3. Technics SL-1210 MK2
A cult classic and a bestseller, the 1210 MK2 remains the turntable of choice for any DJ smitten by vinyl. Although they were sadly discontinued by Panasonic in 2010, you can still find them and plenty are available second-hand. Built like tanks but with style and finesse, this turntable will last you a lifetime.
£299 (refurbished), soundbasemegastore.com