Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable – Excellent turntable

Superb turrntable, sound is great| i am playing back through a sansui r7 amplifier which although 30 years old still sounds great.

Astonishingly good performance for the price. I have been umm-ing and ahh-ing about getting back into vinyl for a while – i love my tech, and buy hi-res downloads from qobuz, so would i really ever go all retro and start using a record player?. After all, i am a child of the cd generation – i remember boasting of the benefits of cds to my unimpressed parents – but then, who among us knew at the time that we were getting a raw deal in terms of actual sound quality?.It’s easy to say that we must have known it was all compressed down, but back then we played in the roads, we watched knight rider, the future was ours, and these little silver discs were new and exciting and futuristic so the must be betterthe wife was dismissive (she’s a fair woman, she knows me well) – a waste of money/time/effort, what about the sound system, etc etc. Good points all, but the stubborn bit of me wanted to go back to the purer, richer sound of vinyl records – but i compromised and got an entry level audio technica to see if my infatuation was simply that. I expected little more from the budget turntable than to be able to play records and give me a clue as to whether i wanted the hassle of changing lps again, but the sound quality is superb – it is connected to a sony str-dn1050 via the included audio cables, no pre-amp required, and the bass is deep, rich and mellow, the vocals are improved over cd quality, and i’m noticing more nuance on even well-known albums. Playing tron legacy there is a definite sparkle to the sound, with a weighty bass and it all sounds, well, more immediate. I also love the fact it is all automatic, has an in-built phono stage, and, aside from fitting the platter, there is nothing you have to do manually to set it up – again, ticking all the boxes for a first player. Or getting-nack-into-vinyl player.

Stylus isn’t too heavy like some of players in this price range – so. Neat little compact player this, stylus isn’t too heavy like some of players in this price range – so it doesn’t gouge my treasured vinyl. Here are the specifications for the Audio-Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable:

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  • Fully automatic belt-drive turntable operation with two speeds: 33-1/3, 45 RPM
  • Anti-resonance, die-cast aluminium platter
  • Integral Dual Magnet phono cartridge with replaceable diamond stylus
  • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with RCA output cables to connect to audio systems and powered speakers
  • Includes: Two output adapter cables (dual RCA female to mini-plug male & dual RCA female to mini-plug female), 45 RPM adapter, Removable hinged dust cover

This budget lp player is best in it’s class and plays my 40 year old lps with no problems. Easy assembly, quick hook up to av receiver for sound output and from then on its just pure music with no strings attached.

Very smooth operation, and the auto start/stop system isn’t heavy as people have said. It actually does it rather delicately.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Astonishingly good performance for the price
  • Very good value for money & my son was so impressed
  • Great entry level turntable

I was looking for something easy to use. For my first turntable, i was looking for something easy to use, cheap but also with quality. After read some reviews, i have decided to buy this audio-technica. It is simply awesome, it has a nice sound, even with my average 5. 1 surround system, and i love the awesome design. It is very easy to use, because it’s fully automatic, you just need to put the vinyl and press start.

Sound is crisp and i did not have any issues so far.

Does a great job for the price. For the price it definitely gets the job done well, i was impressed with the aluminium platter and overall feel of the turntable. One modification i made for older scratched up records was put a small weight on the end of the tone arm so it wouldn’t skip as much.

Great to hear the quality of my old vinyl collection again, vocals are so much clearer.

I found set up more tricky than most buyers, but fiddling about with leads and jack plugs is not my scene. Much better tone than a cheaper turntable i had and the small speakers surprisingly powerful. I would have liked a bass boost and longer cables in order to separate the speakers more, but for the price it’s good and looks quite stylish.

We’re very happy with this turntable. This was a christmas gift for my boyfriend. I was afraid, because he’s very picky with this things, but he loved it.We’re very happy with this turntable.

He seems very happy with it. He seems very happy with it.

Great turntable speakers a bit small and tinny but nothing a better set hasnt sorted out.

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Sony PSHX500 Turntable : Great sounding and easy to use.

This is a pretty serious bit of audio kit. First of all, this is a pretty serious bit of audio kit. It’s not like those plastiky turntables you can buy to supposedly ‘rip’ the lp audio onto mp3 files, this turntable is solid and very well made. The arm is well made and the cartridge is pretty good as well. Yes it can rip your lps onto mp3 files but i’ve been playing it through my desktop and then through to my speaker system, whilst it’s not what i would call hi-fi, it’s not bad and this turntable plays my old lp’s beautifully. From classical music to 80’s gary moore rock, ithandles it all with aplomb. This is a real find and sony need some plaudits for what they have made.

This is a pretty serious bit of audio kit. First of all, this is a pretty serious bit of audio kit. It’s not like those plastiky turntables you can buy to supposedly ‘rip’ the lp audio onto mp3 files, this turntable is solid and very well made. The arm is well made and the cartridge is pretty good as well. Yes it can rip your lps onto mp3 files but i’ve been playing it through my desktop and then through to my speaker system, whilst it’s not what i would call hi-fi, it’s not bad and this turntable plays my old lp’s beautifully. From classical music to 80’s gary moore rock, ithandles it all with aplomb. This is a real find and sony need some plaudits for what they have made.

Sony PSHX500 Turntable for Playing Vinyl and Recording in High-Resolution Audio Quality – Black

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  • Vinyl goes portable in High-Resolution Audio: Convert your records to high quality digital music files
  • Easily rip your vinyl collection: The supplied PC application lets you rip, edit and store tracks from your vinyl records in a simple and intuitive way
  • Sound technologies for analogue enjoyment: the PS-HX500 is equipped with the high-quality audio technology to make it possible

Beautiful sound, beautifully made. Since buying ‘love you more’ by the buzzcocks in summer ’78 as a thirteen year old i have collected records. I did buy and continue to buy cds but i never went through a stage of replacing my vinyl with them. I’ve had many turntables over the years, some better than others. The only previous usb turntable i’ve owned was an ion with lasted me a good ten years before it finally gave up the ghost. For the last couple of years i’ve been using a pioneer pl-990, which has been fine. I doubt i would have replaced it, not until i got the chance to test this sony. The turntable is bigger than the pioneer but still sits atop my sony minidisc (yes, i love those too) player quite nicely. It feels solid and well-made and this was the first noticeable difference compared to my old turntable.

Beautiful sound, beautifully made. Since buying ‘love you more’ by the buzzcocks in summer ’78 as a thirteen year old i have collected records. I did buy and continue to buy cds but i never went through a stage of replacing my vinyl with them. I’ve had many turntables over the years, some better than others. The only previous usb turntable i’ve owned was an ion with lasted me a good ten years before it finally gave up the ghost. For the last couple of years i’ve been using a pioneer pl-990, which has been fine. I doubt i would have replaced it, not until i got the chance to test this sony. The turntable is bigger than the pioneer but still sits atop my sony minidisc (yes, i love those too) player quite nicely. It feels solid and well-made and this was the first noticeable difference compared to my old turntable.

Very good turntable easy to use and produces good sounds via the built in ‘record to pc feature’ i have just replaced the cartridge with a at440mlb and the sound is even better. If sony was to offer a range of cartridges already fitted then i’m sure more people who want to digitise their lovely vinyl would buy this in droves (if they already haven’t).

Sony PSHX500 Turntable for Playing Vinyl and Recording in High-Resolution Audio Quality – Black : To be honest the last piece of audio equipment i thought i would be using or reviewing is another turntable. I still have my direct drive turntable i bought in the late 1970’s with its shure m75ed cartridge which still works to this day. However, my sony a/v amp like many others no longer has an input for the very low output voltage of a magnetic cartridge. This new turntable from sony overcomes this by having an extra amplifier stage built in so you can connect it to same input as a cd player uses (you remember cd players don’t you). It can also output the standard signal levels of a turntable and thus can be connected to a phono input (provided 1m lead with phono / rca plugs also has the earth wire which must be used when a phono input is used to avoid mains hum being picked up by the delicate signal levels. It also has a usb output and with the software which can be downloaded form the sony support website you can make dsd or wav format files from the you vinyl. No option to make mp3 filesonly a select few products will play dsd files e. G the sony str-dn1070setting it uppower lead 1. 5m longusb lead 2m longrca/phono lead 1m longturntable space required (not the actual units dimension but room for rear connectors and access)48cm wide x 40cm deep x 40cm high (for lid to lift or 20cm without lid)the location also want to be nice and solid or every time someone moves, loud music or a person moving will effect the audio.

A functional design that belies the joy within. . In terms of looks, it’s functional and understated, which is exactly what i like. It may not be to everyone’s taste, as the looks are not a talking point. In terms of set up, it’s a touch fiddly to get everything balanced, and i remain to be convinced i’ve done it properly. In terms of sound, it is fantastic, even making 1980s magazine cover flexi-discs sound rich and full. I bought this turntable for 2 reasons, firstly it’s 5 star sound, but secondly because it’s perfect for digitising vinyl to high quality formats. The software, a quick download away, is very basic, and all the better for it. The whole process is reminiscent of dubbing vinyl to cassette in the 80s, plug your computer in via the usb cable, put the needle on the record and click the record button. You can pause recording, to turn the record over, and once recording is complete you can automatically or manually adjust the gain level then and manually split and tag the tracks up, and choose which parts to export out (so unwanted silence can be ignored).

Better, now i’ve got the software sorted. . I originally wrote ‘i can’t get the software to run – it just goes to remove when i try to open it’. When i uninstalled the software, it was gone from my programme list in control panel but a folder called ‘sony’ stayed in my apps list. When i opened this i found that it contained two files – sony hi res and uninstall. My computer must have been opening the uninstall file instead of the actual recording software – so that problem seems sorted. If you are thinking of replacing the cartridge get a lightweight, narrow one. I couldn’t balance the arm when i tried to fit an ortofon 2m blue because i could only fit it right at the front of the headshell. With the fitted cartridge tracking at 3g, you’d only want to play your records once – making sure you digitise them.

Had my eye on this since reading some awards and reviews on other sites. Thankfully nabbed it in a sale. On first impressions the sound is beautiful. Really nice and crisp, with great ranges, either to an amp or direct to speakers using the built in amp stage. After say 10-15 minutes assembly and rechecking i was ready to go. Threw on some new records, and some mint classics. In some cases hearing them almost like for the first time. I had zero issues with the instruction manual unlike others. It all seemed very clear to me the balancing process for the tone arm and so on. My only gripe is the supplied power lead is very short. I can understand shorter phono cables given the cost and possible interference. But why power?so i reserve 5 stars for kit i really think is worth it and this is imo.

This sony turntable functions really well in every aspect: it is easy to set up, gives great sound quality (although you may wish to use your own cables), and is really simple to use if you wish to convert your vinyl into mp3 files. I am an audio novice, but the instructions provided are simple and step by step, and so even i had this turntable ready to use with 5-10 minutes. The most fiddly part is using the counter-weight to balance the arm, but as long as you have a little patience it is a simple enough job. This is a sleek device, pure matte black and consisting of simply the flat base (very slim), the turntable, a speed dial and the arm. A cover is also included, which clips on at the back and the quality of sound is really good, even with this down. The components of this all seem well made and put together, like they will last many years. This has a 33 and 45 speed, so great for 45 singles or lps. The software you can use to rip the music from vinyl is simple to set up on a pc and gives audio tracks that sound exactly as they would when played via the turntable. Simply plug this into your computer and you can convert your favourite tracks to be able to pop on devices you can take out anywhere with you.

Does well what is says on the ‘tin’. . Installing this deck enabled me to remove the pre-amplifier which i needed to run my previous deck (so many hi-fi mini-systems do not have a deck input recently, but perhaps that will change with the resurrection of vinyl). The new deck works fine with a joint tape input to my hifi in the study (and so close enough to my desktop computer, which the usb cable length requires). I have only carried out tests to date but these show the usb outlet works well with the software and recording seems fine. As ever, and as expected, a fair amount of manual intervention will be required to split and name tracks. It is going to take a long time to digitalise my huge lp collection – a good job i am long retired. The unit itself is sturdy and well made, with the usual obligatory self-assembly.

A functional design that belies the joy within. . In terms of looks, it’s functional and understated, which is exactly what i like. It may not be to everyone’s taste, as the looks are not a talking point. In terms of set up, it’s a touch fiddly to get everything balanced, and i remain to be convinced i’ve done it properly. In terms of sound, it is fantastic, even making 1980s magazine cover flexi-discs sound rich and full. I bought this turntable for 2 reasons, firstly it’s 5 star sound, but secondly because it’s perfect for digitising vinyl to high quality formats. The software, a quick download away, is very basic, and all the better for it. The whole process is reminiscent of dubbing vinyl to cassette in the 80s, plug your computer in via the usb cable, put the needle on the record and click the record button. You can pause recording, to turn the record over, and once recording is complete you can automatically or manually adjust the gain level then and manually split and tag the tracks up, and choose which parts to export out (so unwanted silence can be ignored).

This is an excellent turntable. Usb compatible and the sound is great, even with some slight damage to the vinyl of some lps it plays beautifully.

This sony turntable functions really well in every aspect: it is easy to set up, gives great sound quality (although you may wish to use your own cables), and is really simple to use if you wish to convert your vinyl into mp3 files. I am an audio novice, but the instructions provided are simple and step by step, and so even i had this turntable ready to use with 5-10 minutes. The most fiddly part is using the counter-weight to balance the arm, but as long as you have a little patience it is a simple enough job. This is a sleek device, pure matte black and consisting of simply the flat base (very slim), the turntable, a speed dial and the arm. A cover is also included, which clips on at the back and the quality of sound is really good, even with this down. The components of this all seem well made and put together, like they will last many years. This has a 33 and 45 speed, so great for 45 singles or lps. The software you can use to rip the music from vinyl is simple to set up on a pc and gives audio tracks that sound exactly as they would when played via the turntable. Simply plug this into your computer and you can convert your favourite tracks to be able to pop on devices you can take out anywhere with you.

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