Record Players: Audio Technica AT-LP60 and AT-LP120 Compared

turntableDo you know anything about record player brands? Let’s start with the Audio Technica AT-LP60. The AT-LP60 is a beginner’s turntable, that much is for certain. It doesn’t have the frills and customization options that come with some of the more advanced and expensive record players. On the other hand, Audio Technica has gotten most of its basic functionalities right. If you aren’t an audiophile like me, chances are you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between the AT-LP60 and the AT-LP120. The Audio Technica AT-LP120 is a class above the AT-LP60. Price-wise, it’s more than double the former. Is it worth it? It depends.

Are you looking for the best possible performance that your budget can allow for? If your answer’s yes, you’d be really happy with what the AT-LP120 record player is able to do for you. The stylus that comes with this particular turntable is optimum and by no means is it cheap. If you’re willing to fork out an extra $150, Audio Technica has actually inserted a counterbalance as well as an anti-skate mechanism into the turntable. By doing this, you’re able to adjust the pressure that the stylus adds onto the spinning platter, essentially allowing you to reduce or lessen the weight that the stylus puts onto the grooves in the record.