Audio-Technica AT-LP120 review & specs

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Audio-Technica AT-LP120: Classic But Technological

Audio-Technica AT-LP120

The Japanese company Audio-Technica has more than 50 years of experience in the development of the audio devices and has established itself as a leading manufacturer of the widest range of equipment.

Having released a vinyl record player, the company gave its fans one more reason for joy, since it offers a high level of equipment at a very attractive price.

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Design

The turntable is available in two color versions: black Audio-Technica AT-LP120USB BK and silver Audio-Technica AT-LP120USB. The buttons are pleasant to the touch, have good recoil and the pitch walks smoothly. The backlight gives enough light to use the turntable in the dark. If there is a non-standard cartridge, the tonearm can be adjusted in height.

The bundled Audio-Technica AT LP-120 comes with a classic felt mat, providing comfortable application even for DJs. The size dimensions of the player are quite standard: 13.9 x 6 x 17.8 inches.

Setup

The Audio-Technica AT-LP120 setting up manual is detailed and “user-friendly”, and its packaging has got everything you need to get started. I easily put together the platter, slip mat, and the high-quality dust cover. The only problem I had was with a tonnage tuning, that took a little longer time to tinker.

Features

The Audio-Technica AT-LP120 review is the best way to find out that the turntable has both analog and USB connections capability with the ability to connect the player directly to the computer. This turntable is able to digitize an analog signal and output a digital stream to a computer via USB.

The AT-LP120-USB also has a built-in dual magnet cartridge and comes with a built-in phono preamp for connecting its line-level output directly to a pair of speakers. The turntable has a direct drive with three rotational speeds (33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm).

Conclusion

The Audio-Technica AT-LP120 specs make this device a professional direct-drive turntable that has many features to ensure decent playback, including counterweight, anti-skid, pitch control and tone blocking. This is a quality player, for those who want to return, or join the analog sound and worth its $250 price range.

Common features

Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP120

Model

AT-LP120

Brand

Audio-Technica

Rating

4.4 of 5

Reviews

2790

Cartridge

Type

dual magnet

Appropriate needle pressure, g

1,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

2,5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

ATN95E

Motor

Drive method

direct

Platter type

aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45, 78

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

50

Gain

36

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

Controls

Operation type

full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-10 or +/-20

Braking system

electronic

Connections

USB

1

RCA

1

Other

has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not

Power

Motor type

DC

Power consumption, W

11

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

15.2 x 45.2 x 35.3/ 6 x 17.8 x 13.9

Weight, kg/pounds

10.6/23.5

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