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AT-LP120BK-USB

Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog)


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  • 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
    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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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

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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

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                • 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:

                  Are there analog output ports or is the analog output hardwired inside the turntable? If the latter, how long is the attached analog cable?
                  Asked on 6/4/2018 by Bob from Maryland

                  1 answer

                  • CUSTOMER CARE

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes there is an analog RCA cable that is hardwired into the back of the unit. The length of the cable is approx. 37.5 inches.

                    Answered on 6/8/2018 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
                • Q:

                  Is it bluetooth ready?
                  Asked on 5/6/2018 by Elvis from Lowell, in

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                    A:

                    No, it is not. The AT-LP120BK-USB Turntable does not feature Bluetooth.

                    Answered on 5/16/2018 by audiosolutionsspec1 from Stow, OH
                • Q:

                  Hello I have an old BOSE 321 one system I would like to hook up to the AT-LP.The Bose system has a 15 pin plug in will this work with the TT or do I need some sort of an adapter?
                  Asked on 4/19/2018 by Gregory from CA

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Im not sure if such an adapter exists.

                    Answered on 5/15/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  I recently received the turntable as a gift. The upper (locking) part of the plastic piece that locks the tone arm to prevent it from accidently going over a record surface or the mat broke off almost immediately after installation. Is there anyway to get a replacement part? and is so, how difficult is it to replace the broken part?
                  Asked on 3/2/2018 by none from Knoxville, TN

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact our Parts Department at 330-686-2600 ext. 5002. They would be happy to help you.

                    Answered on 3/7/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  Does audio technica sell cork slip mats?
                  Asked on 2/26/2018 by vera from Tennessee

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. No we do not.

                    Answered on 3/7/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  I am thinking about buying AT-LP120 but there are too many people reporting that they've got a malfunctioning anti-skating. If it's a construction flaw, is there any recommendations or replacement parts to fix the issue? If it was a quality control fail on a batch, is there any way to know without examination which item is defected and which is not?
                  Asked on 2/22/2018 by Dennis from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. All current AT-LP120-USB turntables should have a functioning anti-skate.

                    Answered on 3/7/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  Can the AT-CW1 heavy tonearm counterweight which is the upgrade for an AT-LP120USB standard counterweight Be used on a Pioneer PLX-1000 tonearm assembly?
                  Thanks!...I did'nt know who else to ask!!
                  Asked on 1/30/2018 by Larry from Henderson, NV

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. I'm not sure what the diameter and threads on that tone are are, so I cannot say for sure.

                    Answered on 2/3/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  Does this have any type of speaker built in, or are speakers needed?
                  Asked on 1/29/2018 by K from undisclosed

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. There is no speaker built in. You need a powered speaker or a receiver.

                    Answered on 2/3/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  Is there true quadraphonic sound with this turntable if a quadraphonic album is played?
                  Asked on 1/18/2018 by JT from Alice, Texas

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                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for you inquiry. The turntable does not determine quadraphonic capabilities. You need a stylus that is capable of reproducing 27,000 Hz and your receiver must have the proper decoder.

                    Answered on 1/27/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
                • Q:

                  Is additional special equipment needed to play quadraphonic albums to get true quadraphonic sound?
                  What do you recommend?
                  Asked on 1/15/2018 by JT from Alice, TX

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Thank you for your inquiry. You will need a stylus capable of playing high frequency and your receiver must be able to decode the signal.

                    Answered on 1/27/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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