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AT-LP120XUSB

Direct-Drive Turntable (Analog & USB)

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  • Overview

    This update of the AT-LP120-USB turntable features a new DC servo direct-drive motor, along with adjustable dynamic anti-skate control and selectable phono preamplifier. The fully manual turntable plays 33-1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records and is equipped with a USB output that allows direct connection to your computer. Just download the free Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity recording software (or software of your choice) and start converting your records to digital audio files. But in addition to the USB output, the turntable also comes with a detachable dual RCA output cable and is equipped with a built-in selectable phono preamp so you can connect directly to your home stereo, whether it has a dedicated phono input or not.

    The turntable features an S-shaped tonearm with adjustable tracking force and an AT-HS6 universal ˝"-mount headshell with an AT-VM95E Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge. Audio-Technica has been a leader in phono cartridge design for more than 50 years, and that expertise shows in the versatile, high-performance AT-VM95E cartridge, which comes with a 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus, but is also compatible with any VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application.

    Additional features include a die-cast aluminum platter with felt mat; a start/stop button; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-8% or +/-16% adjustment ranges; a stroboscopic platter with speed indicator; a removable plug-type stylus target light; external power supply; and a removable hinged dust cover.

    Available in black (AT-LP120XUSB-BK) and silver (AT-LP120XUSB-SV).
  • Features


    • Experience the high-fidelity audio of vinyl

    • Direct-drive, DC servo motor

    • Fully manual operation

    • Adjustable dynamic anti-skate control

    • Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds

    • Professional-grade anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with felt mat

    • AT-HS6 universal ˝"-mount headshell and AT-VM95E Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus

    • AT-VM95E cartridge is compatible with any VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application

    • Balanced S-shaped tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest

    • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier for phono- or line-level output

    • Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator

    • Variable pitch control with quartz speed lock

    • Removable plug-type target light for easier cueing in low light

    • Damped base construction for reduced low-frequency feedback coloration

    • AC adapter handles AC/DC conversion outside of the chassis, reducing noise in the signal chain

    • Convert your vinyl records to digital audio files by downloading and using the free Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity recording software (or software of your choice)

    • Includes: USB cable, detachable RCA output cable (dual RCA male to dual RCA male), AC adapter, 45 RPM adapter, counterweight, felt mat, and removable hinged dust cover

    • Available in black (AT-LP120XUSB-BK) and silver (AT-LP120XUSB-SV)


  • Specifications


    Type 3-speed, fully manual operation
    Motor DC servo motor
    Drive Method Direct drive
    Speeds 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
    Turntable Platter Die-cast aluminum
    Starting Torque >1.6 kgf.cm
    Braking System Electronic brake
    Wow and Flutter <0.2% (WTD) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio >50 dB
    Output Level Pre-amp “PHONO”: 4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
    Pre-amp “LINE”: 240 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 7 or above, or MAC OS X or above
    Power Supply Requirements 120V AC, 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 2.75 W
    Dimensions 452.0 mm (17.80") W x 352.0 mm (13.86") D x 141.6 mm (5.57") H
    Weight 8 kg (17.6 lbs.), without dust cover
    Accessories Included AT-VM95E phono cartridge; AT-HS6 headshell; 1.9 m (6.2') USB cable; dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) cable with ground wire; counterweight; felt mat; dust cover; 45 RPM adapter; plug-type stylus target light



    Tonearm type: Balanced S-shaped tonearm with detachable headshell
    Effective arm length: 230.5 mm
    Overhang: 16 mm
    Tracking error angle: Less than 3 degrees
    Applicable cartridge weight: 3.5-8.5 g
    Anti-skating range: 0-4 g
    Replacement Stylus: AT-VMN95E

    USB operation system requirements
    PC or Mac with an available USB port (USB1.1 or higher)
    Windows 7 or above, or Mac OS X or above


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  • Downloads

    AT-LP120XUSB User Manual (pdf 3.86 M)
  • Reviews

  • Q & A

    Does this -- and/or any of the other new A/T turntables announced/shown at CES 2019 -- including the automatic lift-arm, stop-turntable feature that the AT-LP2D did? (So, among other things, I can start digitizing, and walk away without worrying about being back in time to lift the arm up.)

    Daniel

    The current fully automatic turntables are the AT-LP60x family of turntables and the AT-LP3 turntables.

    Brent

    Does this turntable have a tonearm height adjustment (like the AT-LP120USB did)?

    Joe

    No it does not.

    Brent

    Does this unit offer bluetooth capability? If not, do you have a turntable that does?

    james

    No it does not. You may want to look at the AT-LP60xBT model turntables that do have an internal Bluetooth transmitter.

    Brent

    Can you scratch with this one or do I need to wait for the AT-140 to come out?

    Christopher

    The AT-LP140XP is designed for DJ use.

    Brent

    I see a hinged lid in the photos of this product. Is this hinged lid removable?

    Upper_Left

    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes it is.

    Rick

    Does this one do forward and reverse play?

    Christopher

    Thank you for your inquiry. No, it does not have reverse play.

    Rick

    will the AT-LP120XUSB plug directly into powered speakers (AudioEngine) and work? Is the unit complete or do I need to purchase any additional equipment?

    JT

    Yes, the AT-LP120XUSB may be connected directly to powered speakers. https://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-of-the-week-how-do-i-connect-my-audio-technica-turntable-to-powered-speakers/

    Brent

    What are the differences between this model and the older LP120 model?

    Aaron

    The following are differences between the AT-LP120-USB model turntable and the AT-LP120xUSB. o Lower cost o Add ground lug o Add removable RCA terminals (detachable cables) o Global power with external AC/DC conversion o Updated VM95E cartridge with interchangeable styli family o Removable cue target light o Remove tone arm height adjustment o Lower torque motor for better HiFi audio performance o Improved preamp frequency response o Remove reverse directional play

    Brent

    I read online that I need a different stylus for the 78 rpm speed. Is that true, what do i need, and where do I get it? My turntable will be arriving next week so, I'm just wanting to know what to expect. Thanks, Barry

    Barry

    Yes, that is correct. You may find helpful information here: https://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-of-the-week-can-i-play-78-rpm-records-on-the-at-lp120-usb-turntable/ https://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-of-the-week-what-are-the-new-features-of-the-at-vm95-series-cartridges/

    Brent