Audio-Technica AT-LP120 vs Pro-Ject Essential II

Audio-Technica AT-LP120

Audio-Technica AT-LP120 review

Mar 27, 2019

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....

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Pro-Ject Essential II

Pro-Ject Essential II review

Apr 03, 2019

Pro-Ject Essential II is an entry-level record player with all the basic functionality. It provides vinyl fans with a strong dynamic and rhythmic ability. Pro-Ject Essential II specs lack innovative ...

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Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP120
Pro-Ject Essential II

Model

AT-LP120
Essential II

Brand

Audio-Technica
Pro-Ject

Rating

4.4 of 5
3.4 of 5

Reviews

2790
24

Cartridge

Type

dual magnet
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

1,5
3,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

2,5
5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

ATN95E
Ortofon OM-5E

Motor

Drive method

direct
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45, 78
33.3, 45

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm
>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2
0.25

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 25000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

50
65

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
4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

full manual
full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-10 or +/-20
+/-1,5

Braking system

electronic

Connections

USB

1
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
DC

Power consumption, W

11
3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

15.2 x 45.2 x 35.3/ 6 x 17.8 x 13.9
11.2 x 41.5 x 33.5/4.4 x 16.5 x 13

Weight, kg/pounds

10.6/23.5
3.7/8.8

Turntables HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • 13.8
  • 8.1
  • 13.8Audio-Technica AT-LP120
  • 8.1Pro-Ject Essential II

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