Product Comparison: Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK vs Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB


General Specifications
Brand
Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica
Model
AT-LP60BK
AT-LP120-USB
About the Product
Enjoy your vinyl collection with this Audio-Technica AT-LP60 stereo turntable, which features a switchable phono preamp and RCA output to connect to your computer, home stereo or powered speakers without needing a dedicated phono input.
This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.
Key Specs
Drive Type
Belt drive
Direct Drive
Operation Type
Automatic
Manual
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK Stereo Turntable
  • This is a great starter turntable. I like the automatic arm function. It takes the guesswork out of putting the needle down on the right place to start the record.
  • I think this AT-LP60 hits all the bases. Wife presses one button after she puts on the record, and the turntable does the rest. I paired it with powered speakers, and it sounds pretty nice to both of us.
  • It's ease of use and solid performance is fantastic. Like another reviewer stated, it would have been nice to have a tone arm lock, but that's definitely not a deal breaker.
  • My only complaint is that the belt does not seem durable. Surprisingly though, this cheap belt rotates the platter with precision.
  • This is a perfect turntable for casual listening, obviously I would not recommend it for scratching as it is a belt drive, but it does a very good job for listening and vinyl sampling.
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable in Silver
  • The beltless direct drive does not use a belt. Just drop it into place.
  • The direct drive motor one can tune with the pitch control should it become inaccurate (it isn't, the strobe to platter gives quick visual reference of the accuracy).
  • Direct drive that stops and starts records immediately.
  • The direct drive mechanism starts up fast and brakes automatically when you stop rotation.
  • This product is amazing. High quality. Heavy, sturdy and a tough direct drive!
  • The only negative is that this is not a fully automatic turntable, my first. Meaning that at the end of the record, the listener must make the move to end the session. This is the only negative I have found so far.
Size & Weight
Height
6 in.
6.1 in.
Width
18 in.
17.7 in.
Depth
16 in.
13.9 in.
Weight
8.6 lbs.
23.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK Stereo Turntable
  • The weight on this thing just lets you know it's built well. Sound is fantastic through my sound bar.
  • Belt driven full turntable (aluminum? the table has good weight whatever it is). Buttons seem a little cheap, but it seems sturdy overall.
  • This model is simple, light weight and of beautiful design and sound quality.
  • It's rather light weight but I'm not rough on my stuff so it should outlive me. Great item for the average person that likes to spin a few records.
  • Your turntable is satisfactory. I was surprised you could get this quality from such light weight material.
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable in Silver
  • Well, It has a nice weight to it, the feet are a nice size to provide not just lift, but actual slight tilt-able support.
  • They sound good could be louder, but the sound fills the room and they have a good amount of base for the small size.
  • Perfect for a small to medium size room.
  • The weight of this unit is impressive.
  • It is a bit pricy and I've seen some of smaller size but those are of no means problems with this one.
Audio
Record Sizes
12
12
Playable Record Speeds
45
78
Stylys/Cartridge
Diamond (ATN3600L)
Magnet phono cartridge and long-life diamond stylus
Integrated Preamp
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Audio"
Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK Stereo Turntable
  • I have owned this unit for a few years with on and off use. I first had it connected to an all-in-one stereo in a box unit by using the provided preamp feature. It sounded satisfactory using that limited system.
  • I accidentally damaged the stylus but replacements are reasonably priced and easily available.
  • I hooked this turntable up to a pair of Audioengine A2+ powered speakers and it sounds great! So if your looking for an inexpensive, yet a great sounding, reliable turntable, look no further. I am very happy with this product!
  • Great sound. Never had a problem with distortion or wonkiness. 10/10 recommend!
  • I have conected this turntable to an older Sony stereo receiver. Set up was quite easy, instructions concise, and I was immediatley impressed with the quality of the sould output.
  • Cannot get decent sound through my speakers. I am returning it!
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable in Silver
  • The included cartridge is a top-notch value, it’s got a good amount of weight in the unit and platter, the direct drive motor is strong, and it looks nice on a shelf.
  • This record player played it just fine, without skipping, and only minor hissing.
  • It actually made the needle bounce on the record!
  • The speed of the motor is very even - it required no adjustment out of the box - although that is easy to do as I tried adjusting it.
  • Speeds are very accurate, dynamic range of the provided cartridge is excellent, and the versatility of being able to run it into an amp or use its own preamp is a nice feature.
Features
Control
Line/Phone switch
Voltage Selector Switch
Functions
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Dust Cover Included
Yes
Yes
Speaker(s) Included
No
No
Interfaces
Stereo RCA audio out
Stereo RCA audio out
Extras
Belt-Drive Design
Professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with slip mat
Platter Material
-
Aluminum die-cast
What customers say about "Features"
Audio-Technica AT-LP60BK Stereo Turntable
  • I like that it has the built-in dust cover that is closable during operation. It'll stay a part of my audio equipment for a long time.
  • Everything from singles and cheaply made records to 180gram records all work and sound great!
  • Listening through my near-field monitors, keyboard amps and a variety of headphones, I was a tad disappointed when comparing against the CD recording of the same material.
  • I found this turntable to connect to my Sonos system. It was easy to connect and the sound quality is just awesome.
  • The record player is amazing, can be connected to larger speaker for louder sound. It's very sleek and stylish as well. I love it!
  • That is not the fault of the equipment, just a lack of a feature. So, all in all, it is nothing more than adequate compared to other equipment in this price range.
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable in Silver
  • Plays my vinyl collection perfectly with fully manual operation.
  • My vinyl collect sounds great and I've had no problems in 5 years. For me that's 5 stars!
  • The hinged cover opens with a good, solid feel and stays put in the open position.
  • I like that the cover is a heavy piece of plastic that feels like you're really closing the thing.
  • The thickness of the dust cover was also impressive.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
-
CE
Other Information
MSRP
-
299.00 $

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