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Shure M-44 w/LP Stylus
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Stanton 500 w/LP stylus
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Shure 78rpm Stylus
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Audio Technica AT-120 Professional Turntable

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The versatile AT-120 Professional Turntable plays 33, 45 and 78 rpm records and has a +/- 20% pitch control. Given that many early 78s were actually recorded at speeds ranging from the the 60s to the 90s, the ability to properly set the playback speed is essential. This deck will play most any disc recording up to 13" in diameter. It will also play vertical recordings including Edison Diamond Discs when used in conjunction with a lateral/vertical switch, as is found on the Re-equalizer. This turntable is highly recommended for both microgroove and 78 rpm recordings.

Order with the optional Archival Transcription Arm and you'll be able to play discs up to 16" in diameter (such as early 14" Victors, Columbias and Pathés and later 16" film soundtracks and radio transcriptions). This audiophile-grade arm is silicon-damped, thereby reducing arm resonances and providing better tracking for problematic discs. The 13" overall length (10" from pivot to stylus) allows discs of any diameter to be played with the proper tracking angle, resulting in better frequency response and cleaner transfers. This arm is an ideal choice for archives, audiophiles and sound engineers alike. (Note that due to the extended nature of the arm, the dust cover will be shifted 1/4" to the right in order to properly close.)

The plug and play AT-120 comes with two outputs: standard RCA phono plugs for connecting to your audio system and a USB cable for plugging directly into your computer. It features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups, forward and reverse play capability, high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and slider control with an adjustment range of +/-20%, and a removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. Audacity software for digitizing your records is also included (Mac and PC compatible).

The AT-120 Turntable comes ready to go with an Audio-Technica cartridge, LP and 78 rpm styli and a SuperStrobe Disc. However, if you wish to get the best playback results possible, you will want to invest in one or more custom styli configured to extract more and cleaner audio with much less noise. Custom styli are only available for the Shure M-44 cartridge, a studio workhorse that has been around for many years and is the "go to" cart for countless collectors and archivists.

Note that the picture shows the turntable with the stock AT arm, but without the dust cover (which is included). See below for features & specs.

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  • Plays both 78 rpm and micro-groove (33 & 45 rpm) recordings
  • Plays discs up to 13" in diameter (16" w/optional Archival Transcription Arm)
  • Variable Speed Control enables playback at any speed from 26-54 rpm & 62-94 rpm
  • Standard Cartridge Headshells
  • Variable Anti-skating Control
  • High Torque, Direct Drive, Quartz Locked Motor
  • Switchable built-in (RIAA) Pre-amp
  • Plays in reverse
  • Cue Lever & Start Switch
  • Built-in Stylus Lamp
  • Built-in Holder for spare headshell
  • Conventional RCA & USB Outputs
  • AT Cartridge, 78rpm & microgroove (33 & 45 rpm) Styli included
  • Handy SuperStrobe Disc with 12 commonly used speeds
  • Hinged Dust Cover included

Archival Transcription Tonearm Specifications


  • 13", static balance, S-shaped, tubular arm (10" effective length from pivot to stylus)
  • Silicon Oil Damped
  • Spindle to Pivot Distance: 9.45"
  • Overhang: 0.59"
  • Offset Angle: 21 degrees
  • Tracking Error: +1.5/-1.0 degrees
  • Finish: Matte black or silver-gray
  • Horizontal & Vertical Sensitivity: 20 mg
  • Height Adjustment: 1.5-2.4"
  • Tracking Force Calibration Range: weight marked for 0-3 gm, but can go higher
  • Anti-Skating Range: 0-3 gm
  • Cable Capacitance: 225 pF
  • Cable Harness Length: 45"
  • Mounting Hole: 1.25"
  • Cartridge Weight Range: 4.5-10.5 gm
  • Headshell: Magnesium with oxygen-free copper Litz wire