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

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

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


Product Highlights

  • HS1 Headshell Included
  • USB Output to Mac & Windows Computers
  • Rugged Construction
  • Built-In Phono Preamp
  • Phono or Line Output
  • Direct Drive Motor
  • 33, 45 and 78 rpm Speeds
  • Includes Audacity Recording Software
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Audio-Technica Consumer AT-LP1240-USB overview

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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 78 rpm 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.

The Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB ships with a slip mat, a dust cover, a platter, a 45 rpm adapter, a counterweight, a power cord, a 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 an integrated ground wire, and a stylus target light.

  • Direct-drive, high-torque, multipole motor for demanding DJ use
  • Fully manual operation
  • Start and brake control adjustments
  • Selectable 33/45/78 rpm speeds
  • Professional anti-resonance, damped die-cast aluminum platter with DJ-style slip mat
  • AT-HS1 universal 1/2"-mount headshell
  • Balanced S-shaped tone arm with hydraulically damped lift control, anti-skate, height adjustment and lockable rest
  • Audacity and other compatible third-party software packages can be used to create digital files from vinyl records
  • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with detachable RCA output cables
  • Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator
  • Forward/reverse operation and variable pitch control with quartz speed lock
  • Removable stylus target light for easier cueing in low light
  • Includes:
    • Dual RCA output cable with ground wire
    • Two output adapter cables (dual RCA female to mini-plug male & dual RCA female to mini-plug female)
    • USB cable
    • Power cord
    • 45 rpm adapter
    • AT-XP5 DJ phone cartridge
    • Headshell
    • Counterweight
    • Stylus target light
    • DJ-style slip mat
    • Removable dust cover
UPC: 042005175130
In the Box
Audio-Technica Consumer AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog)
  • AT-HS1 Universal Turntable Headshell
  • Slip Mat
  • Dust Cover
  • Platter
  • 45 rpm Adapter
  • Counterweight
  • 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
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Audio-Technica Consumer AT-LP1240-USB specs

    Type 3-speed, fully manual operation
    Motor 16-pole, 3-phase, brushless DC motor
    Drive Method: Direct drive
    Speeds 33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm
    Turntable Platter: 13.1" / 332.0 mm, die-cast aluminum
    Torque >4.5
    Brake Electronic brake
    Wow and Flutter <0.1% WRMS (JIS WTD) with 33 rpm
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio >55 dB (DIN-B)
    Output Level Pre-amp Phono: 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/s
    Pre-amp Line: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/s
    USB A/D and D/A: 16-bit; 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB selectable
    Computer Interface: USB 1.1 Compliant Windows XP or above or Mac OS X or later
    Power Supply 120 VAC, 60 Hz
    13 W
    Additional Specifications
    Frequency Response RIAA: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +1/-3 dB (In: 1.5 mV 1 kHz)
    Tone Arm Static balanced S-shaped tone arm with detachable headshell
    Effective Arm Length 9.1" / 230.0 mm
    Overhang: 0.6" / 15.0 mm
    Height Adjustment Height of Tone Arm Adjustment Range: 0.0 to 0.2" / 0.0 to 6.0 mm
    Tracking Ability Tracking Error Angle: Less than 3 degrees
    Anti-Skating: 0-3 g
    Cartridge Weight With headshell 13 - 18 g
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 17.7 x 13.9 x 6.6" / 450.1 x 353.1 x 166.6 mm
    Weight 27.6 lb / 12.5 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 34.65 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 22.3 x 18.7 x 11.0"

    Audio-Technica Consumer AT-LP1240-USB reviews

    AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog) is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 40.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Precision This is one solidly built turntable. Interestingly, the table is lightweight and spins up and down very quickly. All the adjustments are straight forward and effective - tracking, anti-skate, pitch control, braking speed. I don't get any indication of rumble and while there is some wow, it is barely detectable only with long sustained pipe organ notes (the gold standard for wow detection). Heck, it might even be a slightly decentered Deutsche Grammaphone disc. Cueing is precise and nicely damped. And the design and workmanship looks to last a lifetime. If I find the very slight wow (well withing spec) in the pipe organ notes are due to something else, I'll come back and give it 5 stars.
    Date published: 2015-06-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from lp 1240 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 i found b&h photo.its been my equipment store 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.
    Date published: 2015-03-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great for scratching and the price !!!!! 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!!!!!!!!
    Date published: 2015-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magnificent peace of Beauty 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!
    Date published: 2015-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Audio technical 1240 I've owned dozen of many manufacture direct drive turntables in the past 25 years and I have to say this model takes it to the top. Has the best accurate speed pitch on the market. And has lots of features that it's hard to believe the price it's selling for. I own a pair and looking to purchase another pair for another room setup. Great job audio technica! You absolutely have made such a wonder quality turntable for both audiophile and battle dj's
    Date published: 2016-04-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from OUTSTANDING PRODUCT FOR THE PRICE I purchased that turntable to replace a Sony PS-T20 turntable. I use it to play the one hundred or so LPs that I kept following the advent of the CD format.I am not disappointed at all with it. It has a powerful motor and a more than decent tone arm. It features a stroboscope and a good internal stereo phono pre-amp which can be bypassed with the flick of a switch. Moreover, it has an USB output for use with a computer. Overall, it performs pretty well.The only thing that I may complain about is the light slipping mat which might suit a DJ pretty well. However, since I am not a DJ, I would have preferred a thicker non slipping mat.Should you be looking for a decently priced turntable, either as a DJ or an audiophile, don't hesitate about this product. With a good cartridge, you will have hours of happy listening.
    Date published: 2012-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ALL THAT!!!!and a bag of chips Everything that I expected and more. Very solid turntable. And the transfer to PC was flawless and eliminates pops and clicks without losing sound quality.
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Let the good times roll 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!
    Date published: 2014-04-27
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