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

Abt Model: ATLP120USB | UPC Code: 042005159512
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Regular Price $299.00
$249.00
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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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Audio TechnicaAudio-Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable
 
4.4

(based on 72 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Casual listening (42)
  • Archiving (26)
  • Excellent sound (14)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Versatile (10)

Cons

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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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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

    Comments about Audio Technica Audio-Technica 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

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    from Canada

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Professional Features
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Sound

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio Technica Audio-Technica 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.

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      • Over a year
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      5.0

      You don't have to sacrifice quality for price!

      By 

      from Nashville, TN

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio Technica Audio-Technica 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!

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          • Over a year
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          5.0

          service department

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          from service department

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Audio Technica Audio-Technica 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 

              from Saint John, NB, Canada

              Pros

              • Great Grip
              • Quiet
              • Wears Evenly

              Cons

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                  Comments about Audio Technica Audio-Technica 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.

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                  • Over a year
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                  4.0

                  Awesome !!!

                  By 

                  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 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!!!

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                    • 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 

                    from Indianapolis, IN

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio Technica Audio-Technica 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

                        Almost a Technics SL1200

                        By 

                        from Addison, IL

                        Pros

                        • Best bang for the money
                        • Easy to assemble.

                        Cons

                        • Fixed RCA cable
                        • Not fully automatic

                        Best Uses

                        • Easy listening

                        Comments about Audio-Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

                        This is my first turntable purchase and totally happy with it. Assembly was a breeze out of the box. There's a short video on one of the Auto Technica's blog.
                        The only thing is it's not automatic. you have to stop the motor once one side is finished so, don't fall asleep while listening. Also, the RCA cables are fixed and if something goes wrong, good luck.
                        Totally content with the product.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Overall, happy with the product and as usual spectacular service provided by ABT. Shout out to Jason V and other associates helping me out at the store.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        This turntable is the bomb diggity!! Love it!

                        By 

                        from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Audio Technica Audio-Technica 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.

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                            from Lisle,il

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Excellent Sound
                            • Versatile

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                                Comments about Audio Technica Audio-Technica 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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