New AT LP120X TT

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Re: New AT LP120X TT

Post by Boltman92124 » 03 Apr 2019 20:31

BMRR wrote:
03 Apr 2019 20:04
The original 1240 is $450 and it doesn't come with a cartridge. The XP5 cartridge is $80 by itself. For people who DJ, the 1240XP will be a good deal -- it'll be like getting a $30 discount on the XP5 cartridge. :)
I've seen 1240's as low as $329. I'm not a fan of that design really.

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Re: New AT LP120X TT

Post by BMRR » 03 Apr 2019 20:40

I'd like it better if the dust cover had hinges. But I guess that's what the new 140XP is for. :)

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Re: New AT LP120X TT

Post by sandoz97 » 01 Dec 2019 12:00

Comes plagued with IGD problems on every record.

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Re: New AT LP120X TT

Post by Direct driver » 02 Dec 2019 20:38

Vinylfreak86 wrote:
03 Apr 2019 09:55
Try to sell a decent vintage DD turntable on the web and it will go in few hours. Try to sell Audio-technika and other similar chinese turntables on the web and you will have to wait for some months without selling it. Thay says enough.
Kinda like cars in the old soviet union. It took so long to get a new car that used cars were highly valuable when it was time to sell. Well, sorta like it.

I have old turntables and I have an LP120 USB. It's close enough to the old ones that I think it's a good turntable. But with one caveat: Their weakness seems to be quality control. i.e. if you got a good one, you like it. But if you got a bad one, you don't. I bought mine used to eliminate the risk and save a couple hundred bucks. I love mine - for what it is.

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Re: New AT LP120X TT

Post by Direct driver » 04 Dec 2019 14:58

Vinylfreak86 wrote:
03 Apr 2019 09:55
Try to sell a decent vintage DD turntable on the web and it will go in few hours. Try to sell Audio-technika and other similar chinese turntables on the web and you will have to wait for some months without selling it. Thay says enough.
What are these decent vintage DD turntables selling for?

I have vintage and I have a 120. I prefer the vintage for my main system because, well, the whole system is vintage. But I don't really consider them necessarily better than my 120, partly because, like cars, turntables will wear out. The one thing that would bring it up to par with my vintage tables is a better tonearm. But that really doesn't make that much difference. I'd love to hear an a/b comparison of people putting the o rings on the tonearm to see if there is a "real" audible difference. :)

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Re: New AT LP120X TT

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 04 Dec 2019 15:07

Direct driver wrote:
04 Dec 2019 14:58

What are these decent vintage DD turntables selling for?

I have vintage and I have a 120. I prefer the vintage for my main system because, well, the whole system is vintage. But I don't really consider them necessarily better than my 120, partly because, like cars, turntables will wear out.
That is not true. Until the second-half of the eighties, when good designed models of turntables became more and more extinct species, all tonearms had metal bearings. And also models with plastic plinth (not comparable with cheap plastic of AT-LP) had bottom made of metal. Everything was made service friendly, to disassemble it and put back together without any loss of quality. 10 days ago I have bought Sansui FR-D3 in unworking condition. Sent it to my serviceman and today it works like new. Will AT-LP120X bought today still work in 2058??! :wink:

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Re: New AT LP120X TT

Post by raphaelmabo » 04 Dec 2019 16:04

Vinylfreak86 wrote:
03 Apr 2019 09:55
Try to sell a decent vintage DD turntable on the web and it will go in few hours. Try to sell Audio-technika and other similar chinese turntables on the web and you will have to wait for some months without selling it. Thay says enough.


The vintage DD are usually mid-market designs, the Audio-Technica DD's are entry level. There will always be those that prefers a midmarket vintage turntable over a new entry level design.