Audio-Technica Launches LP60 USB Turntable System
The Audio-Technica AT-LP60 USB turntable system is a complete USB turntable and software package that makes it easy to enjoy listening to...
The Audio-Technica AT-LP60 USB turntable system is a complete USB turntable and software package that makes it easy to enjoy listening to records, and to transfer vinyl records to digital media files.
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“The ability to digitise your vinyl is essential” says DJ Yoda.[/caption]
The AT-LP60 USB includes a turntable and phono cartridge, PC- and Mac-compatible software, a USB cable that connects the turntable directly to a computer, a built-in phono preamp and other accessories. The AT-LP60USB features a sleek new design with rounded corners and a silver finish. The AT-LP60 USB compliments existing Audio Technica turntables which are designed for DJ use - the AT-LP120 USBC and the AT-LP1240 USB.
"As important as it is to understanding the basics of DJing with vinyl, it's equally great to be able to work on DJ sets on the move, and the ability to digitise your vinyl is essential in this game" says DJ Yoda. DJ Yoda has recently undertaken a tour of Asia and fans can download his latest mix CD How to Cut & Paste: The Asian Edition from www.djyoda.co.uk.
Harvey Roberts, Audio-Technica consumer products marketing manager said, “The AT-LP60 USB offers users an easy way to transfer records to digital files and portable players, and to listen to records on a home music system. It’s ideal for music lovers who are getting into vinyl for the first time, and for people who never gave up their record collection but don’t currently own a turntable and want to listen to their records again.”
The AT-LP60 USB features completely automatic operation, and a 33-1/3 and 45 RPM speed selector to play vinyl formats from LP albums to 12-inch and 7-inch singles. The turntable is designed to deliver great sound, with a heavy-duty precision cast aluminum platter, a high-quality Dual Magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus, and a pickup arm with soft damping control. The supplied USB cable enables plug-and-play connection to a PC or Mac computer.
Its built-in switchable phono preamp enables connection to a wide variety of music and home entertainment systems, powered speakers, and to A/V receivers that do not include a dedicated phono input. The AT-LP60 USB comes with RCA output cables and 3.5mm-to-RCA adapter cables and a removable dustcover.
The included PC- and Mac-compatible Audacity software converts the audio on a record to MP3, WAV or other format digital audio files, which can then be played back on portable audio players, computers, home media centers and car audio systems. The Audacity software includes a host of audio editing features including equalization and click/noise removal.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP60 USB has a recommended retail price of £140 inc VAT and is available from Amazon, Audio-Technica’s e-store as well as many good independent audio and electrical retailers.