Audio-Technica AT-LP120 vs Pioneer PL-30-K

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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Pioneer PL-30-K

Pioneer PL-30-K review

Jun 10, 2019

This vinyl player from Pioneer is designed to suppress anything that interferes with pure sound reproduction: noises, vibrations, and other mush. Pioneer claims that it was created primarily for musi...

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Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP120
Pioneer PL-30-K

Model

AT-LP120
PL-30-K

Brand

Audio-Technica
Pioneer

Rating

4.4 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

2790
492

Cartridge

Type

dual magnet
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

1,5
3,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

2,5
10

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

ATN95E
AT3600L

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

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2
0.1

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

50
60

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
2.5 mV/±3 dB, 1 kHz

Controls

Operation type

full manual
full automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-10 or +/-20

Braking system

electronic
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
2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

15.2 x 45.2 x 35.3/ 6 x 17.8 x 13.9
11 x 43.5 x 37.2/4.6 x 17.3 x 14.1

Weight, kg/pounds

10.6/23.5
5.6/12.3

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  • 13.8
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