Question: How do I connect the AT-LP60-BT wireless turntable to headphones and other devices that utilize Bluetooth® wireless technology?
Answer: With the resurgence of vinyl and turntables, it seems everyone is pulling out their vintage records, purchasing newly pressed LPs, and bringing the turntable back into their home audio setup. While this “older” technology does require a little more manual setup than the newer, digital tech, Audio-Technica has recently brought the best of these two worlds together by releasing a wireless version of our popular AT-LP60 turntable that includes an integrated Bluetooth wireless transmitter. This allows you to connect the turntable to playback devices that utilize Bluetooth wireless technology,* including wireless speakers and, of course, Audio-Technica’s wireless headphones.
Here are the wireless turntable models we currently offer:
In order for two devices with Bluetooth technology to recognize and communicate with one another, they must first be “paired.” Pairing the AT-LP60-BT with wireless devices is a simple process:
- Make certain your AT-LP60-BT wireless turntable is set up properly. A common setup error is installing the platter’s belt incorrectly. You may check out our previous belt-installation blog post for assistance.
- Place your Bluetooth wireless device into “pairing mode.” This will allow it to discover other Bluetooth signals, such as that coming from the AT-LP60-BT turntable. Place the device and the turntable within 1 meter of each other so that the connection can be made. (You may need to refer to your wireless device’s user manual to learn how to set it for pairing.)
- With the turntable plugged into an AC outlet, press and hold the Wireless Function Button (located in the front left corner on the top of the turntable) for about 4 seconds. During this time, you will see the Wireless Function Button change color. First, it will flash purple (indicating that the Bluetooth transmitter is powering on) and then, shortly after, it will flash purple again. After this second flash, release the button. The button will now begin flashing red and blue – this indicates that the turntable’s wireless transmitter is searching for another device with which to pair. The turntable’s pairing mode will stay active for 30 seconds.
- The Wireless Function Button will turn solid blue when it has successfully paired with your wireless device. If pairing does not occur within the 30 seconds, repeat steps #2 and #3, making certain that all steps are properly executed.
You may now begin to listen to your turntable wirelessly through your paired device. In order to do so:
- Make certain the Wireless Function Button is illuminated blue. If the button is not illuminated, check to ensure that the power cord is properly connected to the turntable, then press and hold the Wireless Function Button for about 2 seconds. The button will flash purple, indicating that the turntable’s wireless function has been turned on.
- Press the Start Button on the front of the turntable. The platter will begin spinning, then the tonearm will lift, move over to the record’s lead-in groove, lower and begin playing the record. The music will be heard through the device you have just paired.
- When you are done listening to the record, you may press the Stop Button on the front of the turntable, which will lift the tonearm off the record, move it back to the rest position, and stop the platter from spinning. This operation will also happen automatically at the end of the side of the record.
- When not using the turntable’s Bluetooth wireless transmission, it is recommended that you turn it off by pressing and holding the Wireless Function Button for about 2 seconds; the button will flash purple and then cease to illuminate, indicating that the wireless function has been deactivated.
Once you have paired your turntable to a device, you should not have to pair it with that device again. This may not be the case if you pair the speakers or headphones with another wireless device (refer to the device’s owner manual or contact the manufacturer for details). Also, since the AT-LP60-BT remembers up to eight devices, you will lose the oldest pairing if you perform a ninth pairing. For additional support, feel free to reach out to the Audio Solutions Department where our specialists will be happy to answer your questions.
Watch the video below to learn how to set up your AT-LP60-BT turntable.
* There are different types and classes of Bluetooth technology, so not all wireless devices are compatible with one another. The AT-LP60-BT turntables utilize the SBC codec and A2DP Bluetooth profile, and therefore are compatible only with wireless playback devices that use that same protocol.
** The Bluetooth® word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Audio-Technica Corporation is under license. Other trademarks and trade names are those of their respective owners.