This update of the AT-LP120-USB turntable features a new DC servo direct-drive motor, along with adjustable dynamic anti-skate control and selectable phono preamplifier. The fully manual turntable plays 33-1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records and is equipped with a USB output that allows direct connection to your computer. Just download the free Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity recording software (or software of your choice) and start converting your records to digital audio files. But in addition to the USB output, the turntable also comes with a detachable dual RCA output cable and is equipped with a built-in selectable phono preamp so you can connect directly to your home stereo, whether it has a dedicated phono input or not.
The turntable features an S-shaped tonearm with adjustable tracking force and an AT-HS6 universal ½"-mount headshell with an AT-VM95E Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge. Audio-Technica has been a leader in phono cartridge design for more than 50 years, and that expertise shows in the versatile, high-performance AT-VM95E cartridge, which comes with a 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus, but is also compatible with any VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application.
Additional features include a die-cast aluminum platter with felt mat; a start/stop button; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-8% or +/-16% adjustment ranges; a stroboscopic platter with speed indicator; a removable plug-type stylus target light; external power supply; and a removable hinged dust cover.
3-speed, fully manual operation
DC servo motor
33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
Wow and Flutter
<0.2% (WTD) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
Pre-amp “PHONO”: 4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec Pre-amp “LINE”: 240 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
Phono Pre-Amp Gain
36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
A/D, D/A – 16-bit/44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB selectable; Computer interface – USB 1.1 Compliant Windows 7 or above, or MAC OS X or above
Power Supply Requirements
100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 1.5A Max.
452.0 mm (17.80") W x 352.0 mm (13.86") D x 141.6 mm (5.57") H
8 kg (17.6 lbs.), without dust cover
AT-VM95E phono cartridge; AT-HS6 headshell; 1.9 m (6.2') USB cable; dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) cable with ground wire; counterweight; felt mat; dust cover; 45 RPM adapter; plug-type stylus target light
Tonearm type: Balanced S-shaped tonearm with detachable headshell Effective arm length: 230.5 mm Overhang: 16 mm Tracking error angle: Less than 3 degrees Applicable cartridge weight: 3.5-8.5 g Anti-skating range: 0-4 g Replacement Stylus: AT-VMN95E
USB operation system requirements PC or Mac with an available USB port (USB1.1 or higher) Windows 7 or above, or Mac OS X or above
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