AT-LP60

Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable

MSRP* US$119.95
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
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  • Overview

    Rediscover your classic 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records on this affordable, fully automatic belt-drive turntable. With its built-in switchable phono preamp, the AT-LP60 may be connected directly to your computer, home stereo, powered speakers and other components that have no dedicated turntable input. The turntable is supplied with an integral Audio-Technica Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge with replaceable stylus.

    Available in silver (AT-LP60), blue (AT-LP60BL), red (AT-LP60RD), royal blue (AT-LP60BL), pink (AT-LP60PK) and black (AT-LP60BK).
  • Features


    • Fully automatic belt-drive turntable operation with two speeds: 33-1/3, 45 RPM

    • Anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter

    • Integral Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge with replaceable diamond stylus

    • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with RCA output cables to connect to audio systems and powered speakers

    • Includes: Two output adapter cables (dual RCA female to mini-plug male & dual RCA female to mini-plug female), 45 RPM adapter, Removable hinged dust cover

    • Available in silver (AT-LP60), blue (AT-LP60BL), red (AT-LP60RD), royal blue (AT-LP60BL), pink (AT-LP60PK) and black (AT-LP60BK)

  • Specifications


    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.)
    Accessories Included 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



    Replacement Stylus: ATN3600L


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  • Downloads

    AT-LP60 Manual (pdf 2.29 M)
    AT-LP60 Literature Sheet (pdf 202.01 KB)
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaAT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System
     
    4.7

    (based on 13 reviews)

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    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This is an Aiwa PX-E860.

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    from Hampshire, UK>

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Lack of tone arm restraint is a slight issue.

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      Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System:

      Blow me...after all those years the Aiwa PX-E860 was basically slagged off by the audiophile community, now call it something else and ...it's great. This IS the same design... 'a more compact size', the white stylus holder, same front panels and buttons, even down to having no tone arm holder.... everything ! As an owner of the original Aiwa mentioned, I agree it a great piece of well priced kit. Now give the Aiwa some credit !
      See pic below and judge.

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      4.0

      Listening to vinyl again

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      from United States

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          Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System:

          So happy to have a turntable again...listening to my vinyl....yeah! And a great price to boot! I am very pleased with this product and very happy that audio companies are still making turntables...keep up the good work Audio-Technica!!

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Casual Listening
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          • Intermediate
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          • Less than a month
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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Product!

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          from Adirondacks, New York

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              Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System:

              I have owned this unit for a few years with on and off use. I first had it connected to an all-in-one stereo in a box unit by using the provided preamp feature. It sounded satisfactory using that limited system. I now have it connected to a late 1960's RCA Victor tube amplified HiFi and it sounds really great. I still think it is limited only by the amplification of the HiFi which is a great compliment to the turntable.

              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.

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              • Casual Listening
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              • Intermediate
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              • Over a year
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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Quality & Reliability Without Breaking The Bank

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              from Long Island, New York, USA

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                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System:

                  Haven't had a turntable in many years, but wanted to get one so I could rekindle my love of vinyl. I did a lot of research online and this turntable kept popping up and always with good reviews. Being that I own other Audio-technica products that I have been very happy with, this became a no brainer.

                  Well, once again they did not disappoint. The turntable is above and beyond what I was hoping to get out of a turntable at this price. It's ease of use and solid performance is fantastic. Like another reviewer stated, it would have been nice to have a tone arm lock, but that's definitely not a deal breaker.

                  I hooked this turntable up to a pair of Audioengine A2+ powered speakers and it sounds great!

                  So if your looking for an inexpensive, yet a great sounding, reliable turntable, look no further. I am very happy with this product!

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                  • Casual Listening
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                  • Intermediate
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                  • Up to a year
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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  AT-LP60 above average for entry level turntable

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                  from Allen, TX, USA

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                  • Casual Listening

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                      Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System:

                      the AT-LP60 is a very good entry level turntable and very well thought out with ease of use. if taken care of properly it should serve you well for many years.

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                      • Casual Listening
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                      • Casual Listener
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                      • Up to a year
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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      You get more than what you paid for

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                      from Englewood, CO, USA

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                      Pros

                      • Casual Listening
                      • High quality sound
                      • metal stylus (unlike others of the same price)
                      • precise rotation

                      Cons

                      • Cheap belt
                      • easily scratchable dust cover

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                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System:

                        The Audio Technica AT-LP60 plays records with a precision and care that no other turntable at this price has to offer. The sound quality is stellar for home listening. The stylus that comes with the turntable picks up a great range of frequencies. This is a purchase that I am more than satisfied with. My only complaint is that the belt does not seem durable. Surprisingly though, this cheap belt rotates the platter with precision. I compliment the precision because the precision on a Jensen wooden turntable that I purchased was sub-par and it had a similar belt. This turntable was definitely an incredible upgrade.

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                        • Casual Listening
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                        • Intermediate
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                        • Less than a month
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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        An excellent value, comparable to more costly units.

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                        from New Jersey, USA

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                        • Casual Listening
                        • Excellent value.

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                            Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System:

                            Although the dust cover is a trifle thin, it is easily removeable. I think the rest of the AT-LP60 turntable is super! I did some web and in-person research before selecting the Audio-Technica and was impressed that the configuration of the controls and functions are the same as some units costing $40-$60 more. I was not sure what to expect at this price point.

                            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.

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                            • Casual Listening
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                            • Intermediate
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                            • Less than a month
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                            (14 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Fantastic player

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                            • Archiving
                            • Casual Listening

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                                Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System:

                                Simply put, I think you should give serious consideration to purchasing this player. For an in depth analysis, I have made a video review. If you would like more information, I have included the link to a youtube video.

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                                • Casual Listening
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                                • Audiophile
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                                • Less than a month
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                                (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Solid basic performer.

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                                Pros

                                • Archiving
                                • Casual Listening

                                Cons

                                • no tonearm lock.

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                                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System:

                                  For a second or third turntable, or a primary unit for the non-audiophile, this is probably the best choice out there for the money. Being fully automatic, you don't have to worry about getting to personal with the discs (which can lead to damage in the wrong hands.) The sound quality is much better than one might expect from a budget unit. It has a decent built-in preamp so you can connect it to any type of amplification. This is also convenient for those wishing to use this table to record their records onto digital formats. The small, lightweight nature of the unit also lends itself to that use, as you can easily sit in on the desk next to your computer and spend some happy time recording your discs.
                                  There is one major flaw with the design that I must complain about however, and that is the lack of a tonearm lock. Shame on Audio Technica for this. They couldn't include a ten cent piece of plastic to lock the tonearm down when not in use? It was really chintzy of them to do that...and the included twist tie that kept the tonearm in place during shipping. Yeah...tacky.

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                                  • Casual Listening
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                                  • Audiophile
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                                  • Less than a month
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                                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Proves analog is at least as good as digital

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                                  from NC

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                                  Pros

                                  • Casual Listening
                                  • no need to replace my vinyls with cds
                                  • price

                                  Cons

                                  • audio needs eq adjustment to hear the full quality

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                                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System:

                                    I never thought I'd say it but many of my vinyls sound better than my CDs of the same albums.

                                    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.

                                    Love it.

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                                    • Computer
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                                    • Audiophile
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                                    • Q:

                                      How can I connect this turntable to Bluetooth speakers?
                                      Asked on 1/20/2016 by Pam

                                      1 answer

                                      • Staff Reviewer

                                        A:

                                        Thank you for your inquiry. Right out of the box you cannot. Please not that we now sell several Bluetooth versions of the AT-LP60 that will connect to Bluetooth speakers right tout of the box.

                                        Answered on 2/2/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                    • Q:

                                      Is this a 120v or 240v
                                      Asked on 1/19/2016 by Erika from Paramount ca

                                      1 answer

                                      • Staff Reviewer

                                        A:

                                        Thank you for your inquiry. This is 120V only.

                                        Answered on 2/2/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                    • Q:

                                      When playing a record, the needle skips across, does not play the record.
                                      Asked on 1/18/2016 by Janet from United States

                                      1 answer

                                      • Staff Reviewer

                                        A:

                                        Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Service Department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They can help with this.

                                        Answered on 1/29/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                    • Q:

                                      My turntable was working fine after I just purchased it, but now it stops playing after a couple of minutes. what should I do?
                                      Asked on 1/18/2016 by shaby from Renton, WA

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                                      • Staff Reviewer

                                        A:

                                        Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Service Department at 330-686-2600 option 4. They can help with this.

                                        Answered on 1/29/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                                    • Q:

                                      My clear plastic lid broke during a move, is it possible to order just a replacement lid?
                                      Asked on 1/16/2016 by Kevin from United States

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                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        To order a replacement lid/dust-cover for the AT-LP60, please contact the ATUS Parts Department: parts@atus.com

                                        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at: audio-solutions@atus.com

                                        Thanks!

                                        Answered on 1/18/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        To order a replacement lid/dust-cover for the AT-LP60, please contact the ATUS Parts Department:
                                        parts@atus.com

                                        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                                        audio-solutions@atus.com

                                        Thanks!

                                        Answered on 1/18/2016 by Anonymous
                                    • Q:

                                      Hi there - I've had my turntable for roughly 8 months now and for the last month or so it has been spinning at 35 rpm and thus distorting the sound quality and overall experience. I have replaced the belt once and that still has the same problem. What do I do??
                                      Asked on 1/16/2016 by Miranda from Canada

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        For technical support, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                                        audio-solutions@atus.com

                                        Thanks!

                                        Answered on 1/18/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                    • Q:

                                      Do I need a speaker to play records, or are they built in?
                                      Asked on 1/13/2016 by Mia

                                      1 answer

                                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                                        A:

                                        The AT-LP60 requires connection to either a stereo receiver/amplifier + bookshelf speaker combination, or simply a pair of powered-speakers. Powered-Speakers are stand-alone speakers that have a built-in amplifier, which is why a stereo receiver/amplifier would not be necessary if you were to go that route.

                                        If you have any further questions, including a powered-speaker recommendation, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                                        audio-solutions@atus.com

                                        Thanks!

                                        Answered on 1/15/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                    • Q:

                                      My receiver does NOT have phono input. This model has phono OR line level output. I'm ok then?
                                      Asked on 1/10/2016 by Michael from United States

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                                        A:

                                        All Audio-Technica turntables have a selectable/switchable internal phono-preamplifier. Because of this, the turntable can be connected to any RCA or 3.5mm (a/k/a 1/8th inch) stereo Aux "Input".

                                        Please watch the following video for additional information and setup instructions:
                                        https://youtu.be/8Zi7d6j8aQ0

                                        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                                        audio-solutions@atus.com

                                        Thanks!

                                        Answered on 1/11/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                    • Q:

                                      Can I connect this to the Bose Soundlink MIni II speaker? What cord connection would I need?
                                      Asked on 1/9/2016 by Mary from Canada

                                      1 answer

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                                        A:

                                        The Bose Soundlink Mini II does feature an Aux Input, so the AT-LP60 is compatible with it.

                                        If you have any further questions, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
                                        audio-solutions@atus.com

                                        Thanks!

                                        Answered on 1/11/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                    • Q:

                                      Turntable not turning no sound, how do you wire properly.
                                      Asked on 1/6/2016 by Andy from Satellite Beach, Florida

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