So you’ve got a record player.
Now where do you put it?
On a record player stand, of course! But there’s a problem.
A quick search reveals hundreds of options.
Which ones are good and which ones are worthless?
More importantly, which one among the hundreds is the perfect stand for you?
Determining that will take days of research and tons of your time.
I know, because I’ve done that research. And I’ve taken the results and come up with this list of the best record player stands on the market.
I’ve also included all the info you need to determine which one is right for you. Let’s begin by looking at the most important features you’ll use to make your decision.
Best Record Players Stands Compared
Best Record Player Tables
I actually ended up with a list of 9, but decided to include a tenth. The extra one is different from the others in that it is handmade.
As a result, it’s also a bit expensive. I included it, because it’s unique and might be the perfect stand for some of you.
Foremost 327609 Modular Open Cube Storage System
- Very inexpensive
- Modular design allows you to add components as needed
- Hollow-core material not as sturdy
- Basic design
The sturdy, solid wood Foremost 327609 Modular Cube comes in 3 colors: white, espresso and honey. The panels are finished with a PVC laminate to protect them from damage.
It is part of a modular system. That means you can use a single cube on its own, or you can add a number of different elements to the cube, like cupboards, drawers, modules with a shelf, etc. This means you can use these for all kinds of storage options.
You can get started with just a single cube: keep your turntable on top and use the inside for record storage. It is very easy to assemble.
The cube is constructed using hollow-core materials, which reduces the weight by 50% over standard particle board materials. That’s why it weighs only 8.5 pounds. The outside dimensions are given below; the inside measures 13 5/8″ in height and width and 14 7/8″ in depth.
- Dimensions: 15.8 x 15.8 x 15.8 inches
- Weight: 8.5 pounds
- Variations: none
- Known issues: some people found it difficult to assemble, though it is fairly straightforward for most people
Nexera 101012 Jasper Audio Tower
- Easy access for wires and cables
- Open design allows air flow to keep components cool
- Shelves are adjustable
- You need to remove one shelf in order for vinyl records to fit
The Jasper Audio Tower 101012 from Nexera is sturdy and made from high-quality CARB II/FSC Certified particle board and MDF materials.
It comes with four shelves. When all four shelves are in the unit and evenly spaced, vinyl records will not fit. Luckily, the shelves are adjustable and they can also be removed entirely.
The Jasper was designed with electronics in mind. It is open in three places to allow easy access for cables and to encourage airflow to keep your electronics from overheating.
This audio tower is available in two colors: truffle and biscotti & black. It designed and built in Canada.
- Dimensions: 33 x 19.5 x 19.5 inches
- Weight: 54 pounds
- Variations: available in two colors
- Known issues: some complaints that the color did not match the photos (which is usually an issue different monitors reproducing colors differently)
Victrola Wooden Stand
- Perfect for Victrola record players
- Made from real wood
- Can hold over 50 records
- Some reports of wobbling (if you get one that wobbles, return it)
- Metal bars can bend if too many records lean against them
The Victrola Wooden Stand was designed specifically for use with Victrola’s line of vintage wooden turntables, like the Navigator or the 50s retro player.
That is why it is available in the same colors: black, mahogany, white, espresso, and oak.
Of course, it works just as well with any other model turntable. It is made from real wood and sturdy enough for any size turntable on the top shelf.
The bottom shelf holds up to 50 vinyl records. Metal supports keep the records upright, though there are some reports of the supports bending if too many records are leaned on them.
The unit requires assembly, but it is easy to put together and no tools are required for the task.
- Dimensions: 26.5 x 20.8 x 13.8 inches
- Weight: 12.8 pounds
- Variations: available in 5 colors
- Known issues: Some reports of the metal supports meant to hold the vinyl bending under the weight if too many records lean on them
Winsome Wood Shelf
- Sturdy construction
- Many different sizes and configurations available
- Some reports of assembly instructions missing
- Not specifically made for turntables, so vinyl records won't fit
The Winsome Wood Shelf is part of a highly flexible system. You can use this basic unit as it is, get a wider unit, a unit with 3 or 4 shelves, and you can add wicker baskets (sold separately).
It is very inexpensive and does not take up much space. The turntable can go on the top shelf, and some types of vinyl will fit below. But not the standard 12 inch records. You’ll have to store those elsewhere with this unit.
Let me repeat that, because it is vital knowledge if you are considering this unit: standard 12-inch records will not fit in the two lower shelves. The height is exactly 12 inches, which is just a tad too low. The depth is a bit over 11 inches, so standard records would also stick out a bit.
If you are only looking for a place for your record player and not looking for a place to store your vinyl, then this shelving unit is great. It is very inexpensive and is solidly constructed from composite wood.
Assembly is required. I gave it a lower rating solely because it is not useful for record storage.
- Dimensions: 11.2 x 13.5 x 29.2 inches
- Weight: 18 pounds
- Variations: larger sizes available
- Known issues: regular sized records will not fit
Novogratz Concord Turntable Stand
- Dividers for vinyl storage
- Great value for money
- Works with many turntable models
- No holes for wires and cables
- Some buyers report difficulty assembling the unit
The Novogratz Concord Turntable Stand is a low-priced unit with a great mid-century modern look. It is available in 4 colors and also two larger sizes. The color options are: brown oak, walnut, white, blue/white.
This stand is designed to hold a turntable on top and a small vinyl collection below, in the 4 vertical cubbies. It is made from particle board that is laminated with a wood grain finish.
The Nocogratz table can hold up to 30 pounds, but it may be a bit wobbly, if not put together correctly. You have to assemble it yourself, so you want to make sure you follow the instructions carefully.
Overall, this is a great option for someone on a budget, but you can’t expect the same quality of materials and construction as you get from the higher prices models on this list. Just look at the hairpin legs. You can’t expect them to be as sturdy as some of the other models.
- Dimensions: 34.1 x 20.7 x 18 inches
- Weight: 38 pounds
- Variations: available in 4 colors and 3 sizes
- Known issues: lower quality construction (to be expected at this price)
Darla’Studio 66 Antique Gray Stained Turntable Stand
- Holds 60 records per shelf
- No assembly needed
- Holes allow cable access
- Shelves too small for some stereo components
The Darla’Studio 66 Antique Gray Stained Turntable Stand has a unique look. It basically resembles a crate, with slats spaced slightly apart.
Not only does it make airflow possible, but it also gives space to run a cord into the unit. Both are important if you plant to keep electronic components on the bottom or middle shelf.
Most, however, will keep the turntable on the top shelf and use the bottom two to store their vinyl collection. Each shelf holds around 60 discs.
The unit pictured here has a beautiful gray stain, but this record player cabinet is also available in medium brown and in a larger size with a third shelf inside for additional vinyl storage. It is handmade in the USA and ships fully assembled.
- Dimensions: 27 x 19.75 x 15.25 inches
- Weight: 20 pounds
- Variations: also in medium brown and in a larger size with a third shelf
- Known issues: none
Pangea Audio Vulcan TT Turntable Stand
- Adjustable feet
- Holds over 100 vinyl records
- Sturdy construction
The Pangea Audio Vulcan TT Turntable Stand is a sturdy shelf unit that was specifically designed to hold a record player and your collection of discs. It is available in 4 colors: black, carbon fiber, espresso, rosenut.
The frame is made from steel and the shelves from premium MDF (medium-density fiberboard) that is 0.625 inches thick. The top shelf is 0.75 inches thick, to ensure it can hold even the heaviest of turntables.
The top shelf is rated to hold up to 80 pounds. The middle shelf is rated for 72 pounds and the bottom is also rated for 80 pounds.
The shelves are finishes in scratch-resistant vinyl and the bottom one can hold over 100 discs. The unit stands on mini sonic saucers to protect the surface beneath.
This record player table is sturdy and rigid, but Pangea managed to keep the costs down by borrowing technology from its Vulcan audio rack series. This includes a modular design that lets you add or subtract shelves at will, though Pangea recommends not going above 42 inches in total height.
- Dimensions: 27.5 x 23.75 x 18 inches
- Weight: 34 pounds
- Variations: ability to add height and shelves, plus 4 color options
- Known issues: some people found it difficult to assemble
Midnight Mist Audio Tower
- Vibration dampening pads for enhanced sound quality
- Beautiful modern design
- Open design allows air flow and cable access
- Back panel has access holes for wires
- Higher price
The beautiful Midnight Mist Audio Tower is larger and more expensive than all the stands listed above. Black metal with glass accents give it a stylish modern look.
This unit is made to hold a complete stereo and entertainment system, not just a turntable. It can certainly be used for just a record player, but it might not be worth it given the high price.
A durable metal frame and tempered glass shelves with vibration dampening pads make the Midnight Mist Audio Tower sturdy and enhance sound quality by reducing vibrations.
The perforated spine makes wire management easy. It earned the second highest rating: a 9.6 out of 10. It is basically a complete media console and it includes a 1-year warranty.
- Dimensions: 22.3 x 25.6 x 41.6 inches
- Weight: 89 pounds
- Variations: this piece is also available as a TV stand
- Known issues: none
Line Phono Turntable Station
- Holds 200 vinyl records
- Sturdy construction
- Height adjustable feet for stability
- Shelf for vinyl accessories
- Cable management system
- Record stops to keep records from going to far back
- Spin groove to allow easy spinning of vinyl to look at artwork
- Utility hook for things like headphones
- Higher price
The Line Phone Turntable Station has space for the turntable and an amplifier, plus two shelves for record storage. Each shelf holds about 100 records, so you can fit a good sized music collection on it.
It has holes for cable management, a hook for the cables or your headphones and individually height-adjustable steel and rubber feet for for easy leveling.
Despite all that, it only takes up 2.6 square feet of floor space. It is made in the USA, but because of that, it is one of the more expensive units on this list.
It ships flat, which means it needs to be assembled, but that is very easy to do. You have the choice of four colors: birch, carbon, natural and smoke gray.
- Dimensions: 21.6 x 17.5 x 39.5 inches
- Weight: 45 pounds
- Variations: 4 colors to choose from
- Known issues: none
Handmade Vinyl Record Table
- Cool retro design
- Higher price
- Ships from Russia
This Handmade Vinyl Record End Table is custom made. It is made from ash wood with hairpin legs.
It is wonderfully crafted to be lightweight, yet sturdy, with plenty of space on offer for a record player, a handful of albums and other components.
You could also use the space for the additional stereo components to store more vinyl records.
Records can be stored on the side shelf with their spines out, so that you can flip through them easily. It’s a beautiful table for record players of any type, but it doesn’t come cheap.
Each unit is handmade in California from pine, poplar, and oak. Because they are made by hand from quality materials, shipping takes a bit longer: up to 2 weeks. When it does arrive, it arrives fully assembled. If price is no object, this is our favorite stand.
- Dimensions: 29 x 15 x 27 inches
- Weight: N/A
- Variations: none
- Known issues: expensive
Best Turntable Stands: What To Consider
There are three main factors to consider. I know they’re probably obvious, but I’m going to write about them anyway. Don’t worry, I’ll be brief. And you can always skip this section.
Design is probably the most important for most of us, but it obviously depends on your personal taste and the overall look of your living space. What looks great to me in my home, might look hideous to you in yours.
For this reason, I did not take the style of each record player stand into account at all when compiling this list, but made sure to include a photo to give you an idea of the design. I’ve included links to the Amazon pages for each unit, where you’ll find additional photos.
Size and Weight
The second most important factor. Do you want a small unit you can move to different locations or a larger one that can hold many other things in addition to your turntable and your record collection? Basically, you want furniture large enough to hold everything you plan on putting on it.
You may just want a table to hold your record player or you maybe you want one with adjustable shelves or on that gives you the ability to mix and match various components (shelving units, cupboards, record storage, etc.).
Best Turntable Stand: Final Thoughts
There are so many solutions on the market that could hold your record player. Which one is best depends on your personal taste and your specific needs.
That is why we included such a large variety of different turntable stands in this list. We wanted to make sure that there is a model that can appeal to many different tastes and needs.
Andy Bluebuzz says
These reviews of all the best turn-tables have got me thinking something. I am thinking that I should buy one of these turntables, and start making music. I have some ideas in my mind, and I want to implement them.
David Richard says
I’m not sure what kind of music you plan on making with a stand for record players, but good luck.