Harman Kardon T60
Floating Suspension Auto-Lift Turntable with Low Mass Tonearm
In the Harman Kardon T60, a quartz-lock motor, sensitive to absolute speed rather than rotational deviation, utilizes a quartz tuning element to "sense" 45 and 33rpm to automatically maintain constant speed.
No fine tuning is ever necessary, but if you want to adjust speed manually, you can.
The platter is more massive still than that of the T40 - with the disc stabilizer for tracking accuracy and high density rubber platter mat for vibration damping.
Under the platter, we've put a rubber ring for even further acoustical damping.
An optically sensed auto-lift tonearm is incorporated, eliminating the return mechanism entirely. This minimizes unwanted tonearm and cartridge vibration.
At the tonearm base is a high mass, die-cast aluminium support structure which houses the minimum-friction
A sophisticated and unique 3-point floating suspension system is employed in the T60. It is precisely counterbalanced with a weight opposite the tonearm assembly to center the moving mass at the platter spindle.
Gold connector plugs at each end of a detachable ultra-low capacitance cable, for better conductance are standard.
Belt drive, quartz-locked motor with pitch control
3.3 lb. platter
Counterweighted 3-point floating suspension
Optically sensed auto-lift tonearm
Low mass, low friction, straight tonearm with high mass pivot isolation
Acoustically absorbent platter mat
Ultra low capacitance detachable gold tipped phono cables
Carbon fiber headshellPhono capacitance trim control
Vibration absorbent wood base
Wow and flutter: 0.035%
Pitch range: +-3%
Tonearm effective length: 226mm
Offset angle: 25.5 degrees
Effective mass: 8g
Tracking force: 0 to 3g
Dimensions: 440 x 148 x 372mm
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Submitted by cat9
I just recently picked up one of these tables locally - original owner, virtually mint. Was seldom used over the past few years. I brought it to a local tech for a once over - cleaned, adjusted, etc.
I have been using it for a little while now and absolutely love the table. Well built, refined and a wonderful performer. A lot of thought went into the design of this table - for example levelling the table is a breeze as each foot can be independently turned for the specific height you need.
The ITO tonearm is a thing of beauty and again performs wonderfully.
My table in my main system is a DD - also vintage and this is my first belt drive.
I can see why so many refer to the T60 as the poor man's Linn Sondek.
I was patient and looked for about a year and a half - I'm glad I did. It's definitely a keeper.