Free UK DeliveryFinance at checkout30 Day ReturnsWorldwide DeliveryAudio Affair Facebook

Double Loyalty Points

Turntable Essentials - Custom Design Stands

Our range of turntable essentials and turntable accessoriesare designed to get the very best sound from your turntable set-up and record collection. We also sell a large range of turntablesphono cartridges and phono stages and also turntable wall shelves to get the very best sound from your record collection.


Custom Design is a family owned business committed to creating innovative, handcrafted hi-fi racks, speaker stands and AV furniture. Custom Design manufacture in the UK with a range that includes wood and metal designs.

Custom Design is a UK based hi-fi furniture specialist who custom designs and builds speaker stand supports, speaker stands, hi-fi furniture, tables, supports and stands including isolation products. As well as being made in UK, Custom Design have an eye on being environmentally friendly. The hard wood designs are made from FSC-certified professionally managed, sustainable forests that ensure more hardwoods have been grown in the past 30 years than have been harvested. Even the cardboard packaging from Custom Design is manufactured from at least 76% recycled material which can be 100% recycled.

It is essential to know Custom Design is a family company committed to creating innovative, specialist speaker stands along with hi-fi and audio visual furniture. The company prioritises customer service and achieving the highest standard of product quality and design in order to meet consumer expectations.

The brand's philosophy is to question and challenge its own ideas which start with design and finish with attention to detail. With over 30 years of design and manufacturing experience, Custom Design are proud to present their most comprehensive range of award winning speaker stand designs and complimenting hi-fi/audio visual furniture. By integrating latest manufacturing techniques, embracing new exciting materials and combining contemporary and classic design, they discovered an opportunity to create a difference.

Many turntables include a dust cover, or offer a separate cover. This, as the name suggests, protects from dust and particles which can affect the playback of your vinyl records. Dust can get in the grooves of your record or on your cartridge’s stylus and cause issues with the sound you experience, manifested through pops and crackles, and potentially the loss of detail in your music. This is why protecting your turntable from dust and maintaining your stylus and records is essential in achieving the best possible performance.

A key component of any turntable is the platter – the disc on which the record is placed. Different materials have different sonic properties, and deal with resonance in a different manner. Many higher end models use higher-mass platters and a range of materials to truly isolate and decouple the platter from resonance, vibration and motor noise. Many manufacturers offer platter upgrades, allowing for you to upgrade your platter and improve the quality of your existing turntable. Acrylic, glass and aluminium platters are common upgrades which can increase the performance of your vinyl playback.

In order for the record to play continuously, the platter needs to rotate or spin. Turntables have two varying approaches to this. The typical manner of achieving this is a belt-drive design, where a rubber belt attaches to a motor and in turn round the platter and controls the speed at which the platter turns. This is the method employed by most turntables. The drive belt will need to be replaced from time to time, as a stretched or worn drive belt can affect playback speed and result in a record being too slow or fast. The other method is direct drive, in which a motor directly turns the platter. This is the manner many higher end turntables control speed, and presents a different consideration for designers as the motor vibrations need to be isolated and controlled differently as the motor is connected to the platter directly and thus can have a greater effect on playback.

The output signal from a phono cartridge is typically very low, even more so if your cartridge is Moving Coil (MC). For this reason, before you connect to an amplifier, the output signal needs to be boosted. This is typically done by a phono stage. A phono stage can be a separate standalone product or included on the turntable itself. Many integrated amplifiers also feature an internal phono stage, known as a “phono input”, allowing you to connect directly to this input and enjoy your record collection directly. If your turntable features a phono stage then it can be connected to any amplifier directly.

Turntable Essentials - Custom Design Stands

Showing 1 of 1

Set Descending Direction

Grid List

All Products

Showing 1 of 1

Set Descending Direction

Grid List