Audio-Technica Releases Versatile New Turntable

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Audio-Technica Releases Versatile New Turntable

This isn't your grandmother's turntable, and we're willing to bet she'd be jealous of it. This week, Audio-Technica released its new AT-LP120XBT-USB direct-drive manual turntable. The versatile new turntable is Bluetooth-enabled for listening through headphones or wireless speakers and also features a USB output and an integrated, switchable phono preamp. The $299.99 AT-LP120XBT-USB plays 33-1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records and comes with Audio-Technica's high-performance AT-VM95E phono cartridge.

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Audio-Technica today announced the introduction of its AT-LP120XBT-USB direct-drive manual turntable, which adds wireless Bluetooth capability to its popular AT-LP120XUSB model. The new AT-LP120XBT-USB offers a host of useful features including USB connectivity, an included phono cartridge, a built-in phono preamplifier and more.

Available in black, the AT-LP120XBT-USB (SRP: US$299.00) 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. 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. It's 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.

The Audio-Technica AT-LP120XBT-USB turntable is now shipping.

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