Audio-Technica just announced the AT-LP60XBT-USB Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (wireless, USB and analog) with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The new model expands the company’s AT-LP60X Series entry-level turntable lineup.
The AT-LP60XBT-USB ($179.00, available March 2021) includes a pre-installed Audio-Technica phono cartridge and a built-in phono preamplifier, plus audio and USB cables, a 45 RPM adapter and a removable dustcover. Its wireless connectivity enables the turntable to be paired with compatible Bluetooth headphones, wireless speakers or other devices. The AT-LP60XBT-USB supports the Qualcomm Bluetooth aptX codec for superior wireless audio quality. If desired, it can also be used as a standard wired turntable.
Available in an elegant black finish, the Audio-Technica AT-LP60XBT-USB plays 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records. It comes with a Dual Magnet phono cartridge that is integrated into the tonearm, with no setup or adjustment required. The stylus is easily user-replaceable (model ATN3600L).
The AT-LP60XBT-USB’s switchable phono preamp enables it to be used with audio systems and powered speakers that do not have a dedicated phono input. Its USB output allows the turntable to be connected to a computer to convert records to digital audio files, using recording software of the user’s choice.
The AT-LP60XBT-USB incorporates additional features including a die-cast, anti-resonance aluminum platter with felt mat and an external AC power adapter that reduces noise by keeping the power supply outside of the turntable.