AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog)
Did not work out of the box
I am so very disappointed. The design and features and look of this turntable are great.
But after setting it up we found that only the Left channel was working and the right channel is dead, whether on Line Out or Phono Out. We checked the stylus, the wiring of the stylus, fiddled with the arm height, weight, skate force, tried different records. We soo wanted this to be fixable. But sadly no.
Defective product out of the box so back it goes.
I so wanted to believe that the reviews that were negative here were one off lemon examples. But now I think I'll buy a different product and buy it locally not over the web.
May 6, 2013
As a 21-year old college student, I had no prior knowledge of or experience with turntables or vinyl. I have no nostalgic ties to this platform or medium like many who grew up with it, but that didn't stop me from discovering the superiority of analog over digital. After researching online and receiving input from friends and family who have experience with vinyl, I chose the AT-LP120 as my first turntable. I love everything about it and I use it all the time.
The audio quality is superb and the turntable itself is incredibly sturdy. I was very impressed by its heavy build, as there simply are not many products these days built with this level of quality. All of the extra features are nice too. I haven't yet used the vinyl-to-digital conversion via USB feature yet, but I plan to soon. I can't say enough about the audio quality though. I compared a song played on my turntable with the same song saved on my computer's hard drive and the difference was noticeable and immediate. I couldn't be happier with it.
Don't just take it from me, either. A few of my friends, who I suppose could be considered "audiophiles", also praised the audio quality and said I got a bargain when considering the quality and price. I've turned some of my friends onto vinyl and the AT-LP120 is what I've recommended.
I don't have a huge library of LPs (only about 25-30), but I plan on expanding that and I love the fact that most of the bands I listen to release new material on vinyl.
I could go on and on about how much I love the AT-LP120, but I'll stop here. I've had it about 8 months and I'd be surprised if it didn't last at least 10+ years. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quality turntable built to last that won't break the bank.
May 2, 2013
In November 2011, my 30 year old belt drive turntable died. A couple weeks later, by chance, I stumbled upon the annual AT warehouse sale in Stow Ohio. At the sale, I picked up the LP-120. I absolutely love it! For 30+ years, I dreamed of owning a nice Direct Drive Turntable. Now I have one and I use it all the time. I almost forgot how nice vinyl sounds. I'm also happy that more and more music is being released on vinyl again. I haven't used the USB feature yet. But, I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually. So far, my LP-120 has performed flawlessly!
As an added bonus.... I emailed a stylus question to customer service. They actually *called me* with an answer to my question! Who does that anymore? Nice touch. Keep up the good work!
November 15, 2012
Since my first review I've been able to reach support and they were able to fix the problems. Still a ground wire would be nice.
February 17, 2012
hasn't worked since i bought it
Having problems, i have two other turntables that work fine but can't seem to get this one to work. it has a new problem every time i turn it on.
February 12, 2012
Excellent for the cost
This TT is built to last. The quality in the construction is immediately apparent--the whole table is smooth, sleek, and solid as a rock. It weighs quite a lot, which is one of the reasons I decided to buy it. Everything is fantastic and reliable. The cartridge could be slightly better, but you can buy a decent one on Amazon for cheap. Everything else is superb. I love the direct drive and the electronic braking features, as well as the pitch control and reverse play, even though I'm not a DJ (I just like to fiddle about!). Wonderful turntable.
January 24, 2012
Great Value for the DJ Hobbyist who want the real feel of vinyl at your fingers.
Started back DJing after several long years away from the craft. Decided to go with a controller instead of a pair of turntables; paying 500+ for a pair of 1200's is out the question. And I have a limited record collection. I read about the AT LP120 was impressed by it's appearance and the reviews. I had to see for myself, I already had a Technics SL-D2. Order one Audio Technica LP120. Un-boxed it and was very impressed. It's heavy which gave me confidence that it's sturdy.
I am using a the VMS4 with VDJ 7 Pro, I setup and configured timecoding. And bingo, I have the option to use the tracks on my PC and my vinyl collection. I definitely going to a second AT LP120 in a few weeks. Thanks Audio Technica.
I do have one suggest, make some in a dark blue or black.
January 2, 2012
Outstanding, product and support.
The short version:
Got it out of the box, followed the directions, put it together, hooked it up,
only one audio cord worked, :( ,
called support, they were sooo patient cause "I know nothing about turntables" they helped me set the counter weight, (touchy little bugger)
everything works, perfectly, nice turntable, great sound, OUSTANDING CUSTOMER SUPPORT,
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you,
I highly recommend, and i haven't ever taken the time to write a review before
December 5, 2011