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Audio-Technica LP120-USB

Manual direct-drive professional turntable with USB output and built-in phono preamp (Black)

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The Audio-Technica LP120-USB turntable is made for sharing your favorite vinyl.

The Audio-Technica LP120-USB turntable is made for sharing your favorite vinyl.

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Digitize your favorite cuts, or play them live

The Audio-Technica LP120-USB turntable is made for sharing your favorite vinyl. You can digitize top tracks with a built-in USB output and included Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software, so they can travel with you in your smartphone.

Digitize your favorite cuts, or play them live

The Audio-Technica LP120-USB turntable is made for sharing your favorite vinyl. You can digitize top tracks with a built-in USB output and included Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software, so they can travel with you in your smartphone.

If you like to DJ, the 'table features a high-torque direct-drive motor that gets any record — 33-1/3, 45, or 78 rpm — up to speed in a hurry. Adjustable pitch control lets you change the platter speed ±10% or ±20% for easier beat-match mixing, and a pop-up light on the stylus helps you find your groove in a darkened club. The included detachable dust cover helps keep your 'table clean when you're not using it.

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Product highlights:

  • USB output lets you convert vinyl records to digital audio files
  • built-in switchable phono preamp
  • high-torque direct-drive motor for fast starting
  • forward and reverse play capability for DJ-ing
  • selectable speed: 33-1/3, 45, or 78 rpm
  • balanced S-shaped tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest
  • universal headshell with pre-mounted Audio-Technica AT95E moving magnet phono cartridge
  • forward/reverse operation and variable pitch control with quartz-controlled pitch lock
  • pop-up stylus target light for easier cueing in low light
  • anti-resonance die-cast aluminum platter with anti-slip mat
Included Accessories:
  • USB cable for transferring audio to your computer
  • dual RCA female to mini-plug male & dual RCA female to mini-plug female adapter cables
  • Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software for digitizing records
  • 45 RPM spindle adapter
  • phono cartridge
    • 78 RPM records require additional cartridge (not included)
  • counterweight for accurate tonearm tracking
  • slip mat
  • removable hinged dust cover
  • power cable
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What's in the box:

  • Turntable (tone-arm installed)
  • AT95E Cartridge
  • Platter
  • Mat
  • Dust cover
  • 2 Hinges
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • Counter-weight
  • 6' AC power cord
  • 6.5' USB-B to USB-A cable
  • 3' Female stereo RCA to male stereo minijack cable
  • 9" Female stereo RCA to female stereo minijack cable
  • Audacity Recording Software on CD-ROM
  • Installation/Operation Manual
  • Software Guide
  • Audio-Technica brochure

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Wow -- I'm impressed with this turntable

Crutchfield customer from Martinsburg, PA on 5/31/2019

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Wow. This is an amazing turntable, especially for the price. I was (with sadness) giving up a vintage BIC turntable which I had used for many years but which had aged to the point where it was affecting the sound quality. It was time to upgrade. I did my research and I kept encountering this turntable. I purchased it through Crutchfield because I trust that they only sell good equipment. It was easy to set up, it looks great (very traditional look) and the sound is better than I expected. This product absolutely lives up to its good reviews. I would recommend it to anyone who wants good sound quality but doesn't want to spend thousands on a turntable. I am thrilled with the quality of this unit, especially at the price.

Pros: Sounds very good. Easy to set up. Looks sharp. Feels solid.

Cons: I replaced the provided felt mat with a cork one. Also, I wish it would lift the tonearm at the end of an LP.

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A great buy for the price point

Crutchfield customer from Allison Park, PA on 5/2/2019

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For a lower-end, entry-level turntable, this L1200 look-alike can't be beat at it's price point. Although there's a new follow-on model (the AT LP120XUSB) is already on the market, the LP120 is a solid everyday performer. Make no mistake, it's no "audiophile's" turntable but for someone just getting into vinyl or someone returning to the media after a long absence, the LP120 is solidly constructed with a built-in phono preamp for those whose receiver/amplifier doesn't have a dedicated "phono" input. And if you do have a stand-alone amplifier, the built-in phono amp can, for the most part, be switched off. This model comes in both an all-black as well as silver/aluminum external color finish. The only relatively minor flaw that I can find is that the tonearm lock-down is rather uncomfortably hidden behind the tonearm cradle instead of in front of it where it's more accessible. The turntable comes with Audio Technica's standard entry-level AT95E dual moving magnet (MM) cartridge which can be upgraded to a higher-level cartridge at a later date if the owner so chooses. It comes with a USB port so that, if you so choose, you can export your vinyl LPs directly to your computer via the included software. Earlier (prior to 2018) models had a problem with the "anti-skating" spring mechanism (the spring supplied was too lightweight) but that problem has since been resolved with the addition of a stronger spring.

Pros: Good, solid performance at an acceptable price-point. Rather heavy unit - weighs in at somewhere around 25 lbs. Clear, concise instructions on how to do an intial set-up.

Cons: Awkward placement of the tonearm lock-down. Only equipped with Audio Technica's "entry level" cartridge.

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Crutchfield customer from Davenport, IA on 4/14/2019

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Very nice and high quality,thanks.

Pros: Promt delivery.

Cons: None.

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Overall good experience with Crutchfield

Crutchfield customer from Durant, OK on 4/7/2019

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Excellent product that had a good discount. Purchase was simple and secure. Tracking of the shipment was easy and delivery was on time. Product performance has been outstanding. I had wanted a direct drive turntable for years.

Pros: Crutchfield reputation, price, equipment reputation, free shipping, order tracking, and great website.

Cons: No significant Cons.

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Rene from Weslaco, TX on 3/25/2019

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I am very pleased with this turntable. Works perfectly all the problems that I heard about on line I have not had . The anti skate works just as it should. The set up was very easy. If ur looking for a well built turntable at a reasonable price.I bought this turntable as a scratch and dent for $240 I still have not found anything wrong with it but even brand new it's only $299 u can't beat.

Pros: Play's perfect and looks great especially in low light. Love the pop up clue light for low light situations.

Cons: None so far.

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Kent from Bayside, NY on 3/3/2019

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Basic functions are well done. Excellently damped cueing, solid base, good appearance. I'm not 100% pleased with output over USB. Could be my software but I don't think so. I also found that the pitch monitoring light goes out of sync sometimes. I'd like to see an automatic arm lift at the end of the record play.

Pros: looks cueing

Cons: pitch light no auto arm lift

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Patricia from Helena, MT on 3/1/2019

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I love having a turntable and have many classical albums in perfect condition to listen to. However, the turntable has a wobbly hum, a disturbing feedback kind of sound. I have no idea how to trouble shoot this. I leveled the turntable and set up according to directions. Sound quality excellent except for this wobbling background sound whenever the needle is on a disc on the turntable and is turning. If you have any ideas about how to address this problem, please let me know.

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Once we saw this review, our Tech Support specialist, Jason, reached out to Patricia to help her further. We'll either help her get the turntable working the way it should, or help her return it for an exchange or refund.

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Crutchfield customer from Queensbury, NY on 2/24/2019

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Awesome turntable! Top quality!

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Crutchfield customer from Hewitt, TX on 2/22/2019

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Perfect replacement for my old and tired belt drive model. The reviews of this product were spot on and very helpful in selecting just what I needed.

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Great Turntable

Crutchfield customer from S Milwaukee, WI on 2/10/2019

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High quality Turntable sounds great. Crutchfield customer service was very helpful.

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RINO from San Marcos, CA on 1/8/2019

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Carefully constructed with the audiophile in mind this unit does not disappoint with its fidelity. Played Bill Evans at the Village Vanguard and was amazed at the nuances coming out of the speakers.

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Great looking turntable, easy to set up.

Robert from Kalamazoo, MI on 1/2/2019

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I am enjoying the turntable. It is very good for its price range. Looks like the old Technics and can be used for beat matching and mixing. Arm is good enough to upgrade to high end cartridge in the future, if you want.

Pros: Instant start and stop. Speed adjustment if you want, other wise quartz lock. Arm has anti-skate and height adjustments.

Cons: Has low pass filter in signal path when preamp is shut off which you may hear. Fairly easy to remove.

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Great turntable!

Crutchfield customer from Patchogue, NY on 1/1/2019

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This turntable is pretty sweet! It looks amazing, plays great, is very user friendly! I honestly haven't tried plugging it into a computer yet, but I'm sure that will be awesome too!

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Crutchfield customer from Lynchburg, VA on 12/30/2018

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Quality construction and materials. Very nice player at this price

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Paul from Steamboat Spr, CO on 12/23/2018

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Crutchfield's service; live person to speak with when ordering, timely delivery and post-delivery chat is excellent. The Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB is well made and plays very well, my only disappointment being that I was unaware that it does not have an automatic tone arm and so requires close attention ie: manually lifting the arm after play. When ordering I asked the Crutchfield rep about the pros & cons of direct vs belt drive and felt that the explanation was lacking - I selected direct (one less piece to go wrong).

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Great turntable!

Technogeek from Sharpsburg, GA on 12/20/2018

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OH MY! I am using the new turntable to make MP3's out of my old albums. I am amazed at the features and smooth operation of the turntable. I am loving it with no complaints and I consider this is a keeper. It feel very professional and solid as a rock and the software is easy to use because of the easy to understand directions. You can't go wrong with this one! I even made some backwards mp3's that I played on my stereo for some friends and they wanted to know who the band was and where they could purchase the cd. I laughed so hard I cried when I told them is was reverse pink floyd music from a record album. What a blast I am having!

Pros: Pitch control fully adjustable weight and anti skate, reverse mode and quick stop.

Cons: None I have found yet.

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Just add it to your cart

Jason from Oak Park, MI on 12/9/2018

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If you are looking for a stellar record player for your home, or if you are a professional, look no further. This thing is very heavy duty, and will not skip, and it is very easy to set up out of the box. There are also adjustments galore to give you the best experience for your money. I replaced a very old a tired component with this one, and it sounds amazing coming through my vintage Marantz set up. If you're reading all the reviews out there for all the different makes/models, look no further, and add this one to your cart.

Pros: Solid construction, great playback, very adjustable

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 12/9/2018

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Very nice turntable. Bulky somewhat - but stability is not the issue :) Nice setup, quality sound. Records which are skipping seem to respect this needle! No skipping for most of the records - if you balance it properly. CONS - RCA cable is super-cheap comparing to thee unit. Not detachable, thin, not gold plated - was it so hard to add $5 to the price and make it right? No automatic stop. Record will endlessly spin at the end - and I am beside the fireplace under my blanky... Yet, quality mechanics - I'm keepin' it! :)

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Great all-around turntable

Rocky from Sandy, UT on 12/9/2018

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Great all-around turntable! Purchased this to copy my collection of LP's , 45's and 78's and so far i am very happy with my new Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB. The included AT95E cartridge sounds great after properly aligning the cartridge using the alignment protractor available on the Audio Technica website. I purchased another headshell, cartridge and stylus to use for playing 78's. The USB interface and Audacity software work great on my Windows 10 laptop. There is a learning curve with the software and so far I have been satisfied with the results. Great turntable for copying records or for just listening to your record collection.

Pros: Lots of features at a great price. Included cartridge sounds nice on my LP's. Pitch control for playing old 78's.

Cons: Platter could be thicker.

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Excellent High-end Entry Level Turntable

Thomas from PINEDALE, WY on 12/6/2018

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Product performs precisely as advertised. Set-up could not be easier. I did three things to optimize performance; the resulting sound produced is distantly and noticeably improved. 1.) replaced the factory supplied cartridge with an AT VM540 ML/H cartridge; 2.) replaced the factory supplied platter mat with a cork mat; 3.) replaced the factory supplied tone arm counter-weight with a heavier AT counter-weight. I also placed this turn table on to a Auralex ISO-Tone turn-table isolation platform. I am thoroughly pleased with the performance (and appearance) of this component and would recommend it to anyone looking for a high-end entry level turntable.

Pros: Product performs precisely as advertised. Set-up could not be easier.

Cons: Upgrade factory cartridge desirable and highly recommended.

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Great record player for a novice!

Erin from Wausau, WI on 12/3/2018

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I bought this as a gift for my husband. We've had it for a couple of weeks and love it so far. A great record player for novices who are willing to spend a little more for a good quality record player that should last a long time. It's nice to be able to replace parts if needed and to find reviews, comments, and videos if there are any questions. My husband was impressed when he found a video from Audio-Technica on how it worked.

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Good product, great service

Kevin from San Francisco, CA on 12/3/2018

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I am enjoying the turntable, it is a quality product. I am giving the five starts though for the customer service of Crutchfield a well. I had a tech question during the setup and to my surprise they were there on a Sunday morning to answer my question and solve the problem. I would definitely buy from them again.

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Great value!

Nathan from Colorado Spgs, CO on 12/2/2018

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This turntable provides excellent value! It has great sound and a lot of features for the price. This has to be one of the best turntables in its price range.

Pros: Great sound Lots of features Excellent value Built-in preamp is pretty good Accurate speeds

Cons: No stroboscopic dots for 78 RPM No automatic tone arm lift at the end of the record

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Ron from Lynchburg, VA on 12/2/2018

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Great turntable, easy to set up and sounds great!

Pros: Ease of use.

Cons: None at the price.

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Lou from Littlestown, PA on 11/30/2018

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The turntable performs well. I do wish the manufacturers would add auto shut off after record plays like my old turntable.

Pros: USB connection for recording to pc

Cons: Turntable not automatic

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Crutchfield customer from Beverly, NJ on 11/13/2018

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Very Prompt service. SUPERB

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Crutchfield customer from Georgetown, TX on 10/16/2018

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Finding a quality turntable in the era of digital noise can be a challenge. Fortunately, Crutchfield knows what old guys want and brings them to us at a reasonable price. This turntable brings me back 40 years to my DJ years, only better.

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Crutchfield customer from Wynnewood, PA on 9/17/2018

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I finally replaced my junk turnable with this terrific one. Easy assembly. Full professional features at a reasonable price.

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Crutchfield customer from Columbus, OH on 9/13/2018

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It does everything I want it to do. The USB thing seems superfluous. To me anyway.

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Crutchfield customer from Charlottesville, VA on 9/11/2018

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Just what I needed to play all my old vinyl

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 9/4/2018

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Turntable is well built and easily assembled. Would buy it again.

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Old School & Lovin It

John from Anderson, SC on 5/30/2018

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Old school quality, old school turntable. Chose this after a friend recommended it. Couldn't be happier.

Pros: Sound quality is simply amazing.

Cons: Setup a little fiddly. Location/placement would make a difference for me but not much choice at the moment.

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Frustrated

Dave from Vancouver, WA on 5/22/2018

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I've been shipped two separate turntables and they both produce fuzz in the left channel. Crutchfield had been really great about returns, but I'm still waiting for a turntable that works.

Pros: Return policy is excellent

Cons: Wouldn't need a great return policy if I received gear that worked.

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Excellent for the price.

Ron from Apopka, FL on 5/15/2018

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Awesome player priced fair.

Pros: High quality and lots of features.

Cons: Not automatic.

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Guest from Kennewick, WA on 5/2/2018

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This is a replacement for my mid-1970s Pioneer PL-71 direct drive turntable that could no longer hold pitch. The Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB tracks my albums better, and the stylus drop mechanism is nicely dampened--after positioning the tone arm over the desired track, you can actually let 'er drop and it will do the rest for a soft landing. Setup was clearly explained and was easily completed. As is usual, a cartridge-weight scale should be used to get tracking (stylus) force adjusted correctly. (I'm using 2.0 grams.) If using the markings on the tonearm's counterweight, set the scale to about 0.1 gram LESS than the markings indicated. Some folks complain about the short length of the turntable-to-receiver cables. Sorry, they need to be as short as possible (and preferably shielded) to minimize hum and distortion. To that end, I was surprised that there is no grounding wire on this turntable's cable assembly (although I do NOT have any hum whatsoever). The sound from the supplied cartridge is superb. I listened with pleasure to a variety of my rock and jazz albums from the 60s and 70s, and they never sounded THIS good, even back in the day. But what told be I was going to really like this turntable was an A-B test of The Beatles' "Abbey Road": a pristine Audio Fidelity half-speed pressing on JVC vinyl, and the EU edition of the 2009 Beatles Remastered project CD. Both sounded astounding, but it's really true: vinyl is better.

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Best cheap record player out there.

John from Fort Mill, SC on 5/1/2018

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So Crutchfield has this on sale which was far less than any other store. It looks just like the AT1200 from the 80s and 90s. It plays great. I have only used the phono amp inside the unit. No line or usb out yet. There is an external strobe at line freq. to see the dots appear to stand still when the unit is at speed. Makes sense and works well. Unit doesn't use that strobe as a sensor. I completely blocked it to see if there was an internal sensor and it kept the speed. lt will compensate for resistance on the table. If you slow the record, the direct drive motor applies more torque and speeds up. If you remove the resistance it over speeds for a few seconds and auto corrects. Almost instantaneous start/stop and speed adjustments due to the direct drive and it actually uses reverse torque to adjust speed. Forward and reverse button is amazing. Up to speed in the opposite direction in about 1 second with perfect pitch. Speaking of which pitch control works smooth and there is a quartz button to override the pitch control and puts it right back on speed. So, evertything is great. Well, my concern is the burning smell. Other reviews have reported failure of the unit after burning smell. I have left mine powered on for a week and the smell is going away. It is probably a resistor that is not properly heat sinked or too small. This is a completely MANUAL table. It keeps turning and the head stays ON the rec

Pros: Everything. Perfect speed, Adjustable balance, Quick change heads, Direct drive, Now comes with a decent head. Possibly better than the AT 1200 it was made after. Just lighter and cheaper.

Cons: No automatic mode to lift head at the end of the record or stop rotation. One reviewer, John from Yukon, OK, said it has automatic start/stop but it does NOT. This is not a con, just know that this is a manual table. There is a lever in the back to lift and lower the head gently.

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John from Yukon, OK on 4/29/2018

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As a record player this unit is very good. I like that it has 4 legs, Automatic stop/start. I'm running it through a Fender amp and it sounds great. My only complaint the cords on the unit are shorter than I would like but I knew that before I purchased.

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Ron from Mount Olive, IL on 4/29/2018

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Great product at a great price! Packaging for shipment was bulletproof. I love everything about this turntable and was everything I expected.

Pros: Everything you need in one box

Cons: The Eva cable is permanently mounted to the table. I wish it was a separate allowing longer cable

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Crutchfield customer from Weatherford, TX on 3/18/2018

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Replaced a Kenwood marble base turntable from 1977. Still works but the motor was failing. Love the AT-LP120 as a replacement for it. Was easy to assemble and sounds great. Have been buying a few new 180G albums and needed a turntable that wouldn't ruin new vinyl.

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Ray from Orange Park, FL on 3/16/2018

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This is one nice piece of equipment. Over the years I have had multiple turntables, this is impressive. Solid, has weight to it, multiple adjustments, sound great.

Pros: Flat impressive design and well balanced.

Cons: I will let you know down the road.

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Solid unit.

John from Murray, KY on 3/14/2018

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Very nice. Had a less expensive turntable with less to earn control and it was susceptible to skipping. Mainly using my new one for converting vinyl to digital and it is doing a beautiful job. I love it!

Pros: Solid as a rock; exceeded my expectations.

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steve from Eagle Grove, IA on 3/7/2018

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Awesome turntable, well worth the price!

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Turntable lacking

Richard from Spring Lake, MI on 2/8/2018

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I replaced my 22 year old Yahama turn table with this turn table. The turn table is well made. My old records sound as well as they are going too . I was not pleased with installation directions that came with the turn table. I called Tech support for clarification and resolved the issue. My rating is a four because the turntable mat was not included in shipment. The Matt is sub quality for the level of this table. I ended up using my old rubber mat from my Yahama which over 20 yrs old and far superior to the one eventually sent to me. Another complaint is the agent I ordered from was nice but having a bad day. He made several mistakes which I corrected. He did not tell me about the short cord that the Audio- Technical came with. It just makes the connection to my receiver which I had to move in order to connect it. The issue of the cord was also that I asked the agent if better cables would improve the sound quality.i did this before finding out the cable was very short so I order the cable and then found out that I could not replace the cable because it was soldered in to the table. I returned the cables. I judged this as poor service.

Pros: Build

Cons: Connecting cables that are too short and can not be changed. Poor quality turntable mat. Inadequate service when ordering the table .

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Nice Turntable

JOHN from MO on 2/7/2018

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Staff assistance was very helpful in choosing the Turn Table. Delivery was very good, about four days, not bad for standard shipping. Assembly instruction were concise and easy to follow. Sound pick up is very good even on poor quality records and as good as any CD on good quality records. Very Satisfied!!

Pros: Fairly easy assembly; Great sound even on poor records; Great customer service assistance; fast standard delivery.

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A very good turntable

Crutchfield customer from Reynoldsville, PA on 2/5/2018

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this turntable was easy to get ready to play; and it sounds extremely good. I am highly satisfied with this purchase

Pros: 1. easy to get ready to play when purchased 2. beautiful sound with deep bass

Cons: no identified cons

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Great quality turntable

Garret from Wind Gap, PA on 1/31/2018

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This is a quality turntable. It is a very solid precision made unit. It is easy to setup and has USB, phono, and line out hook ups. The sound quality is great! I am enjoying the old vinyl collection again and using the turntable is a pleasure. Looking to convert some albums to digital for later convenience.

Pros: Solid quality, great sound, multi hook ups, easy to use

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Palmdale, CA on 1/28/2018

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I recently bought this turntable to replace a Dual 510. The new turntable is suburb in so many ways. I also bought it for its 78 rpm feature. I was worried that the Audio Technica cartridge wouldn't sound as good as the Audio Technica cartridge I previously owned To my surprise it sounded much clearer. I would recommend this turntable and cartridge to anyone looking for a very good piece of equipment.

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Crutchfield customer from Sarasota, FL on 1/23/2018

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The turntable exceeded my highest expectations. My albums have been a joy to listen to. I did upgrade the cartridge to a Vessel A3SE.

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Easy to set up

Bob from York, PA on 1/10/2018

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I received the turntable in 2 days! It was packaged well. The setup was easy, the hard part was getting my a/v system set up for turntable. It looks better than the pictures. I am pleased with how it sounds and works. Its got some weight to it, which is good.

Pros: Light to cue record. East to set up. Adjustable pitch. Looks great.

Cons: The lever to raise and lower tone arm is small and in the back. Clamp to hold tone arm is flimsy. Everything else about the turntable seems well made.

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Excellent Turntable!

Crutchfield customer from Macon, GA on 1/6/2018

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Excellent product! This is THE turntable for the vinyl-enthusiast. A must-have for your system allowing you to hear accurate reproductions of all those old vinyls you've been collecting. Analog glory! Crutchfield advisors are there to assist in your decision making plus the unforeseen extras you don't want to forget.

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Crutchfield customer from Ringle, WI on 1/3/2018

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Needed to upgrade 80's pioneer turntable unfortunately. Looks great, sounds great through 80's equipment.

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Crutchfield customer from Minneapolis, MN on 12/30/2017

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Set up wasn't complicated Turntable is solid/heavy Sounds great Shipping was quick

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Crutchfield customer from N Cambria, PA on 12/29/2017

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To my ears this product is great. With the platter running and nothing playing I can here some faint motor noise, but with something playing I can't hear anything. I guess I don't have the ears to be a good audiophile. Service and advice was a pleasure.

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Crutchfield customer from Lancaster, NY on 12/28/2017

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Fantastic, everything I wanted it to be, from ease of use to quality of design.

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Great value and Quality

Darrell A from Breckenridge, TX on 12/27/2017

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Playing The Beatles Abby Road on this and it`s sounding great! You don`t have to pay 500 to 20 grand to get excellent sound. This is a well built deck and the price is reasonable in my opinion. Highly recommended!

Pros: Easy setup, Good stock cartridge, Sounds good, looks good

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Used for copying old records to MP3

Dave from Barnhart, MO on 12/26/2017

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Works perfect and easy to connect.

Pros: Good quality for the price.

Cons: Some software issues that were worked out.

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Crutchfield customer from Urbandale, IA on 12/13/2017

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Amazing feature-rich turntable for the price. The level of craftsmanship vs. the flimsy Pioneer it replaced is incredible. Very pleased with this unit.

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Solid product & great value

Crutchfield customer from Goshen, KY on 12/10/2017

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Excellent turntable. I'm still getting to know it, but so far very favorably impressed with the build quality and the performance. I shopped around quite a bit reading reviews and so far this product has met all my expectations and at a very attractive price. Product arrived on-time and set up was simple with good instructions.

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Excellent Turntable, Great Value!

Donald W. from Prescott Vly, AZ on 12/4/2017

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Turntable Audio-Technica (AT) is up and running. Outstanding value! I did quite a bit of research and this one kept coming back recommended as the best value for the money. Good sound with a great price point and it has an internal amp if you want to use it (I don't). I have it connected to an Onkyo TX-NR646 playing through ELAC B6 speakers and an SVS SB-2000 sub woofer (all purchased from Crutchfield!). I would call this a practically-priced, well-sounding system. The AT came packaged expertly. The setup is pretty straightforward, but there are two items that are a must. First, make sure your platter is level. The turntable has feet that are adjustable. Second, if you don't have a stylus tracking gauge, get one. You cannot do this without one. Use it to set your stylus tracking force on the tone arm correctly. Now you are ready to go! Another plus is that this is a classy looking player too...

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Great product , really impressed

Hartzal from Navasota, TX on 11/30/2017

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Been wanting this player for a while and this player plays awesome!! this device is the real deal. Get one and be prepared to be amazed. not a technics but impressive to me. i had a lot of turntables growing up. including ones that had multi record capability, belt, cog drives and 4 speed tables 16 ,33, 45 ,78. this is the first one i got that had direct drive, tracking force and anti skate that i have had and it plays great.

Pros: plays 40 year old records without skipping that my dad bought new in the 70's, some are even scratched . new records sound superb on this turntable.

Cons: does not have 16 rpm which can be slowed down to play with pitch at - 17.6 and still play those rare beauties. so really no cons.

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A very solid, well-built turntable

Warren from Herndon, VA on 11/27/2017

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This is a very solid, well-built turntable. I use it primarily to digitize LPs. The included Audacity software is reasonably easy to figure out. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it lacks an automatic tonearm return, which evidently is not a common feature these days.

Pros: Solid construction, highly adjustable tone arm. No descernable rumble.

Cons: No auto return for the tone arm.

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AWESOME TURNTABLE

Raymond from Wichita, KS on 11/26/2017

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I haven't owned a turntable in 40+ years. I have always had Reel to Reel tape recorders and other types of media. I decided to get back into spinning vinyl again. Overall it's a well built sturdy turntable. It's heavy..It's a replica of the Technics SL-1200 series of the 1970's with a few upgrades. It's a manual turntable meaning no automatic features. I would highly recommend it. I'm enjoying the use of it. Haven't had chance to use the USB/CD option yet.

Pros: Heavy, Good looking turntable, Well Built. Sounds Awesome.

Cons: No automatic features.

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Excellent product... exactly what I wanted!

Carl from Ft Walton Bch, FL on 11/19/2017

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In the short time I've had the turntable, do not have any complaints. Set-up took me awhile, more because I'm slow and deliberate than any shortfall in the documentation. The turntable itself appears solid, from the chassis to the platter and tone arm. It's connected to an older Sony receiver that lacks phono input so am using the turntable's pre-amp into the aux input. Sound through the Klipsch Heresy speakers is precise and clear and much better than that from the 25 year old Technics that it replaced.

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Crutchfield customer from Fredericksburg, TX on 10/8/2017

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Excellent quality sound. Very sturdily built. Great price.

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Crutchfield customer from Granbury, TX on 10/3/2017

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Awesome product. It looked like it was going to be complicated to put together, but the instructions were pretty simple and straightforward. Great sound and a simple set up.

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Mark from Buffalo, NY on 9/22/2017

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Wonderful. Jumping into the vinyl deep end along with a Pro-Ject Phono Box DC and Onkyo TX-8160 all new from Crutchfield!

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Great sound quality

Thomas Craig from Hurricane, WV on 9/7/2017

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Great product thus far. Professional quality. Sounds great. User manual relatively easy to follow. Hookup and setup relatively easy. Looks professional. Only issue was when playing first record the right speaker did not have sound. Cartridge was ever so loose. Could hardly tell. Did tighten ever so slightly and issue has no repeated. So far so good. Would like to contact Crutchfield customer support to inform them of possible problem and to alert them to any problems related to my warranty in the future.

Pros: Great quality sound. Professional style turntable. Relatively easy setup. Operators manual very user friendly.

Cons: Don't know if this is an issue or not, but when I played my first record the right speaker did not have any sound. Cartridge was so very slightly loose. Not even hardly noticeable. Did tighten a little bit. Have not had issue since then. Probably need to contact customer support to make them aware of problem for future warranty applications.

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Cathy from Jacksonville, FL on 9/3/2017

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My daughter asked me for a phonograph for a year, and I finally gave in and bought her this one. She says it's the best sounding music she's ever heard. She had no trouble setting it up and connecting it to her Bose Wave Radio. I insisted if she tried a record player it had to be a good quality one, so she could experience the quality sound I remember. I'm very glad we purchased ths one.

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Crutchfield customer from Key West Florida on 9/3/2017

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Your staff and tech support is like no other company if have ever dealt with. They are patiently understanding. Thank You so much for your support and service. Capt William Wade Bunting. Key West FL.

Pros: Friendly, calm, understanding

Cons: None

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jorgei from Carolina, PR on 8/27/2017

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Great product!!

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Great Turntable for the price

John from Louisville, KY on 8/26/2017

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The turntable was bought as a gift, but the recipient was incredibly excited about it. Its setup was easy and was quickly usable. He had kids who had never seen records and were quickly enamored by the experience when he busted out his old collection of LP's that had been stored in the basement. He told his wife that Christmas is going to entail the purchase of some new albums. The turntable and provided cartridge were high quality and my friend stated that he was amazed at the quality of the turntable. Bottom line is that he was totally thrilled with the turntable, noting that it played all speeds and had the USB connection.

Pros: Easy setup, solid quality.

Cons: None that have surfaced in its early use.

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Excellent Quality, Reasonably Priced Turntable

Gail from Etna, WY on 8/6/2017

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This is a sophisticated piece of audio equipment. After many years without a turntable, we purchased this well-reviewed unit and found it to be everything we expected and more. Installation was easy and we were immediately delighted with the output from our vinyl library. It also gives us the ability to transfer vinyl to other storage forms (DVD, CD, etc.) to preserve the recordings, some of which are one-of-a-kind records that we don't want to lose. Even the included Audacity recording software is a surprisingly robust program. We are quite happy with this turntable and would recommend it.

Pros: Easy to install, moderately priced

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Awesome Turntable

Dave from Auburn, WA on 7/27/2017

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OMG what a difference! I had been using a Kenwood belt drive turntable and it sounded pretty good or though I thought. As my Vinyl collection has grown I decided I wanted to try and get better sound. After reading all the reviews about this turntable I decided to give it a try. ELO never sounded better! I'm loving it! I am hearing sounds I never heard on my other turntable. Setup was fairly quick and easy. I recommend just following the directions from Audio Technica on YouTube. I found it much easier than trying to understand the written directions. I say Just buy it! you'll be happy!

Pros: Solid Construction, Easy Setup, Sounds Great right out of the box! Looks Awesome, Price is very reasonable for such a quality turntable.

Cons: I do miss the auto return when the record is finished playing but most high end turntables are built without the auto return these days. It's still a good tradeoff for the quality.

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William B. from Marietta, GA on 7/16/2017

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Very nostalgic setting up a turntable again. It performs as promised and works with my previous software so now I can digitize my album collection, add them to iTunes and take it everywhere.

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Best Turntable for the Price

Robert from Seattle, WA on 6/26/2017

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I bought this turntable based on the many positive reviews even though though I really wanted an auto-return feature. So far I am really happy with the build quality and sound quality. I have this unit connected to my vintage Marantz receiver and don't really plan on ever using the preamp, which received less than positive reviews. The set up was very straight forward and only took a few minutes. Overall bang for the buck, you cannot beat the value per dollar of this one.

Pros: The sound quality is excellent right out of the box. If you are looking for a solid well built turntable that is easy to setup, and has great sound quality. Look no further.

Cons: No auto-return

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Crutchfield customer from Puyallup, WA on 6/15/2017

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Just awesome. That's all I need to say.

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Great turntable

Walt from Ukiah, CA on 5/18/2017

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Received my turntable last week but just connected it to my system. Have been listening to my 40 year old albums and they sound like I just purchased them yesterday. I am now looking for an extra headshell and cartridge to play my 1930's and 40's vintage 78 RPM's.

Pros: Will play 78 RPM records with an extra headshell and cartridge.

Cons: Not automatic.

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Crutchfield customer from Rockville, MD on 5/11/2017

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so glad to have a working turntable after the old one gave up the ghost. beautiful sound.

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Crutchfield customer from Poughkeepsie, NY on 5/11/2017

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A good turntable, but supplied cartridge is lacking. Also no auto tone arm lift off at the end of the record, and no adjustable feet for leveling the table. The USB software is also lacking no direct to MP3 conversion.... My old Marantz 6300 is far superior, but recently after 20+ years failed.

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Crutchfield customer from Palm Bay, FL on 5/9/2017

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Finally retired my old 90s JVC turntable and replaced it with this......let me tell you, this baby is really stunning, packing was robust, easy to set up, plays "PERFECT". i now have a very sleek setup, this turntable with the Klipsch power speakers = A-MAZ-ING. I would recommend this Turntable for sure, Miles Davis never sounded better to me. THANKS Crutchfeild!!!

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Rowendo from Cypress, TX on 5/7/2017

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I've been doing a lot of research and this particular unit never fails to be on the list. So I decided to purchase one through crutchfield. I love this product. I'm glad I chose this one.

Pros: Sound

Cons: None so far

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Get perfect sound, with this one weird trick...

Josh from Chanhassen, MN on 5/7/2017

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I love this thing. Setup was pretty easy, with use of a number of YouTube guides (the instructions are a bit lacking, but look at them anyway), and it works beautifully out of the box. If you're going to get into vinyl, this is the place to start. Don't waste your money on cheap players; you might ruin your records, and your vinyl experience!

Pros: Plays literally any vinyl you put on it, and (shockingly) works seamlessly with software out of the box (no driver install or any other nonsense).

Cons: Does not automatically ruin Bieber albums when they're placed on the turntable.

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Crutchfield customer from Colorado Springs, CO on 5/2/2017

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Very nice unit. Very happy!

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Crutchfield customer from gallipolis Ohio on 4/28/2017

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Vary good Turntable easy to use good sound

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Aaron from Galloway, Oh on 4/19/2017

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Decent for the price.

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Crutchfield customer from Mason, MI on 4/18/2017

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Great price!

William from Ponte Vedra, FL on 3/31/2017

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Vintage look and awsome sound. Very easy to set-up.

Pros: Easy to set-up.

Cons: RCA output cables are too short.

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Great value

John from Shabbona, IL on 3/6/2017

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Very happy with the turntable. Nice and heavy. Has 78 speed and I have a special cartridge mounted to its own headshell for quick swaps. The cartridge that comes with the turntable is not designed to play 78's You can get a stylus for it but I recommend a mono cartridge designed for 78's The built in line level pre-amp is a little weak so I'm thinking of purchasing a separate pre-amp. I do wish they would sell a version of this turntable without the DJ features. I would also prefer to supply my own cables and not have the built in ones. It is still a great value and I highly recommend it.

Pros: Heavy and stable, 78 speed if you have those old records

Cons: built in rca cables, weak pre-amp

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AT-LP120-USB is a Value!

Brad from Nashville, TN on 3/1/2017

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There may be higher-end turntables on the market, but this is definitely the nicest turntable I have ever owned. I'm using this turntable in conjunction with a Schiit Mani pre-amp, Marantz SR5011 receiver and Klipsch Heresy I speakers and the combination is 100% satisfactory to me so far. I bought this turntable as an upgrade from the AT-LP60 and it's a night and day difference--I am much more engaged in the listening experience now. It is quickly apparent that this is a solid, well-built turntable. Frankly, I did not anticipate it being as heavy and well-built as it is. My only slight knock on the AT-LP120 is the size...this thing is massive! The height on this unit is over 6" tall with the dust cover on and nearly 25 pounds, so make sure you have adequate space. I do not plan on utilizing the USB functionality and have no comment on that functionality. All of the positive reviews I read before my purchase appear to be right on the money with the AT-LP120-USB.

Pros: Excellent build quality, ease of use, very good sound quality.

Cons: Overall size is quite large.

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It's so easy!

Pete from St Peters, MO on 2/22/2017

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I bought the AT-LP120-USB for the express purpose of copying my vinyl albums that I've been unavailable find as CDs. So far I've digitized 15 albums and the turntable has performed flawlessly. I'm using Audacity 2.1.2 (Win10/64Bit) and the combination of the AT-LP120-USB and Audacity s/w makes me consider searching the vinyl bins at my local music store for those gems I can't find on CD. While I bought the AT-LP120-USB to transfer vinyl to digital, it's going to be a permanent part of my stereo system. It's a very good quality, well made and the fit and finish are pretty much all I could wish for. Note: the AT-LP120-USB comes with CD of Audacity s/w but it's an older version. It's no problem to download the latest and greatest from Audacity's website. Note: Searching for 'Use Audacity to digitise your records' returns what I think is the best video because it discusses how to set-up the Audacity s/w. The spelling of 'digitize' is the British way.

Pros: The whole thing!

Cons: Maybe - the felt mat lifts up with the album sometimes when removing an LP.

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Thomas A from Mchenry, IL on 2/6/2017

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The quality and features makes the ATLP120 USB the perfect product for the novice as well as the experienced LP collecter

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Charles from Haddon Heights, NJ on 2/6/2017

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Beautiful turntable. Heavy and well made. Enjoying my records like never before.

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Highly Recommend!

Jake from Freeport, IL on 1/30/2017

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I purchased this turntable after the Technics SL230 I won in a bet in 1980 finally gave up the ghost. After spending a considerable amount of time reading reviews, the majority of purchasers rated the AT-LP120-USB quite high. I took the plunge and have been very happy with the performance, ease of set up and features. For me, it reproduces the sound beautifully and I anticipate owning this one for the remainder of my time on earth.

Pros: Ease of use and great sound reproduction

Cons: I haven't found any

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William from Atlantic City, NJ on 1/29/2017

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Very easy to set up. The sound reproduction is good not great. The software is said to be very easy to use but that's hardly how I would describe any part of the operation. Editing is cumbersome and not at all accurate. I'll be searching for a better program. Hate to spend more money but if it will decrease the unacceptable amount of time to load and edit each album it will be worth it.

Pros: Ease of set up

Cons: Bulky, unfriendly software

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Know EXACTLY what you're buying, then just have fun!

Tony from Hartford, MI on 1/24/2017

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This is a turntable that is designed as a clone of the legendary Technics 1200 series. It's not quite that good, but for the retail price, you wouldn't expect it to be. If you accept this turntable going in for what it is, and enjoy the "hands on" part of working *with* it, it is an amazing value. But there will be additional expense. Not a heck of a lot, but some additional expense, yes. Such as? Well, the following are the minimum recommended additions: Audio-Technica's "heavier" counterweight (from LP Gear) - you won't regret it. A RUBBER turntable mat. Mine is a Rek-O-Kut, there are many others. Consider trying a cork mat, many rave about it with this table - I liked the rubber mat better. But, except for DJ work, ignore the felt "slip mat". If you have a good phono stage in your receiver or amp, you are good to go - set the switch on the rear to bypass its internal phono amp. If your receiver or amp does not have a phono preamp, get a good one (several for under $100). Optional: The built-in phono preamp is a turd, plain and simple. Consider removing it completely (excellent YouTube videos show you how). Bottom line? You have a manual turntable that will stand well head-to-head with many $700-$1000 tables. If you love the required steps to truly make this into a great table for an initial outlay, you can't go wrong.

Pros: Tremendous value for dollar, with caveats.

Cons: Horrid internal phono preamp.

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Robert from Larkspur, CA on 1/16/2017

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Substantial manual turntable as described Plays old vinyl classical collection perfectly. Replaces BangOlufsen Beogram 1800 automatic which died of advanced years. Sounds great with 35 year old BW DM7 speakers. It takes some time to set up tone arm and balance/anti skate but this 10 thumbed non tech managed it.

Pros: Solid, well built. No platter warp as noted previously. At 27 pounds, is not going to bounce across room like light weight plastic competitors costing much more with fancy reputations and high prices.

Cons: Manual operation

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Nice Turntable!

Jilly from Greenfield, MA on 1/16/2017

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Product is great. Delivery was on time and product arrived safely. Packaging from Crutchfield was well done - sustainable peanuts, minimal inserts, adorable notes printed all over the box.

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Martin from Bentonville, AR on 1/16/2017

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This is a solid turntable and delivers great sound. It has all the features you need to dj or listen to your vinyl collection.

Pros: Easy to set up Simple instructions including how to balance arm Solid feel and great looks Amazing sound

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Crutchfield customer from Englishtown, NJ on 1/14/2017

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Great turntable and the Crutchfield support team was very helpful in assisting me with the setup to my Pioneer receiver. I did need the Monster Cable 1, Male/2 Female RCA Y-adapter for a little additional money and Crutchfield got it to me quickly w/o shipping charges. Thanks Crutchfield for the great price and terrific support team.

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Crutchfield customer from San Juan, PR on 1/14/2017

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Great look and sound. Had to check video on internet to complete installation.

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Pretty Impressive

Louis J from Blue Island, IL on 1/14/2017

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Before I bought this 'table. I did all the research possible read all the reviews and so forth. Now if you go to Audio Tech's web site bring up turntables etc click on the pic of the LP-120 and when the info comes up to the right it will say watch a video. You click on that and you will get a video as how to set up this "table. It's simple really. With the supplied cartridge AT-95E this is a good table out of the box. I've been listening to records since the late 1940's I was just a kid. I've been in the working segment of the music biz all of my life. I've listened to 25,000 dollar turntables and I've listened to Gerrard 29.95 record changers. This is a good piece of equipment well built and it will out live me. That being said There are a few simple things you can do to this "table at a minimum of expense. You need to get a cork mat. You should also get the the Ortofon 2M red. Get the whole assembly (shell and cartridge) factory mounted and aligned. Plus it's in a neat red and looks cool on your 'table. Change this out keep your other for a spare. You have to re-balance the arm etc You also should get a recokit clamp. Save your money it's worth it. What's also important you need to by pass the built in line pre-amp and use it in phono. This means you have to have a receiver integrated amp etc. that has a dedicated phono input. Or you have to buy a dedicated phono pre-amp So you need to do your research before yo

Pros: it's good piece of equipment well built and performs well past it's price point. Out of the box this is pretty good. if you do what I've suggested as to the upgrades. you will take this tables performance well past it's price point. it will sound better than all the other $500 dollar tables out there Pro-ject Music Hall Rega RP-1 etc. Plus it's better built. Now I'm not dissing on those other products. for "entry level" 'tables they're all quite good. I know I've listened to them all.

Cons: As I've stated in my main review, it's better to use this table in the phono out stage. The stylus gauge on my unit is 3.5 10ths heavy if you check it with a stylus gauge. don't like the hard wired RCA connects

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Great Turntable, Great Value

Bruce from Maplewood, NJ on 1/12/2017

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fantastic turntable! the deck where the record sits is solid like a rock. setting it up was a bit of a process, but by watching the "how to video" it was actually super simple. I replaced a Yamaha, which had to be at least 20 years old. wanted to give 4.5 stars for the only shortcomings I see, which are minor. 1) would rather have RCA output plugs instead of a permanent wire coming out, and 2) the only feature I miss from the Yamaha is auto-stop when it gets to the end of a record. My guess is that this is a pretty low-end feature among audiophiles so I'll just drop it ;-) Overall a great value and a solid component. One other note: I have it connected via RCA's directly into powered Audio Engine speakers and it sounds great. Nice to have the USB option as well.

Pros: solid construction, USB and line-level RCA outputs, it looks great!

Cons: don't like the hardwired RCA cable coming out, no auto-stop. (VERY minor cons)

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Good, but can be made better with mods

BIll from Wilkes Barre, PA on 1/12/2017

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While a good turntable out of the box, this can be made a lot better for not much more money. The turntable is manufactured to look like the iconic Technics 1200 series, however, the build quality is a little less then the Technics (It is also ALOT cheaper). The cartridge that comes with this turntable is not bad, it is meant for listening and not DJ'ing, keep that in mind if you are a DJ. Replacing the cartridge with a Shure or other 2M series cartridge gives you even a better sound (very noticeable, see online videos). If you are not going to use the USB port, and don't need the preamp (your receiver/Processor has one built in, or you have separate one) I would remove the board in the unit, it is easy to go, and makes it sound a lot better. Removing the USB board / Preamp, will give you a better highs. I removed the board, and went to a different 2m cartridge, and the difference is Night and Day.

Pros: Economical, good cart out of the box, looks impressive, performs well.

Cons: RCA jacks are hardwired, preamp built in is awful

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ra from West Springfield, MA on 1/11/2017

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very happy with the quality of this turntable

Pros: great price super quality all you could ask for attractive unit

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Edgar, NE on 1/9/2017

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great turntable and service

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Crutchfield customer from Mayaguez, PR on 1/9/2017

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I bought this turntable to transfer my LP collection to CD, very pleased with the results. The cartridge produces a very enjoyable sound and the turntable mechanisms are precise and work as should. Highly recommend it.

Pros: Very good sound reproduction - Direct drive motor works as should - 3 speeds (33 - 45 - 78) - beautiful design

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Crutchfield customer from Ft Walton Beach, FL on 1/5/2017

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excellent turntable that does notbreak the bank, and having tech support if you run into any issues is very comforting.

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Crutchfield customer from Irvington, NY on 1/5/2017

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The idea of getting a turntable after all these years was exciting. It is exactly what I needed to again listen to my vinyl records as they were meant to be heard. The entire experience with Crutchfield was great.

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Good solid turntable.

Matthew from Malvern, PA on 1/1/2017

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Good solid turntable. Sort of the Honda Accord of turntables.

Pros: Built-in phono pre-amp sounds great. Strobe light is great. The parts that matter (i.e. tone arm, platter) are solid and well made. It's also heavy. Like 25 lbs heavy, which will limit vibration. It's also full feature: there's pitch control, forward/backward control, plays all speeds of records at the touch of a button. The cartridge/stylus included is very good and can be upgraded if desired.

Cons: One would be that the rca jacks are hard wired into the table. If they're too short, you'll need extenders or if your cat chews through them, you'll need a new turntable. Also, the motor is sort of noisy. I don't really hear it through the speakers, but still, it's not the quietest direct drive you could get. The phono pre-amp also runs through the same sound card the USB out is on that is a bypass from the tone arm to the rca cables.

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Crutchfield customer from Aberdeen, MD on 1/1/2017

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Is everything they say. After reading the other reviews I decided on this model and I'm not disappointed.

Pros: Great sound. Very heavy duty. Simple hook up.

Cons: No auto stop

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Crutchfield customer from Franklin, TN on 12/30/2016

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I did a fair amount of research before deciding on a turntable. The turntable weighs close to 30 pounds, but is very solid. I had borrowed a lighter turntable from a family member, and it was very susceptible to skipping when people would walk in the same room. Not so with this one. Setup was easy. I had it assembled and balanced in no time. The built-in preamp sounds fine over my setup. Overall this is a solid turntable for anyone looking to buy their first turntable, and wanting something that will last for years to come.

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Crutchfield customer from Arlington, VA on 12/29/2016

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I bought this for my daughter for Xmas. She had worn out a Crosley in less than a year and shown no signs of losing her love for vinyl. She was able to set this up by herself - the trickiest part getting the arm adjusted correctly and she has been using it nonstop every since.

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Great sound, easy set up

Steve from Mora, MN on 12/28/2016

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After reviewing many units, I found this unit to be the clear choice. Was looking for something between a low and high end unit. This certainly did not disappoint. Recommend this unit to others.

Pros: USB option exceeded expectations.

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Crutchfield customer from Trenton, NJ on 12/27/2016

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Awesome product. Does everything you want to do.

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Best Bang for the buck

John from New Castle,De on 12/26/2016

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Very happy with the turntable ,the needle still needs more time for break in . The cost and quality can't be matched for this unit. I have played both cheap ,quality records and new records and it performed great. If you are looking to get into vinyl this is the perfect turntable that won't break the bank.

Pros: Sound, controls,looks, cost, quality

Cons: None

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Great replacement

Robert from Elgin, SC on 12/26/2016

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So happy with,this purchase!! Easy set up, simple operation and Crutchfeild support is absolutely the best EVAH!!!! My first purchase from Crutchfield was in the 1980's and they just keep getting better.

Pros: Easy set up and use.

Cons: Have not discovered any yet.

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Crutchfield customer from Lawrenceville, GA on 12/24/2016

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Debated this purchase for a long time, but when price dropped the choice was obvious to me. This turntable exceeded my expectations in almost every respect and I would have given it five stars if it had leveling feet. This is a big minus to me. I am having to place shims under the feet in order to level the turntable. I may construct a platform upon which to mount the turntable and equip it with levelers at a later date, and admittedly our house is old and settling, but nevertheless this is a big omission in my opinion.

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Great sound

William from Iowa Park on 12/22/2016

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This is the BEST turntable I've ever had. It's great. That's all I can say. IT'S GREAT.

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David from Menomonee Falls, WI on 12/9/2016

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Turntable is fantastic, As being new to back into Vinyl after many years away, set up was more complicated then I anticipated , however the instructions walked me through everything. I really enjoy the multiply outputs, being able to play 45,78 and 33 rpm Vinyl. Owning this has also cause me to go record shopping which has been a lot of fun.

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Great turntable

Rafael from Ft Lauderdale, FL on 12/8/2016

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The turntable is exactly what I expected. I love the luxurious features such as the strobe light. I'm thankful and thrilled with this product.

Pros: Well built, solid, nice strobe light.

Cons: Difficult to graduate the pressure of the tone arm on the record. The instructions were not all that clear.

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Happy happy happy

philbob from union city, tn on 8/19/2010

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Great turn table, Very well built. unit will play all three speeds witch is hard to find. great instructions for the few parts that did need to be assembled. I don't think you can find a better unit any where near this price.

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Crutchfield customer from chicago'il on 6/8/2010

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it has all three speeds I have a few 78s Built very well

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Features & specs

Features
Operation Manual
Speeds 33-1/3, 45, 78
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp Built-in
USB Output Yes
Pitch Control Yes
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Specs
Signal to Noise Ratio 50
Wow and Flutter 0.2
Weight 23.5 lbs.

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Features

Direct-drive Motor w/ 3 Speeds: The Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB is a professional stereo turntable that features a high-torque, direct-drive motor for quick start-ups. The AT-LP120-USB turntable supports 33-1/3, 45 (adapter included), & 78 RPM speeds (78 RPM records require additional cartridge that is not included).

Die-Cast Aluminum Platter: The Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable employs a professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with a slip mat. The Stroboscopic platter provides a speed indicator.

Balanced Tone Arm & MM Cartridge: The Audio-Technica turntable features a Balanced S-shaped tone arm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest. You will need to install the included Audio-Technica AT95E Dual Magnet MM phono cartridge which features a long-life diamond stylus and 1/2" mount universal headshell. A popup stylus target light is used for easier cueing in low light.

Built-in Switchable Phono Pre-amp: A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated Phono MM input.

Attached Stereo RCA Cable: The AT-LP120-USB is fitted with an attached 38" stereo RCA cable.

USB-B Out for Vinyl Recording: The Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable features a USB-B output, comes with a USB cable, and is supplied with Audacity recording software on CD-ROM which allows you to convert your vinyl records to digital audio files. You will need to plug the turntable into your laptop or computer via USB and install the included Audacity recording software. The Audacity software is compatible with both PC (XP or above) & Mac (OS X 10.6 or above). Your vinyl records can be downloaded and recorded to your laptop or computer at CD-quality (16-bit/44.1kHz).

Note: Other third-party recording software packages are also compatible with this turntable.

Controls: The turntable incorporates forward/reverse operation and variable pitch control with quartz speed lock. Forward and reverse play capability can be used for DJ-ing. The selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control offer +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges.

Dust Cover: The Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB turntable comes with a removable hinged dust cover.

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Been searching for a entry-level+ TT for a short while. Did some online searches for "used" of this model and found that, for just a few $$$ more than asking price, I could get one new. Have done business with Crutchfield in the past and trust their offerings and competitive pricing. [ Bill  Apr 19, 2019 ]
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Advice from the product experts and it has a bunch of features. [ James  Mar 01, 2019 ]
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The built in preamp Audio-Technica's rep and all the positive reviews [ Randall  Feb 23, 2019 ]
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5 Star Rating. [ Rachel  Feb 17, 2019 ]
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To replace a 30 yr old Technics turntable [ Tracey  Feb 15, 2019 ]
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Positive reviews, affordable hifi. [ Susan  Jan 26, 2019 ]
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I'm replacing a Technics SL 230 Automatic Belt Drive Turntable I bought in 1979. I once had a Technics SL1300 Direct Drive Automatic Turntable, but gave it to a family member, I think, and I haven't seen it since. This Audio Technica L 120 is almost a clone aside from being manual. [ Roger  Feb 27, 2019 ]
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it has what I want/need for a good price [ David  Feb 18, 2019 ]
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Are Audio Technica bluetooth headphones compatible?
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Audio technica lp120 usb it self is not bluetooth capable
[ RENE  Mar 24, 2019 ]
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This turntable does NOT have Bluetooth. There is a USB port, maybe you can add a Bluetooth connection to it that way.
[ Sevan  Mar 23, 2019 ]
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No, this turntable does not have Bluetooth connectivity. It needs some sort of playback device, whether it is a receiver or speakers, which could be Bluetooth.
[ Nate  Mar 23, 2019 ]

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