Audio-Technica  AT-LP1240USB  Direct Drive turntable

Audio Technica AT-LP1240 turntable

Audio-Technica has unveiled its new flagship turntable, the AT-LP1240USB, with both analogue and USB digital outputs.

A direct-drive 16-pole, three phase motor ensures speed stability with easy back-cueing, forward and reverse play and quiet operation at 33-1/3, 45 or 78 RPM. The turntable features an S-shaped tone arm with adjustable tracking force and anti-skate adjustment and a removable universal cartridge mount.


The tone arm has locking height adjustment to dial in the vertical tracking angle, crucial for achieving the most accurate record playback. 

A built-in switchable phono preamp allows use with a wide variety of receivers, powered speakers and other A/V components, while its USB output makes for easy connection to a computer without the need for any special drivers. The turntable is therefore perfect for transferring records to digital music files that can be played back on portable MP3 players including Apple’s iPod, iPhone, iPad, in the car or at home.



In addition, the AT-LP1240USB boasts myriad DJ-friendly features including a damped cast aluminium platter with stroboscopic markings and slip mat, illuminated speed indicator and adjustable pitch control, start/stop button, a removable stylus target light, dedicated tone arm grounding lug, a hydraulically damped lift lever and locking tone arm rest.

The AT-LP1240USB comes bundled with PC and Mac compatible software, a USB cable, audio adaptor cables, removable dust cover, 45RPM adaptor, adjustable levelling feet and accessories. The supplied Audacity software offers simple digitisation of vinyl records and audio editing features including equalisation and click/noise removal.


The AT-LP1240USB carries a recommended retail price of £500 (inc VAT)/€500 (ex VAT) and will be available from hi-fi retailers and, from September 2012.


Audio-Technica Ltd                                         

Unit 5, Millennium Way                                                 

Leeds LS11 5AL

Tel: +44 (0) 113 277 1441



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