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
7, 12
12
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45
33 ⅓, 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
Speed control switch, Sound control, Size selector, Line/Phone switch
Power dial, Start/Stop, Speed control switch, Pitch control, Quartz Speed Lock, 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
Minimizes Vibration, Belt-Drive Design
Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software digitizes your records, 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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