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Product Description

Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB is a professional lP-to-digital recording system with USB, high-torque motor and braking, forward and reverse play, strobe indicators, aluminum platter, 3 speeds33, 45 and 78 rpm. It includes USB cable, slip mat, a-t cartridge, headshell and hinged dust cover. The dimensions are: 6 inch x 17.75 inch x 13.81 inch.

Additional Info

429835

7D16C950

042005159512

ATHATLP120USB

14 pounds

21.0 x 16.8 x 8.8

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Average Customer Rating:

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Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB
 
4.3

(based on 118 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

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    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Casual listening (77)
  • Archiving (46)
  • Excellent sound (13)
  • Versatile (12)
  • Consistent (11)

Cons

  • Not consistent (4)
  • Poor quality sound (4)
  • No ground wire (3)
  • Wears over time (3)

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Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Fantastic player

Simply put, I think you should give serious consideration to purchasing this player. For an in depth analysis, I have made a video review. If you would like more information, I have...Read complete review

Simply put, I think you should give serious consideration to purchasing this player. For an in depth analysis, I have made a video review. If you would like more information, I have included the link to a youtube video.

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Most Helpful Critical Review

 

Did not work out of the box

I am so very disappointed. The design and features and look of this turntable are great.

But after setting it up we found that only the Left channel was working and the...Read complete review

I am so very disappointed. The design and features and look of this turntable are great.

But after setting it up we found that only the Left channel was working and the right channel is dead, whether on Line Out or Phono Out. We checked the stylus, the wiring of the stylus, fiddled with the arm height, weight, skate force, tried different records. We soo wanted this to be fixable. But sadly no.

Defective product out of the box so back it goes.

I so wanted to believe that the reviews that were negative here were one off lemon examples. But now I think I'll buy a different product and buy it locally not over the web.

Disappointed.

Reviewed by 118 customers

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2.0

I will not buy again

By Bob

from Modoc Indiana

Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • My phono side of the turntable has very low soun

Cons

  • Not Consistent

Best Uses

    Comments about Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

    Lost my phone side of the turntable very low sound but the line side still works so there for to record I will be going to a different turn table didn't last one year and I have 2700 albums to record

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    • Up to a year
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    4.0

    High quality turntable for the price.

    By Euby

    from Highlands Ranch, Colorado

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Use
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Limited Features

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

      This is a perfect turntable for casual listening, obviously I would not recommend it for scratching as it is a belt drive, but it does a very good job for listening and vinyl sampling.

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      • Up to a year
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      5.0

      Please reply to my querry

      By Chris

      from Mauritius

      Comments about Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

      How do I do to get alternative Audio-Technica cartridges that are optised for the playback of 78 RPM/SP records?

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      • Less than a month
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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      A Very Good Mid-Range Turntable

      By The Vinyl Guy

      from Toronto, Canada

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

          It is a fully manual turntable. Styled as an SL-1200, with similar features, it's allows for various cartridge height in thanks to the tonearm height adjustment. The rumble and wow & flutter are fair for a direct drive table. I have upgraded from the supplied cartridge, but for average users it's sufficient. The switchable preamp is a nice touch for today's audio equipment that doesn't have a dedicated phono input. That, or for direct connection to a computer for USB use.

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          • Over a year
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          5.0

          Best turntable under $100 anywhere

          By VinylN00b

          from Washington, DC

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Limited Features

          Best Uses

            Comments about Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

            This record player has the best sound you'll ever find for this price. The money for other budget turntables tends to go into design rather than sound quality. This is quick to set up, easy to use and it sounds great with good speakers. Because of the limited features, it isn't very customizable. We tried to use a cork mat, but it's thicker than the standard mat provided with this turntable. Since we can't raise the tonearm to compensate, it resulted in a little bit of sound distortion. But if you're not looking to spend a lot of money on a turntable to start with, this can help restrain the urge to spend money on all the little upgrades. This is still hands down the best turntable in this price range.

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            • Less than a month
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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Get what you pay for with this model

            By Dr. J

            from Asheville, NC

            Pros

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              • Wears Over Time

              Best Uses

                Comments about Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

                I was so excited about my purchase initially, the sound quality was good for the price and it was easy to use. I've used this product about an hour per week over the 1year I've owned it and it is no longer working. It can't seem to get up to speed and the needle can't figure out the proper place to touch down on the record(that occurred 6months into use but could be rectified manually). I figure paying for repair and the hassle of returning it isn't worth it. Another product for the landfill.

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                • Up to a year
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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great, once you get rid of the internal preamp

                By LancesUK

                from São Paulo, Brazil

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Professional Features
                • Versatile

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                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

                    For the money, this is a great turntable. Unfortunately, it is plagued by its cheap internal preamp, which dampens the highs and muddies the lows. Bypassing it doesn't solve the issue because the signal still runs through some capacitors. The only solution is getting rid of it altogether. The are a couple of videos on Youtube showing one how to do that. I've done this to mine and the results were unbelievable. Suddenly my LP120 produced more detailed highs and tighter lows and everything just sounded clearer.

                    I wish Audio Technica would sell a version of the LP120 without the internal pre amp, so us users wouldn't need to resort to such measures in order to extract the most from this otherwise brilliant turntable.

                    If you guys are reading this, please make an Lp120 without the preamp. Everyone would benefit from the choice!

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                    • Over a year
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                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Very poor quality

                    By Rob

                    from Dallas

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Quality Sound
                      • Wears Over Time

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                        Comments about Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

                        Out of box, only one audio connector worked. I will need to send back entire unit because they made a very wise decision to wire the audio cables directly to the processor board. Who does that?

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                        • Less than a month
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                        1.0

                        JUST LOOKING AT IT, MAKE ME FEEL RIPPED OFF With my MONEY.

                        By ilvit

                        from la

                        Comments about Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

                        LIKE I wrote at the beginning , IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE BEEN RIPPED OFF. its so thinnily made of plastic,that i cannot imagine ,even if you bought and put the greatest newest speakers on it, it would not sound good.

                        • How long have you used this product?:
                        • Less than a month

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        i will buy again

                        By H

                        from Richmond, VA

                        Comments about Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

                        The left output was broken when we received it. It's hard wired so we can't fix it.

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