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

Abt Model: ATLP120USB | UPC Code: 042005159512
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USB Output Connects Directly To Your Computer/ Mac And PC Compatible/ Direct Drive High-Torque Motor/ Selectable 33/45/78 RPM Speeds/ Professional Cast Aluminum Platter With Slip Mat/ Balanced Tone Arm With Soft Damping Control/ Silver Finish
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Audio-Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable, Model AT-LP120-USB

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.

Features:

  • USB output—connects directly to your computer
  • 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:

  • 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

System Requirements

  • PC or Mac with an available USB port (USB1.1 or higher)
  • CD-R or CD-RW writer for burning CDs & installation
  • Includes Audacity software for PC & Mac users
    Audacity requires Mac running OS X 10.1 or later or PC running Windows (98 and above)

Included

  • Direct Drive Professional Stereo USB turntable
  • Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software
  • USB cable
  • Adapter cables

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 6.1"
  • Width: 17.72"
  • Depth: 13.86"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 23.5 lbs
  • Shipping: 27 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): 1 Year Limited Warranty
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.3

(based on 80 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Casual listening (42)
  • Archiving (26)
  • Excellent sound (17)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Easy to use (12)

Cons

  • Poor quality sound (4)
  • Not consistent (3)

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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (3)

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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5.0

Great, once you get rid of the internal preamp

By 

from São Paulo, Brazil

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

      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!

      • How long have you used this product?:
      • Over a year
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      3.0

      Very poor quality

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      from Dallas

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Sound
        • Wears Over Time

        Best Uses

          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)

           
          1.0

          JUST LOOKING AT IT, MAKE ME FEEL RIPPED OFF With my MONEY.

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          from la

          LIKE I wrote at the beginning , IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE BEEN RIPPED OFF. its so thinnily made of plastic,that i cannot imagine ,even if you bought and put the greatest newest speakers on it, it would not sound good.

          • How long have you used this product?:
          • Less than a month
           
          4.0

          i will buy again

          By 

          from Richmond, VA

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

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

           
          5.0

          Fantastic Product, super easy, looks great!

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          from Denver, CO

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              I have a Technics 1200 MKVI and this Audio-Tecnica was a great addition to my business location, out of the box simple set up and use and a fantastic bang for the buck!

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              • Less than a month
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              5.0

              Great record player - well packaged and delivered

              By 

              from Los Angeles

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Audio-Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

              This was a present. It looks great and the packaging was great for such a big heavy thing. Haven't set it up yet, but everything looks great

              Service and delivery comments:

              Came quickly and well packaged

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
               
              5.0

              An 80's fan

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              from Lima, Perú

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  I used to look for high quality audio equipment, but everything I found was not cheap. About a week ago found an ad with this awesome product and decided to give it a chance. It is great!!
                  Now I have all of my vinyl records been played over and over :)

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                  • Less than a month
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                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Worst turntable I've ever purchased

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                  from Tucson, AZ

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Not Consistent
                  • Poor Quality Sound

                  Best Uses

                    I try to use this turntable to play a wide variety of records. Rock to Jazz to Classical and everything in between. I play old vinyl and newer 180 gram stuff. The sound is always distorted for deep bass. And the skipping. DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU WANT TO PLAY NEW VINYL. You know what, just don't buy this. I contacted support and they sent me a weight for the cart to prevent skipping. They didn't send along any instructions on how to use it, but after I figured it out it made the distortion way worse. Look on the web. This thing is junk. I'm sorry I ever bought it and its too late to return now. Buyer beware.

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                    • Up to a year
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                    4.0

                    Lots of peeps modify these

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                    from L,pool uk

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Features
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality Sound

                    Best Uses

                      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

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                      from Canada

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Professional Features
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Poor Quality Sound

                      Best Uses

                        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.

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                        • Over a year
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