As soon as I began my record collection at the age of sixteen, I knew I wanted to invest. Investment, to me, meant a record player that could stand the test of time without fail. I wanted to avoid the Crosleys, most famously sold at Urban Outfitters for a small penny but likely to leave all of my records scratched. My search for good quality but low penny price point eventually had me end up on the one: the Audio Technica LP60.
The Audio Technica LP60 is a fully automatic turntable with a USB port. What this means is 1) you won't have much to worry about in terms of maintenance, and 2) you're able to play music directly from your phone (if this is something that interests you). What makes the LP60 the perfect entry level record player is it's user-friendliness. Even setting up the table is an extraordinarily easy process that'll end up saving you time and money in the future.
Keep in mind, though, that this record player does not have audio output. To me, this holds little significance as built-in record player speakers usually have poor output regardless. It's an easy fix - you can get a pair of inexpensive bookshelf speakers (like these Pyle cubes), or you can invest in a pair of Marshall's. This will ensure that you have the right equipment to blast your tunes at high volume.
While the LP60 is still an entry level turntable, it's capacity is excellent for someone who intends for daily use. You can switch the speed between 33 or 45 RPM, so you can play 7 inch records as well as the usual 12 inch's. It's also (as the name suggests) fully automatic, so you don't have to worry about the needle or tonearm too much.
Whether you're starting your first record collection or you already own one, Audio Technica's LP60 is convenient and easy to use for the regular vinyl junkie. it offers great sound quality for a great price that can't be beat. If you're wondering whether you should take the plunge and embark on the big world of vinyl, start with Audio Technica - you won't regret it.
via Urban Outfitters