AT-LP120XUSB: Fully Manual Direct-Drive Turntable

Experience the high-fidelity audio of vinyl with the new AT-LP120XUSB. One of the many turntables that debuted at CES 2019, the AT-LP120XUSB was designed as an updated version of the AT-LP120-USB. Features include a new DC servo direct-drive motor, adjustable dynamic anti-skate control, and selectable phono preamplifier.

AT-LP120XUSB Turntable Features

AT-LP120XUSB: Fully Manual Direct-Drive Turntable

The fully manual AT-LP120XUSB turntable is compatible with both 33-1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records and features a USB output that allows for direct connection to a computer. The turntable also comes with a detachable dual RCA output cable and is equipped with a built-in selectable phono preamp to allow for direct connection to your home stereo, regardless of whether it has a dedicated phono input or not. In addition, you can download the free Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity recording software (or software of your choice) and convert your records to digital audio files.

The AT-LP120XUSB features an S-shaped tonearm, supplied with a high-performance AT-VM95E cartridge mounted into an AT-HS6 universal ½”-mount headshell. As an added bonus, the AT-VM95E cartridge is compatible with any VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering users a wide variety of options for every budget and application.

AT-LP120XUSB: Fully Manual Direct-Drive Turntable

Available in black and silver, the AT-LP120XUSB is comes with a die-cast aluminum platter with a felt mat, as well as a stroboscopic platter with a speed indicator. Additional features include selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-8% or +/-16% adjustment ranges; removable plug-type stylus target light, external power supply; and a removable hinged dust cover.

What are your thoughts on the new AT-LP120XUSB turntable? Let us know in the comments below!



  1. This phonograph looks incredible! I’m amazed at the dimensions and architecture with this turntable. I am excited about buying a new pair. Good luck to everybody involved with this package.

  2. I see a lot of plastic, what used to be constructed out of die cast metal. The adapter for instance.

    Makes sense. Put a decent DC Servo motor (hopefully non-pulsating), and less expensive parts on the rest of the design.

  3. hola, se lo ve hermoso quiero una aqui en argentina no se vende . Como podre hacer para adquirir una AT-LP120XUSB. saludos cordiales

  4. Do you have a program for updating those of us with 1 year old AT-LP120-USB to current?

  5. Is there some component I can buy that will allow me to connect this to my Bluetooth speakers?

  6. I have just purchased this! I also have the older version you mentioned in the article. The updated version seems to take longer to reach full rotation speed and to reach a static position after stopping – any reason why this might be the case?
    Many thanks!

    • Hi Conor! The AT-LP120XUSB is using a motor with slightly less torque. This was done to lower the noise floor and to increase audio performance. This lower torque motor will not get up to speed as quickly as the AT-LP120-USB. Thanks! – A-T USA

  7. Just bought an AT-LP120USB last year, missed on this one, my main concern is (besides the updated looks ) is it the same motor or less torque?

    • Hi Kasper! We are using a motor with slightly less torque. We did this to lower the noise floor and to increase audio performance. This lower torque motor will not get up to speed as quickly as the LP120. Thanks! – A-T USA

  8. If I purchase this AT turntable, does it come with two (2) speakers and the red/white cables to connect or is it Bluetooth enabled so that I wouldn’t need those cables and could just link it to my current Samsung Soundbar?

    I don’t know much about electronics, only just got this Soundbar a few months ago for the new TV, but I know for a fact it is Bluetooth enabled (the Soundbar).

    So if this AT turntable noted above isn’t, which AT turntable would you suggest in and around that price range for connection to my aforementioned Samsung Soundbar re: Bluetooth?

    Thank you, in advance, for any and all help.

    • Hi Russell! No, the AT-LP120XUSB does not include speakers and does not include a Bluetooth transmitter. You may use a third party Bluetooth transmitter to connect via Bluetooth to your Bluetooth enabled speaker. It is recommended to go to your local electronics store and inquire regarding “Bluetooth transmitter” which many offer an analog connection, such as that from the AT-LP120XUSB turntable. You may find helpful set information for the turntable here: Thanks! -A-T USA

  9. Just bought the ATLP120 but it did not come with a software install CD. could one be sent or tell me where I can download a copy of it. Cannot put music on my Computer.

  10. Hi i just bought a Lp120 USB 2 weeks ago, one of the things I thought was weird was how the whole tone arm when lowered as low it can. It still sits on a great angle. so i had to thicken the platter mat and shim the the headshell.
    Since the X version tone arm adjustmeant is stable is there still a problem of getting the arm level?

    I should just return the floor model I bought and get a new one for a little more.

    I have full warranty still.

    I’m in On, Canada

  11. Hi does the turntable stop automatically when the record has finished playing?

    • Hi Jonathan, A fully manual turntable does not have the automatic features such as auto-return as in fully automatic turntables. Thank you! – A-T USA

  12. I just bought the AT-LP120XUSB and are trying to connect it to a Denon AVR-S940H receiver. The receiver has a Phono connection. However whenever I play a record the sound is terrible, like it is in a tunnel. I did not use the cable that came with the turntable had another cable that did not have a ground. Is it possible that it could be the lack of ground. Am I missing something else. I made sure that the unit is level etc.

  13. I have both the USB-LP120USB and the USB-LP120USB. The former model (older one) has a serious anti-skating issue where it does not work at all unlike the new model. Will Audio Technica provide service to fix the anti-skating issue on the older model?

  14. Would buy one tomorrow if there was a fully automatic version.

    • Thank you for your interest in the AT-LP120XUSB. We will forward your feedback to the product management team. – A-T USA

  15. I have two. They suffer from a lack of torque. Mixing records needs a serious flick to compensate. It’s otherwise a really nice machine. Not had an issue with either. It does annoy me that with the lowest friction slipmats, the cueing is blown by the weak motor. An upgrade option would be nice.

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