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.



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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) and red (AT-LP60RD).
  • 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) and red (AT-LP60RD)
  • 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 3.08 M)
    AT-LP60 Literature Sheet (pdf 202.01 KB)
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaAT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System
     
    4.4

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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!!

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        • Casual Listening
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        • Intermediate
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        • Less than a month
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        (1 of 1 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.

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • 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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                    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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                    (1 of 1 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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                      (1 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Does not work in Australia

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                      from Sydney NSW, Australia

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

                            I bought this on Amazon and expected a major international company would understand that someone buying the product in Australia would need an Australian plug. doesn't work with adapter or transformer. Waste of money, couldn't return

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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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                            • 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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                                5.0

                                Fantastic player

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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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                                    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Solid basic performer.

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                                    • Archiving
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                                    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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                                      (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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                                        • Q:

                                          When I use this turntable there is a lot of ambient noise coming from the turntable itself, in fact I can distinctly hear the words in the song coming from the turntable (happens even when not plugged into speakers). I've heard that this could be caused by the needle being too heavy, so is it possible to adjust the weight of the needle?
                                          Asked on 8/20/2015 by B

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                                            A:

                                            What you are experiencing is called "Surface Noise". Surface Noise is the direct result of the needle/stylus making physical contact with the record, and is 100% normal for all turntables/styli/cartridges. The amount may vary, but what you are experiencing sounds normal.

                                            Additionally, the AT-LP60 tracks at a fixed Vertical Tracking Force (VTF), which should not be changed by the user, unless directed by an Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Support Specialist.

                                            Thanks!

                                            Answered on 8/26/2015 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
                                        • Q:

                                          As I was wiping the record player down, the needle got stuck in the cloth and ripped it out. How do I go about replacing this and where can I purchase a new needle?
                                          Asked on 8/15/2015 by Mia from San Diego

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                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry.

                                            You may purchase the replacement stylus ATN3600L through an Authorized Audio-Technica Dealer.

                                            Answered on 8/17/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpecialist3
                                        • Q:

                                          Does this turntable have a headphone jack?
                                          My speakers plug into a headphone jack.
                                          Asked on 8/12/2015 by Ronie

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                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for the inquiry.

                                            The AT-LP60 does not have a headphone output. You may connect the analog RCA outputs of the turntable to powered speakers or a stereo receiver that may have a headphone output to listen to your turntable through.

                                            Answered on 8/14/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpecialist3
                                        • Q:

                                          The needle just keeps skating across the record, I have checked and made sure it was all level and its still doing it.
                                          Asked on 8/11/2015 by Kaite from Otisville, MI

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                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry.

                                            Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                            Answered on 8/12/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpecialist3
                                        • Q:

                                          I bought my turntable in the UK where we have a 240 volt AC supply. I am about to move to the U.S. Will the turntable work at US voltages or will I need to replace it with a US model?
                                          Thanks
                                          Asked on 8/9/2015 by sundrum

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                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry.

                                            You will need to use a proper adapter AND transformer to use your turntable but there will still be a difference between 50Hz and 60Hz.

                                            I would recommend purchasing a turntable that is designed for your specific area's power regulations.

                                            Answered on 8/11/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpecialist3
                                        • Q:

                                          Does it come with an aux cord to plug into phone or other devices?
                                          Asked on 8/9/2015 by Hec from Illinois

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                                          • Staff Reviewer

                                            A:

                                            Thank you for your inquiry.

                                            Yes, the AT-LP60 turntable includes (2) adapter cables that will allow you to plug the turntable's RCA connection into:
                                            -RCA receptacle
                                            -3.5mm (1/8") male connection
                                            -3.5mm (1/8") female receptacle

                                            Answered on 8/11/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpecialist3
                                        • Q:

                                          Tone Arm lift not working

                                          The tone arm lift on my turntable was fine yesterday, however when I went to use it today it would only lift the tone arm up about halfway when I pushed the lever upwards. How can I fix this?
                                          Asked on 7/19/2015 by Olivia

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                                          • A:

                                            Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                                            Answered on 7/20/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec3
                                        • Q:

                                          needle sliding across record

                                          I got this turntable less than a month ago and now the needle is sliding across the records. it doesn't look like the stylus is damaged and I wouldn't think it is considering i haven't used the record player many times yet. could it be a problem with the record player? or will a replacement stylus fix the problem?
                                          Asked on 7/6/2015 by Dianamoreno

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                                          • A:

                                            Verify that the clear plastic stylus guard has been removed from the stylus assembly. This is typically done during assembly of the turntable, but it can be reinstalled if desired.
                                            Check the position of the tonearm lift mechanism when the tonearm is playing a record. This the curved black plastic piece located in front of the tonearm pivot. When the arm is down on the record, the curved piece should not be touching the underside of the tonearm. There should be about 1/8 inch clearance. If the lift mechanism IS touching the arm, it is preventing the stylus from becoming fully seated in the record groove. The lift can be adjusted by pressing down on the curved piece with one hand, then tightening the small Phillips heads screw in it with the other hand. Adjust the lift height just enough to create 1/8 inch of clearance.

                                            Answered on 7/8/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                                        • Q:

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                                          I have a conventional (old) stereo system (Onko) receiver with patch cords to all the components. Will this hook right up? I see new TV's etc that only have USB connections now.
                                          Thanx
                                          Asked on 7/2/2015 by Betty

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                                          • A:

                                            Yes, the AT-LP60 Turntable will work with your receiver. It has conventional RCA type plugs and can be connected to either dedicated phono jacks for a turntable, or to line level jacks such as AUX, CD, TAPE, TUNER etc. If connecting the turntable to line level jacks make certain you enable the turntables built-in phono preamplifier. To do this, place the selector switch located on the rear of the turntable in the LINE position.

                                            Answered on 7/6/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
                                        • Q:

                                          Low volume

                                          I have the turntable set to 'phono' hooked up to a pre-amp then hooked up to a new Yamaha receiver. I have to turn the volume up to 36 (88 is max) before I hear anything. The volume just seems very low. I usually have to go to 58 just feel like I am listening at a decent volume.

                                          Is there something I am doing wrong or a way I can boost the volume?
                                          Asked on 6/26/2015 by Justinochen from Pgh

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                                          • A:

                                            If your turntable has a phono and line selector switch on back, switch to line and this should fix the problem.

                                            Answered on 8/17/2015 by GoodTimeCharle from San Antonio, TX
                                          • A:

                                            Remove and reinstall the stylus (needle) assembly and see if this corrects the problem. Note that a turntable WILL be a bit lower in volume compared to other, line level sources such as a CD Player or iPod.

                                            Answered on 6/29/2015 by AudioSolutionsSpec1 from Stow,OH
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