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Simply put, I think you should give serious consideration to purchasing this player. For an in depth analysis, I have made a video review. If you would like more information, I have...Read complete review
Simply put, I think you should give serious consideration to purchasing this player. For an in depth analysis, I have made a video review. If you would like more information, I have included the link to a youtube video.
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Did not work out of the box
I am so very disappointed. The design and features and look of this turntable are great.But after setting it up we found that only the Left channel was working and the...Read complete review
I am so very disappointed. The design and features and look of this turntable are great.But after setting it up we found that only the Left channel was working and the right channel is dead, whether on Line Out or Phono Out. We checked the stylus, the wiring of the stylus, fiddled with the arm height, weight, skate force, tried different records. We soo wanted this to be fixable. But sadly no.Defective product out of the box so back it goes.I so wanted to believe that the reviews that were negative here were one off lemon examples. But now I think I'll buy a different product and buy it locally not over the web.Disappointed.
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Whole lotta bang for the buck!
from Indianapolis, IN
I'm an old audiophile who got in the hobby in the late 60's. I could never afford the high end equipment, so I looked for the best bang for the buck. The Audio Technica AT120 is my 4th turntable ever. When I began looking for a new TT in the summer of 2010, I was disappointed at the selection of decent audiophile models available. In the under $300 range, it was slim pickins! Not surprising, with the advent of CD's in the mid 80's. Another rarity is the hi-fi specialty shop, and I live in a big city. I was forced to go online to do my shopping.Based on reviews, I chose the AT120, and chose wisely. I really wanted a semi-auto unit that automatically returns the tonearm at the end of the record, but the automatics available were on the lower end of the scale and didn't meet my requirements for audio quality. I was very pleasantly surprised when I unpacked the AT120. It looked to be of the same quality I had come to expect from the turntables of 60's and 70's. Setup was easy- I've had experience at this in the past. I was impressed by all the features, and that they operated with a quality feel. I insisted on: adjustable tonearm tracking, anti-skating, 3 speeds, damped cuing, and a dust cover, among other features, and it has them all. It even includes a built-in preamp, USB connection, and reverse turntable direction, none of which I need.I've been enjoying this unit for six years now, and only one thing has needed servicing: the tonearm damping fluid had dried out, letting the tonearm free-fall to the record. You can buy the silicon damping fluid on line and find video instructions on how to fix this on youtube. It now operates perfectly and I expect it to continue giving excellent service for many more years. The only change I made to the original setup was to replace the supplied cartridge with my vintage Audio Technica AT 125 LC cartridge. Amazingly, this cartridge from 1981 still souns great!
This turntable is the bomb diggity!! Love it!
By Heather the Music Lover
from Wild and Wonderful West Virginia
I use this to play my vintage albums, new albums, and ones recorded from master tapes at half speed.
New to vinyl and I love it.
I am new to vinyl. I love this turntable. It is built like a tank and I can tell it will last a long time.
(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Outstanding Turntable; Best Bang for Your Buck!
from Chicago, IL
There are sooooo many internet reviews of this turntable, it's probably impossible to add something someone else hasn't already written. That being said, in my every-man opinion I think this is the BEST turntable out there for the money. It sounds great, looks good, and it's not too expensive.After receiving this, I unboxed it and had it thrown together within just a few minutes. Admittedly, I've never setup an adjustable tonearm, so after 5 minutes at You Tube I was all set! My previous turntable was fully automatic, so there was small period of getting used to lifting the needle and stopping the platter manually.I will say this to the great people at Audio-Technica; while I think this looks good, I do think AT could take this model a step in another direction. Do we really need +/- pitch adjust, pitch lock, or even USB? I think most listeners that aren't DJ'ing seriously don't need these options. I think AT should flesh a new model out of this thing, remove the aforementioned features, replace the silver/black deck with some nice stained wood, and kill the cheapish built-in RCA cables for just straight gold-plated inputs. What a great model that would be! AT, are you listening? I'll even offer to test-drive a model like this ;)
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
What a surprise!
By Johnny P
from Portland, Oregon
I have owned Dual 1218and Dual 1019 turntables since the 70's. They were both highly rated turntables that were very expensive. In the 80's and on I listened to CD's , yet still owned over 1,200 record albums. I decided to bring my records out of storage and listen to them again. My 1219 was stolen and my 1019 was not repairable. I began shopping for a new turntable in the $250-$500 range. While shopping I ran upon this turntable and decided to purchase it until I found a good turntable. Guess what? I'm keeping this as my main turntable. It sounds as good or better then my old turntables! It is a great sounding unit. Very balanced in the frequencies and makes no noise or wow and flutter of its own!
Liked the first one so much I went out and bought a second!!
By Electro Kaas
from Largo, Florida
I've had my pair of PL-120 turntables for a few years now and my only complaint is that one both units the "START/STOP" switch had to be pressed a couple dozen times to get it working again. I'm an electronics broadcast engineer and I need to take it apart to see why this is happening but probably won't until it completely stops working. It almost feels as if grease in the switch (if any) is causing the problem. It is an annoying problem but probably isn't an issue if you use it at least once a month and don't let it sit idle for months at a time like I do.
Great sound, great turntable
from Charlotte, NC
Great turn table!
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I Dig It!
from Memphis, TN, USA
My wife bought me one of these and i am pleased as punch! The sound quality was better than expected and it enabled me to listen to my favorite albums with no huss and fuss. This is a turntable I would buy again if this one were to die (shudder). Now if they would make a cassette deck to go with it...
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Easy to setup and start playing records
from West Henrietta, NY
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.
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!!!!
Fantastic direct drive USB turntable
from Piscataway, NJ, USA
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.
(2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Since my first review I've been able to reach support and they were able to fix the problems. Still a ground wire would be nice.
Excellent for the cost
This TT is built to last. The quality in the construction is immediately apparent--the whole table is smooth, sleek, and solid as a rock. It weighs quite a lot, which is one of the reasons I decided to buy it. Everything is fantastic and reliable. The cartridge could be slightly better, but you can buy a decent one on Amazon for cheap. Everything else is superb. I love the direct drive and the electronic braking features, as well as the pitch control and reverse play, even though I'm not a DJ (I just like to fiddle about!). Wonderful turntable.
I LOVE my AT-LP60 USB. I have had no technical issues with it, but if I were to have them, AT support is great (they helped me with my previous turntable of theirs).The sound quality is great and very easy to use, just push the button and it starts!
from Glastonbury, CT, USA
I chose this model in part for the 78rpm speed (most don't have) I have several old blues 78's and this player does very well with them.I was pleasantly surprised at all the features, ease of use and set up.There is no comparison to the table I am replacing
New to Vinyls
Only just got this turntable but am already amazed. I had it set up to my speakers and playing my first vinyl within 5 minutes of receiving the parcel. At first looking at the pictures of the cables I was wondering how it would fit into my speaker but they don't show a picture of the cable attached to the back which fits perfectly. The quality of sound for the price is also exceptional. In conclusion this turntable is perfect if you are looking to start a vinyl collection without too much money.
(18 of 21 customers found this review helpful)
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
An excellent value, comparable to more costly units.
from New Jersey, USA
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.
Awesome turn table!
from Panama City, FL, USA
I have owned this since June of 2013 and it is used almost every day by either me or my wife. We have enjoyed hearing vinyl again and have expanded our collection with classic albums and new 180 gram reissues. This is excellent for recording via USB to digital files, I have tons of albums on my iPod. The USB that came with it was a little short to my liking but I bought a longer one for about 7 bucks on Amazon. The tonearm took some time to set up just right but I watched the many helpful videos on YouTube by Audio Technica and some more by fans of this TT. This model comes with the AT95E stylus which tracks at 2 grams. The previous stylus no longer comes with the LP120. Trust me, this one is better (it is the GREEN cartridge). The direct drive can stop on a dime! Pitch control is something I would never use but it has a nice feel to its "slide" and clicks into place in the middle. Hit "quartz" and it instantly tracks at the normal speed. The unit weighs around 25 pounds and that's a good thing. I've noticed that the Popup Stylus Target Light gets a little warm after it's been on for a while so I use it when I need it but mostly leave it turned off. I almost bought the USB LP60 and I am glad I got this one instead. The direct drive and adjustable tone arm and anti-skate sold me on this model. It has been nice to hear Hendrix, Styx, Zeppelin and The Beatles again and the Beatles remasters sound awesome. Thanks AT for making such a nice TT! For those wondering this does not have an auto return but most good turn tables do not have this, I don't mind a bit. Best advice is to stay AWAY from those all-in-one units you see in the big box stores that also have cassette and CD. Those things will eat your records for breakfast!
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Getting read to spin some Hendrix!
Abbey Road remaster ready to play!
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Great Record Player for Old and New Records
I bought this as my first record player. I have a fairly large collection with old scratched up records from Vera Lynn and Nat King Cole, through the 60's through to 2014!Everything from singles and cheaply made records to 180gram records all work and sound great!My recent favorites inlcuding Daft Punk sound absolutely incredible.This record player is easy to use, extremely reliable and sounds excellent.I highly recommend it.
from Omaha, NE, USA
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.
This product is great!
from Oliinda, Brasil
I�m Brazilian, bought these turntable in the US and the original package support the flight home. The setup is very easy. No warp plate, no hum (I�m using the line output with an extra 3mt RCA cable). I�m very happy with it.
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.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Just started using it, so far it's great
I've transfered 6 albums so far and am very pleased with it. It's easy to use and the quality is really good.
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.
Great turntablefor the price
from Malone, NY 12953, USA
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
from Adirondacks, New York
I have owned this unit for a few years with on and off use. I first had it connected to an all-in-one stereo in a box unit by using the provided preamp feature. It sounded satisfactory using that limited system. I now have it connected to a late 1960's RCA Victor tube amplified HiFi and it sounds really great. I still think it is limited only by the amplification of the HiFi which is a great compliment to the turntable.I listen to the same records on my family member's much more expensive NAD system and we both agree this Audio Technica sounds about as clear.I accidentally damaged the stylus but replacements are reasonably priced and easily available.The top scratches very easily but a turntable should be handled with care anyway, so this is not of much concern. I wish there was some type of vibration isolation built in, but for the price I really can't complain. I just don't stomp my feet when I walk past it.Overall this is a great unit and I recommend it to anyone looking to either get into the hobby for the first time, or get back into it after a hiatus. Stop shopping around and get this, you won't be disappointed.
from Glendale, AZ
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.
from Lake Havasu City, AZ, USA
I'm in love with this turntable. It is very well manufactured and looks and sounds fantastic!. I'll have it for many many years. So far I use it everyday and enjoy watching the music being produced. Great product.
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