349. Bay Bloor Radio, 55 Bloor St. W., baybloorradio.com.
Astronomical: Audiowood Barky
American woodworker Joel Scilley creates about a dozen of these handcrafted ash beauties a year. Each has a subtly unique design, and, with high-quality audio equipment, the sound is consistently superb. $2,460. audiowood.com.