Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, A-T now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and ...Read More
Proves analog is at least as good as digital. I never thought I'd say it but many of my vinyls sound better than my CDs of the same albums. I bought this for my wife for Christmas 2011 since she is business manager for a number of indie bands and they send her copies of their albums on vinyl. To test it and come up with a simple workflow to get them onto her laptop/iPod, I tried it with my old LPs that had sat for nearly 20 years! Here's how: I connected the line output to a Presonus FireStudio audio interface and recorded the audio with Presonus Studio 1 Pro. Listening through my near-field monitors, keyboard amps and a variety of headphones, I was a tad disappointed when comparing against the CD recording of the same material. In particular, it sounded a bit nasally. BUT - the audio software lets me adjust the EQ. All it needed was a reduction in the mid range (1 to 2kHz) and a slight boost in the high range. The result? Remarkable. The results sound much better than the CD. The bass is much warmer and really drives the rhythm of the classic rock material. The 4 rating for audio quality is just because the out-of-box sound does this product something of a disservice. Of course, the downside of LPs is the pops and clicks. I tried #then bought) a program called ClickRepair that is astonishing. Once "declicked", I convert tracks to high quality MP3s, add cover art and that's it. Best thing - I don't have to buy CDs of my old LPs. Given the terrible "fad" of digitally remastering CDs, it's great news. For LPs I no longer have but recorded to cassette, I will buy used LPs to get the artwork and sound quality. Love it.
Excellent Turntable. After sorting through my parents old vinyl collection I decided to purchase a turntable to listen to all their classic albums. After shopping around I discovered the AT-LP60. This unit offered everything I was looking for at an affordable price. The unit is very easy to operate, simply select the record size and speed, press the play button, and listen to the record come to life. The built in phono amp and included adapters make connecting it to your computer or speakers a snap. The arm lift button is useful for manually selecting a track. The only cons are very minor. The unit is all plastic, the dust cover scratches easy, and the tone arm is not adjustable. All in all the AT-LP60 is a great turntable for someone looking to get back into vinyl listening.
Sounds very good. This unit sounds very very good. I do not seem to hear any popping or other abstract noise using the RCA connections to my Audiophile stereo. I am not sure if there is some software or firmware that if filtering the sound but it seems to be. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a simple easy to use turntable. Only thing I would add is that it seems a little flat IMO.
An excellent value, comparable to more costly units. Although the dust cover is a trifle thin, it is easily removeable. I think the rest of the AT-LP60 turntable is super! I did some web and in-person research before selecting the Audio-Technica and was impressed that the configuration of the controls and functions are the same as some units costing $40-$60 more. I was not sure what to expect at this price point. I have conected this turntable to an older Sony stereo receiver. Set up was quite easy, instructions concise, and I was immediatley impressed with the quality of the sould output. Overall, I would say that this is an excellent value and I am very pleased with my purchase.
Best turntable I have ever bought!! I have had two other turntables the first was an all in one unit that was relatively good but I wanted to be able to have more control over the records and I also wanted a unit I could use as a stereo component. The second one I bought was a nice unit until it broke the day the warranty expired. When I found the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB I fell in love with it. When I received it I new I had made a good choice. I have had no problems with it and the sound is great!! I defiantly will buy products from Audio-Technica again. They have wonderful costumer service and have answered all of my questions promptly and accurately. The only problem I had was when I had set up the turntable for the first time and had some dificulty balancing the tone arm but once I figured it out I have had no problems AT ALL. I love this turntable!!!!
Ease of Use, Great amenities. Initially I purchased a sony PS-LX300usb. It functioned sufficiently. But when I bought a used TechnicsLP1300 I was impressed by a direct drive TT. The unit required adjustments, but can't find parts for it. I went online and saw the ATL120 and was greatly impressed by the price and what it can do. I was not disappointed. I was a little surprised that it was not an automatic, but I dismissed the thought,manual is where it's at. I experimented with replacing the cartridge w/ Shure V-15, but found that the cartridge that came with it is lot better.(as an audiophile).
Thank you audio-techica!! I purchased the AT-LP120 about 15 months ago and it has given life to my stash of over 1000 vinyl recordings. The turntable/cartridge have performed flawlessly reminding me that digital sound sources only approximate the reproduction quality of a vinyl master recording. The turntable has also opened the eyes/ears of my kids who have discovered the joy of records and now leave empty record jackets laying around daily - Thanks again.
Fantastic direct drive USB turntable. This is a fantastic, fantastic turntable. Did I mention that it's fantastic? The turntable comes packaged with an ATP-2XN catridge, so it literally is a plug-and-play product. The usb and rca outputs are both amplified to line level so you can plug this turntable directly into your computer, a line in, a "tape in," "cd in" or an "aux in" without needing a phono preamp. The motor is high torque and hits 100% speed in about 1/3 of a revolution. This is extremely important if you're using the turntable for DJ applications. What I like most about this turntable is very well engineered, perfectly dimensional S-Curve tonearm. As long as you consider compliance and the weight of your headshell, this turntable has given me surprisingly great results with a few low output moving coil cartridges.
Excellent! As a 21-year old college student, I had no prior knowledge of or experience with turntables or vinyl. I have no nostalgic ties to this platform or medium like many who grew up with it, but that didn't stop me from discovering the superiority of analog over digital. After researching online and receiving input from friends and family who have experience with vinyl, I chose the AT-LP120 as my first turntable. I love everything about it and I use it all the time. The audio quality is superb and the turntable itself is incredibly sturdy. I was very impressed by its heavy build, as there simply are not many products these days built with this level of quality. All of the extra features are nice too. I haven't yet used the vinyl-to-digital conversion via USB feature yet, but I plan to soon. I can't say enough about the audio quality though. I compared a song played on my turntable with the same song saved on my computer's hard drive and the difference was noticeable and immediate. I couldn't be happier with it. Don't just take it from me, either. A few of my friends, who I suppose could be considered "audiophiles", also praised the audio quality and said I got a bargain when considering the quality and price. I've turned some of my friends onto vinyl and the AT-LP120 is what I've recommended. I don't have a huge library of LPs (only about 25-30), but I plan on expanding that and I love the fact that most of the bands I listen to release new material on vinyl. I could go on and on about how much I love the AT-LP120, but I'll stop here. I've had it about 8 months and I'd be surprised if it didn't last at least 10+ years. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a quality turntable built to last that won't break the bank.
Excellent turntable. Great turntable for the price. Once you get the tone arm set up you are good to go. I have had no issues with the built in pre-amp. Some reviews on other sites complain about a hum but I detected none even with headphones. I also ordered a 16 foot USB cable because the one that comes with it just wasn't long enough. So now I can have the turntable hooked up to the stereo and the computer at the same time. Audio transfers are flawless. If you have an issue with Audacity recording low input levels just go into your effects and select "Amplify" and it will bring the levels up without clipping or distorting the audio. People keep asking if the tone arm returns automatically - no it doesn't but any good professional turntable does not have an auto return. I imagine this table is good for scratching but I do not use it for that, I use it to play my vinyl. Weighs in at around 25 pounds, this thing is a tank. Comes with the AT95E cartridge which is very good and acceptable to my ears. Some suggest the AT120E which is a higher priced cartridge. I have no heard it so I do not know. If you are going to play 78's do NOT use the AT95E, but a 78 cartridge because it play them better. I don't have 78's so I will use the AT95E until it no longer works and may switch over to the 120E. Set at 2.0 tracking grams, anti-skate at 2.0 and you will be good to go. Very fine turntable but wish it was Made In USA.
A Fine Record Player. I recently received my AT-LP120 a week ago and I have to say, I am impressed.This is my first "real" record player I've ever bought.There was some assembly, but no problem-setup is easy as long as you take your time and follow the instructions.I took my time setting up the tone arm, using the YouTube video regarding the subject.I have it set around 3.5 g counterweight/3.5 g anti-skate and have had no adverse effect.The sound quality is great, but the cartridge/stylus could be better.I'm planning on replacing it, but research first! I wasn't expecting it to be so heavy (around 24 lbs.), but this is good, as it provides a rock solid, level surface.The setup also comes with a variety of cables to suit your needs.I currently have it hooked to the Line-In on my Audigy 2 ZS Platinum sound card on my computer, as to record and archive the albums.I am still trying to figure out the Audacity software package that's included, but that's just the user.I definitely would recommend this turntable.I look forward to enjoying many years of enjoying my vinyl on the AT-LP120.Thanks to Audio Technica for producing a fine product!
You get more than what you paid for. The Audio Technica AT-LP60 plays records with a precision and care that no other turntable at this price has to offer. The sound quality is stellar for home listening. The stylus that comes with the turntable picks up a great range of frequencies. This is a purchase that I am more than satisfied with. My only complaint is that the belt does not seem durable. Surprisingly though, this cheap belt rotates the platter with precision. I compliment the precision because the precision on a Jensen wooden turntable that I purchased was sub-par and it had a similar belt. This turntable was definitely an incredible upgrade.
Not for Performance DJ's. I bought these turntables to use for my mobile dj rig. The audio is good. I bought the Shure M44-7 needles. I use Serato dj Sl2 box. I have some dicers and a lpd8 to control the samples and the effects. BUT.... the turntables do have the motor power to do anything but a basic scratching. juggling is out of the question. No advance scratching. I could actually do more scratches with my Numark V7's. I think I will keep them this year to just learn on them and next year I will upgrade to the 1240's because I know they are more for mobile DJ. Its more my fault for not being able to afford the better tables. I do recommend these decks to beginner Dj's. But just understand its more of a start and stop unit.
Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, A-T now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use.
Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for live sound tours, broadcast and recording studios, corporate and government facilities, house-of-worship venues, and more.