4 Best Audio-Technica Turntables You Can Buy

The demand of turntables has grown over time. In 1993, record sales were only 0.3$ million and in the recent years this number has grown.

In 2012, there were more than 4.2$ million record sales in USA. This shocking because with the rise of digital music, most people were quite sure that records would die soon.

With this increase in sales of records, you might also want to get a turntable that will play records for you smoothly.

And to buy a perfect turntable satisfying all your needs, there is nothing better than Audio-Technica. They provide the best turntables in the vinyl record industry. From direct drive to belt-drive turntables, you can trust Audio Technica’s turntables.

To help you out with this, I have prepared a list of the best Audio Technica turntables. I have categorized them so that you can select the turntable according to your needs.

So here are the 4 best turntables by Audio Technica.

1. AT-LP120 USB

This is the best turntable by Audio Techinca. In fact, The Wire Cutter named this as the best turntable for casual listening.

Audio-Technica AT LP120 USB

AT-LP120 USB has a USB output with which you can connect it directly to your computer. It has the reverse and forward play capability. It comes with 3 speeds (33/45/78) with a high accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock.

The turntable has an in-built switchable preamp with line-level RCA output cables. This turntable is rated as the best with the most affordable value.

It comes in two colors: Silver and black. The best thing about this turntable is its cartridge which is also capable of playing classical music with great sound. It comes with a headshell and a cartridge which are perfect for home listening.

But if you want to use it for DJing, then you might have to buy a different cartridge.

If you’re new to using turntables, you may find some problems in assembling it. The assembly instructions are crystal clear but still you can watch this video if you find any problem.

Pros

Pros

  • Excellent sound
  • Perfect for casual listening
  • Looks good
  • Quality build
  • Can be connected to computer via USB
  • Short built-in RCA cables
  • No gain control
  • No automatic arm

MY REVIEW:

While every turntable has its pros and cons. But still this remains the best turntable out there because of so many features it has. If I were you, I would go for this turntable blindly without looking at other options.

2. AT-LP1240 USB

This may be a little expensive for first-time turntable buyers but it’s worth the money. This turntable is perfect for DJ’s who play records in nightclubs. You can also use to play records at your home.

AT-LP1240 is a professional turntable with a USB output with which you can connect it to your computer.

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It comes with dual start/stop controls, an S-shaped tone arm assembly, selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier and runs at 3 speeds. The turntable is available only in black color.

The turntable utilizes a direct-drive 16-pole, three phase motor. This is the ideal turntable for DJing as it includes damped-cast aluminum platter, a slip mat, dust cover, adjustable pitch control, illuminated speed indicator and also include PC and Mac compatible Audacity software.

Pros

Pros

  • Detachable cables
  • Switchable internal preamp
  • USB output
  • Compatible with many different cartridges
  • Slip mat is designed for DJ use

MY REVIEW:

Many audiophiles consider this turntable as the best one but I would still prefer AT-L120 USB for casual listening. This turntable is geared more towards DJ use. This turntable has more features but for home listening you might want to go with the previous one.

3. AT-LP60

The most affordable Audio-Technica turntable. This fully automatic belt drive stereo turntable will help you convert your vinyls to digital format.​

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This turntable comes with Mac and PC compatible Audacity software, USB and adapter cables. Some great features of this turntable include a switchable phono preamp, belt drive operation with 2 speeds, anti-resonance dual-cast aluminum platter and an integral dual magnet phono cartridge.

​At its very affordable cost, this turntable sounds fantastic.

Pros

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Hinged Dust Cover
  • No USB

MY REVIEW:

For people who want a turntable for casual listening, I recommend this turntable. At this price, you can't get any better turntable than AT LP60.

4. AT-LP60 USB

This belt drive stereo turntable can connect to your speakers and many other devices wirelessly with the help of Bluetooth. The best thing about this turntable is you can setup in any room and listen to your records in any other room.

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It runs on two speeds and is fully automatic. The turntable comes with a switchable built-in preamp. without any cables.​

All you need to do is to link it to your speakers with Bluetooth and sit back and enjoy your records. The sound quality is good and there are no problems or issues you will face.​

Pros

Pros

  • Good build quality
  • Built-in switchable preamp
  • Short RCA cables
  • No tempo pitch slider

MY REVIEW:

​Perfect sound for the perfect price. If you want a turntable which can connect to your speakers without any wires, buy this one. Though it may not have all those features many best turntables have, but it is simple and easy-to-use. Not so fancy. And before buying, make sure you have Bluetooth compatible speakers. If you don’t, get new speakers.

List of All Turntables By Audio Technica

Here is the list of all the turntables by Audio Technica. You can see the different models of the above mentioned best Audio Technica turntables.

Product Name

Price 

Reviews

AT LP120 USB

Audio-Technica AT LP120 USB

$$$

(4.5 / 5)

AT LP1240 USB

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$$$

(4.8 / 5)

AT LP60

audio-technica-at-lp60

$$

(4.3 / 5)

AT LP60 USB

audio-technica-at-lp60-usb

$$$

(4.3 / 5)

Conclusion

So have you picked your turntable? If you really want to go for an Audio Technica turntable, I would recommend AT-LP120 USB.

And if you think to go with any other company’s turntable, then do check out these brands.

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