Audio-Technica’s latest turntable, the AT-LP120XBT-USB direct-drive manual turntable, adds wireless Bluetooth capability to its popular AT-LP120XUSB model, along with USB connectivity, a phono cartridge, built-in phono pre-amplifier, and more.
Available in black, the AT-LP120XBT-USB can be paired with compatible Bluetooth headphones, wireless speakers, or other devices for cord-free listening. It supports the Qualcomm Bluetooth aptX codec, or, alternatively, can be used as a standard wired turntable.
The turntable can play 33-1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records and comes supplied with a high-performance AT-VM95E Dual Magnet phono cartridge with an elliptical stylus. The cartridge is pre-mounted on an AT-HS6 universal ½-inch-mount headshell and is compatible with any Audio-Technica VM95 Series replacement stylus. The turntable has an S-shaped tonearm with a hydraulically damped lift, adjustable tracking force, and dynamic anti-skating.
The AT-LP120XBT-USB includes a built-in switchable phono preamp, enabling it to be used with audio systems and powered speakers that do not have a dedicated phono input. Its USB output allows the turntable to be connected to a computer to convert records to digital audio files.
The turntable incorporates additional professional-quality features including an upgraded DC servo direct-drive motor; die-cast aluminum platter with felt mat; stroboscopic platter with speed indicator; variable pitch control with quartz speed lock; damped base construction for reduced low-frequency feedback coloration; an external power supply to reduce electrical noise; and a removable plug-type light to aid with cueing in low light. The AT-LP120XBT-USB is supplied with a removable dust cover, detachable RCA output cable, USB cable, 45 RPM adapter and other accessories.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XBT-USB turntable is now shipping for an MSRP of US$299.