Denon VL12 PRIME vs Audio-Technica AT-LP120

Denon VL12 PRIME

Denon VL12 PRIME review

Jun 10, 2019

The Denon VL12 PRIME is a professional vinyl player. This model is the flagship of the company, one of three new turntables from the Prime line, presented by Denon DJ. In general, the device is desig...

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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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Product

Denon VL12 PRIME
Audio-Technica AT-LP120

Model

VL12 PRIME
AT-LP120

Brand

Denon
Audio-Technica

Rating

4.0 of 5
4.4 of 5

Reviews

4
2790

Cartridge

Type

dual magnet
dual magnet

Appropriate needle pressure, g

1,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

2,5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

ATN95E

Motor

Drive method

direct
direct

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45, 78

Torque

>5 kgf-cm
>1.6 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.15
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 automatic
full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-8, +/-16, +/-50
+/-10 or +/-20

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

0
1

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

AC
DC

Power consumption, W

11

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

15 x 45.1 x 35.5/5.9 x 17.8 x 14
15.2 x 45.2 x 35.3/ 6 x 17.8 x 13.9

Weight, kg/pounds

12.4/27.4
10.6/23.5

Turntables HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 9.3
  • 13.8
  • 9.3Denon VL12 PRIME
  • 13.8Audio-Technica AT-LP120

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