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Audio-Technica - Stereo Turntable - Black

Model: AUD ATLP60-BKSKU: 5642515

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 596 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great turntable for the price!

    Posted
    SalVader

    You wake up one day, and everyone around you has purchased a turntable. You tell yourself, they're a bunch of hipsters, and try to ignore them. It doesn't take long until you hear a record playing on a turntable and you're hooked! You get it! You hear what they're going on about. Now you have to buy a turntable too! Before you drop a ton of money, you need to know whether or not you're going to be able to really get into vinyl. This is what you buy!!! If you don't get into vinyl, no big deal! You haven't really lost much. If you do get into it, then you've got a pretty decent player without all of the new-fangled options, such as blue-tooth or USB connectivity. Nothing against those things, but I really think this is the best jumping off place. A clean, warm, truly analog sound, and it has a convenient built-in pre-amp so you can plug and play with almost any common receiver. I'm 100's of records deep now and I have my little, silver AT LP60 to thank for it. Audio Technica knows what they're doing and maybe my next TT will be another Audio Technica!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Looking to get back into the Vinyl side of music..

    Posted
    Coraraven
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    I used to own a nifty vinyl player as a kid. That's where my appreciation on the medium started and I kind of wished I had continued on to build a good collection. I own most of my music through digital purchase these days [just so darn convenient], but I always wanted to rekindle my vinyl passion. I went through several entry level record players [Boytone, Jensen; to name a few] and I was never really satisfied with the sound or features. These brands are in no way bad, but I found their integrated speaker system to be terrible and worst of all they never shut off [even though you might have nice speakers attached]. Save yourself the hassle and get this Audio-Technica player. It's a wonderful place to start if you are looking to get back into records again. There is some assembly involved, but it's as easy as looping a belt to a gear [30 seconds tops]. The design is solid and space saving for those that don't want a large player. I have mine placed in my office and it fits nicely with some Bose speakers atop a utility desk. Buttons are super straight forward: 33/45 rpm button for differing records [adapter also included] along with a start / stop buttons. Comes with a nice slipmat, but I opted fro an acrylic slipmat to minimize static and enhance low tones. The price is hard to mess with too; considering the quality product you get in return. Bottom line: if you're new to vinyl or looking to get back into it...this is your player. If you are already a vinyl collector and a bit more seasoned at this, you may want the higher end models this wonderful brand has to offer. Thank you and enjoy the music!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice to hear my old vinyl records again

    Posted
    NeonLeon
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    My old record collection has sat idle for decades for lack of a turntable. That was just unacceptable. Last year I tried to remedy this deficiency by purchasing one of those record players in a box with built is speakers you see at Bed, Bath and Beyond or Kohl's, etc. I was dissatisfied and retuned the product. The only reasonably priced alternative was a real turn table with a dust cover and amp. I stumbled on this compact unit that has a modest footprint. Audio-technica ships the unit with the arm secure and the turntable unattached to the belt to minimize damage to the unit. Accordingly, some "assembly" is required. After setting it up I was astonished by quality of the sound. This reasonably priced turntable exceeded my expectation and I'm not even using a high end tuner and speakers. I'm using an ancient Radio Shack powered set of desk-top speakers. As I write this review I'm listening to my 1977 soundtrack of "Saturday Night Fever". What a pleasure to hear this wonderful album the way it's suppose to be heard. The AT-LP60 is a reasonably priced turntable that brings back to life those old albums you haven't listened to in years. I highly recommend this entry level turntable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Very Disappointing - Even for a starter

    Posted
    gfunk9132
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    Last week my wife and I purchased the Sony model PSLX300USB, we really enjoy it's sound and ease of use. We are both new to collecting records and based on many reviews this was a good starter. This week, we wanted to get another one for the back room that also has speakers to the porch so after many recommendations we decided to try the Audio Technica since a lot professionals use them, so we were told. Extremely disappointing, first the mat is a felt pad after playing a collectors album in white vinyl when we went to flip it, the entire back side of the record was cover in black felt pieces. We didn't notice this on the first record we played since it was black, but after this discovery we immediately cleaned both. Second, the sound quality, the first record was okay, even on the same sound system in the other room as the Sony. So we tried the previously discussed white album and not as crisp as well or make you feel the music like the Sony did. The fact my daughter walked in and asked "did something happen to the record player, it sounds a little off" made me right then and there want to return it. I understand sound is subjective but all 3 of us didn't care for the sound. Finally, this may be normal but I'm still new to using records again, as we sat and watched the record spin you could see the arm going up and down like shocks on a car absorbing imperfections in the road. I did not see this on the sony, nice and level the entire record, I can understand if the record was a little warped but we played them on both one after the other just to see if this was normal. I think it had something to do with the felt pad. So last night I repacked the box and went online to do an in-store pick-up of the Sony PSLX300USB. Aside from these issues the automatic arm performed as expected and I did like that Audio Technica included 2 adapters which the Sony does not.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice Entry Level Turntable

    Posted
    TheDeadWalk13
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    Numerous positive online reviews led me to the Audio-Technica LP 60 turntable. This product is good for someone whose looking for a fairly inexpensive turntable that offers better quality than other record players in the same price range. Being fully automatic makes it easy to operate. It's built in pre amp means no need for an external one. All you'll need is this turntable, speakers, and a source that has a phono, line, aux, even CD input and you're on your way to enjoying the vinyl experience. Everything one needs is in the box. There is some minor assembly required in terms of attaching the belt to the pulley and placing the platter. The sound quality is really dependent on your source. Mine is connected to a home theater reciever through the CD input and it sounds fine to me. So if one is looking for a really sweet, reasonable priced turntable, give the Audio-Technica LP 60 a spin.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rejuvenating my old LPs to Mp3s

    Posted
    RacineTechie
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    Speaker hookup was easy, PC hookup was easy, the price was right and the sound is good (as long as you keep your records clean)! I have a lot of LPs from back when they were the main method of music delivery. They have been in storage for about 20 years and then I found this turntable and I'm listening to them again - in the den and on my iPod. I can even pick up new music on LP - it's been awhile since I did that. A few quick and simple connections and this turn table was tied into my media-PC and the rediscovery process was underway. After 1 album, I'd found the software settings (Audacity# that worked best for me. You really have to listen to music on LP to understand why analog really is better than digital. Granted, if the album you are listening to was recorded digitally, it may not be much of any difference from the CD, but if you have older analog recordings #or newer) then this is well worth the modest investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality record player for Vinyl

    Posted
    ArizonaGeek
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    My girlfriend is a bit of music fanatic and has always wanted a record player and so I surprised her for Christmas and bought her this Audiotechnica model record player. She absolutely loves it and it's very easy to use for both of us who have never used a record player before. Just read the instructions and follow them closely and make sure you also purchase a speaker for the record player to output to. Some people don't know that this system itself does not 'output' audio, it only reads it. You will need to connect this to a speaker in order to hear the music as the record player spins. Definitely check out Best Buy's selection of records, they have some really good classics as well as newer music pressed on vinyl. Audiotechnica in my experience has always made some very high quality audio equipment and this is no exception. I rate this 5 out of 5!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent buy, works great, minor issues.

    Posted
    Bobby
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    First turntable arrived DOA. It would not run after being plugged in. Took it to my local Best Buy store and received very prompt, trouble-free replacement. (The unit was available only on line, so there was a week's delay in receiving the unit both times.) I have three minor criticisms (suggestions for improvement?) to offer. First, the power cord is very long, but the RCA cables were too short to reach from the unit to my receiver on the shelf above. I had to fashion extensions. Second, there is no lock down for the tone arm when moving the unit. You have to replace the twist tie that secured it during shipment. (There is a plastic stylus guard, but it would still leave the arm unsecured.) Lastly, the dust cover is very large. I am unable to open it fully in the allotted space in my entertainment center, so I have to hold it open while inserting or removing vinyls. These are minor items, but they might be of use to a prospective purchaser.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect turntable for just spinning records

    Posted
    OldSkool7Four
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    I wanted a basic turntable to listen to my vinyl collection. It doesn't have bluetooth or a remote control or built in speakers...so it's perfect!!! The packaging was great and protected all of the components well during shipping. Set up was straightforward and simple, except I had to get a RCA coupler because the audio cables coming out of the unit are way too short unless you're going to sit your turntable directly on top of your tuner. The audio cables are also hard wired to the turntable, which I'm not a big fan of. I prefer plugging in my own quality RCA cables. You can start and stop records with the touch of a button and the arm lifts and moves automatically. When I first used the turntable the sound was very low and sound quality was poor...then I discovered the "Phono / Line" switch on the back of the case and it nearly blew me out of the room. It seems to be a quality unit especially considering the low cost. Sound is fantastic and needles can be easily replaced.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Next Gen Turntable

    Posted
    Albuquerque12904
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    This is a good basic turntable for a good price without a lot of bells and whistles--just 4 buttons and a lever control all the action. It can be hooked up in the traditional way--to an amp--OR hooked up to powered speakers OR hooked up to anything that has a 3.5mm stereo input; Audio Technica supplies ALL necessary connecting cords so you don't have to buy them separately. You couldn't do this with the previous generation of turntables--it's truly a multipurpose piece of audio equipment. The mechanical action is smooth and positive. Instructions are clear and provide all necessary cautions for a 5-minute setup; be sure to READ FIRST to avoid an obvious but avoidable mistake.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Vinyl Digitizing Success!

    Posted
    mammaava
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    I absolutely LOVE this new turntable I got at #BestBuy last night. The sound quality is like night and day from the "cute" Crosley one I had that had built in USB/SD card recording. Well, that convenience quickly evaporated when the files were "tinny" 128 kbps mp3s with very little bass and a brittle (ear-pain) high-end. Yuck. I spent hours massaging the files in Cubase with $100's worth of software to breathe life and warmth back into them. Pfffft. Yes, it stinks to scrap all that work, but it's worth it. Quality is what I'm after, not quick-fix. This Audio Technica LP60 hooked up to my Focusrite with it's British preamps, means I can record the turntable as if it were a stereo instrument. I'm using 48KHz 24bit .WAV uncompressed to capture my albums and with the time I'm saving on EQ and RXing the signals, I can finally get my vinyl converted to a format I can comfortably enjoy on my devices!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not so good if you care about audio quality

    Posted
    BoostedK20
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    Let me start off by saying I was looking for a cheap turntable to play records and that's what I received. I then realized that is not what I wanted from a turntable and ended up spending much more for a quality turntable. The automatic features are nice, but I compromised those in the end for quality. There was enough wow and flutter in the middle of the record that even my wife noticed right away (enjoys quality audio, but not as much as I do). The sound was not warm like analog audio should be (could be from the preamp or cartridge, probably both). If you have a set of powered bookshelves and are not overly picky about sound quality, it should suffice. Unfortunately I was unable to keep this unit and it was returned. If you are purchasing this unit for the audio quality vinyl is known for and are adding it to a nice amp/speakers, then do yourself a favor and listen to higher quality units.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great turntable without a need for a preamp!

    Posted
    Chogobo
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    This is a great turntable that is easy to set up. I recently got back into vinyls and was looking for a decently-priced turntable that had a good stylus and tone arm, and this fit the bill. Plus, there is an internal preamp so no need to buy an external one! I paired this with a set of Edifier speakers and it was good to go. Great sound quality. It can play 7" and 12" vinyls at 33 1/3 and 45rpm. There's also a button to gently lift or lower the tone arm, which is great when I need to have a bit more control over what's playing. I haven't experienced and skipping, and the platter and provided mat works great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Replaced old turntable

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    Jrich
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    I bought this as a gift for my wife to replace our old turntable. I have only used it a few times but it sounds great. I was thinking of buying the Sony but decided on this one. It only has speed, play, stop, and up & down (pause) buttons so it is very simple to use. The RCA cable is very short. I have it sitting right against the side of my receiver and it barely reached. I'm not sure if you can use longer cords because they go inside the case behind a panel. It did reach so no big deal, but if you have it on a different shelf or farther away from your receiver you might want to look in to that or buy a simple extension for a few bucks. MAKE SURE YOU READ THE DIRECTIONS about placing the belt correctly and rotating the table before plugging it in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versitile Reasonable Cost Choice

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    BobMar46
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    This is one of the most reasonably priced turntables on the market that has a built in preamp. That allows it to be connected to any receiver on the market. Many do not have a phono input. There is a switch on the back of this turntable to vary the output level. So receivers that have it internal possibly of higher quality can use that setting, others have an input. I have a receiver that has a built in preamp, but not all have that. There are many other turntables on the market that are significantly more expensive than this one. I suspect that most people do not have the rest of the equipment that would make the difference of the more expensive ones audible. This will still push through the warmth of vinyl to most audio systems and do so at a reasonable cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter turntable

    Posted
    Cira
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    If you haven't switched to vinyl, you need to try this turntable out. It hooks up easily (I purchased a small Rockfish setup from Walmart for $19.00!) and sounds like a system that costs several hundred dollars more. I have been thinking about going back to vinyl, and I have not been disappointed with this turntable. When I put my first record on (purchased 50 of them at yard sale) I was instantly transported back 50 years! The crackling sound of the record, the pauses between songs, and the pure music that cannot be duplicated by digital media was all there. The automatic start and stop work like a charm, and the manual setting to change songs is a huge plus. Overall, I give this a perfect 10.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent quality for the price

    Posted
    matthewcote
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    This is a seriously rad product. Sounds way better than any other turntable at this price point. To top it off, it's a smaller turntable (under 15" wide) and fit into my antique rebuilt cabinet that was nearly impossible to find something to fit, so it's truly perfect for me. Only complaint is with Best Buy themselves, who experienced delays in the shipping but put forth ZERO effort to update me at any step of the way until I complained long and loud. Customer service is a pretty important part of any online purchase, and they were severely lacking...BUT the turntable rules.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great entry-level TT

    Posted
    Danobernz
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    As like most people getting back into the hobby I was looking for something to get started. Based off of feedback- audio technica was not only make great products, but offered a great entry level turntable to get started. This is a $100 (or less) TT, so you shoul not expect all of the manual tweaks, but you should expect a quality product that will play whatyoir records and allow for self-powered speakers or the ability to play on a stereo receiver. Definitely worth buying if you’re looking for a lower cost option before delving deep into this hobby.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall good unit for the price

    Posted
    FlDinosaur
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    I don't play records often but still needed a replacement for my old turntable and didn't want to spend an arm and a leg. It is stylish enough for me and it's workings are simple. I read on one review somewhere somebody didn't like the sound out of it. Somewhat depends on the needle quality but pretty much depends on the speakers. Like I said I have an old Pioneer system with 3 foot tall speaker cabinets with 2 speakers in each. Sounded great for me. Actually came two days earlier than promised.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AT-LP60 Better Than Expected

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    Dave
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    Bought to replace turntable included with Innovative Technology Classic CD 50W, which was skating across the records. The first one provided remarkable sound, even through the basic receiver and speakers included with the IT unit. It had a problem with sticking toward the end of each record. Returned it to Best Buy and purchased the same turntable. The quality of sound is 100+ % better, and there is no skating. It is also very attractive. Did not want accessories to convert to digital, so this basic turntable more than meets our needs. Love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend