Audio-Technica AT-LP120X
Audio-Technica AT-LP120X
Audio-Technica AT-LP120X

Audio-Technica AT-LP120X: Direct drive turntable perfect for DJs

The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB is direct drive and supports 33.3, 45, and 78 rpm rotation speeds, which are selectable with two buttons and adjusted using a strobe light and markings imprinted on the aluminum platter. To vary and adjust the rotation speed, use the Pitch Control fader, which is paired with a quartz lock button. In this case, you can also use the key located behind the fader to select tuning ranges within 8 or 16 percent. A felt mat is placed on the support disk to prevent vinyl records from slipping.

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The player’s well-damped chassis rests on height-adjustable feet. The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB has an S-shaped tonearm with selectable tracking force, an adjustable anti-skating system and a hydraulic microlift. The tonearm has a removable AT-HS6 headshell, to which a factory-installed AT-VM95E cartridge with a double moving magnetic system and an easily removable elliptical profile stylus is attached. A backlight is installed on the top platform of the case to ensure more comfortable operation of the player in the dark.

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The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB model has an integrated phono stage board with the ability to turn it off, for which there is a corresponding slide switch on the rear panel. There is also a USB output for connecting to a PC or Mac, which allows you to digitize a vinyl disc using Audacity and save a PCM copy of it in 16-bit/44.1 kHz or 48 kHz resolution on your computer’s HDD or SSD. The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB player is equipped with an external power adapter, thereby eliminating the influence of noise and electrical interference on the sensitive signal. For connection to an external RIAA corrector or to the linear input of an amplifier/AV receiver/active speakers there is an RCA output on board. The model is equipped with a dust cover, an adapter for 45 rpm records and cables.

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The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB continues the evolutionary line of the previous DJ version LP120-USB, but differs from it with a new, more efficient high-torque DC motor, as well as an improved built-in phono stage.

Characteristics of Audio-Technica AT-LP120X USB

Direct drive type (Direct Drive)
DC electric motor
Supported disk rotation speeds 33.3, 45, 78 rpm Speed ​​switching
electronic (push-button)
Support disk cast aluminum
Starting torque more than 1 kgf cm
Function Pitch Control yes
Limits for changing rotation speed ± 8%, ± 16%
Electronic disc brake system
Detonation coefficient less than 0.2% (3 kHz)
Signal-to-noise ratio more than 50 dB
Phono stage yes, switchable
Output signal level phono stage output when the switch is in position “PHONO”: 4 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec); phono stage output when the switch is in the “LINE” position: 240 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Phono stage gain 36 dB
Auto-stop no
Tonearm static, balanced, S-shaped, removable shell, anti-skating, hydraulic microlift, effective length 230, 5 mm, overhang: 16 mm, permissible cartridge weight: 3.5-8.5 g
Cartridge MM-cartridge AT-VM95E with double VM-type moving magnetic system, needle profile: elliptical (0.3 x 0. 7 mil), needle holder: aluminum, tracking force range: 1.8-2.2 G (optimal: 2 g), output voltage: 4 mV, frequency range: 20-22000 Hz, channel separation: 20 dB, cartridge weight: 6.1 g, replacement needle: AT-VMN95E
Outputs analog RCA, USB port for digitizing vinyl discs
Other switching ground terminal
USB function ADC, 16 bit 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB to choose from; interface compatibility: USB 1.1 (Windows 7 and above or MAC OS X)
Power consumption 2.75 W
Accessories included: felt mat, dust cover, adapter for 45 rpm singles, counterweight, shell, USB cable (1, 9 m), 2RCA – 2RCA cable with ground wire (1.4 m), external power adapter (12 V, 3 A), pickup light
Dimensions (WxHxD) 452x142x352 mm
Height with lid raised 410 mm
Weight 8 kg