Audio Technica ATLP120XUSB Turntable £199.00 + £25 Cashback & 6mths free Spotify trial @ Currys PC World
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Audio Technica ATLP120XUSB Turntable £199.00 + £25 Cashback & 6mths free Spotify trial @ Currys PC World

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Expires on 31/12/2019Posted 11th Oct
Excellent deal, inclusive of the £25.00 cashback I think this is as low as it's ever gone pricewise.

Really good home turntable, I've now got two of em. I'm going to have to buy myself a mixer now so I can pretent to be Eyeball Paul in my mancave.



Robust, high-speed design
If you're serious about vinyl, give the Audio Technica AT-LP120XUSB Direct Drive Turntable a spin. Whether you're learning to mix or just unwinding to your collection, it starts up quickly and offers consistent speed.

A cast aluminium platter offers superior stability and control, and there are three adjustable speeds – 331/3, 45 and 78 rpm – so you can listen to both singles and LPs.

Turn your vinyl digital
Want to listen to that vinyl only release on the journey to work? The AT-LP120XUSB comes with Audacity recording software, so you can easily convert your records to digital format.

Just plug the USB cable into your turntable and your PC or Mac, open the software, and you're ready to record.

And with a built-in pre-amp, you can plug the turntable straight into your speakers for easy listening. No amplifier or mixer required.

Pop-up light
When you're in the middle of a mix, finding the starting point of the next record can be tricky. With a pop-up light, the Audio Technica AT-LP120XUSB shows you exactly where the record starts. So, you can easily find the cue point and nail that transition.

Removable dustcover
A transparent and removable cover protects the AT-LP120XUSBTurntable from dust so that the stylus is always clean and your music sounds crisp.
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I like this - has USB for uploading. Very good price.
Looks just like the famous Tecnics 1210 but for a fraction of the price!
Boynamedsue11/10/2019 10:22

I like this - has USB for uploading. Very good price.


Yeah, the USB recording functionality is really useful. I think you can get cables to convert the audio out into USB, or otherwise record if you're a bit 'techy', but its useful to be able to just plug and play.

One of the major 'negatives' of vinyl is that you don't get to take your music with you, unless you happen to have sufficiently populous taste and a subscription to a music streaming service carrying your record. I don't have either (I listen to obscure stuff and therefore don't subscribe to a music service) so it's been really useful to be able to convert my records to mp3 for on the train / whilst running, etc.

Something else that I don't think can be underestimated with this turntable is how well made it is when compared to the more budget turntable offerings... I upped my game when I originally got one in July, my previous one was plastic and could have been lifted with my little finger, this one is solidly built and weighs a tonne. I can't really speak of the audio quality (other than it sounds good to me... someone with more refined ears / more expensive taste will probably be along to slate it as low quality!) but its definitely a step up from my cheaper turntable.
dvdphile11/10/2019 10:43

Looks just like the famous Tecnics 1210 but for a fraction of the price!


Hopefully not a fraction of the quality. I do a bit of DJing around town, using expensive venue equipment, genuinely can't tell the difference.
binkygriptite11/10/2019 10:43

Yeah, the USB recording functionality is really useful. I think you can …Yeah, the USB recording functionality is really useful. I think you can get cables to convert the audio out into USB, or otherwise record if you're a bit 'techy', but its useful to be able to just plug and play.One of the major 'negatives' of vinyl is that you don't get to take your music with you, unless you happen to have sufficiently populous taste and a subscription to a music streaming service carrying your record. I don't have either (I listen to obscure stuff and therefore don't subscribe to a music service) so it's been really useful to be able to convert my records to mp3 for on the train / whilst running, etc.Something else that I don't think can be underestimated with this turntable is how well made it is when compared to the more budget turntable offerings... I upped my game when I originally got one in July, my previous one was plastic and could have been lifted with my little finger, this one is solidly built and weighs a tonne. I can't really speak of the audio quality (other than it sounds good to me... someone with more refined ears / more expensive taste will probably be along to slate it as low quality!) but its definitely a step up from my cheaper turntable.


You are always open to be shot down here, I actually think people look for deals to slate!
Looks cool/good to me heat added!
Do you need any supporting equipment or can you just plug this in to a pc and play it through your speakers?
I bought the non-USB version a few months ago and paired it with some Edifer Bookshelf speakers and it as a brilliant set-up for the money.
I actually paid this price for the non-USB one so highly recommend to anybody looking to buy at this price point.

Have some heat
TeamMCS11/10/2019 13:26

Do you need any supporting equipment or can you just plug this in to a pc …Do you need any supporting equipment or can you just plug this in to a pc and play it through your speakers?



It's plug and play, you might have to change your audio source on your audio settings but that's all.
"And with a built-in pre-amp, you can plug the turntable straight into your speakers for easy listening. No amplifier or mixer required."

This will only work if you have powered amplified speakers. Otherwise for ordinary speakers you DO need an amplifier.
Tempted , to convert Old LP's (LOng playing records on Circular Black Vinyl with grooves cut in) full fat Mp3 or flac /wav possibly.
Could you sell the spotify for extra cash ?
PhatShady56911/10/2019 13:33

I bought the non-USB version a few months ago and paired it with some …I bought the non-USB version a few months ago and paired it with some Edifer Bookshelf speakers and it as a brilliant set-up for the money.I actually paid this price for the non-USB one so highly recommend to anybody looking to buy at this price point.Have some heat


Pairing with decent speakers is a game changer.

I'd also advise people check to see if their employer has a benefits/discount portal as I paired this deal with an 8% off instant eVoucher through my works benefit portal so it only cost me £184.

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GwanGy11/10/2019 13:46

Could you sell the spotify for extra cash ?


Possibly, wouldn't get much though

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Looks pretty good for the price but the lack of full auto (or even semi auto) is why I went for the Denon.
Edited by: "Gormond" 11th Oct
Gormond11/10/2019 14:31

Looks pretty good for the price but the lack of full auto (or even semi …Looks pretty good for the price but the lack of full auto (or even semi auto) is why I went for the Denon.


I found full auto a PITA, one of the reason I got rid of my old turntable! Horses for courses I guess.

I like to pretend I'm a superstar DJ so its nice to be able to cue up a track and then just press 'Start' without having to find the gap between tracks on an LP 'live'. My Cats love listening to my impromptu DJ sets, or at least they're indifferent enough to stay there when I start playing.
binkygriptite11/10/2019 14:41

I found full auto a PITA, one of the reason I got rid of my old turntable! …I found full auto a PITA, one of the reason I got rid of my old turntable! Horses for courses I guess. I like to pretend I'm a superstar DJ so its nice to be able to cue up a track and then just press 'Start' without having to find the gap between tracks on an LP 'live'. My Cats love listening to my impromptu DJ sets, or at least they're indifferent enough to stay there when I start playing.


Depends on the full auto, I find the Denon DP-300F excellent for the money, especially with an Ortofon Blue. I'm also lazy and like to put on an LP, hit start and then once it finishes it will move the arm back and switch off (often after I have fell asleep reading a book on the sofa :D) .

I actually much prefer the look of the Denon but that's gonna be pretty subjective!
Edited by: "Gormond" 11th Oct
Looks the part, but I need bluetooth.
binkygriptite11/10/2019 10:51

Hopefully not a fraction of the quality. I do a bit of DJing around town, …Hopefully not a fraction of the quality. I do a bit of DJing around town, using expensive venue equipment, genuinely can't tell the difference.



good deal but this is NOT a DJ deck, AT squarely aim this new model at home hi fi users, the new DJ deck is the ATLP140XP which is nearer to the quality of the original ATLP120, voted hot though.
@ OP well worth getting a mixer, mixing and recording your own 'sets' at home is great fun a 2 channel one can be got for not too much money
Edited by: "sadbuttruee" 11th Oct
sadbuttruee11/10/2019 16:51

good deal but this is NOT a DJ deck, AT squarely aim this new model at …good deal but this is NOT a DJ deck, AT squarely aim this new model at home hi fi users, the new DJ deck is the ATLP140XP which is nearer to the quality of the original ATLP120, voted hot though.


Yes, didn't intend to imply it was, just that as someone who isn't an audiophile it has all the 'important' parts a professional deck has (ie a platter, an arm, a needle, etc) and it sounds fine... Couldn't tell you what deck I play on when I'm on a (poorly) paid gig as never really took much notice
sadbuttruee11/10/2019 16:56

@ OP well worth getting a mixer, mixing and recording your own 'sets' at …@ OP well worth getting a mixer, mixing and recording your own 'sets' at home is great fun a 2 channel one can be got for not too much money


Looking at a Numark M101USB mixer... Any experience / thoughts? Seems entry level... Not bothered about doing much more than fading one deck out and the other one in.

Biggest dilemma for me it's where it'll fit in my bedroom set up as it has just enough space for two decks... Gonna have to build another shelf for it to plop on.
binkygriptite11/10/2019 17:09

Looking at a Numark M101USB mixer... Any experience / thoughts? Seems …Looking at a Numark M101USB mixer... Any experience / thoughts? Seems entry level... Not bothered about doing much more than fading one deck out and the other one in.Biggest dilemma for me it's where it'll fit in my bedroom set up as it has just enough space for two decks... Gonna have to build another shelf for it to plop on.



Numark M101 is a good mixer, nice sound too, I know someone who uses one, and there are DJ's on YT who use it
I use a Pioneer DJ one which is expensive and OTT for these decks
Great turntables these, I have the LP3 which is just a like this but stripped down with a different stylus. If youre after a DJ deck go for one of these. The pioneer ones are made by the same company but the price has been bumped up by the name.
How's a pair of these compare to a pair of 1210s ? Purely for old Skool vinyl DJing looking to replace my much loved Technics I had for 10 years was going to get some 2nd hand 1210s but price is mad and most likely need servicing so more £££ tempted to go CDJ/USB route but I've like 3000+ records so I'd kinds like to use and I'm not ripping that lot
Greeny121011/10/2019 18:25

How's a pair of these compare to a pair of 1210s ? Purely for old Skool …How's a pair of these compare to a pair of 1210s ? Purely for old Skool vinyl DJing looking to replace my much loved Technics I had for 10 years was going to get some 2nd hand 1210s but price is mad and most likely need servicing so more £££ tempted to go CDJ/USB route but I've like 3000+ records so I'd kinds like to use and I'm not ripping that lot


Youve answered your own question The Technics are the best but they cost a fortune. These are great for the price and are pretty generic so more expensive ones are the same with a different name on them. Lenco do them even cheaper but missing a few things.
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binkygriptite11/10/2019 10:51

Hopefully not a fraction of the quality. I do a bit of DJing around town, …Hopefully not a fraction of the quality. I do a bit of DJing around town, using expensive venue equipment, genuinely can't tell the difference.


Really cant tell the difference. Theres a whole world of difference. Cartridge/stylus. Start up and stop torque and speed. The fact you van drop a technics sl1210 off a table and itll still work are just a start
lee13016713/10/2019 12:49

Really cant tell the difference. Theres a whole world of difference. …Really cant tell the difference. Theres a whole world of difference. Cartridge/stylus. Start up and stop torque and speed. The fact you van drop a technics sl1210 off a table and itll still work are just a start


I'll take your word for it.

I'm not trying to say they're interchangeable or the same quality, just as a layman I really can't tell the difference.

I'm the equivalent of a Sunday League player playing football with a professional footballer, they're gonna be pretty impressive and I could will believe it if someone told me they play for Man City rather than Tranmere Rovers.

I don't plan on dropping it off a table so as long as I never do I won't have to worry about that particular difference.

I'm happy with the start up speed, could it be quicker? Yeah, probably but it starts quickly enough, roll it back a quarter turn further and it's fine.

Stylus difference? Maybe but I'm not playing to a 2000 square foot room through monster speakers, I'm playing it in my bedroom through a bedroom setup, plus I don't have brilliant hearing so it all sounds the same to me.
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Quidco and Topcashback are now offering 10% cashback on all Audio Technica turntables. I was hoping to use this along with a 8% discounted gift e-voucher but I don't think it will accept both.
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