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Stow, OH 11-30-2009 Audio-Technica today announced the introduction of its AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Turntable System, a high quality, attractively priced turntable that includes a built-in phono preamp, phono cartridge, cables and accessories. The AT-LP60 can be used with a wide variety of home entertainment systems.

Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica Consumer Marketing Manager, noted, “Our new AT-LP60 makes it easy and affordable for listeners to get into the fun and musical enjoyment of listening to records, whether they’re buying their first turntable, or rediscovering their record collection.”

Featuring a sleek new design with rounded corners and a matte metallic gray finish, the AT-LP60 comes with a pre-installed phono cartridge, connecting cables, a hinged removable dustcover and a 45 RPM adapter. The AT-LP60 offers fully automatic operation—one touch activates the cueing mechanism and the pickup arm automatically lifts off the record at the end of a side, to keep records scratch-free. The turntable has a 33-1/3 and 45 RPM speed selector to play vinyl formats from LP albums to 12-inch and 7-inch singles.

The AT-LP60 is designed for outstanding sound quality and convenience. It features a professional aluminum platter, a precision Dual Magnet™ stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus and a damped pickup arm. Its built-in switchable phono preamp and included RCA and 3.5-mm adapter cables enable connection to a wide variety of music and home entertainment systems, computers, powered speakers, and to A/V receivers that do not include a dedicated phono input.

The Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System will be available in December 2009 online or at Audio-Technica authorized retailers at a suggested retail price of $149.00.

Celebrating 47 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high-performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters, house-of-worship venues, and consumer applications. Learn more at

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

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