AUDIO TECHNICA AT-LP60X Belt Drive Turntable - Black - £79 @ Currys PC World
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AUDIO TECHNICA AT-LP60X Belt Drive Turntable - Black - £79 @ Currys PC World

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Posted 11th Oct
I was looking to get a record player for the house, and saw this deal to be significantly cheaper than elsewhere
Anyone who's looking for one may be interested

I'm not going to pretend to be the most knowledgeable person on record players, I've never owned one before

That being said, this model has reviewed to be one of the best budget record players available
(according to several review sites I have looked at)



Two speeds and high-quality needle
Dig out all your LPs, EPs and limited edition 7” singles. The Audio Technica AT-LP60X Belt Drive Turntable runs at both 331/3 RPM and 45 RPM, so you can switch between your classic albums and brand new electronic releases in an instant.

Just place the 45 RPM adapter down and flick the switch to 7”, hit play, sit back and unwind.

Fully automatic
Don't worry about your record getting scratched when you nod off during that dreamy concept album. The AT-LP60X is fully automatic, meaning the platter stops spinning and the tonearm returns to the rest as soon as the record finishes.

No need to squint to find where the track starts, either. As soon as you press play, the needle will move to the start of the record. Easy.

Removable dustcover
A transparent and removable cover protects the AT-LP60XTurntable from dust so that the stylus is always clean and your music sounds crisp.
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Arold12/10/2019 00:21

Excuse my ignorance but can you explain?


The reason record players have a purpose in modern day society is due to how they play directly from the vinyl itself...

A record is an analogue recording of music, as the groove carved into it mirrors the original sound wave as close as could possibly be, so there is no loss of the original sound, as the sound is fed straight to the speakers with no (digital) conversions

Whereas the sound wave in a digital recording is made up of small snapshots of the sound wave, which is not capturing the full wave curves;
This is then converted into analogue format which is output by speakers.
The conversion from analogue to digital and back to analogue creates very subtle distortions in the music which lowers the quality of the sound wave and therefore does not sound as good

This means that some people who choose to still use records to listen to, do so in situations where they want the sound to be as close as possible to the original waveform

However, by using a Bluetooth speaker, you are converting the analogue output of the vinyl into a digital format to be streamed via Bluetooth, to then be converted back again and played as analogue form

This defeats the object of using a vinyl in modern day, as this would have the same digital distortion lowering quality as we previously mentioned
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It's currently priced as £169.00 at Argos
Which is over double this?!

I'm not sure if that makes this deal more impressive, or Argos are just terribly overpriced!
Edited by: "FriendlyFyre" 11th Oct
It's a great budget turntable,
Two years guarantee also
Edited by: "sashablue" 11th Oct
FriendlyFyre11/10/2019 10:45

It's currently priced as £169.00 at ArgosWhich is over double this?!I'm …It's currently priced as £169.00 at ArgosWhich is over double this?!I'm not sure if that makes this deal more impressive, or Argos are just terribly overpriced!


Thats the bluetooth version, different model number.
Bluetooth defeats the purpose if you ask me
Good price, heat added, tempted to get a turntable again
SartoriX11/10/2019 11:08

Good price, heat added, tempted to get a turntable again


Pair with some good budget speakers, Edifier 1600t are good for £99 and you've got a solid budget setup
Have this turntable, amongst others. Excellent value. Buy it. This is by far best turntable for first timers
I’ve got the older model and really happy with it. Got it on amazon flash deal for £80 so it’s excellent value at this price. Did a lot of research before investing as didn’t want to spend a lot of money but didn’t want something to scratch records as they are expensive. This ticks the boxes plus have built in pre amp so can just link direct to Sonos amp.
A great entry level turntable and a bloody great price.
Is it better than the Lenco L-85? I've been looking at turntables recently and the Lenco seems a recommended choice for my budget.
cbatbh11/10/2019 13:34

Is it better than the Lenco L-85? I've been looking at turntables recently …Is it better than the Lenco L-85? I've been looking at turntables recently and the Lenco seems a recommended choice for my budget.


From the reviews I've seen, this model is supposedly a better player, and better for vinyls, but lacks the USB features of the lenco?
But I'm no expert, this is just from me looking at different review sites
cbatbh11/10/2019 13:34

Is it better than the Lenco L-85? I've been looking at turntables recently …Is it better than the Lenco L-85? I've been looking at turntables recently and the Lenco seems a recommended choice for my budget.



Lenco GL75's are a very good turntable. I cannot comment on the L-85 but I suspect they may be not quite as good.
Edited by: "andymagic" 11th Oct
you can use this to allow the turntable to save recordings direct to your computer:

amazon.co.uk/Beh…YZ0
fantastic deal OP
great for beginners and won't damage records
pairs really well with Edifier R1700BT (amazing quality bluetooth speakers) or the cheaper non bluetooth ones
These are great turntables. Had mine for 3 years but upgraded to the LP3 now.
Id choose this over the lenco L85 just for the stylus alone.
lukeo4411/10/2019 11:06

Bluetooth defeats the purpose if you ask me


Excuse my ignorance but can you explain?
Arold12/10/2019 00:21

Excuse my ignorance but can you explain?


The reason record players have a purpose in modern day society is due to how they play directly from the vinyl itself...

A record is an analogue recording of music, as the groove carved into it mirrors the original sound wave as close as could possibly be, so there is no loss of the original sound, as the sound is fed straight to the speakers with no (digital) conversions

Whereas the sound wave in a digital recording is made up of small snapshots of the sound wave, which is not capturing the full wave curves;
This is then converted into analogue format which is output by speakers.
The conversion from analogue to digital and back to analogue creates very subtle distortions in the music which lowers the quality of the sound wave and therefore does not sound as good

This means that some people who choose to still use records to listen to, do so in situations where they want the sound to be as close as possible to the original waveform

However, by using a Bluetooth speaker, you are converting the analogue output of the vinyl into a digital format to be streamed via Bluetooth, to then be converted back again and played as analogue form

This defeats the object of using a vinyl in modern day, as this would have the same digital distortion lowering quality as we previously mentioned
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