Until then, I'll spend my money on records. He's right. AUDIO TECHNICA AT-LP60. This can lead to constructive, unique and enjoyable content and we sincerely encourage you to share your opinions based on experience. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, Audio-Technica now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use. and join one of thousands of communities. There seems to be a few oddball complaints that are valid like skipping and stuff like that, but strangely they only happen on certain records or something. I will also say that it also makes scratches much more noticeable than the TT I use now. It's good to know that a better table might fix that though, I've been thinking about upgrading anyway, thanks for the info! It might be the same thing, maybe there were a couple skips that I missed on LP1, but LP2 is totally unlistenable. Rendered by PID 11204 on r2-app-096589ee498c21690 at 2020-12-23 22:53:53.086043+00:00 running 6abf2be country code: FR. If your post is removed you can still add a 300+ character comment with the description and it will be approved automatically. People must be real audiophiles/@$$holes to bother hating on this $89 intro table. I researched new turntables on consumer websites extensively for several months before deciding to purchase the LP60. I might just buy this record again. I ended up returning the TT after two weeks and buying a Fluance, which has served me very well. Adds to it being a good beginner turntable, however, still wouldn't suggest it to the more hardcore enthusiasts. [–]vwestlifeBSR 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (1 child). [–]mawnckTechnics 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (0 children). The lp60 was my first turntable before I switched to the pro ject debut carbon....and i can tell you, the lp60 ruins the inner grooves of records. It plays them flawlessly until the last song or so on each side and then there is a noticable drop off in quality. That being said, if I can find something great at a Goodwill or something I won't hesitate to get it. At that point I wanted my Crosley back, but didn't give up. I pored over Amazon reviews and read up reviews all over the web. Post get removed? I have a U-Turn Orbit with a Grado Black cartridge, and I'll still recommend the AT LP60 to anyone just getting into vinyl. Very useful for albums that don't come with a download code. Do you go through them quickly? [–]PapaShane 7 points8 points9 points 5 years ago (0 children). OP, listen to this guy. By Francisco 108 Comments Published: March 20, 2015 Updated: November 21, 2017. [–]sandiskmicrosdTechnics 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (6 children), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survivorship_bias, [–]binaryPro-Ject 4 points5 points6 points 5 years ago (5 children), Citing a bias is not sufficient to show that a statement has that bias, so maybe try a little harder to show what I'm saying isn't true, [–]mawnckTechnics 2 points3 points4 points 5 years ago (0 children). Be sure to use the search bar to browse for your answer - you just may find what you're looking for! This technique applies to most belt-drive turntables, not just the LP60. Overall I think it gets too much hate. [–]n8great321Clearaudio 1 point2 points3 points 5 years ago (0 children). There’s also a new cartridge, the AT-VM95E. Audio Technica AT LP60BK is an example of a stereo turntable used to connect directly to the powered speakers, home stereo, computers, and other components that lack a turntable input through an inbuilt USB output. You also might want to check the alignment of your Pro-Ject's phono cartridge, as that can cause problems with IGD. I ended up buying LP-60 and had it for almost a year. For someone who isn't sure they will enjoy the hobby, I don't see anything wrong with getting the lp60. I played a lot of modern Electronic music on my LP60 and encountered no issues what so ever minus a huge buildup of static electricity as the table would be used for more than a record or two. I bought one about six months ago. At first, it’s hard to notice any obvious changes between the models, but look carefully and you’ll find the addition of a 78rpm speed option alongside the usual 33.3 and 45rpm. and join one of thousands of communities. [–]Dr_John_CarpenterRega 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (0 children). I certainly wasn't at the time. Now upgrade is coming. (4) Posts specifically intending to buy, sell, or trade vinyl or stereo equipment are not permitted. I'm under no illusions with it - it's the cheapest player available from a brand I trust. I've never once had anyone return a defective unit, and most people end up as regulars when they come back to buy vinyl. [–]adayinalife 8 points9 points10 points 5 years ago (0 children). Please feel free to discuss and have constructive arguments concerning the topic, but anything moving into personal confrontations will be handled as per the sidebar guidelines: [–]Spalomi 34 points35 points36 points 3 years ago (3 children), I owned and used one for a year before upgrading. I am 47 and have had many turntables over the years, some of them quite expensive. The reason it gets a lot of hate is because it is very prone to playback issues due to a non-adjustable tonearm. Just one question... if you like the LP60's automatic return feature, why did you decide to get a U-Turn, which lacks any kind of automatic features? [–]No_Meaning_Here 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (0 children). Others have tested these tables as well and have had similar over spec readings. <...>, /u/Zanshin314: "No skipping issues unless I'm dealing with some older vinyl [that wasn't] properly cared for... ...when the plastic dust cover...is in the closed position, the sound warbles in an almost tremolo-like way... [If] I lift the dust cover and leave it up [while playing a record], the sound does not occur." You make it sound as if the LP60 is superior to most vintage equipment but this simply isn't true. Comes with all the cables you need as well but consider getting some gold plated ones to improve the sound quality transfer if you are not plugging into RCA speakers. I can't remember but I want to say it started happening on LP1 Side 2. /r/audiophile - Quality Audio Reproduction. If you're going to listen to vinyl everyday or very often I would suggest a different turntable for sure. The tests shown in this video prove it: https://vimeo.com/213480496. I haven't tried playing with having the cover off entirely, but I assume it would solve my issue permanently. It uses a spring that is preset in the factory. /r/cd_collectors - CDs Are Also Pretty Neat! I'm not sure if the button is broken or what else I need to do. ***ATTENTION ALL VIEWERS***, I do not in any way recommend the LP60 turntable to anyone! /r/cd_collectors - CDs Are Also Pretty Neat! I own one right now, and am looking to upgrade sometime in the near future. 1) an exhaustive list of all "mid range" turntables of yesteryear. If you're on a budget, Technics T4P/P-Mount turntables are great entry-level tables. With the size and rotation speed of the record set, all you need do is place it on the platter and press the start button. Decently noticeable speed issue. No distortion, no speed issues. Honestly, I think the LP60 is a fine beginner table. It will cue it up drop the stylus and then at the end of the side lift up and return to its rest. [–]rockinthetardis 25 points26 points27 points 3 years ago (5 children). ..if modern bass-heavy dance music is your thing, maybe you should avoid the LP60.. Yeah, I'll have to strongly disagree with that statement. Overall, I think the negative reputation is somewhat unearned for this table. Since I have been personally using this turntable, I decided to write a detailed review. As far as tracking, mine only had the occasional record it didn't like, and that seems to be the consensus. [–]Ham1ltronAudio Technica 1 point2 points3 points 3 years ago (0 children). If it happens with all 33⅓ RPM records, you can adjust the speed following the procedure shown in this video (it's for a Fluance turntable, but the AT-LP60 works the same): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQOQQ5NaSRU, [–]T_beck32 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), Thank you. Posted by 5 years ago. The speed is adjustable by sticking a small flat-blade jeweler's screwdriver into the trimmers underneath, marked 33 and 45. Have you ever heard a turntable other than your LP60? As you get a magnetic cartridge that works way better when compared to the ceramic ones provided in cheaper competitors, it is a great purchase. I did notice that some records would skip, but once I removed the subwoofer to a different surface, it stopped that. [–]soundknowledge 5 points6 points7 points 3 years ago (0 children). Message us so that we can check it out for you. But there's no point in buying a record muncher in 2015. Some of them are less bad than others, but you never know if you'll be one of the lucky ones or not. The Lenco also offers a similar chassis layout to t… /r/uncommongrailz - Not Your Average Grailz. You want a turntable that just gets the job done, but doesn't pull a Crosley? It’s proven and dominates its own market sector. Just because, $50 for a record player that's worth $500 would be a good find. I didn't know its reputation and if I had I probably wouldn't have bought it. Over on Amazon, 82% of the LP60's written reviews are positive, so I think your experience is typical, rather than "very lucky". It met all of my wishes in terms of hooking it up, how it looked, reviews, and budget. Please ask for help by using the Submit a New Question button above. Curious: Multiple turntables - which ones have you owned? Most people have said if you put the LP-60 on something sturdy this won't be much of an issue. [–]rdmdcneDenon 9 points10 points11 points 5 years ago (6 children). What has been your overall experience? Survivorship bias is a solid reason why we cannot judge the quality of old things based on what examples we have of them. [–][deleted] 2 points3 points4 points 3 years ago (0 children). If that's what your budget allows then go for it its certainly a decent start, if you can muster any more, go for the LP-120. Are there any other reasons you chose the Denon over a Pro-Ject, U-Turn, etc.? Good turntable for the price, but get something else if you want something that's going to be of higher quality. The tracking force on any given AT-LP60 is not necessarily wrong. [–]goldswimmerbU-Turn 9 points10 points11 points 5 years ago (4 children). For the people that like to control every possible variable this turntable obviously does not suit them. [–]omghahalol 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (2 children), [–]K-ralzAudio Technica 1 point2 points3 points 2 years ago (0 children), In about 8 hours I will! <...>, /u/mvndres: "I owned one for about a year... No issue with it at all, [except for] skipping [while] playing the unofficial release of Channel Orange. Useful Links, Guides, and Threads - for new users and veterans alike, this is a community generated collection of our favorite resources pertaining to collecting, buying, selling, and anything relating to records. In terms of damage to my discs, I don't think I listened to any single record more than maybe 10 times on that deck, but I certainly didn't notice any exacerbation of quality issues. Also, the speed correction is VERY hard to use as there are small rubber covers to prevent consumers from fiddling with them. The AT-LP60 is the go to recommendation when friends ask me about it. This is probably a tad heavy but not anywhere near the 6 grams of some other entry level models. Despite its shortcomings, the sound quality and performance is a major upgrade over the likes of the Crosley Cruiser for not much more money. [–]SacLemore 3 points4 points5 points 3 years ago (0 children). /r/vinylreleases - Releases and Preorders. Haven't had any issues with it. VIEW ON AMAZON. I have the AT-LP1240 which is a worthy step up. I love Safe As Milk. No skipping issues unless I'm dealing with some older vinyl from my dad's collection he purchased in the 60s and weren't very properly cared for, so I'm not going to hold that against the record player. Have you had issues throughout the time you've owned the turntable? /r/vinylreleases - Releases and Preorders. Like others have already mentioned, I would try and save up a bit more and buy something better. This can lead to constructive, unique and enjoyable content and we sincerely encourage you to share your opinions based on experience. Posted by. My model came spinning a tad fast finishing a song that is meant to be 3:02 in 2:58 which could be sorted by using the adjustment screws in the bottom. Plus, I've played a ton of other records on my pro ject and they are perfectly fine. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. I've had multiple turntables in the past, and I currently have this one. My copy of Homework even skips on my Optimus P-Mount turntable, which doesn't have any problem with the hundreds of other vinyl records I own. [–]SorysRgeeAudio Technica 0 points1 point2 points 2 years ago (1 child), Will look into it. They don't listen to them often. I recently acquired this one. Seems to be working just fine. (Google the albums people are reporting as skipping on the LP60--they seem to be notorious for skipping.) I ended up returning the TT after two weeks... ...if you're only looking for something for occasionally playing old records or you're just looking to try vinyl out before dropping serious money, the LP-60 isn't a bad choice, but wouldn't recommend for anything more than that. I didn't know its reputation and if I had I probably wouldn't have bought it. I like the whole process of playing the vinyl's but I'm many years away from a fantastic setup to play $45+ vinyl purchases on and that's if I even get to that point. :), [–]rdmdcneDenon 0 points1 point2 points 5 years ago (2 children). In return, you give up almost all features you get with most competitors. One with anti-skate preferably. Since these conversations have gone south in the past, I'd like to post a reminder from the sidebar for our harassment policy. [–]SensitiveArtist69Pioneer 5 points6 points7 points 3 years ago (0 children). If you get an Audio-Technica turntable OP get one of these models if not something like a Technics. [–]mistakenformagic 4 points5 points6 points 3 years ago (0 children). Between friends/family and Craiglist you should be able to put together a really respectable system for about the same as their hundred dollar price point. I later found out that they were passive(? I'm very new to record collection. These belong in /r/downloadcodes! (4) Posts specifically intending to buy, sell, or trade vinyl or stereo equipment are not permitted. This forum has higher standards than the average schmuck, despite the numerous attempts by posters like yourself to drag it down. [–]soroush24 3 points4 points5 points 3 years ago (1 child). Also, don't put your speakers next to the damn thing. I unplugged it, cleaned it up a little, checked everything and plugged it back in. The big difference between then and now is that TTs were the only reasonably priced audio format at the time, and the fact that records wore out relatively quickly was just an accepted truism, left over from the 78 days. I had a Sony equivalent for about 4-5 years and only had skipping issues on two new releases, and had an actual LP-60 for about a year because I had "Upgraded" to it before I had done literally any research to see that they were the same product, and so I could pass off my Sony to my brother as at the time he didn't have a turntable but a good collection of records he never got to play. /r/PunkRecords - Anarchy in the Record Store! And the stylus can be replaced which is good. All day, every time. 7. Audio Technica AT LP60 Review. That is definitely a legitimate reason to not buy a player, but if someone wants and easy setup, this really is the cheapest option out there along with similar players that share the same general design. Most parents' collections like that are pretty well shredded, even though they were played on better equipment than the LP60. If you need the ability to play CDs, tapes, radio or MP3s, this is the wrong turntable for you. Daft Punk's "Homework" came out in 1997 when virtually the only people playing vinyl records were club DJs using Technics SL-1200 turntables with heavy-duty DJ cartridges. Feel free to post articles, photos, videos, comments, etc. [–]rob_harrisPro-Ject 4 points5 points6 points 3 years ago (2 children). In this video we unbox, review, setup, and test out this LP60X-RD unit from Audio Technica. When I play Nina Simone and Louis Armstrong records on mine, it's very high pitched. It is an automatic turntable so you can press the start button and forget. Their major problem seems to be quality control. Inexpensive Most of the one star reviews are things that could easily be fixed by reading the manual. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Has a built in preamp which is a nice cost saver but as this entry level don’t expect the world out of it. 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