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Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB

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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:

by PowerReviews
Audio Technica 1018384Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB
 
4.4

(based on 112 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (73)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Casual listening (77)
  • Archiving (46)
  • Excellent sound (12)
  • Versatile (10)
  • Consistent (9)

Cons

  • Poor quality sound (4)
  • No ground wire (3)
  • Not consistent (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.

VS

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 112 customers

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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

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Audio Technica 1018384 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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      3.0

      Very poor quality

      By Rob

      from Dallas

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Sound
        • Wears Over Time

        Best Uses

          Comments about Audio Technica 1018384 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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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

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

          By ilvit

          from la

          Comments about Audio Technica 1018384 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
           
          4.0

          i will buy again

          By H

          from Richmond, VA

          Comments about Audio Technica 1018384 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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          • Less than a month
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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Fantastic Product, super easy, looks great!

          By BG9000

          from Denver, CO

          Pros

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

          Cons

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              Comments about Audio Technica 1018384 Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

              I have a Technics 1200 MKVI and this Audio-Tecnica was a great addition to my business location, out of the box simple set up and use and a fantastic bang for the buck!

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              • Less than a month
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              5.0

              An 80's fan

              By Em the 80's Jedi

              from Lima, Perú

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Excellent Sound

              Cons

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                  Comments about Audio Technica 1018384 Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

                  I used to look for high quality audio equipment, but everything I found was not cheap. About a week ago found an ad with this awesome product and decided to give it a chance. It is great!!
                  Now I have all of my vinyl records been played over and over :)

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                  • Less than a month
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                  (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Worst turntable I've ever purchased

                  By Matthew

                  from Tucson, AZ

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                  • Not Consistent
                  • Poor Quality Sound

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Audio Technica 1018384 Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

                    I try to use this turntable to play a wide variety of records. Rock to Jazz to Classical and everything in between. I play old vinyl and newer 180 gram stuff. The sound is always distorted for deep bass. And the skipping. DO NOT BUY THIS IF YOU WANT TO PLAY NEW VINYL. You know what, just don't buy this. I contacted support and they sent me a weight for the cart to prevent skipping. They didn't send along any instructions on how to use it, but after I figured it out it made the distortion way worse. Look on the web. This thing is junk. I'm sorry I ever bought it and its too late to return now. Buyer beware.

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                    • Up to a year
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                    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Lots of peeps modify these

                    By Stos

                    from L,pool uk

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Professional Features
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality Sound

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Audio Technica 1018384 Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

                      Comes with poor cartridge even though at produces at440mla surely should be optional as shure m97×e/jico sas combo expensive

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                      • Less than a month
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                      4.0

                      Good entry level

                      By Dave rave

                      from Canada

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Professional Features
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                      • Poor Quality Sound

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Audio Technica 1018384 Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

                        Good build quality and features used best with an external amp.I did not like the low end noise from the gear drive upgraded to a high end belt drive unit.

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

                         
                        5.0

                        You don't have to sacrifice quality for price!

                        By tierneyoraclair

                        from Nashville, TN

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

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                            Comments about Audio Technica 1018384 Audio Technica Direct-Drive Professional Turntable with USB:

                            I bought this about two years ago brand new from my local record store that also sells new record players. I'd done my research and I knew I wanted this turntable. I was starting to really get into vinyl and wanted to upgrade to a legit record player as opposed to my previous "novelty" one. I am so so happy with this turntable. It's extremely easy to use. I feel like it's fairly sturdy (I have several cats that I catch resting on it—dust cover closed—from time to time and it's never messed up!) I sometimes wish I would have gotten the model that is identical but includes a USB drive for those old records or records that don't come with a download code, because I do still collect music digitally as well, but I love this turntable. Great sound. Never had a problem with distortion or wonkiness. 10/10 recommend!

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                            • Over a year
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