SAVI Systems present the Audio Technica AT-LP120 Direct Drive Turntable - Best Value
Audio Technica is a Japanese company that has been making professional audio products since 1962. With the 'Vinyl Revival' steaming along Audio Technica have expanded their range of turntables and turntable cartridges and generally they represent some of the best quality, professional grade inspired equipment at down to earth prices. Their turntables represent fantastic, value for money options from a company that has been in this part of the industry for over 50 years.
This robust and high quality turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for both fantastic speed consistency/pitch stability as well as quick start-ups. Direct Drive turntables are famous for their rock solid stability, robustness and long life all with a minimum of fuss to keep them running. If you ask any night club DJ or Radio station what they use to play vinyl records - it will always be a reliable direct drive model of turntable. The Audio Technica LP120 is very forgiving of environment and set up and does not rely on rubber belts to run and therefore there is nothing to get stretched or replace.
If you want to start DJ'ing or scratching, then this is a great starting point, however, by the same token it is also a highly recommended model within the industry for decent Hi-Fi listening due to having an excellent sound quality straight out of the box.The speed consistency is rock solid giving music a sense of good rhythm and decent, tight, warm bass.
If the vinyl bug bites, you still have the ability to improve sound later on by easily changing to a different cartridge. Changing cartridges is incredibly easy and a lot less fiddly than most turntables due to the quick change collar lock arm mechanism.
Some of the other features include: forward and reverse play capability; a cast aluminum solid metal platter (not plastic) and a quick start/stop button. This record player is capable of three speeds of playback 33/45/78 to cover all your needs. The LP120 has a selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock to play at exactly the right speed and also the ability to utilise the pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges. The LP120 even includes a removable hinged dust cover to keep dust gremlins away when not in use.
Most turntables have traditionally required a phono stage or turntable pre-amp to be able to plug into your amplifier, unfortunately most amplifiers or receivers no longer include this kind of input. This normally means you need a separate box between the record player and amplifier to make things work. The Audio Technica LP120 has a selectable internal phono pre-amplifier which allows the turntable to plug directly into modern components that do not have a dedicated turntable input. If you want to buy a higher quality phono pre-amp later on - no problem as the internal one is able to be bypassed via a switch.
The final ability of this modern take on the classic turntable is the fact it can connect via a USB cable to a computer so that you can digitise your final for convenience. Of course, once your favourite records are captured to hard drive it is easy to listen to on modern digital devices such as smart phones and tablets or even to burn to CD for listening to in the car. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.
- USB output—connects directly to your computer for plug-&-play use.
- Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software digitizes your LPs.
- Direct drive high-torque motor.
- Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds
- Professional cast aluminum platter with slip mat.
- ½-inch mount universal headshell with Dual Magnet™ phono cartridge.
- Balanced tone arm with soft damping control.
- Switchable built-in pre-amplifier with line-level RCA output cables.
- Included cables connect to your stereo or powered speakers.
- Stroboscopic platter speed indicator.
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