Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT vs Denon DP-29F

Decide who the best: Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT vs Denon DP-29F

Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT vs Denon DP-29F

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Features & Performance

The comparison of Denon DP-29F vs Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT in terms of output performance shows that they differ only a bit. Audio Technica has 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 while Denon has Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz. Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz.

Talking about cartridge type, the AT-LP60-BT has a dual magnet, and DP-29F- moving magnet (MM).

Such an important feature like playback speeds doesn't give us a leader here because both devices have 33.3, 45 RPM.

Design & build quality

Let's start with Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT. The device is equipped with a proprietary MM-head ATN3600L. The part of the cartridge that contains the electrical windings is tightly mounted on the tonearm. And the mechanical part, or simply "needle", is made in the form of a removable element and is closed with a plastic nozzle.

The protection is removed by a slight neat shift along the axis of the tonearm, the needle itself with a perpendicular downward movement.

The cantilever (the leash that conveys the movements of the needle) is made of ABS plastic, reinforced with carbon fiber and carries two microscopic magnets at the attachment point (it is elastic, with certain flexibility). Thus, the engineers made a rather effective, but very light pickup, almost free of internal resonance.

Its opponent Denon DP-29F has the turntable disc, cast from aluminum under high pressure. It is characterized by a uniform distribution of inertial mass, which provides increased stability of the torque. This plays an important role in reproducing high-quality sound.

The device is equipped with an integrated RIAA-phono stage, which provides the ability to connect the player to the input of the amplifier or receiver directly, does not need a Phono DP-29F interface. If necessary, the phono stage can be turned off.

Denon DP-29F

Pros:

  • Decent build quality.
  • Automotive system.

Cons:

  • I expected a deeper sound.

Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT

Pros:

  • Wireless connection to devices that support the Bluetooth protocol (speakers, headphones, receivers).
  • Wired connection to audio systems and speakers via dual RCA cable.
  • Built-in preamplifier with mute function.

Cons:

  • The so-called "rumble level" of the AT-LP60-BT was less than expected despite the lightweight table design.

Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT

Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT review

May 29, 2019

A good turntable is important if you want to enjoy your vinyl records and this is the solution for people who would like to experience the clear output sound and use various features. Apart from the ...

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Denon DP-29F

Denon DP-29F review

Mar 28, 2019

Denon, one of the most famous for its audio equipment Japanese companies, has presented its ultra budget vinyl player — the DP-29F. See price Article navigation Design Setup Features Conclusi...

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Common

Product

Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT
Denon DP-29F

Model

AT-LP60-BT
DP-29F

Brand

Audio-Technica
Denon

Rating

4.2 of 5
3.3 of 5

Reviews

4397
46

Cartridge

Type

dual magnet
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

1,5
3,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

5,7
3,5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

ATN3600L
DSN-82

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.25
0.15

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

50
60

Gain

36
50-60

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
Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz. Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz

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

Bluetooth
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 14.7 x 14.1
35.7 x 97 x 36/3.8 x 14.2 x 14.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.9/6.6
2.8/6.2

Turntables HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 12.5
  • 7.7
  • 12.5Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT
  • 7.7Denon DP-29F

Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT is better turntable in this comparison. Check Audio Technica AT-LP60-BT price