Features Wireless and USB Connectivity
Audio-Technica today released the AT-LP120XBT-USB direct-drive manual turntable, which adds wireless Bluetooth capability to its popular AT-LP120XUSB model. Otherwise the products are the same. However, the addition of Bluetooth adds $50 to the price making it $299. Both record players offer USB connectivity, include a phono cartridge, a have a built-in phono preamplifier.
The AT-LP120XBT-USB is designed for exceptional performance and convenience. Just pair the turntable with compatible Bluetooth headphones, wireless speakers or other devices for cord-free listening. It supports the Qualcomm® Bluetooth aptX codec for superior wireless audio quality with compatible devices. In addition, the AT-LP120XBT-USB can be used as a standard wired turntable.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XBT-USB plays 33-1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records. Its supplied with a high-performance AT-VM95E Dual Magnet phono cartridge with an elliptical stylus, for superior resolution, stereo imaging and tracking. 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.
Price & Availability
- The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XBT-USB turntable is available now for $299 in black.
- The Audio-Technica AT-LP120X-USB turntable remains available for $249 in black or silver.