The Audio Technica AT-LP120-USBHC Professional Direct Drive USB Turntable is an excellent piece of kit to play your vinyl on. Boasting a high-torque direct-drive motor, you are guaranteed the utmost stability during playback. For this reason it is a fantastic turntable for those who're looking to hone their turntablist and DJing skills on affordable, yet thoroughly brilliant equipment.
When it comes to performing and practising as a DJ, precision is of the utmost importance. The last thing you want to happen is for there to be lag or a time difference, whether you're simply playing back a track or beat-matching between two decks. As previously stated, the high-torque direct-drive system gives the AT-LP120-USBHC the power that is required to guarantee quick start-ups, and a consistent feel during performances.
The solid chassis and die-cast aluminium platter gives the turntable a substantial 10.7kg weight, which means that you can rest assured that no matter how enthusiastic your performance is, it will remain stable and secure. The S-shaped arm stays clear of your hand during performances, whilst soft-damping control allows you to adjust the counter-weight to suit your playing style. Audio Technica's expert engineering team in Japan, designed the HS10 Headshell for the AT-LP120-USBHC, creating a uniquely ridged, lightweight design with gold-plated U-shape connection and a prominently position Audio-Technica logo.
The AT-LP120-USBHC is equipped with a range of features, including: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminium platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speed options 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. Everything that you would expect to find on the professional turntable is present and accounted for, and operates exceptionally.
A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. Audio Technica has included a USB cable and adapter cables, which allow you to connect your AT-LP120-USBHC to your Mac or PC. They have even included Audacity software, which allows you to digitize your vinyl.
The AT-LP120-USBHC comes complete with the Audio-Technica AT95E cartridge and is also compatible with all Audio-Technica cartridges and any ½ inch mount cartridge from other manufacturers.
Whether you’re a bedroom DJ with aspirations of taking over the world, are an established turntablist with years of experience under your fingertips, or simply want an impeccable deck to play your classic vinyl collection on, it doesn’t get much better than the Audio Technica AT-LP120-USBHC Professional Direct Drive USB Turntable.
Manufacturer Audio Technica Model AT-LP120-USBHC Professional Direct Drive USB Turntable Dimensions (H x W x D) 157 x 450 x 352 mm Width 10.7kg Type 3-speed, fully manual operation Motor DC motor Drive Method Direct Drive Speeds 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM Pitch Variation +/-10% or +/-20% Turntable Platter Die-cast aluminum Starting Torque > 1.6 kgf-cm Braking System Electronic brake Wow and Flutter <0.2% WRMS (33 RPM) Signal-to-Noise Ratio >50 dB Output Level Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec Phono Pre-Amp Gain 36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized USB Function A/D, D/A - 16 bit 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB selectable; Computer interface - USB 1.1 Compliant Windows XP, Vista or MAC OSX Power Supply Requirements 115/230V AC, 60/50 Hz Power Consumption 11W Included Accessories
- AC line cord
- Dual RCA (female) to 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug (male) stereo adapter cable
- Dual RCA (female) to 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug (female) stereo adapter cable
- 45 RPM adapter
- USB cable
- Audacity recording software
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