Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB Direct Drive Turntable The Vessel Special (Black)

Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB Direct Drive Turntable The Vessel Special (Black)

Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB Direct Drive Turntable The Vessel Special (Black)


Product Info


The latest update of the AT-LP120USB 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 with ground wire 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 The Vessel A3SE phono cartridge. Audio-Technica has been a leader in high fidelity audio for more than 50 years, and this expertise shows in the versatile, high-performance AT-LP120XUSB direct drive turntable.

Audio-Technica AT-Lp120XUSB Turntable Features
- Experience the high-fidelity audio of vinyl Direct-drive, DC servo motor
Fully manual operation
Adjustable dynamic anti-skate control
Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds
Professional-grade anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with felt mat
AT-HS6 universal ½"-mount headshell and The Vessel A3SE phono cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus
The Vessel A3SE cartridge is compatible with any Vessel replacement stylus, offering an upgrade path to the best sound quality of your choice
Balanced S-shaped tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest
Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier for phono- or line-level output
Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator
Variable pitch control with quartz speed lock
Removable plug-type target light for easier cueing in low light
Damped base construction for reduced low-frequency feedback coloration
AC adapter handles AC/DC conversion outside of the chassis, reducing noise in the signal chain
Convert your vinyl records to digital audio files by downloading and using the free Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity recording software (or software of your choice)
Includes: USB cable, detachable RCA output cable (dual RCA male to dual RCA male) with ground wire, AC adapter, 45 RPM adapter, counterweight, felt mat, and removable hinged dust cover

- The Vessel A3SE cartridge and noise-isolating Z Mat elevate the Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB to a Sublime Fidelity turntable
- Comes complete, ready to play, and with class-leading features
- Save $$$

We've improved and elevated the Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB to a sublime fidelity turntable so you can listen to, play, enjoy and record your LPs for many, many years. You'll be pleasantly surprised how good this HiFi direct drive turntable sounds. It's built for durability and heavy like the Technics SL-1200 turntable, has all the bells and whistles you'll need out of the box, and treats your records like a seraphim.

The AT-LP120USB is a 3-speed (33-1/3, 45, 78 RPM) fully manual direct drive turntable designed for superior sound quality, durability and top notch performance. A complete turntable system, it can be quickly setup and ready to play within about 10 minutes. Everything you need is practically included out of the box such as a pre-installed The Vessel A3SE phono cartridge and built-in phono preamp.

Optimized for HiFi Sound Quality
In a typical direct drive turntable system, motor vibration is transmitted to the record platter and thus muddles the sound. We address this with the LP Gear Z Mat. It isolates and decouples the record from the platter that sits on the motor so that the stylus can trace and retrieve groove information with minimal extraneous vibration and noise. Remember, these minute deviations are transmitted and magnified as they traverse the sound system. For optimal sound quality, we check and align The Vessel A3SE - a cartridge capable of sublime musical performance with beautiful tonality from deepest bass to highest treble. Instructions to balance the tonearm and set the proper tracking force are provided in the manual.

So how does the LP Gear Improved AT-LP120-USB HiFi turntable sound?
Musical performance is shockingly beautiful. Music sounds silky-smooth, rich, clean, precise and detailed, with beautiful tonality from deepest bass to highest treble.

You'll also enjoy the quick start, electronic brake, pop-up stylus target light, easy tonearm height adjustment, stroboscopic platter speed indicator and other little details that make this turntable so useful and such a joy to use. It's a turntable owners dream toy!

Audio-Technica ATLP120USB HiFi Turntable Specifications
- USB output: connects directly to computer for plug and play use
- Drive method: Direct
- Motor: High-torque
- Type: 3 speed, fully manual operation
- Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
- Turntable platter: 1.6lb cast aluminum
- Tone arm type: Metal S-shaped type tonearm with detachable headshell
- Brake system: High-torque electronic
- Pitch: Selectable +/- 10% or +/- 20% pitch adjustment ranges
- Pitch lock: Selectable high accuracy quartz-controlled
- Platter speed usage: Strobe indicators
- Dust cover: Removable
- Power supply requirements: 115/230V AC, 50/60 Hz
- Stylus: Pop-up target light
- Phono pre-amp: Built-in, switchable on/off with RCA output cables
- Warranty: One year

System Requirements
- PC or Mac with an available USB port (USB1.1 or higher)
- CD-R or CD-RW writer for burning CD's and installation
- Includes Audacity software for PC and Mac users. (Mac: OS X 10.1 or later; PC: Windows 98 and above)

The Vessel A3SE Phono Cartridge Specifications
- Type: Moving Magnet
- Frequency range: 20-25,000 Hz
- Output voltage @ 1kHz: 3.0 mV
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: <1.5dB
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: 22dB
- Dynamic compliance (100Hz): 8 × 10-6 cm/dyne
- Tracking ability at 2.0g : 60 µm
- Cantilever: Special type aluminum pipe
- Stylus type: Super elliptical
- Stylus tip radius: 7.6µm × 15.5µm
- Tracking force: 2.0 g
- Internal impedance @ 1kHz: 670 ohms
- Internal inductance: 270 mH
- Recommended load resistance: 47 kOhm
- Cartridge color, body/stylus: Black/Gold/Sky Blue
- Weight: 6.0 g
- Stylus replacement: A3SE stylus

Improvements by LP Gear ($170.95 value)
- LP Gear Z-Mat to isolate motor and plinth vibration from muddying sound
- The Vessel A3SE phono cartridge for superb fidelity and sound quality
- We check and adjust cartridge alignment and vertical tracking angle so you are good to go first time around

Accessories Included
Headshell/cartridge; AC line cord; dual RCA (female) to 3.5 mm (1/8") mini plug (male) stereo adapter cable; dual RCA (female) to 3.5 mm (1/8") mini-plug (female) stereo adapter cable; 45 RPM adapter; USB cable; recording software

Have it all for only $598.00!
We offer this entire package for only $598.00 with a FREE The Vessel A3SE phono cartridge (retail value $99.00) and LP Gear Z Mat (retail value $21.95). In addition, we also check and align the cartridge as an added service (value $50.00) so you can start playing right away!

Audio-Technica AT-LP120XUSB Specifications

- Type: 3-speed, fully manual operation
- Motor: DC servo motor
- Drive Method: Direct drive
- Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
- Turntable Platter: Die-cast aluminum
- Starting Torque: >1.0
- Braking System: Electronic brake
- Wow and Flutter: <0.2% (WTD) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >50 dB
- Output Level: 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
- USB Function: 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: 120V AC, 60 Hz
- Power Consumption: 2.75 W
- Dimensions: 452.0 mm (17.80") W x 352.0 mm (13.86") D x 141.6 mm (5.57") H
- Weight: 8 kg (17.6 lbs.), without dust cover
- Accessories Included: 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
Note: Specifications subject to revision without notice.

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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