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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
     
    4.4

    (based on 65 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (42)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (3)

    84%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Casual listening (42)
    • Archiving (26)
    • Excellent sound (9)
    • Versatile (8)
    • Consistent (7)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    No Best Uses
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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.

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    4.0

    Lots of peeps modify these

    By Stos

    from L,pool uk

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Features
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Sound

    Best Uses

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

      Comes with poor cartridge even though at produces at440mla surely should be optional as shure m97×e/jico sas combo expensive

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      • Less than a month
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      4.0

      Good entry level

      By Dave rave

      from Canada

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Professional Features
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • Poor Quality Sound

      Best Uses

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

        Good build quality and features used best with an external amp.I did not like the low end noise from the gear drive upgraded to a high end belt drive unit.

        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Over a year
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        5.0

        You don't have to sacrifice quality for price!

        By tierneyoraclair

        from Nashville, TN

        Pros

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

        Cons

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

            I bought this about two years ago brand new from my local record store that also sells new record players. I'd done my research and I knew I wanted this turntable. I was starting to really get into vinyl and wanted to upgrade to a legit record player as opposed to my previous "novelty" one. I am so so happy with this turntable. It's extremely easy to use. I feel like it's fairly sturdy (I have several cats that I catch resting on it—dust cover closed—from time to time and it's never messed up!) I sometimes wish I would have gotten the model that is identical but includes a USB drive for those old records or records that don't come with a download code, because I do still collect music digitally as well, but I love this turntable. Great sound. Never had a problem with distortion or wonkiness. 10/10 recommend!

            • How long have you used this product?:
            • Over a year
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            5.0

            service department

            By service department

            from service department

            Pros

            • Corners Well
            • Great Grip
            • Long Lasting Tread
            • Quiet
            • Wears Evenly

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                service was nice

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                • Up to a year
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                4.0

                Really great product.

                By Matt

                from Saint John, NB, Canada

                Pros

                • Great Grip
                • Quiet
                • Wears Evenly

                Cons

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

                    I love this turntable. It is by far the best I've ever owned, it's very easy to use and the sound quality is great, there are turntables out there with better sound but for this price you can't beat it.

                    • How long have you used this product?:
                    • Over a year
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                    4.0

                    Awesome !!!

                    By Mike

                    from Winnipeg

                    Pros

                    • Beautiful
                    • Sounds awesome
                    • Well built

                    Cons

                    • Better, clearer directions on tone arm set up

                    Best Uses

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

                      So far only had for one day. It is a well built, beautiful looking player that is everything I wanted and more!!!

                      • How long have you used this product?:
                      • Less than a month
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                      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Whole lotta bang for the buck!

                      By Tommie

                      from Indianapolis, IN

                      Pros

                      • Corners Well
                      • Great Grip
                      • Long Lasting Tread
                      • Quiet
                      • Wears Evenly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          I'm an old audiophile who got in the hobby in the late 60's. I could never afford the high end equipment, so I looked for the best bang for the buck. The Audio Technica AT120 is my 4th turntable ever. When I began looking for a new TT in the summer of 2010, I was disappointed at the selection of decent audiophile models available. In the under $300 range, it was slim pickins! Not surprising, with the advent of CD's in the mid 80's. Another rarity is the hi-fi specialty shop, and I live in a big city. I was forced to go online to do my shopping.

                          Based on reviews, I chose the AT120, and chose wisely. I really wanted a semi-auto unit that automatically returns the tonearm at the end of the record, but the automatics available were on the lower end of the scale and didn't meet my requirements for audio quality. I was very pleasantly surprised when I unpacked the AT120. It looked to be of the same quality I had come to expect from the turntables of 60's and 70's. Setup was easy- I've had experience at this in the past. I was impressed by all the features, and that they operated with a quality feel. I insisted on: adjustable tonearm tracking, anti-skating, 3 speeds, damped cuing, and a dust cover, among other features, and it has them all. It even includes a built-in preamp, USB connection, and reverse turntable direction, none of which I need.
                          I've been enjoying this unit for six years now, and only one thing has needed servicing: the tonearm damping fluid had dried out, letting the tonearm free-fall to the record. You can buy the silicon damping fluid on line and find video instructions on how to fix this on youtube. It now operates perfectly and I expect it to continue giving excellent service for many more years. The only change I made to the original setup was to replace the supplied cartridge with my vintage Audio Technica AT 125 LC cartridge. Amazingly, this cartridge from 1981 still souns great!

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                          • Over a year
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                          5.0

                          This turntable is the bomb diggity!! Love it!

                          By Heather the Music Lover

                          from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

                          Pros

                          • Corners Well
                          • Great Grip
                          • Long Lasting Tread
                          • Quiet
                          • Wears Evenly

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

                              I use this to play my vintage albums, new albums, and ones recorded from master tapes at half speed.

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                              • Over a year
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                              5.0

                              New to vinyl and I love it.

                              By Frank

                              from Lisle,il

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound
                              • Versatile

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

                                  I am new to vinyl. I love this turntable. It is built like a tank and I can tell it will last a long time.

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                                  • Less than a month
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                                  (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Outstanding Turntable; Best Bang for Your Buck!

                                  By Topo

                                  from Chicago, IL

                                  Pros

                                  • Best bang for your buck
                                  • Consistent
                                  • Excellent Sound
                                  • Looks Good
                                  • Versatile

                                  Cons

                                  • Cheap and short built-in RCA cables
                                  • Several unnecessary features
                                  • Very large

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

                                    There are sooooo many internet reviews of this turntable, it's probably impossible to add something someone else hasn't already written. That being said, in my every-man opinion I think this is the BEST turntable out there for the money. It sounds great, looks good, and it's not too expensive.

                                    After receiving this, I unboxed it and had it thrown together within just a few minutes. Admittedly, I've never setup an adjustable tonearm, so after 5 minutes at You Tube I was all set! My previous turntable was fully automatic, so there was small period of getting used to lifting the needle and stopping the platter manually.

                                    I will say this to the great people at Audio-Technica; while I think this looks good, I do think AT could take this model a step in another direction. Do we really need +/- pitch adjust, pitch lock, or even USB? I think most listeners that aren't DJ'ing seriously don't need these options. I think AT should flesh a new model out of this thing, remove the aforementioned features, replace the silver/black deck with some nice stained wood, and kill the cheapish built-in RCA cables for just straight gold-plated inputs. What a great model that would be! AT, are you listening? I'll even offer to test-drive a model like this ;)

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                                    • Up to a year
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