Audio Technica AT-LP60USB
T3 India|June 2019
Audio Technica AT-LP60USB


Anshuman Ghosh

Let’s admit this... to many, a turntable is still unexplored territory! Thus, if you want a turntable that doesn’t need experience from your end, that doesn’t break the bank, plus, you just want an automatic player that’s simple to operate, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60 USB puts forth an excellent proposition. Way back in 1962, Audio Technica launched the AT-1 and the AT-3 MM stereo phono cartridge and began supplies to audio equipment manufacturers in Japan. With this rich heritage in mind, we unboxed this posh red turntable unit, and it frankly looked very promising for an assorted listening experience, right away! The available body colour options are select few in red, gunmetal and black.

If you are starting fresh with a vinyl collection or even advanced, this unit is a also a provision for a step towards converting your vinyl tracks into the digital format, without much compromise on audio quality. Must say, this AT-LP60 USB is a ready option, if you’re considering an upgrade from an all-in-one record player, you’ll be amazed at the difference in sound quality in your overall stereo setup.

Lets get this straight! An entry level turntable equipped and covered with a protective transparent clear dust cover, may not have all the elaborate features of some higher end turntables, but this one comes with some really neat, utility extras! Patient understanding of the features, their uses will help you appreciate this unit even more.

Like most turntable units, this model offers a two speed playback option at 33 or 45 RPM. You won’t have any trouble playing just about any vinyl record, you may so possess. However, playback at 78 RPM is not possible. Audio Technica has opted for a belt drive for this turntable. This provides for better rotational stability, as in a belt drive, the platter is not directly attached to the motor. Tonearm and the rotating vinyl are also protected from vibrations, thus less likely to skip! On the cons, at some point of time the belt would need replacement, all depending upon usage durations. Not to worry! Belts are cheap and one can pick one up briskly, online. It’s pretty easy to attach the belt on the unit – just read the instructions and its ready in a minute!


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June 2019