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 kgf.cm 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)