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Postby duckbill25 » 17 Jul 2017 21:24

And it's not as bad as *MOST OF* you say it is.
But really it's just a temporary turntable, so I'll upgrade to the U-Turn Orbit when I have the money
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby vinyl master » 17 Jul 2017 21:57

i think you have to live with a turntable like this for a while to REALLY see how bad it is...Of course, with all the knowledge that is out there now, you shouldn't have to! [-X When I saw one in my local FYE, I could tell right away by feeling it, looking at it, studying it that it was nowhere near the quality build of my other good tables...And lack of a removable headshell just turned me off, and although having a removable stylus is good, it does still limit your choices....If you have NOTHING decent to compare it to, you don't really know that there are better turntables out there, either...But that's partly why this site exists, to show people there is MORE and give them options...
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby duckbill25 » 17 Jul 2017 23:30

I only have $70 at the moment, so I'll just have to stick with it.
Oh and here's a picture: Image
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby cec ba 600 » 17 Jul 2017 23:59

G'day Duckbill, as far as im concered, if it spins and produces sound for you, its a good thing. Yes, not a bad entry level TT. Yes there is much much much more crap out there at the moment. But you have made a good move in my book to start your vinyl journey.
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby vinyl master » 18 Jul 2017 00:35

A good start, at least, but just so you know, a turntable does NOT...I repeat...DOES NOT have to be uber-expensive to be quality-built AND enjoyable for years to come...None of my 29 turntables has cost me more than $100 each...Many for much less than that! Look at our thread here...

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And listen to Frank...He put together a whole SYSTEM for under $100...



I bet I could take that SAME $70 and come up with something even more worthwhile and not break the bank! For example, this cost me $35...

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It didn't have a cartridge, so I bought a Concorde STD here for $20, buried in an ad on another audio site...

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So, that's $50 right there...I have a stylus coming from another member here...It didn't cost me a thing, but I'm still going to send him something very nice for his trouble anyway...

I just received my $5.95 bottle of Technics oil from KABUSA, so just with that alone, I've spent a total of $55.95 (and a little on the shipping)...Still under the $70 mark, though...

Another example...My $25 Sansui here...

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I spent about $10-15 on a headshell for it, too...

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Eventually, I got a silver one that looks more like the original for also under $10...

I had three M91ED cartridges around here, and one that I picked off an old $40 Garrard turntable...Works perfectly, and that TT is in my main vintage system! But again, UNDER $100! There have been some of us who have done even better finding a great TT...The LP-60 will work...Optimally, though, if I were you, I would be looking for something better...I bought a Crosley a long time ago...I don't regret it because it helped me to find this site and soon enough, find a better turntable...Plus, I've learned from my mistakes! Now, I'm not afraid to play my valuable records! Records are expensive and we need to treat them with the best care we can, if we still want to have them sounding good years from now! It makes no sense to spend a lot on records and then, play them on something substandard...Cheap thrift store records? OK...Good, expensive pressings? Not so much...

But, DON'T let this discourage you, duckbill! [-X If you ever do want to upgrade to something else, let me know where you're at...I'm sure I could find you something suitable in your area that wouldn't break the bank (I'm good at this! :wink: :D)...Even if you don't spend a cent, you've got nothing to lose just to look... :-k

All I'm saying is this...Just because we may be poor or can't afford the best, that doesn't mean we have to limit ourselves or accept less!
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby duckbill25 » 19 Jul 2017 18:09

I'll upgrade to something better once I have the time
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby Hofnar » 19 Jul 2017 18:52

A LP-60 isn´t a turntable for life but it´s a starting point. As long as the stylus is not damaged or worn out it won´t ruin ones records. For the same money one can, if one know what to look for, get a far better (second hand) turntable. Those new to vinyl do not know what to look for. A LP-60 is a fair starting point.
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby duckbill25 » 19 Jul 2017 19:47

I might upgrade to the U-Turn Orbit, but then again, I don't have the money at the moment.
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby vinyl master » 19 Jul 2017 20:46

Don't worry, duckbill...We all have to start somewhere...I was only giving you options, and it's good to keep one's mind open...My knowledge comes from a lifetime of frustration, heartache and eventually...JOY! :wink: :D When you do get that U-Turn (a great TT and I have no doubt, with a little patience, that you will eventually...), make sure to show it here, OK? =D>
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby lini » 20 Jul 2017 14:39

Hofnar wrote:A LP-60 isn´t a turntable for life but it´s a starting point. (...)


Depends, I'd say. For hifi fans it surely isn't - but for those, who merely need a consumer stereo class turntable, it could be.

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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby pezman2112 » 20 Jul 2017 15:17

My folks have the RCA version of this and it's not terrible. I've played records on it and it was fine. I don't think I'd play anything to valuable on it however.
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby Hofnar » 20 Jul 2017 16:08

lini wrote:
Hofnar wrote:A LP-60 isn´t a turntable for life but it´s a starting point. (...)


Depends, I'd say. For hifi fans it surely isn't - but for those, who merely need a consumer stereo class turntable, it could be.

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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby richard758 » 20 Jul 2017 16:11

If someone (like me) indulged his audiophile side with CDs or flac files, and just needed a turntable to spin old 45s at a consistent (i.e. damn close to 45 rpm) would something like this--or a pioneer PL-990 with pitch control--be adequate for that purpose?
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby Hofnar » 20 Jul 2017 16:28

richard758 wrote:If someone (like me) indulged his audiophile side with CDs or flac files, and just needed a turntable to spin old 45s at a consistent (i.e. damn close to 45 rpm) would something like this--or a pioneer PL-990 with pitch control--be adequate for that purpose?

Old 45´s are for Wurlitzers. :D
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Re: I own an AT-LP60

Postby richard758 » 20 Jul 2017 16:36

OK, that was helpful. :)
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