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Direct-Drive Professional DJ 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 superbly made, professional quality DJ turntable is designed primarily for use in clubs, touring and mobile DJ applications. It can also be used by music lovers to play their record collections at home. Its sleek, elegant matte-black and silver design fits into any stereo music or home entertainment system, and its built-in switchable phono pre-amp enables it to be used with a wide variety of receivers, powered speakers and other A/V components. As an added benefit, the turntable offers a USB output that allows direct connection to a computer for easy LP-to-digital conversion.

    Built to deliver exceptional music reproduction even under the most demanding conditions of professional use, the AT-LP1240-USBXP utilizes a powerful direct-drive 16-pole, three-phase motor for quick startup, unwavering speed stability along with easy back-cueing, forward and reverse play and quiet operation at 33-1/3, 45 or 78 RPM. The turntable features an S-shaped tone arm with adjustable tracking force (counterweight) and anti-skate adjustment. It comes with the AT-HS1 universal 1/2"-mount headshell and the AT-XP5 DJ phono cartridge.

    Additional DJ-friendly features including a damped cast-aluminum platter with stroboscopic speed markings and slip mat, an illuminated speed indicator and adjustable pitch control, dual start/stop buttons, a removable stylus target light, a dedicated tone arm grounding lug, a hydraulically damped lift lever and a locking tone arm rest that keeps the arm and cartridge in place during transport.

    Audacity® and other compatible third-party software packages can be used to convert the audio on a record to MP3, WAV or other format digital audio files.
  • Features

    • Direct-drive, high-torque, multipole motor for demanding DJ use

    • Fully manual operation

    • Start and brake control adjustments

    • Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds

    • Professional anti-resonance, damped die-cast aluminum platter with DJ-style slip mat

    • AT-HS1 universal ½"-mount headshell

    • Balanced S-shaped tone arm with hydraulically damped lift control, anti-skate, height adjustment and lockable rest

    • Audacity and other compatible third-party software packages can be used to create digital files from vinyl records

    • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with detachable RCA output cables

    • Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator

    • Forward/reverse operation and variable pitch control with quartz speed lock

    • Removable stylus target light for easier cueing in low light

    • Includes: Dual RCA output cable with ground wire; USB cable; power cord; 45 RPM adapter; AT-XP5 DJ phone cartridge; headshell; counterweight; stylus target light; DJ-style slip mat; removable dust cover

  • Specifications

    Type 3-speed, fully manual operation
    Motor 16-pole, 3-phase, brushless DC motor
    Drive Method Direct drive
    Speeds 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
    Turntable Platter 332 mm dia. die-cast aluminum
    Starting Torque >4.5
    Braking System Electronic brake
    Wow and Flutter < 0.1% WRMS (JIS WTD) with 33 RPM
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 55 dB (DIN-B)
    Output Level Pre-amp "PHONO": 5.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
    Pre-amp "LINE": 300 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
    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 13W
    Dimensions 450.0 mm (17.72") W x 353.0 mm (13.90") D x 166.5 mm (6.56") H
    Weight 12.5 kg (27.6 lbs.), without dust cover
    Accessories Included Slip mat; dust cover, platter; 45 RPM adapter; counterweight; AT-XP5 DJ phono cartridge; AT-HS1 headshell; power cord; USB cable; dual RCA (male) cable with integrated ground wire; stylus target light

    RIAA: 20-20kHz, +1/-3dB (In: 1.5mV 1kHz)
    Tone arm type: Static balanced S-shaped tone arm with detachable headshell
    Effective arm length: 230 mm
    Overhang: 15 mm
    Height of tone arm adjustment range: 0-6 mm
    Tracking error angle: Less than 3 degrees
    Applicable cartridge weight: 13-18 g with headshell
    Anti-skating range: 0-3 g
    Replacement Stylus: ATN-XP5

    See AT-XP5 product profile for cartridge specifications.

  • Downloads

    AT-LP1240-USB XP Manual (pdf 12.55 M)
  • Reviews

    I would buy this product again.


    Started putting my old Lps on my laptop. I needed a new turntable with USB. I decided to upgrade to AT-1240-USB pro model, glad I did.



    Superbly reliable!


    This turntable has served me well for almost two years. I use it almost everyday to record my vinyl collection of several thousand records. What is most remarkable to me is how quiet it runs. With the ground connected to my external phono preamp, I get virtually no audible noise whatsoever. My recordings are crisp and clear. I am using an AT440Mlb cartridge which makes a huge difference. I did find out early on that the internal phono preamp would not deliver the sound I needed which was a disappointment and made me think I had made a mistake with this purchase. But after almost daily use I have no regrets as the performance has been consistently excellent.

    Los Angeles, CA


    Just buy this already . upgrade from the at-lp120


    Wish there was a hinged cover option so Audiophiles can close the cover while playing . Quality throughout . Thing weighs more than you would expect it too by just looking at it . Put a nice cartridge /stylus on and experience the quality of this turntable . I use the AT-vm540ml and its as good if not better than the Ortofon 2M Blue MM . YOU WILL NOT FIND A BETTER TURNTABLE FOR THE MONEY .

    Milwaukee Wisconsin


    AT-LP1240-USBXP Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable (USB & Analog)

    5.0 3


  • Q & A

    Is there a counterweight I can order that's slightly bigger than the one it came with? I have an Ortofon PNP cartridge that won't track because of the weight.

    Todd From 918

    No there is not.


    Could you please suggest me an audiophile cartridge for 1240 at 200€. And the earth connect is nessesery in case to use the turntable's pre amp? Thank you in advance .


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


    Does the AT LP-1240 USB XP has selectable VOLTAGE switch? Can I use it in India which operates at 240V ?


    You may contact Audio-Technica India for further assistance.


    AT-LP1240-USBXP Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable (USB & Analog) I have this turntable bought as a. Requested. Gift. However what speakers can I buy for home. Use


    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance.


    I recently moved and now one side (right) of my turntable has no output. I have tried a new stylus, swapped outputs (left to right) and even a different amplifier with no success The right side has not output. I have an audio-technical AT-LP1240-USB turntable. Any suggestions?



    What is the range of the speed adjustment control in +/- rpm and +/- percent?


    The speed adjustments may be selectable +/- 10%, 20% or 50% by the speed range buttons.


    Is there a heavier counterweight available for this turntable?


    No there is not.


    Why no software like the non-xp turntable has? From the non-XP features: Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to create digital files from vinyl records


    The AT-LP1240-USB XP model is marketed towards DJs and while you may use any recording software to record your records into your computer, one is not included. You may find helpful information if you wanted to do so with a suggested software called Audacity here:


    Hi- I just purchased the AT-LP1240-USB XP edition turntable. I have the tonearms height position set to the highest level that it will go. When I use the tonearm lift lever to raise the tonearm it still does not clear the record surface. I would think I would have plenty of clearance because I have it at the highest setting. I am using the cartridge that was provided with the turntable AT-XP5. Is there anything I can adjust or reset to get some additional height to the tonearm ? Is there a chance that something was not correct from the factory? Thank You, Chris


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


    Is this product compatible with a stereo receiver with an analog phono input? If so, is it switchable to a computer for future use?


    Yes, you may plug into a PHONO input as well as any LINE level input. You may find helpful information here: