Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB vs Audio-Technica AT-LP3

Comparison of two market leaders: Audio-Technica AT-LP3 vs Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB

Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB vs Audio-Technica AT-LP3

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Features & Performance

The comparison of Audio-Technica AT-LP3 vs AT-LP60-USB can’t be held without comparing their output level. Here we have AT-LP3 featuring Pre-amp “PHONO”: 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec and pre-amp “LINE”: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec, while AT-LP60-USB has 3.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.

What about cartridge type, LP3 has dual magnet versus LP60 which has a moving magnet (MM). Talking about playback speeds here we have identical figures of 33.3, 45 RPM.

Design & build quality

Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB has a more conservative style compared to the bright coloring and the spectacular case of another item. The silver or black plastic case flaunts a shiny finish; direct tonearm and casing mounts give the impression of a twice as expensive device.

Yes, the body of AT-LP3 is made of plastic, however, the turntable does not look cheap, everything is done very carefully, in a strict classic design. The tonearm has a removable shell of standard design, fixing the head does not make any problem.

The clamping force is set by rotating the counterweight, for which a scale rotating on the counterweight is used - the design is simple. Anti-skating is set by the twist in the base of the tonearm, the instruction recommends setting a value equal to downforce.

Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB

Pros:

  • Clear sound.
  • Easy operation.
  • There is enough space between the instruments so that the sound is voluminous but harmonious; in this price category such a ratio is not always possible to achieve.

Cons:

  • The sound lacks density.
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Audio-Technica AT-LP3

Pros:

  • Fully automatic playback.
  • Ease of setup and operation.
  • Pleasing sound.

Cons:

  • Lack of height adjustment of the tonearm base.

Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB

Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB review

May 29, 2019

Vinyl records provide you with the unique audio experience, but to enjoy it – you need a good turntable and this model is one of them. It not only looks like a modern solution, but it also outp...

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Audio-Technica AT-LP3

Audio-Technica AT-LP3 review

Jun 10, 2019

This Audio-Technica AT-LP3 review is dedicated to the turntable from Audio-Technica’s LP line. Unlike the older models, this one gives minimum freedom in adjustment to make the exploration of t...

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Common

Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB
Audio-Technica AT-LP3

Model

AT-LP60-USB
AT-LP3

Brand

Audio-Technica
Audio-Technica

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.2 of 5

Reviews

1364
109

Cartridge

Type

dual magnet
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

1,5
2

Supplied headshell weight, g

5,7
11

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

AT3600L
AT91R

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.25
0.25

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

50
60

Gain

36
36

Output level

Pre-amp “PHONO”: 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec. Pre-amp “LINE”: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
3.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

full automatic
full automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

1
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

AC
DC

Power consumption, W

3
2

User manual

Manual

N/A
N/A

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

9.7 x 36 x 35.6/3.8 x 14.1 x 14
12.8 x 43.5 x 35.3/5 x 17.1 x 13.9

Weight, kg/pounds

3.1/6.6
5.4/11.9

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  • 12.5Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB
  • 9.5Audio-Technica AT-LP3

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