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Audio-TechnicaAT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Black)
 
4.7

(based on 138 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (103)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (31)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (103)
  • Excellent sound (87)
  • Consistent (60)
  • Versatile (24)
  • Professional features (21)

Cons

  • Limited features (15)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (38)
  • Amateur recording (8)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (4)
  • Home audio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (53), Novice (42), Professional musician (14)

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.

Reviewed by 138 customers

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5.0

Fully automatic turntable

By Bern

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Black):

I bought this turntable for my husband and he loves it!!!

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5.0

Pleasure of music rediscovered

By Leena

from Undisclosed

Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

Very happy with my audio Technica buy. Easy to assemble and connect to my Yamaha amp. Amazing clarity and sound quality. Listening to an LP of Simon & Garfunkel was such a refreshing, nostalgic experience !

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3.0

Some flaws

By Cosmos

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

I'm not an audiophile, so I'll say it seems to play records well.  My complaints are two things.  There is no lock for the arm.  So, moving it basically can't be done safely without some tape or a twisty tie.  Compounding this flaw is there isn't a power switch.  So, if you brush the play button walking by (or a cat), it will go to town, likely dragging the stylus on the felt until you find it.  I ended up adding a switch to the power cord so I could be sure it would stay off.  Looking forward to getting rid of it.

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5.0

Excelent!

By Luciana

from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Verified Buyer

Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

Excelent sound quality, low weight, good design. 100% satisfied.

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5.0

Just what I needed.

By Chris

from Birmingham, AL

Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

Great turntable to plug and play with my sound system! Tremendous improvement over the turntable combo I purchased at the department store.

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3.0

Decent beginner turntable

By Bor

from Brooklyn

Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Black):

For the price this is a great turntable..casual first time listening would recommend.
However this turntable lacks a lot of features and upgradability higher end turntables offer

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5.0

AT-LP60

By Mike

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Use
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

    I ordered this turntable for a receiver that didn't have a phono input. It worked great! Now I replaced the receiver with one with a phono input and I was able to still use it. This is a great little big-bang-for-your-buck turntable. I would buy it again.

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    5.0

    Works Great

    By Eric

    from Georgia

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Professional Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

        Needed a good quality turntable for a good price this fit the bill. Can play regular LPs and 45s. Has a start stop function and a arm lift making it virtually "idiot" proof for the kids that have never seen one before. LOL Not found any downside to it, had to turn on the amp boost switch on the back but that would have been resolved up front had I finished all the setup directions.

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        5.0

        Great Value

        By Chainsaw

        from Michigan

        Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

        Simple, but good quality for under $100 and nice automatic operation.

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        5.0

        Well received

        By Dee

        from New York

        Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

        Purchased as a gift and my boyfriend loves it! Very easy to set up and quality is great for the price. B&H's price matched Amazon however their delivery was faster and it was free! Would recommend!

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        5.0

        Great valu for money.

        By Paul

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Casual Home Listening

          Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

          I've unlocked my vinyl collection that dates back to the early 60s.

          I like that it's automatic, and while it's possible more expensive gear would help things sound marginally better, this model is more than good enough for my ageing ears!

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          5.0

          Great

          By Navarro

          from California

          Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

          Great turntable, perfect for anyone for a low price. Highly recommended

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          5.0

          Great turntable for a new vinyl fan

          By Michael_G

          from Tracy, CA

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

              Easy to set up, sounds great played through a small sound system. Plenty loud and clear enough for our daughter's bedroom. Replaces a Crosely unit that was ok but not great and skipped records.This unit is really nice. Huge difference once we got it hooked up with the provided cords. Audio Technica provide cables which is a rarity these days. Took less than 5 minutes from opening the box to playing music.Very happy. Would recommend. Don't pay attention to audiophile snobs who say this is an inferior unit. It's $[$]. What do you expect? For the money it represents great value.

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              4.0

              Great product

              By Lou

              from San juan

              Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

              Easy to connect and operate, light weight.

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              5.0

              Probably best turntable for the money

              By Mr. Audiophile

              from Cresskill, NJ

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Great Economical Sound Sy

                Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Silver):

                For [$]bucks there really can't be any negatives with this turntable. Completely automatic with a cue for manual operation if preferred, great magnetic cartridge, very nice appearance, so you can't go wrong.

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By Hailley

                from Tulsa, OK

                About Me Novice

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Black):

                    My boyfriend LOVES this. I got this for him as a Christmas gift, and it works perfectly. He has zero complaints about it.

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                    4.0

                    good entry level turntable

                    By wncdigital

                    from Asheville, NC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy Set up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Price

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Black):

                        Very easy to set up unit with good sound quality. Not audiophile quality, but if you want a good solid product to get back into vinyl, this is a good choice.

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                        5.0

                        Great Record Player

                        By santosbsn

                        from Melbourne, FL

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Excellent Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Black):

                            Great quality and fast shipping. It does need speakers

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                            5.0

                            Perfect Entry Level Turntable

                            By Vik

                            from Long Island, NY

                            Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Black):

                            This is after many days and nights of research on the product, I had come to the conclusion that for a novice vinyl collector with an eclectic taste in music that there would be no better option for the price. The sound quality is unrivaled for the price of the turntable, there in no loss in bass or treble, and there is absolutely so static or distortion to the output sound. Of course, much of the sound quality is dependent on the speaker set up. Personally I am usually a more than decent tower speaker which stands right beside the turntable. In hindsight, the only change I would make to my purchase is that I would have paid the extra money for the optional USB output, this way I could transfer my vinyls to digital and take them wherever I'd go.

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                            5.0

                            Fast ship, Great price, Love it

                            By Max

                            from Martinez Ca

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                            • Limited Features

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Black):

                              I use a NAD phono pre-amp so I found set up a breeze, the auto function is good. You are limited to stylus choice. Price was 43 dollars less than [@]and had free 3 day ship.

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