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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 >1.0
    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

  • Downloads

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

    AT-LP120XUSB Direct-Drive Turntable (Analog & USB)

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  • Q & A

    Just received the AT-LP120XUSB, and I love it. However, the cantilever is not aligned properly in the stylus housing, resulting in an imbalance in left/right channel output. How can I go about getting a replacement stylus without shipping the entire turntable back?


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


    Can the stylus be upgraded. If so to what? The AT 120E?


    Yes it may. You may find helpful information here:


    I have an AT-LP120 USB unit operating in the analog mode. Is there a way to add a ground wire from the turntable to the receiver to eliminate hum?

    Ed S.

    Note, the AT-LP120-USB models do not have a ground lug, the newer AT-LP120xUSB models do have a ground lug.


    how do i download the free recording software?


    You may use any software that allows an input signal from a USB digital input. Many people use the freeware Audacity which you may find helpful information on below. (Note, we do not manufacture software so we cannot assist in troubleshooting software issues.) Additionally, people often use the software Spin-It-Again for Windows or VinylStudio for Mac computers as they are designed for this application specifically and offer troubleshooting assistance when needed.


    Is it suitable for voltage of 230 volts?


    You may contact your local Audio-Technica offices for further assistance.


    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.)


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


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


    No it does not.


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


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


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


    The AT-LP140XP is designed for DJ use.


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


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes it is.