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
  • Downloads
  • 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

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    5.0

    Great turntable

    By 

    from Naples, FL

    Pros

    • Easy Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

        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
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Casual Listener
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        • Less than a month
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        5.0

        love these turntables

        By 

        from Columbus, OH

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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
            • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
            • Audiophile
            • How long have you used this product?:
            • Up to a year
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          • Q & A

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            • Q:

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

              1 answer

            • 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

              • Staff Reviewer

                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

              1 answer

              • 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.
            • Q:

              Is there an adjustable counter-weight for the tone arm?
              Asked on 12/19/2016 by ebinrock

              1 answer

            • Q:

              is a similar model available that has bluetooth output?
              Asked on 12/17/2016 by Ray from Kansas City

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                No. You may use a third party Bluetooth transmitter.

                Answered on 12/20/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              I have a purely digital amp, with digital inputs only (NAD 7050 D). Could I connect this to my amp via USB?
              Asked on 12/17/2016 by ShaolinRockstar from Vancouver, BC

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. The turntable is designed to connect to a computer system. I have no idea if this would work.

                Answered on 12/22/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
            • Q:

              what is the best amplifier to use?
              Asked on 12/9/2016 by m from cape

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              • 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 12/12/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
            • Q:

              1) What is the difference between the AT-LP120BK-USB Direct Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog)and the AT-LP120-USB Direct Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog)?
              2) Do either of these Turntables have automatic return?
              Asked on 12/2/2016 by Steve from Coopersburg, PA

              1 answer

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                A:

                Thank you for your inquiry. The difference between the two is the LP120BK is black and the LP120 is silver. Neither of these have automatic return as they are manual direct drive turntables. If you would like a turntable with auto return you will want to check out our AT-LP60-USB

                Answered on 12/6/2016 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
            • Q:

              Will or will not this turntable emit sound without speakers?
              Asked on 11/29/2016 by Hannah from United States

              1 answer

            • Q:

              will this turn table work right out of the box, or is it necessary to purchase additional speakers or other equipment?
              Asked on 11/22/2016 by Pamela

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