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This Turntable Is Perfect for a Beginner Collector, and It's Discounted for Cyber Monday

If you're looking for a solid entry-level turntable, Audio-Technica's AT-LP60XBT could be right for you. Plus it's on sale for Cyber Monday

Mary-Elisabeth Combs Associate Writer
Mary-Elisabeth is an associate writer on CNET's How-To team. She's a recent graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill's English Department, and resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. On the How-To team, she covers a little bit of everything. When she's not writing, she's catching up on Formula 1 or reading.
Mary-Elisabeth Combs
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Black Audio Technica turntable

The AT-LP60XBT is a great turntable for the vinyl newbie.


I love music, and even though modern music streaming allows me to have any album or song I could possibly think of, right in the palm of my digital hand, there's something so special about playing physical copies of my favorite songs. Long before I ever had a means to play them, I collected vinyl records, CDs and cassette tapes. Then in high school, I scrimped and saved so I could buy a small suitcase record player, which I basically lived in front of... until it broke. 

Over time, I'd become more involved and educated in the world of vinyl record care and collecting, so I was much more discriminating when I went to upgrade my turntable. I wanted something that was in my budget, was (sort of) portable, delivered high-quality sound and kept my records in good condition. Enter Audio-Technica's AT-LP60XBT

This entry-level turntable delivered on everything I needed. It's on sale for $179 during Cyber Monday (a $40 discount). It's still more expensive than suitcase record players, but for a high-quality turntable, it's a pretty good deal. The AT-LP60XBT is easy to move -- mine has withstood four moves over the last three years, and all the shuffling hasn't compromised its quality. 

Most important, it delivers great sound, and keeps my records nice and safe. I take comfort in knowing that I can spin my favorite LPs and I won't have to worry about my turntable inflicting damage on my records. 

The AT-LP60XBT is Bluetooth capable, so all you'll need is a solid bluetooth speaker, and you'll be set. Though the turntable doesn't come with speakers, you can purchase a speaker and turntable bundle on Amazon. I was in college when I bought my turntable, and I purchased the Ultimate Ears Wonderboom 2 (which has been discontinued, but the Wonderboom 3 will do the trick just the same).

 If you're looking for a solid starter turntable to fire up your collection, the AT-LP60XBT is a pretty perfect choice. 

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