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Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable (USB & Analog)

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  • 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-USB XP 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 ˝"-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


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    Audio-TechnicaAT-LP1240-USB XP Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable (USB & Analog)

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    Just buy this already . upgrade from the at-lp120


    from Milwaukee Wisconsin


    • Durable
    • Easy Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound


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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB XP Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable (USB & Analog):

        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 .

        • What best describes the environment the product was used in?:
        • Casual Listening
        • What best describes your level of audio knowledge?:
        • Audiophile
        • How long have you used this product?:
        • Less than a month
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          Is there a difference between this turntable and the normal AT-LP1240-USB, other than the inclusion of a cartridge and matte-black finish?
          Asked on 2/21/2018 by Luce from undisclosed

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          • Staff Reviewer


            hank you for your inquiry. It does have a cartridge which can be used for casual listening as well as DJ use. There has also been a change to the finish. Other than these changes the turntable is the same.

            Answered on 2/23/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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