Audio-Technica Introduces its AT-LP60-BT Wireless Turntable Featuring Bluetooth® Technology at CES 2016


Stow, OH 01-06-2016 At CES 2016 Audio-Technica is introducing its AT-LP60-BT Wireless Turntable, which enables listening to records using Bluetooth wireless technology. The fully automatic AT-LP60-BT provides vinyl playback through compatible Bluetooth wireless speaker systems, headphones, A/V receivers or other wireless playback devices.

“The popularity of wireless technologies like Bluetooth wireless speaker systems, smart TVs and multi-room wireless A/V has broadened our expectations of what home entertainment can provide,” noted Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica Marketing Manager. “Our new AT-LP60-BT adds to that experience – it allows you to keep your turntable and vinyl in one room while enjoying your records virtually anywhere in the house. On top of that, it’s available in a choice of black, white and navy finishes to complement any décor and personal style.”

The AT-LP60-BT features completely automatic operation – just push the play button and the turntable does the rest, placing the stylus down at the beginning of the record and lifting up and returning the arm to rest when the side is over. The AT-LP60-BT remembers up to eight wireless devices at one time for ready pairing with the listener’s favorite audio sources.

A 33-1/3 and 45 RPM speed selector enables playback of vinyl formats from LP albums to 12-inch and 7-inch singles. The AT-LP60-BT is designed to deliver outstanding sound, with a heavy-duty precision cast aluminum platter, a high-quality Audio-Technica Dual Moving Magnet™ stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus, and a pickup arm with soft damping control and an arm lift.

The AT-LP60-BT includes a built-in switchable phono preamp and offers wired as well as wireless connectivity, enabling the turntable to be used with a wide variety of music and home entertainment systems, powered speakers, and A/V receivers that do not have Bluetooth connectivity or include a dedicated phono input. The AT-LP60-BT comes with standard RCA output cables, a 45 RPM adapter and a removable dust cover.

The Audio-Technica AT-LP60-BT Wireless Turntable will be available in a choice of black (AT-LP60BK-BT), white (AT-LP60WH-BT) and navy (AT-LP60NV-BT) in January 2016 at a suggested retail price of US$179.95.

Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality personal and professional audio equipment. Founded in Japan in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, the company made its name by manufacturing state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges and tonearms. Today, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to creating high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers, turntables, phono cartridges and other electronic products.

A reputation for quality, durability, performance and value has made Audio-Technica products the first choice for many of today’s top musical artists and audio engineers, and for discerning listeners everywhere. Drawing from its audiophile heritage, Audio-Technica remains dedicated to providing music enthusiasts with great-sounding, innovative audio gear, including the award-winning QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling headphones, popular ATH-M50x monitor headphones, versatile USB microphones, and new Hi-Res Audio headphones and high-fidelity gaming headsets. Learn more at www.audio-technica.com.

— For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson or Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752.

— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, contact Tom Harrold (tharrold@audio-technica-europe.com) or visit our media centre at www.starscreamcommunications.com.

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Audio-Technica is exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Ground Level, Booth #20656 during CES 2016 in Las Vegas, NV.