Audio-Technica unveils a new affordable turntable with both aptX Bluetooth and USB connectivity:
The following press release is courtesy of Audio-Technica:
STOW, OH, March 24, 2021 — Audio-Technica today announced the introduction of its AT-LP60XBT-USB Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Wireless, USB, and Analog) with Bluetooth and USB connectivity. The new model expands the company’s popular AT-LP60X Series entry-level turntable lineup and offers a host of features that make it easy for everyone to enjoy high-quality record playback.
The AT-LP60XBT-USB (SRP: $179.00, available March 2021) provides everything needed to play records, including 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.
Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality personal and professional audio equipment. Founded in Japan in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, the company made its name by manufacturing state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges and tonearms. Today, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to creating high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers, turntables, phono cartridges, and other electronic products.
A reputation for quality, durability, performance and value has made Audio-Technica products the first choice for many of today’s top musical artists and audio engineers, and for discerning listeners everywhere. Drawing from its audiophile heritage, Audio-Technica remains dedicated to providing music enthusiasts with great-sounding, innovative audio gear, including the award-winning QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling headphones, popular ATH-M50x monitor headphones, versatile USB microphones, and new Hi-Res Audio headphones and high-fidelity gaming headsets. Learn more at www.audio-technica.com.