If you’re a music lover and can’t get enough of the warm sound of vinyl or the upcoming Record Store Day has you thinking it’s about time to start collecting, then investing in a turntable is essential.
In the days of music at our fingertips with streaming services, it’s easy to forget the lost art of sitting down and enjoying a vinyl. It reminds you that there is so much more to music; it’s a combined experience of the cover artwork, the imperfections and the rich complexity of the sonic structures that you just can’t get from a digital track.
As the resurgence of vinyl is bringing music consumption into a bright new era for absolutely anyone, the demand for the best new music on wax, as well as ownership of the classics and rarities, is rising more than ever – and Record Store Day has long been a vinyl lover’s favourite day and a store’s biggest annual coup.
Going down on Saturday, April 23, this year marks the 15th anniversary of Record Store Day. There will be a host of exclusive reveals, such as reissues from John Elton, Rex Orange County, Future, and Weyes Blood, alongside rarities and exclusives from the likes of The Cure, Foo Fighters, Dermot Kennedy, Joni Mitchell, The Pixies, David Bowie and Taylor Swift. That’s just the start, check out more of the releases here.
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With the enduring magic of vinyl and the fast-approaching Record Store Day, you might be thinking to yourself it’s time to get amongst the fun by purchasing a reliable and quality turntable that will take your listening experience up to an 11.
Whether you’re just getting into records, rediscovering a record collection long since buried away or simply adding a turntable to complete your system, the AT-LP60XBT fully automatic wireless belt-drive turntable is an excellent choice courtesy of Audio-Technica, the kings of the vinyl revival.
A solid entry-level record player that won’t break the bank and has easy assembly, what we love most about the AT-LP60XBT is how easy it makes listening to your favourite records, marrying the worlds of wireless and vinyl together into one rather stylish vinyl player.
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Delivering all the perks of the redesigned and well-loved AT-LP60X fully automatic belt-drive stereo turntable with the added convenience of Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, this turntable allows experiencing your vinyl’s high-fidelity audio directly or wirelessly via Bluetooth. Think speakers, headphones or other wireless devices. It really doesn’t get much better than that.
Of course, the AT-LP60XBT can also be operated just like a regular turntable with a traditional wired connection. Either way – wired or wireless – you get outstanding audio with the ease of automatic operation controlled by front-panel start, stop and tonearm lift buttons.
Having fully automatic 33-1/3 and 45 RPM playback speeds available on a sturdy, and anti-resonant die-cast aluminum platter, a redesigned tonearm base and headshell makes for an improved tracking experience with reduced resonance.
This turntable also features an Integral Dual Moving Magnet™ phono cartridge (with replaceable diamond stylus) and AC adapter which handles AC/DC conversion outside of the chassis helping reduce noise, making for crystal clear playback, whether connected hardwired or wirelessly.
Adding to its versatility is the in-built switchable phono pre-amplifier, which conveniently allows for phono or line level output to make it compatible for a wide range of playback systems. Detachable RCA output cables, a 45 RPM adapter, and removable hinged dust cover make for a great overall package and the compatibility with aptX codec sums up the true versatility of this player. This little beauty really can do no wrong.
The AT-LP60XBT brings vinyl into the modern era, more than satisfying the needs of those new to vinyl or those with a long and lustrous existing collection. A marvellous choice for those who pine for their old player back, but with the perks of modern functionality to play all of this year’s Record Store Day delights.
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