Which Audio-Technica model is the best choice

It is hard to choose between the Audio-Technica models. This brand is one of the more high/end brands in the field of turntables. Audio- Technica is always aiming for superb quality and excellent sound. Therefore their models always perform and satisfy customers. But with multiple models available, there is a choice to make:

Which Audio-Technica Record Player is most suited for you

In this article we will review three models, all with at least a 4.5 star review on Amazon! (We already said that they made good stuff..) In this article there will be no “bad buy” all the models are great but there is a range in price,  features and excellence. Therefore we do not select a ´best model` but the models that fit your needs. In summery, these are the models to choose between.

Top Model

$399
$399
  • Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB
  • 4.5 Stars on Amazon
  • 50+ Reviews
  • 33/45/78 RPM
  • Direct Drive
  • Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec (HP-4005) Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
  • PC- and Mac-compatible Audacity® software
  • Professional DJ Quality

Best Value

$249
$249
  • Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB
  • 4.7 Stars on amazon
  • 800+ Reviews
  • 33/45/78 RPM
  • Direct Drive
  • Pre-amp "PHONO": 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec Pre-amp "LINE": 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
  • PC- and Mac-compatible Audacity® software
  • Professional DJ Quality / Amateur Audiophiles

Budget Model

$99
$99
  • Audio Technica AT-LP60
  • 4.4 Stars on Amazon
  • 1200+ Reviews
  • 33/45/ RPM
  • Belt Drive
  • Pre-amp “PHONO”: 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec Pre-amp “LINE”: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
  • No software
  • Amateur Audiophiles

As you see, we will review the following models:

  • Audio Technica AT-LP60 Fully Automatic Belt Driven Turntable
  • Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable 
  • Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB Direct Drive DJ Turntable

Why Would You Buy an Audio Technica Model

For the superb sound quality. That is. Not for the looks nor the nostalgic reason. The AT players are famous for their excellent sound. We Will therefore review the models on their:

  • Sound quality
  • Durability
  • Connectivity
  • Recording
  • Accessories

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