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Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB-BK Direct-Drive Turntable (Analog & USB), Fully Manual, Hi-Fi, 3 Speed, Convert Vinyl to Digital, Anti-Skate and Variable Pitch Control Black
  • Experience the high-fidelity audio of vinyl
  • Direct-drive, DC servo motor with selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds
  • Fully manual operation featuring adjustable dynamic anti-skate control, variable pitch control with quartz speed lock, and balanced S-shaped tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest
  • 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

Audio Technica AT-LP120 Turntable Demo

the a TLP 120 X USB is a professional
direct drive turntable equipped with a
USB output for sending a digital signal
to our Mac or PC computer it includes a
lightweight head shell with
pre-installed and aligned ATVM 95 II
cartridge the turntables built-in phono
preamp allows it to be used with a wide
range of amplifiers and receivers before
the turntable can be used it needs to be
set up carefully unpack the turntable
and verify that you have all of the
parts and accessories position the
turntable chassis on a sturdy surface
carefully place the platter on the
spindle and make certain it is fully
seated place the felt mat on the platter
next assemble the tonearm
remove the twist tie and temporarily
secure the tonearm to its rest with the
locking clamp attach the head shell with
pre-installed atv m95 ii cartridge by
inserting it into the tonearm socket
while holding the head shell in position
rotate the head shell walking ring
counterclockwise as the ring rotates it
pulls the head shell into its seated
position tighten carefully install the
counterweight making certain the black
stylus force gauge dial is oriented
toward the front as you rotate the
counterweight it will thread on to the
tonearm now we will balance the tonearm
set the tracking force and adjust the
anti skate or the atv m95 ii cartridge
this important process allows the
cartridge to track properly and failure
to do so can cause the stylus to wear
prematurely and to possibly damage your
records first set the anti skate
adjustment knob to zero carefully remove
the stylus protective cover by sliding
it straight forward off the front of the
cartridge exposing the stylus while
gently holding the head shell to
stabilize the tonearm carefully release
the locking clamp at this point the
tonearm is unbalanced and can easily
swing be careful not to let the stylus
drag across the platter well gently
holding the head shell rotate the
counterweight until the tonearm
is horizontally balanced
it should hover freely just above the
platter and not touch the platter
surface once the tonearm is balanced
without touching the counterweight
carefully move the tonearm to its rest
and secure it using the locking clamp
now set the stylus tracking force every
cartridge has a recommended tracking
force setting the tracking force to
light can cause the stylus to skip out
of the groove on loud or dynamic
passages setting it to heavy can cause
excessive wear on both the stylus and
records resulting in audio distortion or
channel imbalance for the ATV m95 ii
cartridge the recommended tracking force
is 2 grams locate the black stylus force
gauge dial on the front of the
counterweight marked with numbers and
lines indicating different tracking
forces the dial can rotate independently
of the counterweight without turning the
counterweight carefully rotate the
stylus force gauge dial until the zero
on the dial lines up with the center
line marked on the top of the tonearm
now set the tracking force by rotating
the entire counterweight assembly in a
counterclockwise direction as you rotate
the counterweight note that the gauge
dial rotates with it continue turning
the counterweight until the two value on
the gauge dial lines up with the center
line mark on the tonearm
you now have set the recommended
tracking force for the atv m95 ii
cartridge if you ever change out the
cartridge and head shell rebalance the
tonearm
and set the tracking force to the value
required by the new cartridge the 80 120
x USB has an anti scape force adjustment
this small outward force can be applied
to the tonearm to compensate for the
natural skating force that pulls the
tonearm toward the center of the record
for best performance during normal
turntable operation set the anti skate
adjustment knob to the same value as the
cartridge tracking force the turntable
includes a stylus cueing light it
illuminates the record surface to assist
in finding the groove in a low light
situation if needed plug the cue light
into the receptacle on the chassis and
aim it as desired for best performance
the turntable should be level using a
small bubble
level adjust the turntables feet as
needed to make certain it is level with
the turntable assembled and leveled the
power and audio connections can be made
first connect the AC power adapter cable
to the turntable and plug the adapter
into a convenient AC outlet the 80 120 x
USB provides a traditional phono output
along with a built-in magnetic phono
preamp providing an RIAA equalized line
level output this makes it compatible
with traditional phono inputs on
amplifiers and receivers along with augs
or line level inputs on powered speakers
amplifiers and other audio equipment if
your audio device has its own RIAA
magnetic phono preamp simply set the
phone aligned selector switch to phono
bypassing the turntables internal preamp
if you are connecting to an augs
type line level input or powered
speakers place the selector switch in
the line position to use the turntables
internal phono preamp if your audio
device has a separate ground terminal
connect the Spade log on the dual RCA
cable to the grounding log on your audio
component and the grounding log on the
turntable to help minimize hum the
turntable is also equipped with a USB
output allowing it to connect digitally
to Mac and PC computers without the need
of special drivers compatible with a
wide range of third-party recording
software the USB connection allows you
to record from the turntable to the
computer simply connect the USB cable
from the turntable to an open USB port
on the computer the turntables dust
cover is designed to protect the
turntable when not in use and should
remain off when records are playing for
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Audio Technica AT-LP120 Turntable Specs

MotorDC Servo
Drive MethodDirect Drive
Speeds33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm
Tonearm TypeS-Shaped
Effective Arm Length9.075″ / 230.5 mm
Overhang0.63″ / 16 mm
Tracking Error Angle<3°
TorqueStarting: >1 kgf.cm
Brake SystemElectronic
Cartridge WeightApplicable: 3.5 to 8.5 g
Anti-Skating Range0 to 4 g
Signal to Noise Ratio>50 dB
Wow and Flutter<0.2% (WTD) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
HeadshellModel: AT-HS6
Mount: 1/2″ Mount
CartridgeAT-VM95E
Stylus0.3 x 0.7 Mil Elliptical
Output1 x Stereo RCA Phono / Line Pair (Switchable Preamplifier)
1 x USB 1.1
Output LevelPhono: 4 mV Nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
Line: 240 mV Nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
D/A Converter16-Bit / 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz, USB Selectable
GainPhono Preamp: 36 dB Nominal, RIAA Equalized
Turntable PlatterDie-Cast Aluminum
System RequirementsWindows 7 or Above or Mac OS X or Above
Available USB Port (USB 1.1 or Higher)
Power Requirements120 VAC, 60 Hz
Power Consumption3 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.8 x 5.57 x 13.86″ / 452 x 141.6 x 352 mm
Weight17.6 lb / 8 kg Without Dust Cover

Audio Technica AT-LP120 Turntable Review

The Audio Technica AT-LP120 Turntable is designed for the serious audiophiles who demand precision and innovation in their record players. A high quality turntable that uses a spinning disc rather than a belt, this unit boasts a tonal range that would rival the likes of cartridges from other manufacturers. With the AT-LP120, you are given a choice between two speeds: “B” for Black Label and “H” for High Definition. If you are looking for a record player that can rip up to 90 songs per hour and create an impressive sonic experience, then the AT-LP120 Turntable is the model for you.

converts records to digital audio records with ease. Mac & PC-atible Audio Technica software also digitizes old records. Direct-drive, high-torque electric motor with die-cast aluminum tonal range. Fully manual operation Minibind, high-torvee high-frequency roller bearing. Professional tonal range with balanced midrange & loud treble. Switchable 33 / 45 / 78 rpm speeds.

High efficiency single coil speaker enabling the AT-LP120 to generate high fidelity sound for all your music mixes. There are a tonal range for every genre and a great way to expand your listening enjoyment. There is a mid-range sound for chill rock, pop, country and soul, a high-end sound for metal, classical, and classic rock. Rock is served up with a high-quality sound engine featuring a low-frequency trap sound module. The AT-LP120 can even reproduce a record’s hi-hat sound.

It comes with two feet of rack-mounting speakers in a black walnut tonal range. And it has the ability to store up to twenty-five records. And the rear channel output features an exclusive sonic range. The AT-LP120 will not display information on the cover, which has been etched onto the unit. For more information on this and other Technica products please visit their web site.

Audio Technica AT-LP120 review:

In summary, the Audio Technica AT-LP120 turntable is a high end, all-in-one unit for the enthusiast that wants a tonal range for practically any record playing situation. Its ease of use, high quality sound reproduction, and stylish styling make it a great choice for a beginning DJ or a seasoned pro. Even if you’re looking for a basic yet durable, hi fi record player, this one is a great choice. But for the ultimate in hi fi Turntables check out the Audio Technica AT-LP120 Professional Series. There you will find the best of class, comfort and high fidelity for your listening pleasure.

Last update on 2021-03-01 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.