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AT-LP120-USB

Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog)


U.S. 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
    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.

    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:




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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

    Yes I'd buy it again

    5

    AT-LP120-usb Love this turn table, takes me back to when music was real and not computer generated. The only issue I have is the platter wobbles a bit but does not affect the sound quality yet.... eventually will order a new platter and rule out the motor spindle ...great purchase

    Clovis New Mexico

    true

    Save you money and vinyl

    2

    Non functioning anti skate, wrong angle on tonearm, poor pre-amp and lame circuity. I regret buying this thing.

    Youngstown Ohio

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    Belt missing

    1

    My girlfriend bought his for me as my first record player and the belt is missing so I can't even use it. I felt stupid for couple hours trying to figure out why it wasn't working. Had to watch a YouTube video to figure out I don't even have the belt.

    Los Angeles , ca

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    2.5 years and still playing my vinyl!!!!!!!!

    5

    I have had my LP60 for 2.5 years and it still works. I play my albums daily for at least an hour, longer on weekends and it still works as if it was new and out of the box. I have a pair of Bose computer speakers hooked up and the music sounds excellent. I have been neglect in not replacing the stylus (still plays great) and that's why I am on the Audio-technica site...to order a replacement stylus. When this record player finally quits on me I will replace it with another LP60. I also love that the tone arm automatically returns at the end of the album!!!!

    Summerville, SC

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    Do not waste your time

    1

    The turntable is vunerable to spinning at a rate to fast pitching all your music too high. this problem started early into owning the record player and only got worse and worse with time. There are no solutions to fixing it than getting a new turntable and seems to be a common problem while searching online.

    Minnesota

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    Awesome sound quality for the price!

    5

    I just bought brand new in the box the usb version of the AT-LP60. Looks like an older model. Box says 2009. Anyway it was easy to set up. All of 10 or 15 minutes. That was taking my time too. Including unpacking. The thing I like is its fully automatic. Its belt driven. A preference of mine. It has a pre-amp. So i hooked it up to a set of 72 watt powered shelf speakers. Fantastic full rich sound for the price. Im guessing (Have never owned one so im using common sense here) the sound quality is not enough of a difference to justify spending another $150 on the AT-LP120. I think the biggest difference is the motor and weight. They are both great turntables Im sure....for my money Im sticking with the belt driven version.

    Cincinnati Ohio@

    true

    For what this is, AT has done a really good job with design

    3

    First things first -- the users in these reviews claiming that they were getting bad sound and/or distortion most likely had the phono preamp switch set incorrectly. If you are plugging into an input marked "phono" on your receiver, make sure the switch on the back of the unit is set to "phono" as well. If everything is set up correctly, the unit will sound as it should. My advice would be to ignore those reviews. I am a turntable repair person, so I have a different perspective than most users. For the purpose of performing its function relatively well and meeting a price point, the AT-LP60 is a remarkable feat of industrial engineering. It's certainly not a "great" turntable performance-wise and it's made of plastic and thin metal and has an inexpensive motor, so I would not expect these to last a long time. But as a starter deck, one could do a lot worse. I've had a few come through the shop. One had an issue with the auto-stop linkage sticking and creating skipping halfway through a side. This was fixed by cleaning and re-setting the linkage. I had another one that had a frozen platter bearing. That would be a QC issue from the factory. As luck would have it, I had a compatible bearing assembly and was able to repair it for the customer. I've had several with pitch issues, but these are easily remedied by adjusting the controls with a jeweler's screwdriver and a strobe disc. I would contrast this with some other cheaper models I've seen, including the Sony PS-LX250 and the mechanisms that are in the Crosleys and all of their clones. Those are far inferior to the AT-LP60 in terms of reliability. When those come in, they typically can't be fixed because something in the motor or the circuitry has died. The AT-LP60 is a safe bet for now, and that's due to good design principles.

    NC

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    Best record player, BEST customer service.

    5

    I got this player for my birthday years ago and I still love it and used it daily. The power cord was lost in a move and I was devastated. I contacted customer service and before the morning was up they'd fixed the problem. I could honestly cry I'm so happy to have my favorite thing back!! So happy we chose AT and I recommend them to everyone.

    Baton Rouge, La

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    Not so good.

    1

    I got this for remastering 78's and radio transcriptions. I returned mine to Audio Technica for service. The turn table platter has a slight rumble / chattering sound when running. Also their is no ground, so there was a slight 60 hz. hum. They claim there were no issues. It came back to me the same. Also the bearings and pivot area of the tone-arm was sloppy, and I don't recall having that when I sent it to AT service. I know what I am doing and have been setting up turntables and remastering old records since the laste 60's on tape and now digital. I have two Technics turntables that are rock solid players. This was an expensive science project. Almost $300 for the turntable and $80 to ship to AT. I gave the turntable to a not for profit radio station, as the slight noise won't be heard on FM. I found a software trick to record 78's at 45 rpm. Also make sure you have the proper stylus as regular microgroove stylus won't track.

    Washougal, WA

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    Very good turntable for the price

    5

    I found this turntable to be great for the price. Easy to set up. I still haven't connected it to my computer, to import my music into iTunes. So I don't know how easy or well that works. I did find that I shouldn't have ever gotten rid of my old turntable. Listening to my vinyl records again, is way better then the CD's or MP3/4's of today. The only complaint that I have with this turntable, is the clip to secure the tone arm. It is made very cheaply. It is made of plastic and is hard to release. It snapped right off, even though I was careful. I did read about this problem before I bought this, so I knew to be careful, but to no avail. Audio-Technica needs to upgrade this issue.

    South Jersey

    true

    AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog)

    4.0 117

    68.7

  • Q & A

    I have a new computer with windows 10. I cant get my computer to record? Is the software compatible with windows 10?

    M

    Yes, you may find helpful information here: https://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-of-the-week-how-do-i-record-music-from-my-a-t-usb-turntable-on-to-my-computer/

    Brent

    What cartridges are compatible with this model? I was looking to upgrade from the stock ATN95E that comes with it.

    Trevor

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

    Brent

    My turntable is not working It is not coming on at all please let me know what I do.I am not very knowable. Thank you

    GG

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

    Brent

    The needle on my arm broke AT-PL120 Direct Drive Professional Turntable. Can I just replace the needle or do I need a new arm? If so, could you help me get that part?

    Jeff

    You may just replace the stylus. You may match up the proper replacement stylus with the cartridge you are using. If you are using the stock AT95E (green) cartridge that came with the turntable, you may use the ATN95E replacement stylus.

    Brent

    The tone arm drops fast - no damping at all. I have tried all the tricks, but it seems to need damping fluid added. I have ordered the fluid (300,000 silicone), but are there any instructions anywhere on how to add it? Thanks in advance.

    Roger

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

    Brent

    Bluetooth speaker connection compatibility- will this turntable connect to a Sony Bluetooth speaker. Ie does turntable connect to any Bluetooth speaker or only certain ones?

    Al

    You may contact Audio-Technica Australia for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    Please if you can help me with the Audio Technica AT-LP120 USB HC grammar and Audio Technica AT-LP120 USB. What's the difference between these two models. Does the gramophone labeled "HC" have a detachable RCA cable. Thanks a lot, regards. Zvonimir

    Zvonimir

    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    I set up my new turntable and i'm not getting any output to the right speaker, tried different speakers, new needle and different input for speakers. to make matters worse this was the last present my late mother ever got me before she passed almost a year ago and due to her passing it sat in a box for almost a full year before i even opened the gift. and i'm not even sure as to where she bought it to try to return it. should i open it up and try to find problem or do you replacement policy i can use?

    brandon the brandon

    Double check the setup in the blog below. https://blog.audio-technica.com/question-week-hearing-audio-one-channel-t-turntable/ Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for further assistance with this.

    Brent

    I recently moved, and guess what got left behind in the packing process- dust cover hinges! How can I order replacements? Thanks

    H. Forgetful

    Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

    Brent

    What replacement stylus should I get for this product?

    NathanAS

    It depends on which cartridge you are using. If you are using the stock AT95E (green) cartridge, then the replacement stylus is the ATN95E. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/styli/b67dae14e22fb490/index.html Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

    Brent