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Audio Technica LP120 USBHC


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Overview & Features

Direct drive USB turntable

The AT-LP120-USBHC stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. With features such as forward and reverse play, pitch control and 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM speeds, it is a truly versatile turntable.


  • USB connectivity with software included
  • Direct Drive high-torque motor
  • Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds
  • Professional cast aluminium platter with Audio-Technica slipmat
  • Balanced tonearm with soft damping control
  • Forward and reverse play
  • Stroboscopic platter speed indicator
  • Equipped with HS10 headshell and AT95E cartridge
  • Available in Black or Silver


“three speeds, two directions”

The AT-LP120USB has three speeds, 33/45/78 RPM, meaning you can play all types of records, as well as a reverse function, allowing to play backwards and a selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch slider with +/- 10% or +/- 20% ranges. The AT-LP120USB-HC/AT-LP120USB-HCBK is compatible with the AT-MONO3/SP* cartridge allowing playback of 78 RPM mono records. *The AT-MONO3/SP is available to purchase separately and is not included with this turntable.


“Connect to your computer or stereo”

You can connect directly to your Mac or PC with the included USB cable and digitalize your LP's using the included Audacity software, as well as to a stereo using standard RCA connectors. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows connection to components with no dedicated turntable input at line level.


“complete with cartridge and headshell”

The AT-LP120USB comes complete with the lightweight AT-HS10 headshell and AT95E cartridge, and is also compatible with all Audio-Technica cartridges and any 1/2" mount cartridge from other manufacturers.

Technical Specification


Drive Method

  • Direct drive



  • 3-speed, fully manual operation



  • DC motor



  • 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM


Pitch Variation

  • +/-10% or +/-20%


Turntable Platter

  • Die-cast aluminum


Starting Torque

  • >1.6 kgf-cm


Braking System

  • Electronic brake


Wow and Flutter

  • <0.2% WRMS (33 RPM)


Signal-to-Noise Ratio

  • >50 dB


Output Level

  • Pre-amp: "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
  • Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec


USB Function

  • A/D, D/A - 16 bit 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB selectable;
  • Computer interface - USB 1.1 Compliant Windows XP, Vista or MAC OSX


Power Supply Requirements

  • 115/230V AC, 60/50 Hz


Power Consumption

  • 11W



  • 450.0 mm W x 352.0 mm D x 157.0 mm H



  • 10.7kg


Accessories Included

  • Headshell, 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


Cartridge & Stylus


  • AT95E



  • VM Dual Magnet


Output Voltage

  • 4 mV (at 1.5 kHz, 5cm/sec)


Vertical Tracking Force Range

  • 1.5 to 2.5 g (standard 2.0 g)


Stylus Shape

  • Elliptical


Stylus Size

  • 0.3 x 0.7 mil


Recommended Load Impedance

  • 47,000 ohms



  • 5.7 g




  • AT-HS10



  • 10 g


Overhang Adjustment

  • +/- 5 mm


Tone arm


  • Static balanced S-shaped tonearm with detachable headshell


Effective Length

  • 230.5mm



  • 16mm


Maximum Tracking Error Angle

  • Less than 3 degree


Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range

  • 0 to 4g


Anti-skating Range

  • 0 to 7g