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Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable – Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable

For any audiophile out there that’s passionate about music and interested in having the best possible audio format, Vinyl records are without a doubt the number one choice to go with, as these have a lifespan unlike any other physical medium, even thou CDs are still a somewhat popular format for Hi-Res music. Nevertheless, Vinyl records clearly stand-out from any other audio formats available, but to listen to them, you’ll obviously a reliable high-quality turntable, or as some like to call them, a “Lazy Susan” or simply, a rotating tray. That brings us to the Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable, an upgraded version of Audio-Technica’s popular and now discontinued AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable (this was the original model).

The Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable is an affordable and easy-to-use fully automatic belt-drive turntable that can play both 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records.

Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable
Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable

As a second generation of Audio-Technica’s original AT-LP60 Turntable, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable features a redesigned tonearm base and headshell that allows the AT-LP60X to not only improve tracking but also reduce resonance when compared to the original model that it was based on.

Not only that, but noise can even be further reduced be using an AC adapter that moves the AC/DC conversion outside of the chassis where its impact on the signal chain is limited.

Lastly, the AT-LP60X Turntable also comes equipped with a built-in switchable phono preamp that can be connected directly to your home stereo, powered speakers, computer or pretty much any other audio source that you can think of, whether those have a dedicated phono input or not.

Now, let’s take a more detailed look at the Audio-Technica AT-LP60X and check exactly what this fully automatic belt-drive turntable has to offer.

DESIGN & POWER SPECS

Starting with its size, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable has just the perfect size to perfectly fit on top of any furniture piece of have around your living room, as it measures just 14.70 inches long by 14.15 inches wide by 3.84 inches tall (373.3 x 359.5 mm x 97.5 mm).

Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable - Measurements
Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable – Measurements

Furthermore, while the unit is not very bulky, it has enough weight to it to ensure you that it stays as stationary as you want it to be, weighing exactly 5.73 lbs. (2.6 kg).

This high-quality turntable comes equipped with an anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter that helps to minimize any vibrations.

Not only that, but as a second model that was based on Audio-Technica’s original AT-LP60 Belt-Drive Turntable, the AT-LP60X Turntable features, as mentioned before, a redesigned tonearm base and headshell.

This is exactly what allows the turntable to not only improve tracking but also reduce resonance in a much better fashion than its predecessor.

Additionally, the turntable’s tonearm also features an Integral Dual Magnet phono cartridge that’s equipped with a replaceable diamond stylus (ATN3600L) and that Dual Magnet cartridge is directly integrated into the headshell for assured performance and ease of setup.

The ATN3600L diamond stylus (the playing needle that goes in contact with your Vinyl Records) is one of Audio-Technica’s many high-quality diamond stylus units, and it is as reliable as you’d expect it to be.

ATN3600L - Replaceable diamond stylus
ATN3600L – Replaceable diamond stylus

As pointed out before, noise can even be further reduced by including an AC adapter that’ll move the AC/DC conversion outside of the chassis where its impact on the signal chain is limited.

This fully automatic belt-drive turntable also comes equipped with a DC servo-controlled motor that allows it to play both 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records, meaning it features to record playing speeds (33-1/3 RPM and 45 RPM).

The Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable features a Power Supply Requirement of 100 to 240 V / 50/60 Hz (operating at 0.6 A Max), and a Power Consumption of just 1.0 W.

AUDIO SPECS & AUDIO QUALITY

Moving on to its Audio Specs, the AT-LP60X Turntable comes equipped with high-quality materials and reliable turntable parts that allow users to ultimately experience the high-fidelity audio of vinyl.

The company (Audio-Technica) has been a leader in designing audio equipment for many, many decades, and that expertise shows exactly in the AT-LP60X Turntable.

As such, the AT-LP60X Turntable features a Pre-amp “PHONO” Output Level of 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec. Furthermore, it features a Signal-to-Noise Ratio of >50 dB (DIN-B) while its Wow and Flutter are just a bit less than 0.25% (WTD) @ 3 kHz.

The turntable’s Pre-amp “LINE” is around 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec while the unit’s Phono Pre-Amp Gain is exactly 36 dB nominal (with RIAA equalized).

CONNECTIVITY

Lastly, the AT-LP60X Turntable also features one additional connectivity option, as it comes equipped with a built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier for phono- or line-level output.

Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier for phono- or line-level output
Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier for phono- or line-level output

WHAT’S IN THE BOX

Inside each package users will find: their AT-LP60X Turntable, an included removable hinged Dust Cover, a Felt mat, a Platter (with drive belt), an included 45 RPM adapter, a detachable RCA output Audio Cable (3.5 mm male to dual RCA male – approximately 3.9 ft. long (1.2 m)), and an included AC adapter (approximately 4.9′ ft. long (1.5 m)).

Box Contents (Not all in picture)
Box Contents (Not all in picture)

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable is an affordable and easy-to-use fully automatic belt-drive turntable that can play both 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records.

Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable
Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable

This fully automatic belt-drive turntable features a redesigned tonearm base and headshell that improves its tracking and greatly reduces resonance, and using an AC adapter with it will allow the unit to moves its AC/DC conversion outside of the chassis where its impact on the signal chain is limited.

The AT-LP60X Turntable is currently available in four (x4) different color models: Full Black, Brown & Black, Gunmetal Grey & Black, and Red & Black.

Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable - Available in 4 Different Color Models
Audio-Technica AT-LP60X Turntable – Available in 4 Different Color Models

If you’re interested in buying it, each unit is currently going for $99. You can order yours online right now, directly from Audio-Technica’s official shopping page, which you can access by clicking this link.

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