STOW, USA: Audio-Technica has introduced its AT-LP60-USB LP-to-Digital Turntable System, a complete USB turntable and software package that makes it easy to enjoy listening to records, and to transfer vinyl records to digital media files.
The AT-LP60-USB includes a turntable and phono cartridge, PC- and Mac-compatible software, a USB cable that connects the turntable directly to a computer, a built-in phono preamp and other accessories.
The AT-LP60-USB features automatic operation, and a 33-1/3 and 45 RPM speed selector. The turntable is designed to deliver outstanding sound, with a heavy-duty cast aluminum platter, a high-quality Dual Magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus, and a pickup arm with soft damping control.
The supplied USB cable enables plug-and-play connection to a computer. Its built-in phono preamp enables connection to a wide variety of home entertainment systems, powered speakers, and to A/V receivers that do not include a phono input. The AT-LP60-USB comes with RCA output cables and 3.5mm-to-RCA adapter cables, and a dustcover.
The included PC- and Mac-compatible Audacity software converts the audio on a record to digital audio files, which can then be played back on portable audio players, computers, home media centers and car audio systems. The Audacity software includes a host of audio editing features and click/noise removal.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP60-USB LP-to-Digital Recording System will be available in January 2010 at an MSRP of $229.00. Its counterpart, the AT-LP60, is available now (without the USB connectivity and software package) at an MSRP of $149.00.
Celebrating 47 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high-performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges.
Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters, house-of-worship venues, and consumer applications.