AT-LP60 Turntable Highlights
- Easy Setup makes unboxing and assembly quick and painless
- Selectable onboard pre-amplifier allows for direct hookup to powered speakers
- Fully automatic operation starts, pauses, and stops playback at the press of a button
- Enjoy 400 hours of music with the preinstalled Integral Dual Magnet phono cartridge
- Record size selector and included 45 adapter allow for playback of both 12 and 7 inch records
- Quality belt-drive operation plays two speeds: 33-1/3 and 45 RPM
- Features include an anti-resonance die-cast aluminum platter and reversible record mat
- Accessories include a removable hinged dust cover, hardwired RCA plugs
- Includes mini-plug male and mini-plug female adapter cables
- Wow and Flutter: Less than 0.25% (WTD) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
- Dimensions – Width: 14.17 inches, Height: 3.84 x Depth: 14.02 inches
- Weight – 6.6 lbs
- Warranty – One year limited end user warranty
Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support
Whether you’re looking to dust off an old record collection or experience the rich sound of vinyl for the first time, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable delivers impressive performance for an ultralow price. This full featured turntable is designed with ease of use in mind, eliminating the need for expensive external equipment and making it possible for anyone to join the vinyl revolution.
Built to Perform
The AT-LP60 delivers solid construction and an audiophile-grade experience with a fully automatic high-quality belt-drive system and an anti-resonance die-cast aluminum platter. In addition, a removable clear cover will ensure your records remain protected and dust free during playback.
Easy Setup and Maintenance
Setting up the AT-LP60 is a breeze. Simply attach the metal platter and motor belt, lay down the included record mat, and hookup the turntable to a source or powered speakers. Since its Integral Dual Magnet phono cartridge is pre-installed, all you need to do is remove a protective cover and the cartridge is ready for use. The cartridge’s diamond stylus can be replaced after 400 hours of playback time, so you’ll never have to worry about diminished sound quality.
Connect Directly to Powered Speakers
Because he AT-LP60 has an internal pre-amplifier, it can plug directly into powered speakers, a stereo receiver, a computer, a portable music player, or any other playback source that accepts an RCA or 3.5mm mini-plug connector. That means there’s no need for a standalone phono amplifier or an expensive AV receiver. If you own a phono-ready receiver, simply flip a switch to bypass the AT-LP60’s pre-amp and let your receiver take care of the rest!
Listening to records has never been easier. Just select a playback speed and record size, press start, and watch the tonearm automatically move into position to play the first song. When the record finishes, the tonearm will return to its resting place and the platter will stop spinning. You can even stop or pause songs during playback. Use the included 45 adapter disc to accommodate the larger hole found on most 7 inch records.
Sized Just Right
With a square footprint measuring roughly 14 inches across and 14 inches deep, the AT-LP60 is more compact than typical turntables. This gives it placement flexibility that you’re sure to appreciate.
Pedigree You Can Trust
Audio-Technica has been involved with vinyl playback for nearly five decades, having made its first commercially available cartridge in 1962. It’s since been an industry innovator devoted to making high-grade audio equipment. Audio-Technica knows how to get great sound from vinyl records.
- Type: Belt drive turntable, fully automatic
- Motor: DC servo-controlled
- Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
- Turntable Platter: Aluminum
- Wow and Flutter: Less than 0.25% (WTD) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >50 dB (DIN-B)
- Output Level:
- Pre-amp “PHONO”: 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
- Pre-amp “LINE”: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
- Phono Pre-Amp Gain: 36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
- Power Supply Requirements: 120V AC, 60 Hz, 3W
- Dimensions: 360.0 mm (14.17") W x 97.5 mm (3.84") H x 356.0 mm (14.02") D
- Weight: 2.98 kg (6.6 lbs.)
What's in the Box
What's In The Box:
- Dual RCA (female) to 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug (male) stereo adapter cable
- Dual RCA (female) to 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug (female) stereo adapter cable
- 45 RPM adapter
Customer Reviews for AudioTechnica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System with Two Speeds
See pic below and judge.
I have conected this turntable to an older Sony stereo receiver. Set up was quite easy, instructions concise, and I was immediatley impressed with the quality of the sould output. Overall, I would say that this is an excellent value and I am very pleased with my purchase.
I listen to the same records on my family member's much more expensive NAD system and we both agree this Audio Technica sounds about as clear.
I accidentally damaged the stylus but replacements are reasonably priced and easily available.
The top scratches very easily but a turntable should be handled with care anyway, so this is not of much concern. I wish there was some type of vibration isolation built in, but for the price I really can't complain. I just don't stomp my feet when I walk past it.
Overall this is a great unit and I recommend it to anyone looking to either get into the hobby for the first time, or get back into it after a hiatus. Stop shopping around and get this, you won't be disappointed.
I bought this for my wife for Christmas 2011 since she is business manager for a number of indie bands and they send her copies of their albums on vinyl. To test it and come up with a simple workflow to get them onto her laptop/iPod, I tried it with my old LPs that had sat for nearly 20 years! Here's how:
I connected the line output to a Presonus FireStudio audio interface and recorded the audio with Presonus Studio 1 Pro. Listening through my near-field monitors, keyboard amps and a variety of headphones, I was a tad disappointed when comparing against the CD recording of the same material. In particular, it sounded a bit nasally. BUT - the audio software lets me adjust the EQ. All it needed was a reduction in the mid range (1 to 2kHz) and a slight boost in the high range. The result? Remarkable. The results sound much better than the CD. The bass is much warmer and really drives the rhythm of the classic rock material. The 4 rating for audio quality is just because the out-of-box sound does this product something of a disservice.
Of course, the downside of LPs is the pops and clicks. I tried #then bought) a program called ClickRepair that is astonishing. Once "declicked", I convert tracks to high quality MP3s, add cover art and that's it.
Best thing - I don't have to buy CDs of my old LPs. Given the terrible "fad" of digitally remastering CDs, it's great news. For LPs I no longer have but recorded to cassette, I will buy used LPs to get the artwork and sound quality.