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AT-LP60

Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable


U.S. 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
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Downloads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • 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

    Save you money and vinyl

    2

    Non functioning anti skate, wrong angle on tonearm, poor pre-amp and lame circuity. I regret buying this thing.

    Youngstown Ohio

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    Belt missing

    1

    My girlfriend bought his for me as my first record player and the belt is missing so I can't even use it. I felt stupid for couple hours trying to figure out why it wasn't working. Had to watch a YouTube video to figure out I don't even have the belt.

    Los Angeles , ca

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    2.5 years and still playing my vinyl!!!!!!!!

    5

    I have had my LP60 for 2.5 years and it still works. I play my albums daily for at least an hour, longer on weekends and it still works as if it was new and out of the box. I have a pair of Bose computer speakers hooked up and the music sounds excellent. I have been neglect in not replacing the stylus (still plays great) and that's why I am on the Audio-technica site...to order a replacement stylus. When this record player finally quits on me I will replace it with another LP60. I also love that the tone arm automatically returns at the end of the album!!!!

    Summerville, SC

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    Do not waste your time

    1

    The turntable is vunerable to spinning at a rate to fast pitching all your music too high. this problem started early into owning the record player and only got worse and worse with time. There are no solutions to fixing it than getting a new turntable and seems to be a common problem while searching online.

    Minnesota

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    Awesome sound quality for the price!

    5

    I just bought brand new in the box the usb version of the AT-LP60. Looks like an older model. Box says 2009. Anyway it was easy to set up. All of 10 or 15 minutes. That was taking my time too. Including unpacking. The thing I like is its fully automatic. Its belt driven. A preference of mine. It has a pre-amp. So i hooked it up to a set of 72 watt powered shelf speakers. Fantastic full rich sound for the price. Im guessing (Have never owned one so im using common sense here) the sound quality is not enough of a difference to justify spending another $150 on the AT-LP120. I think the biggest difference is the motor and weight. They are both great turntables Im sure....for my money Im sticking with the belt driven version.

    Cincinnati Ohio@

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

    3

    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.

    NC

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    Best record player, BEST customer service.

    5

    I got this player for my birthday years ago and I still love it and used it daily. The power cord was lost in a move and I was devastated. I contacted customer service and before the morning was up they'd fixed the problem. I could honestly cry I'm so happy to have my favorite thing back!! So happy we chose AT and I recommend them to everyone.

    Baton Rouge, La

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    Not so good.

    1

    I got this for remastering 78's and radio transcriptions. I returned mine to Audio Technica for service. The turn table platter has a slight rumble / chattering sound when running. Also their is no ground, so there was a slight 60 hz. hum. They claim there were no issues. It came back to me the same. Also the bearings and pivot area of the tone-arm was sloppy, and I don't recall having that when I sent it to AT service. I know what I am doing and have been setting up turntables and remastering old records since the laste 60's on tape and now digital. I have two Technics turntables that are rock solid players. This was an expensive science project. Almost $300 for the turntable and $80 to ship to AT. I gave the turntable to a not for profit radio station, as the slight noise won't be heard on FM. I found a software trick to record 78's at 45 rpm. Also make sure you have the proper stylus as regular microgroove stylus won't track.

    Washougal, WA

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    Very good turntable for the price

    5

    I found this turntable to be great for the price. Easy to set up. I still haven't connected it to my computer, to import my music into iTunes. So I don't know how easy or well that works. I did find that I shouldn't have ever gotten rid of my old turntable. Listening to my vinyl records again, is way better then the CD's or MP3/4's of today. The only complaint that I have with this turntable, is the clip to secure the tone arm. It is made very cheaply. It is made of plastic and is hard to release. It snapped right off, even though I was careful. I did read about this problem before I bought this, so I knew to be careful, but to no avail. Audio-Technica needs to upgrade this issue.

    South Jersey

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    Not highly recommended for an "audiophile."

    3

    I have several Technics turntables from my broadcast days and thought as the AT looks like a "clone" of my SL1200 M3D I get one for 78's. What I noticed is that when it start it sound like a rim drive turntable. There is a slight mechanical rumble when it starts and plays. With recordings the rumble doesn't register, but I hear it never the less. I took the platter off and noticed the spindles moves randomly and make the same slight rumbling. So for under $300 its okay, but other than for 78's I use the ancient SL1200 M3D's for remastering LP's and 45's.

    Vancouver, WA

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    AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Stereo Turntable System

    4.0 116

    68.2

  • Q & A

    Our dog chewed the power cord unfortunately. Can we buy a replacement or do we have to buy a whole new turntable?

    Fran

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

    Rick

    I've had this turntable for almost two years and have had no issues so far. I recently moved and after setting up my device it is not working correctly. When I hit start, the needle rises and moves into place and then all I hear is scratching. No music. I've cleaned the stylus but beyind that, I'm at a loss. Any help would be appreciated.

    Lance Asher

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

    Rick

    How do I use headphones with it?

    Noah

    Thank you for your inquiry. You will need a headphone amp.

    Rick

    When I bought this turntable, I read that there is an cartridge upgrade available. Is this true, and what are the model # and where I can buy it. Thank you.

    Jim

    Thank you for your inquiry. There is no cartridge upgrade. The cartridge is permanently attached.

    Rick

    I'm using the phono jacks on the rear of my Tuner and the Line/Phono switch is set to Phono on the back of the turntable. There is a hum in the background that comes through on the speakers. This was usually (In the old days) fixed by using a wire to ground the turntable to the Tuner. There is a grounding screw on the Tuner but not on the turntable. How can I ground the AT-LP60 turntable? Alternatively, can I use jacks on the Tuner for line in,( i.e. a CD input jack) and select 'Line' on the back of the Turntable?

    Andy, the old man.

    Thank you for your inquiry. There is no grounding lug on the turntable. Yes you can connect to one of the aux inputs and set the turntable to line.

    Rick

    My At-Lp60bk speaker wont play audio in the left speaker if my Edifier R1280T Powered Bookshelf Speakers any ideas why

    Alex

    Swap the left (white) and right (red) RCA plugs at the speaker and see if the problem stays on the same side (left speaker still does not play) or it moves to the other side (right speaker does not play now) in order to isolate the problem to the turntable or the speaker. If the problem stays on the same side, the speaker is the problem. if the problem moves to the other side, the turntable is the problem. If the problem is with the turntable, try removing then reinstalling the stylus assembly. Refer to page 6 in the Installation and Operation manual for assistance with this.

    Scott

    Jut got AT-LP60 out of box, hooked it up to stereo and there is a static that comes on for about a second every two seconds or so. This happens even when needle is not on record and record is not playing. It comes in both channels of aux cable. We have it switched to line (not phono) and use different inputs into the amp but the sound persists. Please help.

    Will

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

    Brent

    Can this turntable play through a tv, or does it have to be through a speaker?

    Ray

    You may plug the turntable to any LINE Level input. You may contact your TV manufacture to inquire on setup of their product.

    Brent

    My computer crashed and I lost the recording software for the AT LP60 and I can't find the software disk, if I ever had one. How can I get the software from you?

    Superbob

    Thank you for your inquiry. The free software that we often recommend for our USB turntables is Audacity Recording Software which may be downloaded from their website here:https://www.audacityteam.org/

    Kaylee

    Is there an option to turn off the "fully-automatic" aspect of this turntable? I love being able to set the needle myself and I'm wondering if I can do that with this model.

    Jweezy

    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes this is possible. If you don't want to press the start button, you can simply lift the tonearm by hand onto the record and the platter will start spinning for you. Additionally, you could use the tonearm lift button on the far right to lift the tonearm, then by position the needle by hand over the track you want to play. Then pressing the lift button again will lower the needle onto the record.

    Kaylee