Audio-Technica LP-120XUSB direct-drive turntable with USB output | Crutchfield video

Audio-Technica LP-120XUSB direct-drive turntable with USB output | Crutchfield video

August 18, 2019 2 By Kailee Schamberger


Hey I’m Drummer. Today we’re gonna be
talking about the brand-new Audio Technica LP-120XUSB this is an upgrade
off they’re extremely popular LP-120 which is one of our favorite turntables
to use here at Crutchfield and our customers have loved it too they took
what was great about that turntable and just kind of added a couple new things
to it to spiff it up and make it even more exciting so one of the things I
liked a lot about this turntable it’s a manual direct-drive turntable which
means it’s really accurate the speed is just spot-on. Some other
turntables might take a couple seconds to kind of warm up as the platter moves
the belt starts to work around this thing you press the button and it starts
and you’re good that’s it one of the cool things I like about the setup on
this thing too is that there’s no having to move a belt underneath the platter if
you’re changing speeds there’s a button for that for 33 and 45 that’s it there’s
no bells to move the ease of use on this thing to set up it’s just easy to get to
so there’s your Start button and there’s no button hidden behind it or underneath
it where it’s hard to focus on or how to get to it’s right there other features
are kind of set this thing apart are a couple fun things this is one of the few
turntables we have to have lights on them and there’s a reason for that
so when the turntable is moving and you have all these dots on the platter here
you want to see them kind of an even row and that’s what this light does it
shines the light on them so you can see exactly what you’re doing
that way your speed and your picture controlled and gonna sound perfect make
your record sound the way they’re supposed to sound another feature that
sets this turntable apart from a lot of its competition or even cheaper
turntables is the customization of what you can do with it so you could take off
whatever cables came with it and put your own RCA cables in the back and
customize your system to make it your own so if you have a set of cables that
you really love you know they’re gonna sound good you want to put it with this
new turntable you can do that you’re not stuck with what comes with the turntable
and that’s it this turntable also has a phono output built into it so you get as
plug it right into a receiver if you want or do a pair of powered speakers
which is great a nice simple little system there if you do want to use your
own setup too you can always plug it into your own phono preamp as well the
headstock on this thing is universal so you can take it off and put your own out
if you want to if you wanted to change out the cartridge that makes it a lot
easier to to be able to take this whole thing off and just do that a lot about
other turntables come with the headstock attached to the tone arm and so you
can’t change that makes things really hard to do sometimes and if
your first time messing with the turntable that makes life a lot easier
gets you more excited about being able to customize your own brand-new
turntable so this new Audio Technica- LP-120XUSB comes with an even better
cartridge pre-mounted right out of the box sounds fantastic
it’s the VM95E which is an upgrade over the last one from the LP-120 it’s
got a higher output sounds better less hum and it reads the records better so
beyond those features the new Audio Technica LP-120 features basically
aesthetic changes they moved a couple of buttons around the body is one piece
instead of being a couple different pieces this time so it just looks really
cool it’s really sleek some of the design changes on the looks of the
buttons and the headstock it’s just a cool-looking turntable so you know not
only does it sound great but if you got this set up somewhere and your friends
are coming over they’re gonna say what’s this cool looking thing well it’s the
brand-new Audio Technica this is the LP-120XUSB replacing the really really
popular LP-120 from Audio-Technica turntable what we’re all really excited
about we love the last one so we’re really into this one too if you got any
questions about this turntable or any other turntables that we sell don’t
hesitate to give us a call our advisors are here to help