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Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable
  • Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable
  • Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable
 
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Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable

Manufacturer: Audio-Technica

Item #: AT-LP120-USB   •   MFG #: AT-LP120-USB

 


Our Price:$299.00

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    This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.

    Includes the AT95E (green) cartridge.

     
    • Features

      • USB output-connects directly to your computer for plug-&-play use
      • Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software digitizes your LPs
      • Direct drive high-torque motor
      • Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds
      • Professional cast aluminum platter with slip mat
      • ½-inch mount universal headshell with Dual Magnet phono cartridge
      • Balanced tone arm with soft damping control
      • Switchable built-in pre-amplifier with line-level RCA output cables
      • Included cables connect to your stereo or powered speakers
      • Stroboscopic platter speed indicator
      • Forward and reverse play
       
    • Specifications

      • Turntable Specifications
      • Type 3-speed, fully manual operation
      • Motor DC motor
      • Drive Method Direct Drive Direct drive
      • Speeds 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
      • Pitch Variation +/-10% or +/-20%
      • Turntable Platter Die-cast aluminum
      • Starting Torque >1.6 kgf-cm
      • Braking System Electronic brake
      • Wow and Flutter <0.2% WRMS (33 RPM)
      • Signal-to-Noise Ratio >50 dB
      • Output Level Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
      • Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
      • Phono Pre-Amp Gain 36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
      • USB Function A/D, D/A - 16 bit 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB selectable;
      • Computer interface - USB 1.1 Compliant Windows XP, Vista or MAC OSX
      • Power Supply Requirements 115/230V AC, 60/50 Hz
      • Power Consumption 11W
      • Dimensions 450.0 mm (17.72") W x 352.0 mm (13.86") D x 157.0 mm (6.1") H
      • Weight 10.7 kg (23.5 lbs.)
      • Accessories Included Headshell/cartridge; AC line cord; dual RCA (female) to 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug (male) stereo adapter cable; dual RCA (female) to 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug (female) stereo adapter cable; 45 RPM adapter; USB cable; recording software.
        Cartridge Specifications:
      • Frequency response: 20 - 20,000 Hz.
      • Channel separation: >20 dB at 1 kHz.
      • Vertical tracking force: 1.5 - 2.5 grams.
      • Stylus construction: Bonded round shank.
      • Output: 3.5 mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec.
      • Channel balance: 2.0 dB.
      • Stylus shape: 0.4 x 0.7 mil elliptical.
      • Cantilever: Aluminum.
      • Mount: Half-inch.
      • Replacement stylus: ATN95E.
       
    • Item Includes

      • Direct Drive Professional Stereo USB turntable.
      • Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software.
      • USB cable.
      • Adapter cables.
      • Headshell/cartridge (AT95E).
      • AC line cord.
      • Dual RCA (female) to 3.5 mm (1/8") miniplug (male) stereo adapter cable.
      • Dual RCA (female) to 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug (female) stereo adapter cable.
      • 45 RPM adapter.
       
     

    REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    AUDIO-TECHNICAAudio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable
     
    4.3

    (based on 78 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (48)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Casual listening (42)
    • Archiving (26)
    • Excellent sound (14)
    • Versatile (12)
    • Consistent (11)

    Cons

    • Not consistent (4)
    • Poor quality sound (4)
    • Wears over time (3)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic player

    Simply put, I think you should give serious consideration to purchasing this player. For an in depth analysis, I have made a video review. If you would like more information, I have...Read complete review

    Simply put, I think you should give serious consideration to purchasing this player. For an in depth analysis, I have made a video review. If you would like more information, I have included the link to a youtube video.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Did not work out of the box

    I am so very disappointed. The design and features and look of this turntable are great.

    But after setting it up we found that only the Left channel was working and the...Read complete review

    I am so very disappointed. The design and features and look of this turntable are great.

    But after setting it up we found that only the Left channel was working and the right channel is dead, whether on Line Out or Phono Out. We checked the stylus, the wiring of the stylus, fiddled with the arm height, weight, skate force, tried different records. We soo wanted this to be fixable. But sadly no.

    Defective product out of the box so back it goes.

    I so wanted to believe that the reviews that were negative here were one off lemon examples. But now I think I'll buy a different product and buy it locally not over the web.

    Disappointed.

    Reviewed by 78 customers

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    5.0

    Awesome purchase!!

    By Schmidty

    from Appleton Wisconsin

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Professional Features

    Cons

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        Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

        I love this turntable! It's a MAJOR step up from the other one I had. If you have the correct audio equipment then this turntable and your vinyl will sound amazing!!! Worth the money!

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        • Less than a month
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        2.0

        I will not buy again

        By Bob

        from Modoc Indiana

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound
        • My phono side of the turntable has very low soun

        Cons

        • Not Consistent

        Best Uses

          Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

          Lost my phone side of the turntable very low sound but the line side still works so there for to record I will be going to a different turn table didn't last one year and I have 2700 albums to record

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          • Up to a year
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          4.0

          High quality turntable for the price.

          By Euby

          from Highlands Ranch, Colorado

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Limited Features

          Best Uses

            Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

            This is a perfect turntable for casual listening, obviously I would not recommend it for scratching as it is a belt drive, but it does a very good job for listening and vinyl sampling.

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            • Up to a year
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            5.0

            Please reply to my querry

            By Chris

            from Mauritius

            Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

            How do I do to get alternative Audio-Technica cartridges that are optised for the playback of 78 RPM/SP records?

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            • Less than a month
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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A Very Good Mid-Range Turntable

            By The Vinyl Guy

            from Toronto, Canada

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

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                Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

                It is a fully manual turntable. Styled as an SL-1200, with similar features, it's allows for various cartridge height in thanks to the tonearm height adjustment. The rumble and wow & flutter are fair for a direct drive table. I have upgraded from the supplied cartridge, but for average users it's sufficient. The switchable preamp is a nice touch for today's audio equipment that doesn't have a dedicated phono input. That, or for direct connection to a computer for USB use.

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                • Over a year
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                5.0

                Best turntable under $100 anywhere

                By VinylN00b

                from Washington, DC

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Limited Features

                Best Uses

                  Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

                  This record player has the best sound you'll ever find for this price. The money for other budget turntables tends to go into design rather than sound quality. This is quick to set up, easy to use and it sounds great with good speakers. Because of the limited features, it isn't very customizable. We tried to use a cork mat, but it's thicker than the standard mat provided with this turntable. Since we can't raise the tonearm to compensate, it resulted in a little bit of sound distortion. But if you're not looking to spend a lot of money on a turntable to start with, this can help restrain the urge to spend money on all the little upgrades. This is still hands down the best turntable in this price range.

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                  • Less than a month
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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Get what you pay for with this model

                  By Dr. J

                  from Asheville, NC

                  Pros

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                    • Wears Over Time

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

                      I was so excited about my purchase initially, the sound quality was good for the price and it was easy to use. I've used this product about an hour per week over the 1year I've owned it and it is no longer working. It can't seem to get up to speed and the needle can't figure out the proper place to touch down on the record(that occurred 6months into use but could be rectified manually). I figure paying for repair and the hassle of returning it isn't worth it. Another product for the landfill.

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                      • Up to a year
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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great, once you get rid of the internal preamp

                      By LancesUK

                      from São Paulo, Brazil

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound
                      • Professional Features
                      • Versatile

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                          Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

                          For the money, this is a great turntable. Unfortunately, it is plagued by its cheap internal preamp, which dampens the highs and muddies the lows. Bypassing it doesn't solve the issue because the signal still runs through some capacitors. The only solution is getting rid of it altogether. The are a couple of videos on Youtube showing one how to do that. I've done this to mine and the results were unbelievable. Suddenly my LP120 produced more detailed highs and tighter lows and everything just sounded clearer.

                          I wish Audio Technica would sell a version of the LP120 without the internal pre amp, so us users wouldn't need to resort to such measures in order to extract the most from this otherwise brilliant turntable.

                          If you guys are reading this, please make an Lp120 without the preamp. Everyone would benefit from the choice!

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                          • Over a year
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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Very poor quality

                          By Rob

                          from Dallas

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                            • Poor Quality Sound
                            • Wears Over Time

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                              Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

                              Out of box, only one audio connector worked. I will need to send back entire unit because they made a very wise decision to wire the audio cables directly to the processor board. Who does that?

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                              • Less than a month
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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              4.0

                              i will buy again

                              By H

                              from Richmond, VA

                              Comments about AUDIO-TECHNICA Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

                              The left output was broken when we received it. It's hard wired so we can't fix it.

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