AT-LP120BK-USB

Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog)

MSRP* US$299.00
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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  • Q & A

  • Overview

    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.

    Available in silver (AT-LP120-USB) and black (AT-LP120BK-USB).

    Need help setting up your AT-LP120-USB turntable? Check out our blog for step by step instructions:
    Setting up the AT-LP120-USB Turntable - Part 1
    Setting up the AT-LP120-USB Turntable - Part 2

    Or, view the AT-LP120-USB Turntable Setup Video:

  • Features


    • Convert your vinyl records to digital audio files

    • Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software digitizes your records

    • Direct-drive, high-torque motor
    • Fully manual operation

    • Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds

    • Professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with slip mat

    • ˝” mount universal headshell with AT95E Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge and long-life diamond stylus

    • Balanced S-shaped tone arm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest

    • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with RCA output cables

    • Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator

    • Forward/reverse operation and variable pitch control with quartz speed lock

    • Popup stylus target light for easier cueing in low light

    • Includes: Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software, USB cable, Two output adapter cables (dual RCA female to mini-plug male & dual RCA female to mini-plug female), Power cord, 45 RPM adapter, Phono cartridge (78 RPM records require additional cartridge, not included), Counterweight, Slip mat, Removable hinged dust cover

    • Available in silver (AT-LP120-USB) and black (AT-LP120BK-USB)

  • 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



    Please note: As of September 2011, the AT-LP120-USB includes the AT95E cartridge, replacing the ATP-2XN cartridge.


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  • Downloads

    AT-LP120-USB Manual with AT95E (green) cartridge (pdf 1.55 M)
    AT-LP120-USB Manual with ATP-2 (white) cartridge (pdf 1.54 M)
    AT-LP1240-USB/AT-LP240-USB/AT-LP120-USB/AT-LP60-USB Software Manual (pdf 1.05 M)
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaAT-LP120BK-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog)
     
    5.0

    (based on 3 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (3)
    • Great sound (3)
    • Simple controls (3)

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    5.0

    Audio Technica does it again!

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    from Airmont, NY

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog):

        For years I was using the AT-LP60, a fine starter TT for any vinyl novice...I loved that thing until it finally just started to go in spots, I finally decided after the headshell kinda fell off that it was time to get a new TT. Sadly, I went with a UTurn at first, thinking their reviews were so good and they could make me a great sounding unit in GREEN. What could go wrong? Alot, actually. After returning that item and putting my LP-60 back into use, I realized I should've gotten it's big brother in the LP-120...

        Well today that day has finally arrived, and the unit I call the Dank Tank is here. It's heavy, it's amazing, it sounds so lush, and correct. I cannot say enough how much I LOVE this TT! I will never ever leave the Audio Technica brand behind again, they just do such great work!

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Casual Listening
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Intermediate
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        • Less than a month
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        5.0

        Great turntable

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        from Naples, FL

        Pros

        • Easy Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound

        Cons

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            Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog):

            Replacing a 40+ year old Technics direct drive and I love it. While shopping I wanted a turntable that could record my vinyl to other formats but read that by doing that I had to exclude any Blutooth turntables as they could not be set up to convert music via my computer. Well, after setting the AT-LP120BK-USB up and connecting it to my laptop via USB and starting to record, I thought I'd simultaneously try my laptops blutooth and see if I could sent the sound thru my Sound Bar. It worked perfectly, so now I can convert to other file types and I didn't have to buy a new set of speakers. This is a very nice turntable.

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            • Casual Listening
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            • Casual Listener
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            • Less than a month
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            5.0

            love these turntables

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            from Columbus, OH

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            • Durable
            • Easy Controls
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Great Sound

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                Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP120BK-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog):

                i use these for DJying and i love them

                • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
                • DJ
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                • Audiophile
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                • Up to a year
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                • Q:

                  where is the location on the turntable to plug in the power cord on the 120 turntable?
                  Asked on 10/9/2017 by charles from Indiana

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. When looking at the back of the turntable, the power cord will plug into the port on the far right near the dust cover hinge.

                    Answered on 10/11/2017 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                • Q:

                  I want to play records through my laptop but I am not interested in recording/digitizing the lps. But the only way it's working so far is connecting directly to speakers, bypassing the PC. Problem is, this means it's also bypassing the equalizer that I downloaded to the PC; therefore i can't adjust tone and the output is muddy sound. I connected the USB-B on the turntable to the USB-A on the PC but no sound. I got the Audacity software with the turntable but I thought that's only for recording. Thank you
                  Asked on 10/8/2017 by Steve from FL

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  Does this unit have a ground cable to connect to a receiver ground phono terminal?
                  Asked on 10/1/2017 by kadosh32000 from Florida

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                    A:

                    No it does not. The grounding is done from the turntable to the preamp and since the AT-LP120-USB has an internal RIAA preamp, the grounding is done internally and passed via the ground in the RCA cable.

                    Answered on 10/4/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Can this be hooked up to speakers? If so, what type/kind?
                  Asked on 9/16/2017 by margaret from charlotte, nc

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    You may connect the turntable to a stereo receiver or directly to powered speakers. Powered speakers indicate the speakers have their own power amplifier built into them and they will have their own power source. A good example of powered speakers are computer speakers or portable speakers that have an internal battery. I recommend going to your local electronics store and inquire of their stock of powered speakers and see which will best suit your needs.

                    Answered on 9/18/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  I need to replace the power cable, where can I buy a replacement?
                  Asked on 9/5/2017 by Jack from Seattle, WA

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

                    Answered on 9/6/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Were are the outputs on the turntable to plug into my receiver?
                  Asked on 8/5/2017 by Armand from Maine

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                • Q:

                  The specifications list the height as being 6.1". Is that measurement from the bottom of the foot to the top of the dust cover?
                  Asked on 8/4/2017 by Mike from undisclosed

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                    Yes. Note, the feet are height adjustable and may vary.

                    Answered on 8/7/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  I am looking at buying a turntable for my Fiance. Are these wireless? We use sonos speakers in our house will this play on that system?
                  Asked on 7/29/2017 by Teri from Mequon, wi

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                  Will this turntable power passive speakers?
                  Asked on 6/26/2017 by JB from Denver, CO

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                • Q:

                  Can it work under 220 voltage in countries such as China?
                  Asked on 6/15/2017 by Song from New York

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                    A:

                    Thanks for your inquiry. The LP120 is compatible with both 120v and 220v, as long as you switch the red button under the platter to 220v.

                    Answered on 6/16/2017 by Anonymous
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