January 8th, Consumer Electronics Show 2019, Las Vegas: Audio-Technica is introducing the next generation of its successful entry-level LP60 turntable series with the new quartet catering for the modern day vinyl enthusiast. Whether streaming vinyl wirelessly, digitising a record collection or listening through headphones, the AT-LP60X, AT-LP60XUSB, AT-LP60XBT and AT-LP60XHP deliver high-quality audio, alongside a compact and sleek profile – ideal when interior space is at a premium.
Developed and designed by the award-winning Audio-Technica team in Japan and boasting a completely refreshed design, the new models feature improved tracking and reduced resonance for a smoother sound. These fully automatic belt-driven turntables are also easy to use – just the press of a button will have vinyl records playing in seconds; switch between two speeds: 33 1/3 for long play albums and 45 RPM for singles and 12-inch records.
An onboard preamplifier with a switchable phono/line output allows easy connection to active powered speakers – a convenient audio system set-up for those with limited space – or a dedicated phono-enabled amp.
As a leader in phono cartridge design for more than 55 years, Audio-Technica has channeled its expertise into the range’s Dual Magnet™ AT3600L phono cartridge. Featuring a replaceable diamond stylus, the cartridge is integrated into the headshell for an assured performance and simple setup.
Elsewhere a dedicated AC adapter handles AC/DC conversion outside of the chassis, reducing noise in the signal chain for a cleaner sound. All models arrive with an exclusive black Audio-Technica slipmat, a 45 RPM adapter for playing 7-inch singles and a removable single dust cover.
A sonic step-up from the all-in-one suitcase models, this turntable is a great introduction to quality analogue sounds for first time vinyl listeners or those wanting to get their LP collection spinning again. Available in black, the AT-LP60X can also fit seamlessly into any interior design.
This turntable makes converting a treasured record collection into digital audio files a hassle-free experience. Harbouring a built-in USB output for easy connection to your PC or Mac, the free Audacity recording software* will save your favourite records as digital files, so you can take the unique sound of vinyl with you. The AT-LP60XUSB comes in a black or gunmetal finish.
Featuring superior built-in Bluetooth technology, the AT-LP60XBT can wirelessly stream your analogue sounds. With music fans and households increasingly adopting wireless sound systems, this turntable can become part of a wireless home audio and multi-room set-up, easily connecting to Bluetooth-enabled speakers, headphones and stereo/AV receivers. Reducing wire clutter, the AT-LP60XBT adopts the higher quality Qualcomm® aptX™ codec, which enhances the signal between your music and listening device for a high-quality and stable wireless audio performance. The turntable is available in a stylish black or a sophisticated white finish.
For a more intimate and immersive listening experience, this turntable boasts a built-in headphone amplifier and 3.5mm headphone jack so you can plug in and listening through a pair of headphones. Arriving with the sonically and aesthetically matched ATH-250AV headphones, its lightweight build and comfortable, isolating earpads provide the perfect support for long vinyl listening sessions. The headphones also produce a balanced soundscape through its 40mm drivers, helping you to get lost in your record collection. Vinyl listening can also be enjoyed via a music system or speakers.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP60X is available in February 2019, priced at £99 / €129 (inc. VAT)
The Audio-Technica AT-LP60XUSB is available in February 2019, priced at £149 / €179 (inc. VAT)
The Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT is available in February 2019, priced at £179 / €199 (inc. VAT)
The Audio-Technica AT-LP60XHP is available in Spring 2019, priced at £149 / €179 (inc. VAT)
* USB operation system requirements: PC or Mac with a USB port 1.1 or higher. Windows 7 or above, or Mac OS X or above.
To see and hear these new products please visit Audio-Technica at CES: Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1 Ground Level, Booth #20860
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