Audio Technica Turntable Series- A Comparison

Audio Technica is one of the leading brands selling turntables with distinct features. The brand is preferred by most of the DJ’s as it produces excellent sound quality and controls mixing. They are chosen for their advanced technology and innovative features.

Audio Technica Turntable Series- A Comparison

What Are The Top Picks?

Audio Technica markets several products each unique in their function, to help you choose the best among them, we have listed the top picks of this particular brand and reviewed their features. Continue reading to know more.

In general, the brand categorizes the products into three major groups namely; LP-60, LP- 120, and LP- 1240. These products are made with different variants with the addition of one or more features.

  1. Audio Technica LP-60 Series

The audio Technica LP 60 series comes in the following variants namely;

  • AT- LP60
  • AT-LP60- USB
  • AT-LP60-USB-ROLAND MIX BUNDLE
  • AT-LP60WH-BT
  • AT-LP60BK-BT
  • AT-LP60NV-BT

Type And Motor: The audio Technica LP 60 series uses belt driven system combined with a DC servo- controlled motor and is made to be fully automatic.

Speed: All the variants of this particular series are capable of playing records with a speed of 33 1/3 and 45 RPM.

Platter: The variants are made with aluminum platter devoid of die casting.

Wow And Flutter: The variants all are capable of reproducing sound with a pitch distortion of less than 0.25% WTD at 3 KHz.

Signal To Noise Ratio: It delivers relative signal strength of ratio greater than 50 dB with respect to the background noise level.

Phono Preamp Gain: The variants correct the amplification and inputs to the pre-amplifier at 36 dB nominal and equalizes the different frequencies reproduced from the magnetic cartridges such that they out to be flat.

Additional Features: The variant LP 60 is a raw product without any added features whereas the other variants; AT-LP60- USB and AT-LP60-USB-ROLAND MIX BUNDLE have been built to be compatible with USB function offering the version of USB 1.1 and is made to be compatible with the operating system of windows, and Mac.

Apart from this, the LP 60-WH-BT, LP 60 BK BT, and LP 60 NV BT are made to be connectable with the speakers in the wireless form of communication with the help of the Bluetooth technology.

Accessories: All the products come with the RCA output, 45 RPM adapter, and a removable hinged dust cover. Further, the LP 60 USB and the LP 60 USB-ROLAND MIX BUNDLE come with recording software inbuilt.

  1. Audio Tecnica LP 120 series

The audio Technica LP 120 series comes in only two variants namely;

  • LP 120 USB
  • LP 120 Roland mix bundle.

Type And Motor: Both the variants use direct drive system with a high torque DC motor and hence it can be operated manually and are not automatic.

Speed: Both the variants are capable of playing records with a speed of 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM.

Platter: The variants are made with an aluminum platter with die casting.

Wow And Flutter: The variants all are capable of reproducing sound with a pitch distortion of less than 0.2% WRMS at 33 RPM.

Signal To Noise Ratio: It delivers relative signal strength of ratio greater than 50 dB with respect to the background noise level.

Phono Preamp Gain: The variants correct the amplification and inputs to the pre-amplifier at 1.5 mV nominal in 1 KHz, 5 cm/sec and equalizes the different frequencies reproduced from the magnetic cartridges such that they out to be flat.

Additional Features: The variant LP 60 is a raw product without any added features whereas the other variants; AT-LP120- USB and AT-LP120-USB-ROLAND MIX BUNDLE have been built to be compatible with USB function offering the version of USB 1.1 and is made to be compatible with the operating system of windows, and Mac.

Accessories: All the products come with the RCA output, 45 RPM adapter, and a removable head shell. Further, they also come with recording software inbuilt.

  1. Audio Technica LP 1240- USB

This particular product does not have any variant and has the following features,

Type And Motor: It uses direct drive system with 16 pole 3 phase brushless DC motor and hence it can be operated manually and are not automatic.

Speed: It is capable of playing records with a speed of 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM.

Platter: It is made with an aluminum platter with die casting and is 332 mm in diameter.

Wow And Flutter: It is capable of reproducing sound with a pitch distortion of less than 0.1% WRMS at 33 RPM.

Signal To Noise Ratio: It delivers relative signal strength of ratio greater than 55 dB with respect to the background noise level.

Phono Preamp Gain: The variants correct the amplification and inputs to the pre-amplifier at 2.5 mV nominal in 1 KHz, 5 cm/sec and equalizes the different frequencies reproduced from the magnetic cartridges such that they out to be flat.

Additional Features: The product has been built to be compatible with USB function offering the version of USB 1.1 and is made to be compatible with the operating system of windows, and Mac.

Accessories: It comes with the RCA output, 45 RPM adapter and a removable head shell, power cord, stylus target light, dust cover, counterweight and a slip mat. Further, they also come with recording software inbuilt.

Summary

To summarize, the AudioTechnica’ss three different series offers outstanding performance with its unique features. The 120 and 1240 variants are especially made for DJ with the ability of playing at 3 different speeds. It is hence one of the best turntable brand that offers crisp and clear sound with quality at an affordable price range.

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