Audio-Technica Introduces Its All-New Turntable Lineup
Singapore, 17th July 2019 - As a market leader in transducer technology for over 50 years, Audio-Technica has been continuously pushing the boundaries of product innovation and improvement. In one of the most significant product rollouts in the company’s history, Audio-Technica is introducing an all-new lineup of turntables. The new models range from professional home/DJ turntables to entry level options. In addition, the company is debuting a number of turntable and record cleaning accessories.
The new turntables offer a host of upgrades, all come with high-quality phono cartridges and feature sleeker, updated styling in a variety of finishes. The new models include the following:
AT-LPW40WN manual belt-drive turntable with walnut veer wood finish (MSRP: S$458.00)
AT-LP120XUSB (BK and SV) direct-drive for professional/home use with USB (MSRP: S$$438.00)
AT-LP1240-USB XP direct-drive for professional/home use with USB (MSRP: S$688.00)
AT-LP60XBT (BK and WH) fully-automatic wireless belt-drive with Bluetooth® (MSRP: S$228.00)
AT-LP60XUSB (BK and GM) fully-automatic belt-drive with USB (MSRP: S$198.00)
The all-new AT-LPW40WN manual belt-drive turntable is unlike any previously offered by Audio-Technica, with a striking wood finish, elegant design and newly-designed straight-line tonearms. Its understated, attractive appearance is matched by its superlative performance.
The AT-LPW40WN has an MDF chassis with a walnut veneer finish and features a carbon fiber tonearm with a pre-mounted VM95E moving magnet (MM) phono cartridge. Its DC servo motor with speed stabilization ensures accurate speed stability. It includes the universal AT-HS4 headshell for easy cartridge changes or upgrades. It also features a 33-1/3 and 45 RPM operation, a precision aluminum platter with a rubber mat, vibration-absorbing feet and an external power supply that isolates unwanted electrical noise from the turntable.
Like all the new Audio-Technica turntables the AT-LPW40WN have a built-in phono preamp which enables them to be used with a wide variety of audio systems and components, and come with a dustcover, cables, stereo RCA output jacks (that allow the use of separate RCA cables of the user’s choice) and accessories.
Audio-Technica’s AT-LP120XUSB is an update of the acclaimed AT-LP120-USB. It features upgrades including a new DC servo direct-drive motor, HS6 headshell, adjustable dynamic anti-skate control, damped base construction for reduced low-frequency feedback coloration and an external power supply to reduce electrical noise.
The AT-LP120XUSB (available in silver and black) is supplied with a high-performance AT-VM95E cartridge - mounted into an HS6 headshell. The cartridge is compatible with any VM95 Series replacement stylus, for a choice of stylus options for every application and budget. Its numerous additional features include a USB output for converting records to digital audio, 33-1/3, 45 and 78 RPM speeds, and more.
Every DJ setup needs a professional turntable to spin on, and theAT-LP1240-USB XPDirect-Drive Professional DJ Turntable offers a new standard for use in clubs, touring, and mobile DJ applications. When designing this turntable, we incorporated features that we knew were crucial for DJs.
For instance, the AT-LP1240-USB XP turntable has a built-in switchable phono pre-amp that enables it to be used with a wide variety of receivers, powered speakers, or other A/V components. For easy LP-to-digital conversion, this turntable also offers a USB output for direct connection to a computer. The AT-LP1240-USB XP uses a powerful direct-drive 16-pole, three-phase motor for quick startup and unwavering speed stability, as well as easy back-cueing, forward and reverse play and quiet operation at 33-1/3, 45, or 78 RPM. The S- shaped tonearm with adjustable tracking force and anti-skate adjustment, plus the included AT-XP5 DJ phono cartridge, provide exceptional music reproduction.
Additional DJ-friendly features on the AT-LP1240-USB XP include:
A damped cast-aluminum platter with stroboscopic speed markings and slip mat
An illuminated speed indicator and adjustable pitch control
Dual start/stop buttons
A removable stylus target light
A dedicated tonearm grounding lug
A hydraulically damped lift lever
A locking tonearm rest that keeps the arm/cartridge in place during transport
AT-LP60XBT & AT-LP60XUSB
It’s now easier and more enjoyable than ever to get started with high-quality vinyl playback. Audio-Technica has upgraded its world-favorite entry-level turntable lineup with the introduction of the the AT-LP60XBT wireless turntable with Bluetooth® connectivity with aptX® and the AT-LP60XUSB with USB output.
All the turntables have sleek new styling featuring front panels with rounded corners and inset control buttons. The front panels are available in a choice of black, brown, gunmetal, white and red finishes (depending on the model). The tonearm base and headshell have been redesigned to improve tracking and reduce unwanted resonances. All offer fully-automatic 33-1/3 and 45 RPM operation and come with an integral Dual MagnetTM phono cartridge, built-in phono preamp and all necessary accessories.
Audio-Technica’s AT-LP60XBT combines high-quality record playback with the convenience of wireless operation. Just pair the turntable with compatible Bluetooth headphones, wireless speakers or other devices for cord-free listening in a home, apartment or dorm room. In addition, the AT-LP60XBT can be used as a conventional wired turntable.
The AT-LP60XUSB is ideal for anyone who wants to transfer their rare and valuable records to digital music files for go-anywhere listening.
Founded in 1962, Audio-Technica established itself in the Japanese domestic market with the success of phonograph cartridges. A decade later, the company diversified and focused on the specialization of manufacturing sound devices. Since 1994, Audio-Technica has continued to meet and identify new market environments, customer needs and technological advancements. This is best reflected in the superior sound quality delivered by the various series ranging from wired and wireless microphones to headphones. Audio-Technica’s primary goals have always been to provide products that truly satisfy its customers as well as beneficial to society. The Company has always strived to take on an innovative approach to development, using excellent technology and marketing capabilities to build a strong brand image.
Today, Audio-Technica boasts an extensive and diversified business portfolio encompassing both consumer and professional use of its various audio and video equipment, telecommunications and computer components and accessories, optoelectrics products and food production equipment. The Company aims to forge ahead, playing a major role in the technological advancement of superior sound quality from Audio-Technica’s creation of audio products.
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