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
kick for the bucks. having just purchased this,i found it rather easy for some one with a stereo, to set it up.it has a lot of features for the cash.it has nice eye appeal.i bought a sure cartridge-M97xE.it has a lower tracking force,if you buy this cartridge,screw on,with the screw heads facing down toward turntable,so they will fit!!!.i am tracking at 1.75 the auto down arm lever is nice.has strobe pitch control,stylus light,two pith control adjustments.nice dust cover.only woul like it if the pathcords would have been longer,to keep away from speakers.this turn table and the sure or tech cartridge,should take fine care of all you vinayl record needs.good price,dont need more in quality or expensive,recommended to stereo owners,will.
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.
Easy to setup and start playing records. It's really easy to take this baby out of the box and get it set up. I followed this YouTube video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Zi7d6j8aQ0), and had it set up by the time the video ended. Within minutes I was listening to records. It's super easy to use this on your PC/Mac (even Linux :-D). Plugs in via USB, appears in Audacity, and BAM, mp3 (or wav or FLAC or w/e) of your vinyl. The only problem was that the mp3 file was a little quiet, but that was probably my Audacity settings. Though with MP3Gain, I was able to fix the mp3. I'll need to experiment with the settings to get the right ones. Connected to my receiver (that has a phono input), it sounds amazing! I highly recommend this record player. It's inexpensive, works, sounds great, and looks great! Note: This can only play 33's and 45's, not 78's.
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.
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.