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What does the PHONO/LINE switch mean on Audio-Technica Turntables?
How do I change the stylus on my AT-LP60 or AT-LP60-USB Turntable?
How Do I Replace the Stylus on My AT95E Phono Cartridge?
Do I need any drivers for my USB microphones and USB turntables?
This Saturday, April 18, marks one of the most special days of the year: Record Store Day!
Record Store Day dates back to a 2007 gathering of independent record store owners and employees where the day was conceived as a way to “celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the US and thousands of similar stores internationally.”
Perhaps not coincidently, vinyl record sales have also been making a serious comeback since 2007.
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Question: Can You Explain the Different Types of Styli?
Q: The platter on my AT-LP60 (or AT-LP60-USB) turntable is not turning. What is wrong?
This is the first post in our new “Question of the Week” series. Each Wednesday our Audio Solutions team will address a question they frequently receive and provide detailed steps to help you get the most out of your Audio-Technica gear. This week they discuss a problem that can result from improper turntable setup.
In Part 1, we told you how to install the headshell and counterweight, and how to balance the tone arm. Now it’s time to set the stylus tracking force. Setting the force properly will keep the stylus from skipping out of the record groove at especially dynamic musical passages (too little force) and prevent excessive wear to stylus and records (too much force).