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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 >1.0 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 3.87 M)
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