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Harman Kardon T60

Floating Suspension Auto-Lift Turntable

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Harman Kardon T60


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
microrace bearings.

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.

Features include:

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
Disc stabilizer
Ultra low capacitance detachable gold tipped phono cables
Carbon fiber headshellPhono capacitance trim control
Vibration absorbent wood base


Type: auto-lift

Wow and flutter: 0.035%

Rumble: -67dB

Pitch range: +-3%

Tonearm effective length: 226mm

Overhang: 18mm

Offset angle: 25.5 degrees

Effective mass: 8g

Tracking force: 0 to 3g

Dimensions: 440 x 148 x 372mm

Weight: 8.0kg


brochure  English

instruction/owners manual  English

service manual  English

service bulletin 3009  English

service bulletin 4002  English

1983 brochure  English

C instruction/owners manual  English

C service manual  English

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Vertical Tracking angle

Although not mentioned in the maintenance manual, VTA is adjustable on the microrace tonearm via a 2mm allen screw in the rear of the tonearm base.