A turntable is used to play vinyl records and until the rise of the digital audio formats and players was the main tool for DJs in combination with the audio mixer of course.

A legendary turntable that and probably still is found in any pro DJ setup is the Technics SL-1200. It was known as a very stable and solid, direct drive turntable, requirements that are still key for any turntable to be used for DJ-ing.