This record player is a hidden gem that surprises you with its quality when you least expect it to. One of the best value for money players that you can get today.
Type of drive: Belt
Tonearm operation: Automatic
Tonearm shape: Straight
In-built phono preamp: Yes
Reverse play support: Yes
USB interface: No
iPod dock: No
Recording types (33s, 45s, 78s): Yes, Yes, No
Dimensions in inches (length x height x width): 17.3″, 5.3″, 15.6″
Weight (pounds): 8.3 lbs
At a mere $100, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60 was truly a surprise when we first tested it. It doesn’t look fancy whatsoever, nor does it have any additional features such as a USB port. Based on its price and looks, we set our bar pretty low in terms of our expectations. The result? It completely blew us away. It sounds like a record player that you’d pay $200 for, and that’s saying a lot.
You could switch out the cartridge for a better one, like many others have done, but personally, I’d rather spend a little more to get an upgrade to the LP120 instead. This way, you get to play ALL record types (33s, 45s and 78s) instead of just the 33s and 45s like the LP60 is capable of. Plus, you also get to transfer songs out of your vinyls into your PC thanks to the very handy USB port that the LP120 comes with.
Granted, the Audio-Technica LP60 doesn’t look like much but it does its main job pretty darn well i.e playing vinyls at a great level of quality. So if you’re on a tight budget and you’re purely concerned with the sound quality, this record player is as good as it gets.