CES 2012 Marks the Debut of the Flagship Audio-Technica AT-LP1240 Professional DJ Turntable

– New Full-Featured DJ Turntable Is Also Ideal for Home Music Listening –

Stow, OH 01-10-2012 At CES 2012, Audio-Technica is premiering its new top-of-the-line AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Turntable. The AT-LP1240-USB offers a host of high-performance features that make it ideal for pro, mobile and club DJ use, and its sleek, gloss black design complements any home music system.

“Audio-Technica has a heritage of ‘50 Years of Passionate Listening,’ and has always been committed to offering high-quality turntables. The AT-LP1240-USB incorporates all the features that DJs, vinyl enthusiasts and people who like to transfer their LPs to digital music files would need, in a single turntable that does it all,” noted Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica Consumer Marketing Manager.

The AT-LP1240-USB is built to deliver exceptional music reproduction even under the most demanding conditions of professional use. It utilizes a powerful direct-drive 16-pole, three-phase motor for unwavering speed stability along with easy back-cueing, forward and reverse play and quiet operation at 33-1/3, 45 or 78 RPM. The turntable features an S-shaped tone arm with adjustable tracking force (counterweight) and anti-skate adjustment and a removable universal cartridge mount (cartridge available separately). The tone arm has locking height adjustment to dial in the vertical tracking angle (VTA), an important feature for achieving the most accurate-possible record playback.

The AT-LP1240-USB comes with numerous additional DJ-friendly features including a damped cast-aluminum platter with stroboscopic speed markings and slip mat, an illuminated speed indicator and adjustable pitch control, a start/stop button, a removable stylus target light, a dedicated tone arm grounding lug, a hydraulically-damped lift lever and a locking tone arm rest that keeps the arm and cartridge in place during transport.

The AT-LP1240-USB is also perfect for home users. Its sleek, elegant gloss-black and silver design fits into any stereo music or home entertainment system, and its built-in switchable phono preamp enables it to be used with a wide variety of receivers, powered speakers and other A/V components.

The turntable’s USB output allows direct connection to a computer without any special drivers, making it easy to transfer favorite records to digital music files that can be played back on a portable audio device like an Apple® iPod®, iPhone™, iPad™ and iPod touch®, or in the car or at home.

The AT-LP1240-USB includes the turntable, PC- and Mac®-compatible software, a USB cable, audio adapter cables, removable dust cover, 45 RPM adapter, adjustable leveling feet and accessories. The supplied Audacity® software converts the audio on a record to digital audio files and offers audio editing features including equalization and click/noise removal.

The AT-LP1240-USB will be available in March 2012 at a suggested retail price of $529.95.

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012, Audio-Technica is renowned worldwide for a broad range of consumer and professional audio products, including high-performance headphones, microphones, wireless systems, turntables and phono cartridges. Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica designs and manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for major concert tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, theaters, house-of-worship venues, and consumer applications. Learn more at www.audio-technica.com.

— For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson or Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600.

— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in the United Kingdom, please contact Harvey Roberts (hroberts@audio-technica.co.uk); in Germany, please contact Anja Groth (a.groth@audio-technica.de); in the rest of Europe, please contact Evangéline Pirot (epirot@audio-technica-europe.com).

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Audio-Technica is exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Lower Level, Booth #21138 during CES 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.