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Audio-TechnicaAT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable
 
4.7

(based on 86 reviews)

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    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (0)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (77)
  • Excellent sound (64)
  • Consistent (48)
  • Professional features (15)
  • Versatile (15)

Cons

  • Limited features (14)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (32)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
  • Home audio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (41), Novice (32), Professional musician (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very pleased, as expected

I had been looking at this turntable for months before I finally bought it because my last one was a piece of trash. The one I had was a briefcase turntable which had really...Read complete review

I had been looking at this turntable for months before I finally bought it because my last one was a piece of trash. The one I had was a briefcase turntable which had really bad tension and skipped a lot of my records, so when I looked for a replacement, I payed special attention to the build quality. The LP60 stood out to me because of its aluminum construction and autoplay feature, which seems to be pretty rare among affordable entry-level turntables. I ordered my LP60 the day I sold my old turntable and it came in 5 days (FREE SHIPPING) thanks to B&H's fantastic customer service. There's a small bit of assembly upon receiving it, but once you have it set up it sounds great. I noticed a considerable improvement in sound quality when I first played a record on the LP60. The bass was a lot deeper and the sound was clearer and more rich than it was with my old turntable, not to mention there were and are zero skips. This would be the first player I'd recommend to someone looking to buy their first turntable. There weren't any surprises when it came to this purchase because I got exactly what I expected to: a great sounding, great looking, reasonably priced record player.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

The price reflects the quality

For someone brand new to turntables this may seem like an amazing deal, but spending some extra money or buying a TT second hand is a much better idea. The main attraction of this...Read complete review

For someone brand new to turntables this may seem like an amazing deal, but spending some extra money or buying a TT second hand is a much better idea. The main attraction of this turntable (besides price) is its ease of use, but the negatives of this TT far outweigh the positives. The arm is incredibly cheap and does not have a counterweight for tracking adjustment, nor does it have an anti-skate feature. While this probably keeps the price down, these are necessary features, especially if you decide to upgrade anything (which I'm not even sure you can do on this one). The build quality is also sub par. The whole thing is flimsy plastic and feels like a toy.

Does it play records? Yes. Does it sound decent? Yes. But over time it is very likely to wear your records down much faster since it does not have the proper balancing features. A good entry level cartridge costs as much as this TT does, so if you're looking for anything that you want to last for awhile, this isn't it. Don't fret though, because there are options that don't cost much more.

I would recommend this TT if you are in a situation where you don't care if it gets broken or need a backup for some reason. Otherwise just hang tight for a bit and buy a higher quality TT, which is what I did after I returned it and I am very glad I did.

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5.0

As advertised

By Falcon16

from Brandon, MS

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

      works great although the software on the CD has been updated. Get latest version online from Audacity.com

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      5.0

      Vinyl enthusiasts will be impressed

      By The Lambs

      from Rochester, MN

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

          I purchased the Audio-Technica AT-LP60 to replace an older model inherited from my father. I tried many other replacements and found that they lacked in sound quality. This turntable is far superior to others that are more expensive. I would recommend this to anyone looking to dust off their vinyl.

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          5.0

          uncomplicated

          By thb

          from jacumba Ca

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

          I just wanted a straightforward easy to use uncomplicated and inexpensive turntable to play my old albums and 45's on. If you're looking for something simple to use it doesn't have all the bells and whistles and takes a masters degree in engineering to understand or computer degree this is the ticket this is the one.I didn't care about downloading from this turntable into a computer to save music so if you are of that type then this is not the one for you.because I'm sixty seven years old I was looking for something that I grew up with back in the day. B&H is the greatest place to shop very professional knowledgeable staff and I've been shopping with them for years and never been disappointed with the service for their knowledge hope this helps

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          5.0

          Great product.

          By Hughes

          from NJ

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

          Super fast shipping. Turntable is great and simple to use

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          5.0

          Great Price and great Performance

          By BarryAZ

          from Scottsdale,AZ

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Home Studio

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

            Tthe AT LP60 arrived as stated and the installation was simple and straightforward. The albums I have sounded amazing through my 100 watt mini amp and B&W 110 speakers. For the price I paid it was perfect for my non audiophile needs.

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            5.0

            remarkable!

            By crawdaddy

            from Chattanooga, TN

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Professional Features

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                I owned a VPI turntable for 20 years. While it sounded wonderful, you had to babysit it. As one who listens to music while going to sleep, I needed something more practical. The AT-LP60 is an incredible value. Adding a record clamp (I use a KAB) greatly enhances definition and bass response.

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                5.0

                Sometimes simple is BEST!

                By GUITRS8

                from Prescott, AZ

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Home Stereo

                Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                Don't worry about the lack of adjustable weights on the tone arm, or adjustable belt speeds, etc. etc. This turntable works like a charm, every single time! The fully automatic features are usually only found on turntables that are triple the price of this one. Trust me, your vinyl will sound GREAT on this turntable-regardless of price!

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                5.0

                beautiful machine for the money.

                By Junior

                from Flushing N.Y'

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Like 1950 Mahine
                • Professional Features
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                    very quiet running. Personal home entertainment. Nothing bad to say at all.

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                    5.0

                    Very Good, Very Simple, Automatic

                    By Lo-Power Street

                    from Richmond, Virginia

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Excellent Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                        Does exactly what I need it to do at the right price. The Pre-Amp switch is very nice feature. Simple to hook-up (to any receiver/multimedia speaker system) & operate (in full-auto, or manual mode). Wouldn't recommend it for "Professional DJ-ing", but perfect for just listening to those old records.

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                        5.0

                        Very pleased, as expected

                        By darengucci

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Auxrca Options
                        • Aux Rca Options
                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Great Build Quality
                        • Looks Good With Any Setup
                        • Press-to-play

                        Cons

                        • Dust Cover Can Be Scuffed
                        • Only 2 Speeds

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Listening

                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                        I had been looking at this turntable for months before I finally bought it because my last one was a piece of trash. The one I had was a briefcase turntable which had really bad tension and skipped a lot of my records, so when I looked for a replacement, I payed special attention to the build quality. The LP60 stood out to me because of its aluminum construction and autoplay feature, which seems to be pretty rare among affordable entry-level turntables. I ordered my LP60 the day I sold my old turntable and it came in 5 days (FREE SHIPPING) thanks to B&H's fantastic customer service. There's a small bit of assembly upon receiving it, but once you have it set up it sounds great. I noticed a considerable improvement in sound quality when I first played a record on the LP60. The bass was a lot deeper and the sound was clearer and more rich than it was with my old turntable, not to mention there were and are zero skips. This would be the first player I'd recommend to someone looking to buy their first turntable. There weren't any surprises when it came to this purchase because I got exactly what I expected to: a great sounding, great looking, reasonably priced record player.

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                        5.0

                        I FELT LIKE I'M BACK TO 80's

                        By John

                        from Saudi Arabia

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound
                        • Professional Features
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Limited Features

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Events
                        • Home Studio
                        • Mobile DJ
                        • Performances
                        • Professional Recording

                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                        Amazing sound and experience!

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                        5.0

                        Quality at a low price

                        By peter

                        from Iowa

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                              Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                              very nice for our small apartment. Listening to the old vinyls is a great way to relax or just work around the place.

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                              5.0

                              Great Unit For the Price!

                              By Steve

                              from Palm Desert, CA

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound
                              • Professional Features

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                                Had a customer with plenty of old vinyl to play, but a nasty old turntable. Changed it out for this, and everyone is happy. Little switch on the back makes this compatible with an actual Phono input or a line input.

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                                5.0

                                Great product, great company

                                By thesharkk

                                from Canada

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Excellent Sound

                                Cons

                                • Limited Features

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                                  Product arrived quickly as ordered and in great shape. Shipping was great and very happy with the product I ordered. Buying some new vinyl -- great product for someone who wants an entry level turntable that is good quality and easy to use.

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                                  4.0

                                  Does it's job very well.

                                  By Charlieboy

                                  from Puerto Rico

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use

                                  Cons

                                  • Wears Over Time

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                                    Pros: Does what it's suppossed to do very well.
                                    Cons: Can't adjust counterweight on tonearm. Being belt-driven, which wears with time.

                                    Overall it's a perfectly good turntable for the price. If you're just starting out on vinyl and have a tight budget, this is a good choice.

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                                    4.0

                                    Sounds Great!

                                    By Kevin

                                    from Chicago, IL

                                    About Me Experienced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Excellent Sound
                                    • Professional Features
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                                        I've used an older turntable for the last few years. This one is much better in both sound quality and looks much nicer! I'm a little sad I didn't get the one with the USB out, but no complaints about this one!

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                                        5.0

                                        Great Turntable!

                                        By Dub

                                        from Kvegas

                                        About Me Experienced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Excellent Sound

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home Studio

                                          Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                                          This works great, just what I needed.

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                                          4.0

                                          Great for the price

                                          By EDC

                                          from Ohio

                                          About Me Novice

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                                              I bought this for my husband for our anniversary..he loves it! It plays just fine, is easy to assemble, and looks very sleek. The only con, which may be obvious to people who are familiar with this type of product, is that the sound is extremely quiet. We bought external speakers, which sound great, but without speakers you have to practicaly hold your ear up to the player to hear the music. Otherwise, love it!

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                                              4.0

                                              Fantastic Product!

                                              By DJ Roomba

                                              from New York, New York

                                              About Me Novice

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Excellent Sound
                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home Studio

                                                Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                                                Works exactly as anticipated! Really a bang for your buck. Not sure you find a better product in this price range.

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                                                5.0

                                                Everything I wanted.

                                                By Alex the dude

                                                from Buffalo, NY

                                                About Me Novice

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Consistent
                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Excellent Sound

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home Theater

                                                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable:

                                                  This is my first turntable and it had everything I was looking for. Including phono and line-in options.

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