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AT-LP60

Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable


U.S. One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • Features
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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) 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) 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

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaAT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System
     
    4.1

    (based on 27 reviews)

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    79%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Casual listening (12)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Archiving (4)
    • Consistent (4)
    • Excellent sound (4)

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    No Cons

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic player

    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...Read complete review

    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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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Get what you pay for with this model

    I was so excited about my purchase initially, the sound quality was good for the price and it was easy to use. I've used this product about an hour per week over the 1year...Read complete review

    I was so excited about my purchase initially, the sound quality was good for the price and it was easy to use. I've used this product about an hour per week over the 1year I've owned it and it is no longer working. It can't seem to get up to speed and the needle can't figure out the proper place to touch down on the record(that occurred 6months into use but could be rectified manually). I figure paying for repair and the hassle of returning it isn't worth it. Another product for the landfill.

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    3.0

    For what this is, AT has done a really good job with design

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    from NC

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

    First things first -- the users in these reviews claiming that they were getting bad sound and/or distortion most likely had the phono preamp switch set incorrectly. If you are plugging into an input marked "phono" on your receiver, make sure the switch on the back of the unit is set to "phono" as well. If everything is set up correctly, the unit will sound as it should. My advice would be to ignore those reviews.

    I am a turntable repair person, so I have a different perspective than most users. For the purpose of performing its function relatively well and meeting a price point, the AT-LP60 is a remarkable feat of industrial engineering. It's certainly not a "great" turntable performance-wise and it's made of plastic and thin metal and has an inexpensive motor, so I would not expect these to last a long time. But as a starter deck, one could do a lot worse.

    I've had a few come through the shop. One had an issue with the auto-stop linkage sticking and creating skipping halfway through a side. This was fixed by cleaning and re-setting the linkage. I had another one that had a frozen platter bearing. That would be a QC issue from the factory. As luck would have it, I had a compatible bearing assembly and was able to repair it for the customer. I've had several with pitch issues, but these are easily remedied by adjusting the controls with a jeweler's screwdriver and a strobe disc.

    I would contrast this with some other cheaper models I've seen, including the Sony PS-LX250 and the mechanisms that are in the Crosleys and all of their clones. Those are far inferior to the AT-LP60 in terms of reliability. When those come in, they typically can't be fixed because something in the motor or the circuitry has died. The AT-LP60 is a safe bet for now, and that's due to good design principles.

    • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
    • Casual Listening
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    • Audiophile
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    • Less than a month
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    3.0

    Will not produce a clear sound through my stereo receiver.

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    from Middletown, Delaware

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Controls
    • Easy To Set Up

    Cons

    • Poor Sound

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

      Cannot get decent sound through my speakers. I am returning it!

      • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
      • Casual Listening
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      • Casual Listener
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      • Less than a month
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      5.0

      I Like It

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      from Summerville, SC

      Pros

      • Easy Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound

      Cons

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

          This is a great starter turntable. I like the automatic arm function. It takes the guesswork out of putting the needle down on the right place to start the record. I like that it has the built-in dust cover that is closable during operation. It'll stay a part of my audio equipment for a long time.

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          • Casual Listening
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          • Audiophile
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          • Less than a month
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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          I would most definitely buy this product again!

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          from NY

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

          So far i have just started to set up....however i would like to know if anyone on here knows what speakers are compatible.....

          • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
          • Casual Listening
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          • Casual Listener
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          • Less than a month
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          3.0

          Best entry level turntable

          By 

          from The united states

          Pros

          • Easy Controls

          Cons

          • No counterweight

          Best Uses

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

            Needed an upgrade, the briefcase ones have built in speakers and a heavy arm, move up and down damaging vinyls. This turntable is better if you have like $30 more bucks, provided you have non Bluetooth speakers. Better quality and moves the arm so you don't have to.

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • Casual Listening
            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
            • Intermediate
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            • Up to a year
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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            High quality turntable for the price.

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            from Highlands Ranch, Colorado

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Use
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Limited Features

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

              This is a perfect turntable for casual listening, obviously I would not recommend it for scratching as it is a belt drive, but it does a very good job for listening and vinyl sampling.

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

               
              5.0

              Best turntable under $100 anywhere

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              from Washington, DC

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Limited Features

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

                This record player has the best sound you'll ever find for this price. The money for other budget turntables tends to go into design rather than sound quality. This is quick to set up, easy to use and it sounds great with good speakers. Because of the limited features, it isn't very customizable. We tried to use a cork mat, but it's thicker than the standard mat provided with this turntable. Since we can't raise the tonearm to compensate, it resulted in a little bit of sound distortion. But if you're not looking to spend a lot of money on a turntable to start with, this can help restrain the urge to spend money on all the little upgrades. This is still hands down the best turntable in this price range.

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                • Less than a month
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                (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Get what you pay for with this model

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                from Asheville, NC

                Pros

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                  • Wears Over Time

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

                    I was so excited about my purchase initially, the sound quality was good for the price and it was easy to use. I've used this product about an hour per week over the 1year I've owned it and it is no longer working. It can't seem to get up to speed and the needle can't figure out the proper place to touch down on the record(that occurred 6months into use but could be rectified manually). I figure paying for repair and the hassle of returning it isn't worth it. Another product for the landfill.

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                    • Up to a year
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                    (1 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    JUST LOOKING AT IT, MAKE ME FEEL RIPPED OFF With my MONEY.

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                    from la

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

                    LIKE I wrote at the beginning , IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE BEEN RIPPED OFF. its so thinnily made of plastic,that i cannot imagine ,even if you bought and put the greatest newest speakers on it, it would not sound good.

                    • How long have you used this product?:
                    • Less than a month
                     
                    5.0

                    An 80's fan

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                    from Lima, Perú

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Excellent Sound

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

                        I used to look for high quality audio equipment, but everything I found was not cheap. About a week ago found an ad with this awesome product and decided to give it a chance. It is great!!
                        Now I have all of my vinyl records been played over and over :)

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                        • Q:

                          The rca cord seems to be fixed into the turntable and it is very short. I need it to be at least 3-4 ft long. Is it supposed to be only 2 ft long? If so can it be changed for a longer cable or extended? Have not been able to find a male to female cable to extend it.
                          Asked on 5/16/2018 by Mike from Glendora, CA

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Are the needls backtracking
                          Asked on 4/25/2018 by Chassity from Downsville,La

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            No, the ATN3600L is not designed for back tracking.

                            Answered on 5/1/2018 by ATUS_Specialist3
                        • Q:

                          I've set it up but doesn't work. What should I do?
                          Asked on 4/23/2018 by Nora from San Antonio,texas

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Cannot figure out why the tone arm starts a LP 1/2" in and doesn't automatically return when the album is finished. I have to operate the turn table manually.
                          Asked on 4/16/2018 by Craig from Carolina Shores, NC

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Service Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5009. They would be happy to help you.

                            Answered on 5/15/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          Hi, I've been really confused about the turntables. For example; If a get the at-lp60. I need to get the speakers, the turntable. And that's it? I've asked the same question on several stores and i got mixed answers.. thank you.
                          Asked on 3/19/2018 by Pau from Yucaipa, CA

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          Do you have replacement rubber bands for the belt? Ours seems to have lost tension somewhat and so records are not playing at the right speed.
                          Asked on 3/9/2018 by Erik from Fullerton, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                            Answered on 3/20/2018 by ATUS_Specialist3
                        • Q:

                          Is there a way to recalibrate the pitch of my lp-60. My new/old records both sound like the chipmunks singing. I know it's not my speakers as I've tested them on other devices. The speed i have set is correct as well.
                          Asked on 3/3/2018 by Brett from Indiana

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Please contact our Service Department regarding this issue. They can be reached by phone at (330) 686-2600 ext 5009 or by email at service@atus.com .

                            Answered on 3/7/2018 by sshaw from Stow, OH
                        • Q:

                          I have an Onkyo home theater system. Do I need to use the pre amp on the turn table or leave it turned off? The manual for the home theater system says "If your turntable has a moving coil (MC) type cartridge, You will need a commercially available MC head amp or MC transformer.

                          Please help!
                          Asked on 3/3/2018 by CCS from MO

                          1 answer

                          • Staff Reviewer

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. If you are connecting to inputs that are labeled as "Phono", then leave the preamp off. Otherwise set it to line.

                            Answered on 3/7/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                        • Q:

                          Can this record player play 10 inch records?
                          Asked on 2/28/2018 by Fred from Boston, MA

                          1 answer

                          • CUSTOMER CARE

                            A:

                            Thank you for your inquiry. No this turntable can only play 12 inch, and 7 inch records.

                            Answered on 3/5/2018 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                        • Q:

                          I have the AT-LP60-BT in white that is 2 months old. Until a few days ago it worked great. However, all of a sudden the sound is completely fuzzed and distorted. I'm not at all an expert but it seems the needle is not correctly following the grooves. I've unplugged all wiring and have re-wired the speakers to make sure it wasn't a wiring issue. I've detached and re-attached the stylus to ensure it was on right...and I looked at the needle to compare it to pictures of a brand new one and it looks ok...what would creat the sound to be so distorted?
                          thanks
                          Asked on 2/25/2018 by Brad from Montreal

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                            A:

                            If the turntable is connected to PHONO jacks on a stereo amplifier or receiver, make certain that the phono preamplifier located inside the turntable IS NOT turned on. That is, the preamp selector switch that is located on the rear of the turntable should be set to Phono and NOT to Line.

                            Answered on 3/7/2018 by sshaw from Stow, OH
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