Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Turntable with USB and RCA Connect


  • $449.00


The AT-LP1240 is the best DJ turntable available today regardless of price.

Audio-Technica's goal with the AT-LP1240-USB turntable is exemplary - deliver the best DJ turntable with the best sound quality. This they achieved via a special direct-drive motor that delivers exceptional rotational accuracy, precision speed stability and low resonance; dampened platter, plinth and feet for minimal resonance; and a new high-quality S-shaped tonearm of very tight tolerance. In addition, the AT-LP1240 is provisioned with a detachable audio cable thus allowing its optional replacement. The turntable's USB output allows direct connection to a computer without any special drivers, making it easy to transfer records to digital music files that can be played back on a portable audio device.

The Audio-Technica ATLP-1240-USB plays back 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records. Its built-in phono preamp enables the turntable to be connected to a wide variety of music and home entertainment systems, powered speakers, and to A/V receivers that do not include a dedicated phono preamp input. The turntable includes PC and Mac compatible Audacity software that converts the audio on a record to MP3, WAV or other format digital audio files.

In the constellation of professional turntables offered by audio-technica, the AT-LP1240-USB takes the AT-LP240 and elevates it to the best DJ turntable by adding all the DJ functions of the AT-LP120.

  • USB output - no special drivers required for direct connection to your computer
  • Direct drive high-torque multi-pole motor
  • Selectable 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM speeds
  • Selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier
  • Very high quality S-shaped tone arm assembly with Adjustable counterweight
  • Anti-skate adjustment
  • Tonearm height adjustment and lock
  • Tonearm lift with hydraulic action and lift lever
  • Tonearm rest with locking mechanism
  • Stroboscopic platter and speed accuracy indicator
  • Damped cast aluminum record platter with slip mat
  • Start/stop button
  • Removable stylus target light
  • Start control knob to increase or decrease platter start time (0.2-6.0 seconds)
  • Brake control knob to increase or decrease platter start time (0.2-6.0 seconds)
  • Reverse control knob to control platter's rotational direction
  • Select speed range to adjust +/- 10 or 20% speed range. (+/- 50% is selected by pressing both 10 and 20 buttons simultaneously.)
  • Pitch adjust slide control to vary rotational speed. Center detente position engaged speed quartz lock. - 45-RPM adapter
  • Adjustable feet for leveling
  • Removable dust cover
  • Dedicated ground lug for tone arm grounding

Audio-Technica ATLP1240USB Turntable Specifications
  • Drive method: Direct drive
  • Type: 3-speed, fully manual operation
  • Motor: 16-pole, 3-phase, brushless DC
  • Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
  • Turntable platter: 332 mm dia. die-cast aluminum
  • Starting torque: >4.5
  • Braking system: Electronic
  • Wow and flutter: <0.1% WRMS (JIS WTD) with 33 RPM
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >55dB (DIN-B)
  • Output level pre-amp: phono 2.5 mV nominal @ 1kHz,5cm/sec (HP-4005); line: 150 mV nominal @ kHz,5 cm/sec (HP-4005)
  • RIAA: 20-20kHz, +1/-3dB (1.5mV 1kHz)
  • USB function: A/D, D/A - 16 bit 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB selectable
  • Computer interface: USB 1.1 compliant Windows XP or above or MAC OSX or above
  • Tonearm type: Very high quality, Static balanced S-shaped tone arm with detachable headshell
  • Effective arm length: 230 mm
  • Overhang: 15 mm
  • Height of tonearm adjustment range: 0-6 mm
  • Tracking error angle: <3
  • Power supply requirements: 120V AC, 60 Hz
  • Power consumption: 13W
  • Dimensions: 17.72"w x 13.90"d x 6.56"h - Weight: 12.5kg (27.6 lbs.)
  • Accessories included: Platter felt mat, dust cover, platter, 45 RPM adapter, counterweight, headshell, power cord, USB cable, dual RCA (female) to 1/8 inch mini plug (male) stereo adapter cable, dual RCA (female) to 1/8 inch mini plug (female) stereo adapter cable, dual RCA (male) cable with integrated ground wire, stylus target light, Audacity software (CD)

Note: Features and specifications are subject to change without notice.


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