GIVEAWAY: Win an AT-LP3BK Turntable from Audio-Technica

The first ever Record Store Day took place in 2008 to celebrate the culture of independently owned record stores. Each year, Record Store Day continues the celebration with many festivities and exclusive vinyl releases through participating stores on nearly every continent. Record Store Day 2018 is April 21st!

From seasoned record collectors to those new to the game, we want to help record lovers celebrate the analog listening experience by giving away an AT-LP3BK turntable to one lucky reader!

GIVEAWAY: Win an AT-LP3BK Turntable from Audio-Technica

The AT-LP3BK fully automatic belt-drive stereo turntable lets you take your analog listening experience to a new level, with advanced features not typically found on automatic turntables. The turntable comes with a 1/2″ mount universal headshell and AT91R Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge, which you can also change out should you like to use a different moving magnet or moving coil cartridge.

With its hydraulically damped lift control, you can precisely and safely lower the AT-LP3BK turntable’s stylus at any point on a record. Or choose fully automatic operation to start and stop the playing of a record with the simple push of a button. Complete with anti-vibration damping materials that limit low-frequency feedback and a die-cast aluminum platter with accompanying rubber damping mat that reduce resonance, the AT-LP3BK turntable offers excellent high-fidelity performance. And the built-in switchable phono preamp and attached dual RCA output cable means you’ll never have to worry about connecting to a home stereo, powered speakers, or other components that don’t have a dedicated turntable input.

Want to win an AT-LP3BK turntable to play all of your new Record Store Day finds? We’re giving away one turntable to a lucky A-T fan, so follow the directions below to enter for a chance to win!

Enter for a Chance to Win an AT-LP3BK Turntable

To enter for a chance to win your own AT-LP3BK turntable, follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget below and tell us the first and last record you purchased! To increase your chances of winning, Tweet about this giveaway after leaving your comment below.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 

Please note that this giveaway is only open to fans ages 18 and older who are located within the United States. The giveaway will run from Wednesday, April 18, 2018, through Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 11:59 PM ET.

Good luck to all entrants!

Audio-Technica

194 Comments

  1. I don’t remember the first record I bought, but the most recent one was an OST for Mass Effect.

    • Sweet Fanny Adams by Sweet and the last: Lovedrive by Scorpions.

    • First was Lulu! By Lulu and the last was 99 Luftballons by Nena.

  2. the new taylor swift album, reputation, now i need to get a turntable to listen to it.

  3. This is awesome i need one to play my fallout and Ghost records

  4. First record was a Simon & Garfunkel album, with the Nier Automata OST being the last album I purchased.

  5. I have been wanting to get into records, but I’ve not gotten any yet due to my lack of a record player. Not sure what record I’d buy first though.

  6. I couldn’t tell you what the first record I purchased was; we’ve been collecting for many years. My most recent buy was supporting Demon Hunter’s “Outlive” Kickstarter campaign.

  7. The first record I purchased was James Taylor’s Fire and Rain. The last record was Valerie June’s The Order of Time

  8. It’s incredible that vinyl is still surviving with streaming services available. I love it. I can’t wait to start my record collection.

  9. first- ACDC Back in Black
    last-Oasis- Dig Out Your Soul

  10. This sounds like a great giveaway. Would love to get back into records like my dad decades back.

  11. First: Nirvana – Nevermind
    Last: George Ezra – Staying at Tamara’s

  12. First: Tell All Your Friends – Taking Back Sunday

    Last: Prequelle – Ghost (preorder)

  13. First recordings I purchased was Guns’n’Roses album “Use you illusion I”. And the last was “A Moon Shaped Pool” by Radiohead. Thanks.

  14. First record was Three Dog Night. Last record was Hans Zimmer Live

  15. My first album – Styx ” Kilroy was Here” back in 1983 when I was 8 years old and the last record was the vinyl release of the soundtrack to the video game “Katamari Damacy”

  16. The first record I ever bought was the Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique. The most recent record I bought was the Third Man Records Vault package for Jack White’s new album Boarding House Reach.

  17. Love record store day! Discovered one of my favorite bands while perusing a Chicago record store a few years back!

  18. Never purchased one myself but my family had lots of records.

  19. The first record I ever bought with my own money may have been a copy of “The Tryptich Session” by Thoughts of Ionesco at a hardcore show in high school. The most recent was the “Glenn/Rhoda” 10″ by Slint from Low Yo Yo Stuff in Athens, GA

  20. Would love the opportunity to win this beautiful turntable. The first record I ever purchased was Tool-Opiate(EP), my latest which I picked up at my local record hotspot meet-and-greet with Nine Inch Nails is “Not The Actual Events”, it would be amazing to hear “Field on Fire” in crystal clear quality for the parts when Trent Reznor screams into the megaphone!

  21. Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
    Ray Charles – The Spirit of Christmas

  22. The first record I bought was a The Devil Wears Prada- South of the City 7″ at Record Store Day 2015. And the last record I bought was Pageninetynine- Document 7.

  23. Meet the Beatles was my first one and my last one is Silberman doing Chopin. Nice to see this giveaway abd would live this for my office

  24. My first record was The Cranberries debut album. and my last was Radiohead’s In Rainbows.

  25. My first record i bought was Plastic Beach by Gorillaz and my latest purchase was of A Day With The Homies by Panda Bear.

  26. First record was a 45 of Crocodile Rock by Elton John, last was a vintage copy of Paradise Hotel/Styx for my teenage daughter…

  27. the first record i purchased was Bob Marley greatest hits and the most recent was Queen greatest hits…took me forever to find a copy in stock anywhere

  28. The first record I bought was Daft Punk’s Discovery and my most recent purchase was the FUZZ II special edition album.

  29. When I was a pre-teen we owned a riding stable and had a jukebox in the waiting area. I used to get the 45’s that were switched out for free from the guy who serviced the jukebox. 1st record was Not purchased but was “wooly bully”
    The last LP I purchased was a box set by Willie Nelson.
    My youngest son is 33 and has his own Jazz on Vinyl DJ business. Would gift this awesome turntable to him if I won, so he has a back up.

  30. The first was Tiffany, and the last I believe was The Eagles, can’t remember exactly.

  31. Can’t remember the first record I purchased but the most recent one was BATTERIE DELUXE by Morgan Ågren

  32. First – Joanna Newsom The Milk-Eyed Mender

    Last – Joe Hisaishi ‎– Hisaishi Meets Miyazaki Films

  33. The first record I purchased was “Black and White” by Jorge Varona and the last record was Feels So Good by Chuck Mangione.

  34. my first new purchase was prob Hotel California, my lates the new Chicago Live

  35. The first record was The Beatles White album. My last purchase was the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Anthology – Through The Years

  36. First record: KISS – Rock And Roll Over. Last record: Iron Maiden – Number Of The Beast.

  37. First was Dire Straits’s “Alchemy” if I remember correctly. Last one is Holly Cole “Holly”.

  38. The first record I purchased was Portuguese Blues by Starflyer 59 and the last record I purchased was a flexi-disc called Starquake by Fang Island. I love vinyl!

  39. First record I purchased was some hippie thing, he last one I bought was Sashas Xpander EP

  40. The first record I purchased was Pete Rock and CL Smooth’s The Main Ingredient! It’s probably my favorite hip hop album of all time.

    Anyway, the last record I bought was Miki Matsubara’s Stay with me 7” single! I love late 70’s-mid 90’s Japanese pop, r&b and hip hop!

  41. First record purchased was a 45 single of Steve Martin’s “King Tut”, last purchase was a vintage copy of “Star Wars Funk” from 1977.

  42. 1st: Manchester Orchestra – I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child
    Last: Caleb Caudel – Crushed Coins

  43. First vinyl LP?
    Apparat – The Devil’s Walk
    Most recent:
    Wye Oak – The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs

  44. My “first record” was a bunch of rare singles I bought online from various sources (can’t buy just one, lol). The last record I bought (at a store) was Ziggy Marley’s “Conscious Party” & Third World’s “Hold on to Love”. I recently purchased other records online, but haven’t got here yet.

  45. The first record I bought was Whitesnake (self-titled album). The last record I purchased was Dream Theater (also coincidentally self-titled)

  46. The first record I purchased was Sonny & Cher – The Beat Goes On / Love Don’t Come in a 45 LP. I was 12. The last one (I’m guessing) was probably The Eagles – California Hotel.

  47. 1st : Ghost In the Shell OST

    Most Recent : XCOM Vinyl Soundtrack

  48. First: R.E.M. – Reveal
    Last: Vantage// – Aloha Island

  49. First record: Metallica Kill’em All

    Last Record: Metallica The $5.95 EP: Garage Days Re-revisited

  50. I purchased Jack Johnson’s “In Between Dreams” for a friend I had a crush on in college. At the time, I didn’t even know you could buy modern albums on vinyl. My love has grown over the years. My most recent purchase was a hard to find copy of “This Desert Life” by Counting Crows. That album basically defined my childhood.

  51. The first record I purchased was Abbey Road by The Beatles. I last record I purchases was an Ambrosia 45 RPM I found at a thrift store

  52. Don’t remember the first album I bought, but first I was given as a present was Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only the Piano Player–Elton John. Last? Maybe Boston’s Third Stage?

  53. The first record I bought was ‘The Human Condition’ by Jon Bellion, but it is not a well made record (a lot of skipping). My last record I bought was ‘After Laughter’ by Paramore, which was worth it.

  54. I don’t remember the first record I bought as I inherited some, but my earliest purchases were probably used zeppelin. My latest was a pre-order of Father John Misty’s “God’s favorite customer”

  55. First was an Iron & Wine record. Last was a Lana Del Rey.

  56. First Album was probably the Australian version of Dirty deeds done dirt cheap by AC/DC . One of the latest albums I bought was “Israel Nash Rain Plains”

  57. The last record i purchased was a Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab version of Dire Straits “Brother In Arms”.

  58. It has been several years but I picked up a 45 of Axle F from Beverly Hills Cop and the last would have been CSN Live It Up

  59. The first record was Kiss Alive 2 last was ACDC Black Ice

  60. My first album I bought was “Meet the Monkees” and the last album I bought was by R.L Burnside Long Distance Call: Europe 1982. Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. My first LP purchase was probably “Meet The Beatles” in mono! Did not buy the stereo version since the cost was a dollar more.

  62. First: Tiesto – Elements of Life
    Last: Mall Grab ‎– Sun Ra EP

  63. Less the first I bought than the first I was given, which was the TASTE OF HONEY EP by the Beatles.

    The last one I bought? Hrm. Again, from the records I acquired after a friend of a friend died…Fleetwood Mac’s TUSK. I don’t remember exactly which LP I last bought, as there was a flurry of classical that never made it to CD, all bought via a dealer on eBay.

    My last CD purchase was HUMBLE PIE BOOTLEG VOL. 1. Last digital purchase…the entire Sea Of Clouds label discography. But you don’t want to know about those….

  64. My first record was a John Denver album my parents had, my most recent was Twenty One Pilots Blurryface album

  65. The first record I bought was a badly worn copy of Queen’s Greatest Hits. The most recent LP I have is the UK release of Now 11 from the spring of 1988

  66. First record was In Rainbows by Radioheaf, last record I bought was Typhoon’s “Offerings”. Check it out!!

  67. Can’t recall first album but my most recent one was Rush 2112 on blue vinyl.

  68. First record was probably the Monkees first LP — or could have been the Banana Splits (remember them?). Latest one is an oldie, Harry James’ “One Night Stand”.

  69. This would be awesome to win this wonderful prize ! Get back in to playing records ! I still have a lot from the 1970s !

  70. First record I bought was Led Zep II
    Last record I bought was Jim James – Eternally Even

  71. first record was billy joels greatest hits, last was the beach boys pet sounds 40th anniversary edition

  72. The last vinyl record I bought was probably a copy of the “La Bamba” soundtrack. The first was….too long ago for me to recall.

  73. 1st album was the original vee Jay “Introducing the Beatles ” January of 1964.
    The last album bought was “In/Parallel” by Dhani Harrison

  74. I definitely don’t remember what the first record I bought was… most likely it was a Broadway cast album from a bargain bin, because musicals was where it began for me. Most recently I bought Nina Hagen Band’s self-titled debut album from the late ’70s.

  75. First was Dark Side of the Moon. Last was something by jimi hendrix.

  76. My first record was C’est Chic (by Chic), over 4 years ago during the holidays. The last purchase I made was actually two records: Da Funk/Rollin’ & Scratchin’ by Daft Punk and Santa Claus/Holiday on Ice by Le Knight Club. I thought I would never find the last two in such a great condition at such a great price!

  77. I’d love for my first turn-table to be from Audio Technica. I’ve always wanted to start a record collection but haven’t gotten around to choosing a quality player. This would make it more easier to get the ball rolling.

  78. First record I brought was Big Star’s ‘#1 Record’ from the now defunct ‘Tower Records’ along with The Replacements’ record ‘Tim’. Both records are masterpieces and both bands are unfortunately underrated and influenced an unsurmountable amount of other artists and bands alike.

  79. All my albums are vintage but haven’t been able to play them for years…… this would be the solution that will allow me to hears those hundreds of gems again! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  80. I think the first album I bought myself was a K-Tel record with Robby The Robot on it. I’m really not sure the last album I bought, add that was in the very early ’90. I’m hoping to win so that I can convince my wife that I need to start buying vinyl again. 🙂

  81. The Youth of Today – Musical Youth

    Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd

  82. My first was Thick As A Brick by Jethro Till, my last was Switched on Bach by Wendy Carlos

  83. My first album was the Elvis Presley Christmas Album (yes, I’m somewhat old) and my latest album was Turn Blue by the Black Keys

  84. I think the first one was an ABBA record when I was a teenager. I have collected many since then, but can’t remember the last one I bought.

  85. First record I bought was: Monk’s Dream
    Last Record I bought was: a Saturday Night Fever soundtrack at Goodwill!

  86. It’s been a long time since I bought my last album, and an even longer time since I bought my first album. I truly can not say what those records were, but the first record (45 rpm) that I can recall buying was Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones. Yea, it has been a while.

  87. First, Yes Fragile. Last Nat King Cole, Unforgettable.

  88. I believe it was a Sir Tom Jones disc no doubt. It was quite a few years ago for sure. Good luck to all.

  89. First record? Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced.
    Last record? Natalie Merchant Paradise is There (boxed set).

  90. My first album purchase was War from a garage sale, and most recent was Queens of the stone age – villains

  91. The first vinyl I purchased was miles Davis’ kind of blue. My latest is preordered black and white marble P!ATD pray for the wicked.

  92. Camp Cope’s “How to Socialise & Make Friends” on pink vinyl. 6 of my last 7 physical music purchases have been on vinyl.

  93. My first album I purchased was Al green last album Sam Cooke

  94. First record was David Bowie’s “David Bowie.” Last record purchased was a re-issue of David Bowie”s “Changes Two.” Yes there’s a recurring theme here lol.

  95. My first record was Taj Mahal’s greatest hits and the last album I bought was Chris Thile’s Thanks for Listening!

  96. First record I bought was an Owl City LP, and the latest was Andrew Mcmahon in the Wilderness I believe?

  97. The first record I got was Public Image Limited double album on my 1st Birthday. The last album I bought was either Aglio e Olio or Mom, What Are They Giving Me?by the Beastie Boys. Winning this would be so awesome as it’s the day after my Birthday!!!!!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and the great opportunity.

  98. First record was the Persona 5 Soundtrack and the last one is the Shadow of the Colossus Soundtrack.

  99. The first was “jibbs-chain hang low” because part of the instrumental was killer. But when I purchased this vinyl I was given for free “Gwen stefani-bananas” vinyl. I was hyped; intill I played it. Now I look back and say haha what a good joke. The last vinyl I purchased was “Elmer Bernstein-The Ten Commandments” found it in a thrift store for $2.00

  100. The first 45 rpm record I purchased was by the Troggs, “Love Is All Around”. The first LP I ever bought was “Disraeli Gears” by Cream, and the last record is Suzanne Ciani’s “Buchla Concerts 1975” on Finders Keepers. Great record!

  101. 1st record Back In Black AC/DC
    last one bought Hysteria Def Leppard

  102. First album: Bryan Adams – Cuts Like a Knife
    Last Album: Def Leppard – Pyromania

  103. Wow. First is hard to say. As a child growing up in the early seventies, I remember being gifted LPs by the Partridge Family, Sonny and Cher, Chicago, and Elton John. I suspect the first I actually bought, still as a youngster, was the 45 of Brandy by The Looking Glass. The first really important albums I bought as a teen that really changed my musical direction and taste were The Ramones’ End of The Century and the B-52’s first album. Most recent is a nice, early, used copy of Led Zeppelin II for my teen daughter and to share, as I return to vinyl, and introduce her to it!

  104. First record Beatles – Revolver, last one purchased – Abner Jay, The True Story of Abner Jay

  105. My turntable just bit the dust and I desperately need a replacement! Would be thrilled to get this one!

  106. Forgot to mention my first and last records! I don’t remember my first but the last one I bought was Science Fiction — Brand New

  107. 1st record – Delicate Steve – Wondervisions
    Last record – Todd Rundgren -Utopia

  108. First record I bought was Devo’s Freedom of Choice. Last record was Johnny Cash – So Doggone Lonesome, 45rpm on Sun records.

  109. Ahh music… my first record was the 45 sing of the Beatles Love Me Do and the last one I’ve gotten so far was a collector album of my cousin’s band New York Mary, one of the first jazz fusion albums. So lucky to find it! Hope there’s more good stuff nearby! Peace out, A-T!

  110. First record I ever bought? My first was a gift, first for myself was RSD release of Flaming Lips Zaireeka. Latest was today, “The Well-Tempered Synthesizer”.

  111. First Record I purchased: Get Lucky by Daft Punk

    Last Record I purchased: A Moment Apart by ODESZA (at their show in Seattle recently)

  112. First record was Best of Cream, latest one purchased was Bowie Legacy!

  113. One of the first records I bought was Pink Floyd’s the wall original pressing…it’s my favorite Pf album and it is in mint condition and came with extras. I also have a reissue that I play more often obviously. Would be mice to play on this.

  114. The first record I bought was Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ (I still have it) and the last was The Screaming Females’ ‘All at Once’

  115. I listen to Apocalyptica literally my first record and only record I have so far.

  116. First Album: Jimmy Cliff – The Harder They Come
    Latest Album: Jesus and Mary Chain – Psychocandy

  117. The first was The Cure and the last was from The Book of Love

  118. First record I bought was Northlane – Discoveries Limited Aqua. The last one got was Kendrick Lamar – Damn Red 2LP

  119. First – Van Morrison Astral Weeks
    Last – Madvillian – Madvillainy

  120. My first was Bach organ works performed by the E. Power Biggs. My last was Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland.

  121. First record I bought . . . Studio Ghibli Compilation (I think)? Last album? “Iteration” by Com Truise.

  122. First was The Doors s/t to my most recent, Blade runner 2049 OST. It’s been a long and sweet journey.

  123. My first record was Knife Man by AJJ and my most recent one was Blowfly’s Party by Blowfly! I have records because they have been at good prices and have had sentimental value, but I have no way of playing them!

  124. I think the last record I bought was Random Access Memories by Daft Punk. It’s so crispy and smooth, with just enough punch to want to keep listening.

  125. Awesome giveaway! Would love to have this in my home. 🙂

    • Ah, my first record was a single by the Cure.
      Last one I purchased was IV by Led Zeppelin! 🙂

  126. Last mail call was ELO – “Eldorado” and Local Natives – “Gorilla Manor”

  127. I’m new to this so a record player would be very helpful!

    The first record I ever bought was Anything in Return by Toro Y Moi.

    The latest record I bought was Naked All The Time by Sports.

  128. I bought got my first 45 in ’82, it was The Clash’s Rock the Casbah.

  129. I can’t recall the first record I bought, but one of the last ones I purchased is a Miles Davis 12″ in red vinyl with remixes from Bitches’ Brew.

  130. First record was Fink Perfect Darkness, Last was the same. I bought it and remembered I don’t have a record player to use it on…

  131. First record: Portugal. The Man – Church Mouth
    Most recent: Quite a few that I’m still waiting on to be delivered, but the most recent to arrive was The Wonder Years – The Greatest Generation

  132. The first album I ever bought was Martha and the Vandellas Greatest Hits. I can’t remember the last album I purchased since my turntable has been broken for years, so I would love a new one!

  133. The 1st was B.B. King Live at Cook County jail, and the last was Vanessa Carlton Rabbits on the Run.

  134. First: Hard to say. I think it was the TVT Records release of AFX – Analogue Bubblebath.
    Last: Isis – Oceanic Remixes

  135. My first record was the Grease soundtrack and my last one was The Eagles that I found at a garage sale.

  136. First record I ever bought that I can remember is the Earthquake/Gak Attack split 7″ which is green and yellow splatter. The last record I bought was the red pressing of the MF Doom/Czarface album.

  137. My first record was a k-tel comp my parents got for me with my first record player. It’s called “Music Machine.’ I still own it. The most recent record purchased was Mandolin Orange’s “Such Jubilee.” So very good.

  138. The first album I bought was DJ Shadow’s Endtroducing, and the last album I bought was the self-title debut of Legend Of The Seagullmen.

  139. First: “The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders from Mars” – David Bowie

    Last: “Heartbreaker: Deluxe Edition” – Ryan Adams

  140. My first record was a copy of Mogwai’s BBC Goverment Commisions Album, my last purchase was a copy of Kendrick Lamar’s good kid, m.A.A.d city

  141. First Record was the Original Broadway Cast of Gospel and the latest record was Strange Desire by Bleachers.

  142. I don’t remember the first record I purchased, but the last one was a sealed True Value Hardware Christmas special.

  143. The first was Modest Mouse Good New for People who Love Bad News and the last was Lana Del Rey Lust for Life.

  144. The first one I bought was ABBA Waterloo and the last one was The Beatles by Abbey Road.

  145. 1st: “Hot Rod Lincoln” 7″ single by Commander Cody.
    Most Recent: Mogwai: Atomic 2xLP on orange sunburst vinyl.

  146. ‘Damn.’ from Kendrick Lamar
    ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Limited Edition’ from Kanye West

  147. My first was, “Hello, Dolly” by Louis Armstrong. My most recent was “Chuck” by Chuck Berry.

  148. First I think was that Captain and Tennille one with Love Will Keep Us Together. My last was probably from a yard sale T-Rex Electric Warrior along with some others.

  149. My first record was Famous Last Words – MCR <3

    The last record I bought was Low – David Bowie!

    My record collection is tiny but I hope to continue to grow it as the years go on. Having an awesome turntable would help as well!!!

  150. 1st Ray Parker Jr ghost busters
    Last Johnny Cash live at Folsom

  151. 1) Pet Shop Boys – Very
    2) Psychaos – Cause and Effect

  152. Oh my! The first? I’m not sure. The record store was a Saturday tradition back as far as I can remember. The collection is strong. The last record I bought was “GapBand IV”…a steal at an auction!

  153. Beach House – Depression Cherry was the 1st record I bought. DJ Healer – Nothing to Loose is the latest one I’ve bought

  154. First album was The Monkees. Last album was a used copy of Ram.

  155. Parinoid was the first album, Pyromania was the last.

  156. First ACDC Back in Black, last, Black Label Society Grimmest Hits

  157. First: Some Soul Jazz comp probably

    Most recent: Some cheapo record bazaar finds including Vangelis and something called “The Space Age: The Age of Reliabillity”

  158. The first LP I bought was Split Enz Time and Tide; the last one I bought was The Monks Live.

  159. The first record I purchased was Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees and the last was Sweet Southern Sugar album by Kid Rock.

  160. Sugar Shack was first record but I can’t remember the last.

  161. First one, private Eyes Hall & Oates- last I think a Beatles album

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *