Audio Technica AT-LP120X turntable

Direct drive rigid turntable

Selectable speeds: 33/45/78 rpm

AT-VM95E MM cartridge

AT-HS6 headshell

RIAA preamplifier (on/off)

USB output

Cast aluminium platter

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Manufacturer : AUDIO TECHNICA

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Audio Technica has been present in the professional sector for many decades, mostly with headphone and microphones. Wanting to expand to the radio broadcasting, discotheques and DJs fields, the Japanese manufacturer has been offering for some time now, in addition to its LP-5 turntable, so-called professional turntables.

After the success of the LP120 USB, Audio Technica replaces this one by the new “X” model. It receives several technical and aesthetic changes.

Despite its very affordable price, the Audio Technica AT-LP120X model takes, in many aspects, the elements of the well-known “MK2” (not to name it). It allows small budgets to take advantage of various professional options such as the starting and the quick stop, the Pitch adjustment etc.


As for all DJ turntables, the AT-LP120X is equipped with a direct drive motor with a high torque (> 1.0 ensuring a very quick starting. It is associated to a very performing electronic brake, allowing the turntable to stop almost instantaneously.

This gives you the possibility to have a reverse playback allowing the precise timing of the vinyl record, to get a smooth sequencing as well as various scratch effects used in rap or hiphop. In addition, to facilitate the timing in the darkness, a small retractable light lights the groove at the stylus level.

WARNING: the supplied cartridge (AT VM95e) allows these options but not its stylus, that will be replaced by an Audio Technica ATN-XP5 or ATN-XP7 DJ stylus.

As for the previous model, the Audio Technica LP120X offers 3 driving speeds (33/45 and 78 rpm). For their playback, we recommend you to replace the stylus by the specific 78 rpm version, the Audio Technica AT-VMN 95 SP stylus.

Finally, a fader allows you to adjust the tonal height (the pitch) by acting with +/- 8 or 16% on the rotation speed. The rotation speed is controlled with a stroboscopic indicator.


The platter is manufactured with precision in cast aluminium. It is damped in order to avoid colorations and vibrations as much as possible. It is associated to a platter mat made of felt.

The “S” tonearm of this Audio Technica is very similar to the Technics SL 1200 of the 80’s! Very simple, it has proven itself. It is well designed and seems very resistant, even on indelicate handling. Of course, it will allow the mounting of MM cartridges or DJ cartridges of high quality.

As standard, it is equipped with a new Audio Technica AT-HS6 headshell and the new AT-VM95E MM cartridge.


This AT-LP120X is equipped with a phono preamplifier (MM) and a DAC (A/N) with USB output allowing the connection to the USB input of your Mac or PC. This one digitalizes your records thanks to the provided software, Audacity.

A selector allows you to switch off the internal phono preamplifier when the turntable is used with an equipment that have higher quality phono inputs.


The AT-LP120X is delivered as standard with a removable dust cap, an USB cable, a phono cable and a 45 rpm adapter. It is available in 2 glossy finishes: black or silver.


When unpacked, this Audio Technica vinyl turntable gives confidence by its mass and rigidity. We are in the presence of a "professional" model, and the announced characteristic features are there!

The restitution is clean and precise, we find the dynamics of the direct drive turntables.

However, it can't compete with its belt driven competitors in terms of nuance and timbre.

But it is a false debate, because they are not dedicated to the same uses and so do not meet the same expectations.

Overall, the AT-LP120X provides a well structured listening experience with excellent bass. But as I told to you, its performance can be hugely improved by the changing of the cartridge or just the stylus. The results were surprising when replacing the original stylus by the Audio Technica AT-VMN95SH stylus.

You will have understood it, Audio Technica is only taking back what Panasonic developed more than 40 years ago, with the SL 1200! But this new Audio Technica AT-LP120X turntable does exactly what it is expected to do, even more!

Its manufacturing is surprising, its finish is perfect and above all, well above the rate at which it is offered. In this segment, it seems unrivalled.



Principle: Manual turntable

Speeds: 33-45 and 78 rpm

Adjustable pitch: +/-8% or +/-16%

Platter: Die-cast aluminium

Starting torque: >1.0

Braking: electronic braking system

Wow and Flutter: <0.2% WRMS (33 RPM)

Signal-to-noise ratio: > 50 dB

Phono preamplifier: nominal 4 mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/s

Phono preamplifier gain: 36 dB

Line output: nominal 240 mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/s

USB: PC or Mac (1.1 or more USB)

Compatibility: Windows 7 or higher, or Mac OS X or higher A / D, D / A - 16 bits / 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz

Cartridge: AT-VM95E

Headshell: AT-HS6

Accessories: USB cable, Phono, cover and 45 rpm adapter

Power consumption: 2.75 W

Weight: 8.0kg

Dimensions: 141.6 x 452 x 352 (H x W x D mm)

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Mon Avis

Je suis nouveau client et j'ai acheté ma première platine. Je suis très satisfait du délai de l'expédition qui est rapide ( j'habite à l'autre bout de la France ) L’emballage est très soigné, j'ai apprécié le réglage et le certificat de conformité. Mon produit fonctionne très bien.. Je suis donc très satisfait.


Platine LP120X

Platine excellente rapport qualité/prix.
Un seul petit défaut est le manque de précision du réglage anti skating par rapport au contre- poids du bras.
Exemple: Quand l'anti skating est réglé à 2 g par rapport au poids de 2 g du bras, l'ensemble du bras a tendance; par rapport à la force centrifuge, à être éjecté du disque. Dans ce cas il est préférable de diminuer la force de l'anti skating.


Excellent rapport qualité prix

La platine est déjà réglée par le site, la livraison est rapide et le produit très bien emballé. Elle est fonctionnelle en moins de 15 min ! Je suis très contente de mon achat; le site est professionnel et sérieux . Merci beaucoup


Excellent rapport qualité prix

La platine est déjà réglée par le site, la livraison est rapide et le produit très bien emballé. L

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Audio Technica AT-LP120X turntable

Audio Technica AT-LP120X turntable

Direct drive rigid turntable

Selectable speeds: 33/45/78 rpm

AT-VM95E MM cartridge

AT-HS6 headshell

RIAA preamplifier (on/off)

USB output

Cast aluminium platter

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