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

    (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:

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

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    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
                • Q:

                  I am told that this product will convert my records to a digital format; I want to copy to computer/USB. What format the output: MP3 or wave? Am I able to choose?
                  Asked on 6/5/2017 by Wayne from Mission Viejo, California

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Depending on what recording software you use, you may be able to select the output type. The software Audacity (freeware) is included as a convenience and you may export to a wav file or mp3 with a converter.

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

                  (AT-LP120-USB) Arm is unable to return to its starting position automatically after playing the record. I need to manually move the arm. Please help.
                  Asked on 5/16/2017 by Jim from Brookfield,wisconsin

                  1 answer

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                    A:

                    The AT-LP120-USB is a fully manual turntable. For the tone arm to automatically return to the rest position when the record is complete, you will need to get a fully automatic turntable such as the AT-LP60 models or the AT-LP3.

                    Answered on 5/18/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  How much is the effective mass of the tonearm (without the counterweight)?
                  Asked on 5/4/2017 by sandro93

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Thanks for you inquiry. The effective tonearm mass(without the cartridge) of the LP120 is 13.6g, it is considered a medium tonearm.

                    Answered on 5/10/2017 by Anonymous
                • Q:

                  Hello Im Scott and I'm looking to purchase this turn table and just curious if it is a semi automatic also I'm looking at upgrading the cartridge to AUD AT440MLB. is comparable with this turntable?
                  Thank you
                  Scott
                  Asked on 5/2/2017 by Scotty from Delaware

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                    A:

                    No, the AT-LP120-USB model turntables are fully manual. Yes, you may use many standard 1/2" mounted cartridges with this turntable including the AT440MLb.

                    Answered on 5/4/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
                • Q:

                  in the feature narrative it is said that another cartridge is needed for the 78 rpm records; this is not mentioned in the specs and I couldn't find a reference for this in the turntable manual?
                  Asked on 4/21/2017 by tom from south carolina

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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

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                    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

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                • 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

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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

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                  • 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
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