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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  • Reviews
  • 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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    100%

    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.

            • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
            • 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 & A

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                • Q:

                  Can this turntable be used with my Onkyo txnr 807 receiver. On regular phono plug in
                  Asked on 4/15/2017 by Dan from Bradenton Florida

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Thanks for your inquiry. Yes, the turntable can be plugged in the phono input. Make sure the switch on the back of the turntable is set to phono. The turntable can also be plugged into the CD input with the switch on the back set to line.

                    Answered on 4/17/2017 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Does the USB port require use of the built-in preamp?
                  Asked on 3/30/2017 by StickPlay

                  1 answer

                • Q:

                  I purchased this turntable and would like to upgrade the cartridge, do you have any recommendations .
                  Asked on 2/14/2017 by Mario from Methuen, MA

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Yes, the VM520EB, the VM530EN and the AT440MLb (in that order) are steps up in performance.

                    Answered on 2/15/2017 by audio-solutionsSpec1 from Stow
                • Q:

                  Do you have any discounts on this product?
                  Asked on 2/2/2017 by Tom from Port Huron, MI

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    As the manufacturer, we do not sell direct. You may contact your local Authorized Audio-Technica Dealer for further information on purchasing.

                    Answered on 2/14/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Can I play music from my turntable through my Sonos in-home sound system?
                  Asked on 1/21/2017 by Kim from United States

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

                    Answered on 1/24/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Hi I wanted to buy two of these. But i live in mexico and i need to know how much does it cost to buy it and ship it or if theres any place in here where i could buy it.
                  Asked on 1/4/2017 by rodrigo g from mexico city

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. You will need to find a dealer in Mexico.

                    Answered on 1/19/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  How will the "shipped" set up fare when playing 78's.
                  Asked on 1/2/2017 by Cal from Silicon Valley, CA

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                • Q:

                  What material is the tone arm made of?
                  Asked on 1/1/2017 by Jeff from United States

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. They are made od metal.

                    Answered on 1/19/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  Hello, my name is Marc Batista, I recently purchased 2 LP120 turntables new from American Musical Supply and I made the mistake of using a duster on these and accidentally broke the the stylus/needles on both turntables.I was wondering if by chance I could possibly obtain 2 of those needles/cartridges under warranty. I purchased 1 turntable about 2 months ago and the second one less than a month ago. Thank you for your concideration.
                  Asked on 12/27/2016 by Marc with the 2 new broken needles. from Providence RI

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    Please contact our Service Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5009 or at service@atus.com for assistance with this.

                    Answered on 12/28/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  Is the chassis metal or plastic?
                  Asked on 12/24/2016 by Mutty from Austell, Ga

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. It is a very hard plastic material.

                    Answered on 1/3/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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