Premium turntables use expensive materials, expensive parts and sophisticated design methodologies.
Because of this, premium turntables score higher on all four essential criteria compared to cheaper turntables. And therefore, sound better.Read More
There are usually many times more hours spent on research and design on expensive turntables compared to inexpensive ones. This to tweak the design for optimal sound.
As an example, Rega has spent 35 years tweeting their highest performing and most expensive tonearms. 35 years on continuous improvement. And also, 35 years of costly engineering hours that they have to charge their customers for.
Expensive turntables use parts (motor, bearings, tonearm, etc.) with much tighter tolerances and higher performance than inexpensive turntables. These parts are expensive to source from suppliers and expensive to manufacture in-house.