Audio Technica AT-LP60X Review, a Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable

Audio Technica AT-LP60X is among the modernized turntables on the market, and the features amazing. While most newer models lack certain qualities while building on a specific feature, this audio system is different. Besides bringing the new sleek and lighter features into the world of turntables, it has retained and even advanced the rest of the features.

At a glance, the system is amazingly sleek, to the extent that sees a ‘wow’ escaping your mouth involuntarily, especially given the cost. And that is just the beginning, but first;

I have been hesitating to give a review on the Technica AT-LP60X for at least six months now. My main fear was to give the wrong impression, especially on something that I barely used.

Yet, my friend is on my heels ever since I bought the improvement on his AT-LP60. Honestly, I bought the turntable to satisfy his demands, who couldn’t stop at the imagination of what the model could do. True, I wanted a newer turntable, but I probably would not have picked the Technica AT-LP60X. Nevertheless, when I look back, I am grateful that I own this piece.

Anyway, now here I am, and finally, I can tell you something about what I have experienced with the turntable.

What is Audio Technica AT-LP60X Anyway?

In simple terms, Audio Technica AT-LP60X refers to a wired turntable with a tinge of modernization. It is sleek and graceful to look at, but that’s not even the main part. The Hi-Fi audio system brings forth a redefined sound to your stereo.

Key Specifications

  1. Colors: black, black and red, black and brown, black and gunmetal
  2. Size dimensions: 14.7 x 14.1 x 3.8 inches
  3. Weight: 8.11 lbs
  4. Motor type: AC
  5. Connectivity technology: wired
  6. Voltage: 100240 volts

Rating (out of 5)

I will give the AT-LP60X a 4.5-star rating, and the only reason I can’t give it a 5-star is that I haven’t used it long enough to give a final verdict. Also, it is currently facing stiff competition from its later Bluetooth model.

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Here are my major reasons for the high rating;

  1. Ease of Installation and Operation
    Remarkably, the turntable is fully automatic, courtesy of the automated belt drive. It comes with two speeds, namely a 33 ⅓ RPM and a 45 RPM, to choose the suitable one depending on the type of tracks.

    The belt is simple to install, as per the clear manual that comes with the package. Due to its automatic nature, operating the system is quite simple.

  2. Features
    Essentially, the turntable is wired, and, lucky for you, and it comes with its wiring accessories. These include an RCA output cable, a detachable, a 45 RPM adapter, and a removable hinged dust cover.

    I also loved the few color options that the system provided; there are pure black and brown, black and red, and black and gunmetal color options. I chose the black and brown option, which blends elegantly with my furniture.

    At 8.11 pounds, the turntable is definitely lightweight. I helped my friend install his AT-LP60, and it was way heavier. The weight is an assurance that the sleek design definitely sheds some weight off the Audio Technica.

    Moreover, the model comes with a switchable phono pre-amplifier, handy for the phono or even the line-level output.

    For a classier look, the tonearm has a redesigned base in addition to the cooler headshell. The two are not only impressive in outlook, but they also enhance tracking while reducing the resonance.

    And let’s not forget the conspicuous cartridge, which is essentially an integral double magnet phono. It uses a diamond stylus with the model number ATN3600L, which is replaceable. Note that the cartridge is fixed, so you cannot replace it.

    I am further impressed by the topnotch clarity, which is a function of the AC adapter that facilitates the AC/DC conversions outside the chassis. This minimizes the noise that you would expect from the signal chain.

  3. Value for Money
    You will be surprised to learn that a turntable this sensational goes for barely more than 100 dollars. The features will tell you that its competition range is way higher, so yeah, you get the value for your money with Audio Technica AT-LP60X.
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Pros

  • High-fidelity audio turntable.
  • Budget cost for its type.
  • Easy to install and use.

Cons

  • It is wired, which could be a turn-off for some people.

Review Methodology

Here are a few important details about my experience unboxing the AT-LP60X;

At first sight, I fell in the box and quickly went for unboxing. The sight of the real vinyl audio is just amazing. So sleek and elegant, and I had not even heard the sound. Let’s get into the installation process first;

First off, unbox the turntable and place it in your preferred place, on a table or a wall unit.

Then, you will remove the ribbon on the platter where the drive belt should connect to the system. Then, place the belt into the groove of the motor pulley.

After that, you can remove the strap on the tone arm and a cover that guards the stylus guard. Though the cover protects the stylus from scratch and damage, the record will not work with it.

Finally, you can connect the turntable to your power extension, ready to test it.

I got excited to turn on the sound, with a mix of nervousness and thrill. I used a soft rock track, which is my favorite. Though it is in the description, I can say with all honesty that the sound quality is not exaggerated. I loved it!

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Final Verdict

Audio Technica AT-LP60X, as I have come to realize, is the cheapest of its quality, giving you value for money. Despite its cost, it has recessed buttons and a minimalist outlook that gives it a sophisticated aura.

While it may be facing stiff competition from its Bluetooth model, this turntable remains a top choice for its cost and type.

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