The Audio Technica AT-LP120XUSB 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 ½”-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 aluminium 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.
|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 aluminium|
|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||240V AC, 60 Hz|
|Dimensions||452.0mm W x 352.0mm D x 141.6mm H|
|Weight||8kg (17.6 lbs.), without dust cover|
|Accessories Included||AT-VM95E phono cartridge; AT-HS6 headshell; 1.9m 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||230.5mm|
|Tracking error angle||Less than 3 degrees|
|Applicable cartridge weight||3.5-8.5g|
|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