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Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog)

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Product Highlights

  • USB Output to Mac & Windows Computers
  • Rugged Construction
  • Built-in Phono Preamp
  • Phono or Line Output
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • 33, 45 and 78RPM Speeds
  • Includes Audacity Recording Software
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The Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable delivers a host of features that are well suited for professional DJ applications, casual private listening and vinyl archiving applications alike. Its rugged construction features a cast-aluminum platter and direct-drive 16-pole, three-phase motor capable of 33, 45 and 78RPM speeds.

The USB port allows for direct connection to Mac and Windows computers, for digitizing vinyl with the included Audacity software. The AT-LP1240-USB also features analog outputs with a built-in phono preamp switch, allowing connection to both line and phono (turntable) inputs on receivers, mixers, etc. Additional features include dual start / stop controls, removable stylus light, dedicated tone arm grounding lug and more.

Professional DJ turntable
USB output - connects directly to your computer; includes Audacity software
Direct drive high-torque multi-pole motor for demanding DJ use
Professional features for DJ use in nightclubs, touring & mobile applications
Selectable 33/45/78 RPM speeds
Selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier
Dual start/stop controls
Start and brake control adjustments
Sliding pitch control with quartz speed lock
Reverse operation
S-shaped tone arm assembly with:
oAdjustable counterweight
oAnti-skate adjustment
oTone arm height adjustment and lock
oTone arm lift with hydraulic action and lift lever
oTone arm rest with locking mechanism
Dedicated ground lug for tone arm grounding
Stroboscopic platter and speed accuracy indicator
Damped cast aluminum record platter with low-resistance DJ-style slip mat
Removable stylus target light
45-RPM adapter
Adjustable feet for leveling
Removable dust cover
Type 3-speed, fully manual operation
Motor 16-pole, 3-phase, brushless DC motor Drive Method: Direct drive
Speeds 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
Turntable Platter: 332mm dia. die-cast aluminum
Torque >4.5 kgf.cm
Brake Electronic brake
Wow and Flutter < 0.1% WRMS (JIS WTD) with 33RPM
Signal-to-Noise Ratio > 55dB (DIN-B)
Output Level 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 (HP-4005)
USB 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
Power Supply 120V AC, 60Hz
13W
Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.72 x 13.90 x 6.56" (450 x 353 x 166.5mm)
Weight 27.6 lb (12.5kg)
Additional Specifications
Frequency Response RIAA: 20Hz to 20kHz, +/-3B (In: 1.5mV 1kHz)
Tone Arm Static balanced S-shaped tone arm with detachable headshell
Effective Arm Length 230mm
Overhang: 15mm
Height Adjustment Height of tone arm adjustment range: 0-6mm
Tracking Ability Tracking error angle: Less than 3 degrees
Anti-skating: 0-3g
Cartridge Weight Without headshell 3.5 - 8.5g
With headshell 13 - 18g
Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog)
  • Slip Mat
  • Dust Cover
  • Platter
  • 45 RPM Adapter
  • Counterweight
  • Headshell
  • Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • Dual RCA Female to 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini-Plug Male Stereo Adapter Cable
  • Dual RCA Female to 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini-Plug Female Stereo Adapter Cable
  • Dual RCA Male Cable with Integrated Ground Wire
  • Stylus Target Light
  • Audacity Software CD
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Audio-TechnicaAT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog)
     
    4.9

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (21)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (9)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Excellent sound (8)
    • Professional features (8)
    • Great sound (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home studio (10)
      • Performances (7)
      • Amateur recording (5)
      • Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
      • Audiophiles (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (11), Pro audio / DJ / mixing (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 23 customers

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      4.0

      Great for scratching and the price !!!!!

      By D.J. Fordy Duce 42

      from U.D. west philly

      About Me Pro Audio / DJ, Records Not Serato, Turntablestmixtabe

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Good For Turntablest
      • Great Sound

      Cons

      • No Needle Includeed
      • Slipmat Sucks

      Best Uses

      • Good For Jugling Too

      Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

      I had tech 1200 mk 3's for years until I had to sell them during bad times. I looked for a long time at buying used ones but it hard to justify someone else abusing them first. I was not sure about the 1240's by a.t. until I did research threw reviews and you tube videos. When I opened it up and scratch for the first time.... well.. I was blown away at the quality and demand of scratching it could take and the reliability. The best turntable for the price. I bought one 1240 and one 120Lp to save money. The 120Lp was just like a 1200 too. not as good but incredible for the price. I wish I got two 1240's but I was trying to save money. I'm defiantly buying another 1240 when I get the $ up. I think it is just as good or maybe better then tech 1200's. And trust me it hurts to say that. For the price factor alone its worth it to say!!!!!!!!

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      • No

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      5.0

      lp 1240

      By dadefone

      from north Carolina

      Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

      I was lookin for turntable. Found the Audio Technica lp 1240.after man reviews i knew which deck i wanted.i was gonna buy from @ but the price jumped and then taxes and shipping i couldn't go with them.so i found b&h photo.its been my equipment store since.now the turntable. The audio technica to me is a amazing turntable. better than the mighty technics sl1200 mk II.packed with features i wanted,a beautifull shape and color,and awesome amount of torque,b&h photo is my number one equipment store,and the audio technica lp 1200 is the number one turntable for now and the future.thanks b&h photo,audio technica,traktor,and dj tech pro.

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      5.0

      Magnificent peace of Beauty

      By Chrisn997

      from Aubrey, TX

      Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

      I had been considering getting the LP1240's little brother the LP120 for months. However after stumbling onto B&H Photo's website for the first time ever I was amazed. The pricing was fantastic, free shipping, and excellent Customer Service from the team at B&H sealed the deal that the LP1240 was for me and not only that but B&H was now on my top 3 places to check when buying electronics!

      I love my LP1240. It's rock solid build and quality to detail set it apart from others. As part of a group of turntables known as Super OEM's this one is by far the best. You can go wrong adding this to your AV system!

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      5.0

      Heavy duty sound and construction

      By Dunko Flippin

      from Nashville, Tennessee

      About Me Regular 80's Dude

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Design
      • Great Sound
      • Loads Of Dials Buttons
      • Stable

      Cons

      • Confusing Setup
      • Needle Not Included

      Best Uses

      • Computer Speaker Playback

      Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

      I resurrected my record collection from the 80's, and I wanted to get a decent record player without buying an entire sound system. This lead my search for players that have a built-in preamp, which are ideal for plugging direct into computer speakers or through my Mac. I paired this with the Logitech Z623 speakers that can run a computer plug and RCAs at the same time. I also bought a AudioTechnica AT120 E/T Cartridge (Surprise! The needle is not included). The audio quality is fantastic with a strong level. I'm not a DJ, but I love the coverless playing, the blue and extra white cueing light, the motor that allows an instant start or stop that you can adjust, and you have an instant reverse button...just in case you feel like it. The weight of this thing is impressive, like 25 lbs, and that makes it very stable. I can turn up the bass..even bang on my computer table and it won't cause the record to skip a beat. Don't let the DJ aspect discourage you from considering this great record player.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Turntable

      By Wally

      from Atlanta

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy Controls
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Great Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Audiophiles
        • Basic Systems
        • Larger Rooms
        • Smaller Rooms

        Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

        Excellent Quality machine. Performs as advertized. Very easy to setup tone arm pressure. Very clear instructions.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great turntable

        By Zack

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Pro Audio / DJ

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Controls
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Great Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Audiophiles
          • Basic Systems
          • High Volume Duplication
          • Larger Rooms
          • Smaller Rooms

          Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

          Admittedly, I'm new to the world of vinyl, but this thing was easy to set up and sounds great. Now to build the vinyl collection...

          Can't speak to durability just yet, as I recently got it, but it seems to be built to last.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome turntable

          By mad-orange

          from NYC

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Clear Sound
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances

            Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

            lps listening, mix recording in studio

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            5.0

            AT LP1240 take over the 1200

            By Marquez Antonio

            from Chicago, IL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Clear Sound
            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

              Ok these deck are by far the best deck I've gotten, great look and handling. The adjustment of the speeds and pitch is just right for great beat matching and for you turntablist out there. Yes you have the Pioneer PLX1000 & RELOOPS RP8000 both these decks are pricey.Not saying there bad, I just pick up two deck's for the price of one of the above.And for dj out there who miss the Technics 1200 and are on a budget I recommend this decks.

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              5.0

              Excellent Turntable - reasonable price

              By DJ Schwab-eh

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Mobile DJ

              Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

              I am not a professional DJ but I wanted a direct drive turntable to both play my LPs and to digitize them. So far I have only played albums for about two weeks. The turntable has a ground so you will need either a receiver with a turntable ground or a pre-amp with one. Set up took a while - the turntable came in pieces.The turntable is just as good as the Technics it replaced. The strobe/RPM calibration and adjustment works well. Getting the correct "weight" on the needle took some fussing. I bought a non-professional cartridge/stylus - the AT "high accuracy" cartridge. The sound is really first rate. There is a small switch in the back to go from Phone to line output to a computer; it would be better if this was on the front since I have it in a cabinet. The mat it came was lightweight and may not be for everyone. The only other real downside is that that the cover is not hinged and should not be used during operation. Other than some dust falling on the record while it plays this is not a big negative.If you can deal with the assembly this is a great choice for home use, at a price that I found to be reasonable for a direct drive. The construction appears to be of excellent quality.

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              5.0

              Wish I could give this six stars!

              By Rich

              from Fair Lawn NJ

              About Me Audiophile

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy Controls
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Great Sound

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Audiophiles
                • Basic Systems
                • High Volume Duplication

                Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                What a turntable! I bought this to replace an older, high-end unit from the 1970's that's given me more than its lifetime of great service. This unit seems like a battleship next to the older tt, and I'm amazed at such things as the ease of setup, general solid construction, speed accuracy, and all-speed palyback -- never thought I'd have a unit that spun 78's again! Since I'm using this with a home setup, not as part of a DJ's package, there are plenty of features on it that I'll never use except for showing off when the opportunities arise. Love the availability of Reverse for getting all those crazy messages on older LPs -- "turn me on, dead man!" indeed! This thing is stupendous, fantastic, and worht every cent!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Let the good times roll

                By K2slim

                from B'more, MD

                About Me Audiophile, Practical, Pro Audio / DJ, Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy Controls
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Great Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Audiophiles
                  • Basic Systems
                  • Smaller Rooms

                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                  Durable components that put my mind at ease when I wonder how long this Turntable might last. I intend for this to be my first and last turntable and the investment is worth the money. Great sound and versatility with the usb capabilities. Going vinyl and rediscovering music that I love all over again with the warm tones and deep Bass is reason enough for me to buy this winner. Tone arm is top notch, rca light is helpful, easy enough for a newbie to assemble and i don't think that I can break this thing even if I try (newbie proof). Like I said let the good times roll!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Best turntables

                  By Dj st lou

                  from Fl

                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                  One of the best turntables I have bought and the super oem moter is wat made me buy this turntables. And if I do decide get get another pair of turntables , I would really get another pair of these audio techinca lp1240. Better then anything on the market now

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                  5.0

                  Excellent Turntable

                  By DJ Midget Militia

                  from Ca

                  About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy Controls
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                      Well made turntable. The motor has a very fast start up time. Retired my 1200's with two of these AT-1240's. They are equally as good. Recommend these turntables, and as always, B&H provided excellent service.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing. Period.

                      By DJ Oktav

                      from Port Huron, Michigan

                      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Magnificent

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                          I use it as a professional DJ and this is by far the best turntable I have ever used! Easily compares to the 1200s but way cheaper

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                          • No

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                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Fantastic Pro Turntable

                          By Ivan Retro

                          from TX

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound
                          • Professional Features
                          • Solid Feeling Pitch Slide
                          • Solid Rubber Buttons

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Events
                            • Home Studio
                            • Mobile DJ
                            • Performances
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                            Awesome turntable, this deck is given much respect from the Technics crowd who Technics 1200 is considered the definitive pro deck. The price is great even considering you have to buy the headshell/needle. It's super sleek and won't skip a beat even during heavy scratching. It's solid and quite nice.

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                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Vinyls are back so are the turntables

                            By Chris the Biker

                            from Long Island, NY

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Excellent Sound
                            • Professional Features

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur Recording
                              • Performances

                              Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                              When I came to America in 1987, it was already to late to fulfill my dream of having all The Beatles vinyl LP's. Now they are back and I've got them. I needed a professional quality (direct drive, manually operated) turntable, but I did not fill like spending a fortune. AT-LP1240 gives me full control over the needle pressure and direct drive RPM control. I am enjoying my music and haven't found anything bad about my turntable.

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              GREAT TURNTABLE!!!

                              By old forgetful

                              from Powder Springs Ga.

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound
                              • Professional Features
                              • Versatile

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Listening To My Vynal

                              Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                              LISTENING TO MY RECORDS

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                              5.0

                              Great Turntable

                              By Ex DJ

                              from Kentucky

                              About Me Experienced

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Amateur Recording
                                • Home Studio

                                Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                                Currentl I am using this device to transfer my record collection to a digital one

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                                5.0

                                a perfect usb & analog turntable

                                By brother bill

                                from nj

                                About Me Experienced

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Excellent Sound
                                • Professional Features
                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Amateur Recording
                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Performances
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                                  i went to b&h to purchase a simple turntable with a cartridge. after speaking to a salesman and explaining that i wanted to convert records to computer files he recommended the at-lp1240 usb turntable. he also recommended a cartridge. i am very pleased with both. thanks

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                                  5.0

                                  A Solid Piece of Equipment

                                  By Tagless J

                                  from Texas

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Excellent Sound
                                  • Professional Features
                                  • Stylish

                                  Cons

                                  • No Stylus

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home Studio
                                  • Performances
                                  • Professional Recording

                                  Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog):

                                  A good choice for budget concious lovers of music who want the feel of a solid turntable. Bought a pair to DJ with and they look and feel great! With the exception of not providing you a stylus, the TT is packed with everything else you'll need to use and protect it. For the stylus I chose the Shure M44-7.

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