Don’t let the term beginner fool you. The Audio-Technica Fully Automatic Turntable is rich in features and delivers a wealth of sound at a price that will leave you enough money to pick up some great vinyl to play as well. Whether this is your first turntable or you are a vinyl collector looking for the best bang for your buck, Audio-Technica AT-LP60-BT Fully Automatic Turntable will exceed expectations.
Why a Turntable?
In my lifetime I have gone from listening to my music on a record player (as they were called then) to an 8-Track Cassette tape to a tape player boombox to a CD Stereo system then on to an mp3 with Bluetooth connectivity. Soundwise, nothing ever beat the record player. For convenience, nothing can beat Bluetooth technology. Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK-BT Fully Automatic Turntable combines both of those.
With vinyl, you feel the music as well as hear it. Try playing David Bowie’s The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars on mp3. Then play the vinyl record. You would be surprised at the missing sounds in the mp3. I’m not talking the crackle you will hear on old vinyl. I referring to actual music the composer wrote into the piece that mp3’s and CD’s missed or cut out thinking it to be noise reduction. A lot of times it actually became music reduction.
The AT-LP60-BT has a sleek design and comes in three colors black, navy blue, and white. The base is thin with rounded corners and sits on four legs. It comes with an elegant looking black placemat that is adorned with a large Audia-Technica logo printed in white. If you want to use a different that is fine. You can find placemats several places some designed with the logos of your favorite artists or albums. The AT-LP60-BT has a removable hinged dust cover that keeps dust off of your vinyl while you are plying them. The front has a few buttons for you to operate your fully automatic Audio-Technica AT-LP60-BT.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP60-BT Fully Automatic Turntable is a belt-driven turntable with an anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter. It is fully automatic and comes in two speeds 33-⅓ & 45 rpm settings. It comes with an adapter for your 45 rpm singles. The AT-LP60-BT comes with Bluetooth wireless technology to connect wirelessly with your devices. It also has a switchable built-in pre-amplifier for wired connectivity to connect to devices with or without a dedicated input line for a turntable. The stylus itself can be changed and replaced by the user without any special skills.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP60-BT’s phono cartridge is built-in and can not be upgraded. There isn’t a counterweight on the tonearm either. Also, the Bluetooth can be bothersome to get connected at times but is easy to operate once connected. If you this is your first turntable those cons should not be an issue, for an audiophile maybe. Bottom line the Audio-Technica AT-LP60-BT Fully Automatic Turntable is the best introduction for anyone looking to enjoy vinyl or for anyone looking for a great value.