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Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB

Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable

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Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable


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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.

General Features:

  • Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable
  • Includes Audacity Software
  • Direct drive high-torque 16-pole motor
  • 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
  • Damped cast aluminum record platter with low-resistance DJ-style slip mat
  • Removable stylus target light
  • Rugged construction
  • Adjustable feet for leveling
  • Removable dust cover
  • Stroboscopic platter and speed accuracy indicator
  • Electronic brake
  • Manufacturer Model Number: Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB
  • Dimensions: 17.72"W x 13.90"D x 6.56"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Tone Arm Features:

  • S-shaped arm assembly
  • Adjustable counterweight
  • Anti-skate adjustment
  • Tone arm height adjustment/lock
  • Tone arm lift with hydraulic action/lift lever
  • Tone arm rest with locking mechanism
  • Dedicated ground lug for tone arm grounding

Input/Output Features:

  • Pre-amp 2.5 mV phono output
  • Pre-amp 150 mV line output
  • USB output to connect directly to your Mac/PC

Also Found As: Audio Technica ATLP1240-USB, Audio Technica AT-LP1240USB, Audio Technica ATLP1240USB

Turntable Specifications

Output Connections
These are the different types of outputs that the item has. They are used to connect the item to a receiver, speaker, subwoofer, or other unit that will receive the output signal.
RCA Phono
Drive Motor
This is the type of motor and drive system that the turntable uses.
Turntable Brake
This is the mechanism used to brake, slow, or stop the spinning turntable.
Electronic Brake
Built-In Speakers
This means that the unit comes with speakers already built into the unit.
There are the different speeds that the turntable is able to spin at. The speed is measured in rotations per minute (RPM).
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
55 dB
iPod Dockable
This designates if an iPod can be docked the particular device. This feature applies it to home DVD/Blu-ay players, iPod accessories, alarm clocks, and more. When an iPod is docked, it will charge the iPod. Some devices will support the playback of video off of a docked compatible iPod. Some players include a dock or have one built-in, while others require you to purchase it separately.
Power Requirement
This is the required way to give the unit power. Common power sources are 120V AC (Common house plugs), batteries, or a combination of the two.
120V AC
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
The width of the item from left to right (side-to-side) measured in inches.
The height of the item, measured from top to bottom, in inches.
The front-to-rear depth of the item, in inches. If the item is angled or slanted, this value is the bottom measurement.

Cartridge Specifications

Cartridge Included
In relation to turntables and phonographs, a cartridge is a transducer that makes the audio playback possible. The cartridge converts the mechanical vibrations from the turntable into sound.
Additional & Replacement Cartridges
These are the replacement cartridges that are compatible with this turntable. While most turntables will have a universal cartridge connection, some will have a proprietary connection.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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What cartridge is included with the AT-LP1240?
Tony O on Sep 7, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Tony,

The Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB arrives with a Blank headshell. [i.e. No Cartridge] . You are free to use a traditional Cartridge like the Shure M44G or a higher end needle like the Shure Whlb.
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