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
Great turntablefor the price. Just got the table(3/13/15). Spent about 30 min setting up the turntable. Using on Line out. Sound is crisp in the middle-high end and provides sufficient bass on low end(great cartridge). Very sturdy build. Strobe is accurate. Don't care about DJing. If you don't mind the manual operation I would recommend this product
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.
It's like a time machine! Being somewhat older than dirt, I have over 400 LPs, collected since 1957. Most are of classical music, which means the unit must perform flawlessly and SILENTLY. This unit has given these back to me. I have no wish to dub them over onto CDs, as when I want to hear one, I'll just play it again on this. I have full-range surround speakers with 12" and 15" woofers, and a powerful receiver, so any rumble would shake the walls. The unit has none. The top-line cartridge with elliptical stylus extracts beautiful sound and seems to minimize most surface noise. I had no trouble setting it up, but it's my FIFTH turntable over the years, so I know how to do this. I also had trouble getting the unit to sit level on a custom made rack. It is very heavy toward the left front, and that spring foot completely collapsed and I had to shim it with an old cell phone battery to get the unit to sit level. Once I did this, it performed flawlessly. Bottom line is: It performs flawlessly and does exactly what I want it to do, which is play my treasured LPs with the best possible sound and no noise or problems.
excellent product! I bought this turntable to replace a Realistic LAB-330 I bought about 25 years ago. I could not be happier! This turntable is fully automatic and the sound reproduction is nothing less than great. I don't see why anyone would spend $100's of dollars on more expensive units when the AT-LP60 does it all for much,much less. A real winner as far as I am concerned>
Quality & Reliability Without Breaking The Bank. Haven't had a turntable in many years, but wanted to get one so I could rekindle my love of vinyl. I did a lot of research online and this turntable kept popping up and always with good reviews. Being that I own other Audio-technica products that I have been very happy with, this became a no brainer. Well, once again they did not disappoint. The turntable is above and beyond what I was hoping to get out of a turntable at this price. It's ease of use and solid performance is fantastic. Like another reviewer stated, it would have been nice to have a tone arm lock, but that's definitely not a deal breaker. I hooked this turntable up to a pair of Audioengine A2+ powered speakers and it sounds great! So if your looking for an inexpensive, yet a great sounding, reliable turntable, look no further. I am very happy with this product!
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.
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.
Love it! In November 2011, my 30 year old belt drive turntable died. A couple weeks later, by chance, I stumbled upon the annual AT warehouse sale in Stow Ohio. At the sale, I picked up the LP-120. I absolutely love it! For 30+ years, I dreamed of owning a nice Direct Drive Turntable. Now I have one and I use it all the time. I almost forgot how nice vinyl sounds. I'm also happy that more and more music is being released on vinyl again. I haven't used the USB feature yet. But, I'm sure I'll get around to it eventually. So far, my LP-120 has performed flawlessly! As an added bonus.... I emailed a stylus question to customer service. They actually *called me* with an answer to my question! Who does that anymore? Nice touch. Keep up the good work!
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!
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.
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).
Great Product. Born in the 1940's, growing up in the 1950's and being a true "child of the '60's", music and records were always a part of my life. To play them, there was always a record player in the house from the huge cabinet combo radio/record player on which my parents listened to the "War News" and "Big Band" sounds of the '40's to my own, increasingly high tech systems through the birth of "Rock & Roll" and continuing into adulthood. With the advent of new technologies and the birth of the "CD", it seemed that the death of the vinyl record and the machines on which to play them had finally arrived. Not so. Unwilling to give up the pleasure of listening to my old records, including the old 78's inherited from my folks; I embarked on a search for a top quality turntable. High end, low end and everything in between I found that there was only one turntable that met my needs. That turntable is the Audio-Technia AT-LP120-USB. What more could you want? It plays everything and allows me to connect to my component system or via USB directly to my computer for archiving. Interchangeable cartridges allow playing the old 78's or the 45's and 331/3's with equal ease. This product has exceeded all of my expectations. Great value.
Great value. Not being able to find a direct drive turntable in a brick and mortar in the Phoenix area, I was happy to find this on Amazon for a great price. Opening the box, it was packaged very well. This is comparable to the 30+ year old Technics SL 1310 Mark 2 I was replacing. The Technics had a couple problems including the infamous broken lift arm assembly. It had been repaired twice over the last few decades and now the digital speed control was acting wonky. Recording onto computer was tricky at first due to the lack of instructions for Audacity, but a few trials and errors later, I got the hang of it. I was pleased to find out my old headshell fit the connector and I could use my Pickering XSV 3000 cartridge. The Audio Technica cartridge sounds just as good to my ears, so it's great to have a spare. Just don't make the mistake I made by adjusting the weight while the spare cartridge is in the spare hole in the back. You can damage the spare's needle while making the adjustment. There should be a warning about this in the literature. If it's in there, I didn't see it. My old vinyl never sounded so good.
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.