Audio Technica AT-LP1240 or AT-LP120

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Re: Audio Technica AT-LP1240 or AT-LP120

Post by Japi Roelofs » 26 Mar 2017 16:16

I paid €150 for my SL-1600MK2. A lot of 1200 mods can be applied to the 1600/1700/1800 MK2's. I have the KAB fluid damper on mine.

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Re: Audio Technica AT-LP1240 or AT-LP120

Post by Vinylfreak86 » 26 Mar 2017 16:54

FileFixer wrote:Try this in Croatia. ;) :)
Yeah, like in Slovenia. Someone wants to sell DJ abused deck for 1000 eur. Thanks a lot. :) Then it is much better to go for new Hanpin.

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Re: Audio Technica AT-LP1240 or AT-LP120

Post by Gelid » 11 Nov 2018 17:43

So..... I don't want to start another debate over antiskate, I just need to know this:

Is the AT-LP1240 known to have the same antiskate issue as tha AT-LP120?

I ask because my son wants a turntable with a built-in preamp, and has been looking at the AT-LP1240.

I have an LP-120 that I have replaced the antiskate spring, therefore elliminating that issue. I don't want to buy the LP-1240 if it is known to have the same issue.

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Re: Audio Technica AT-LP1240 or AT-LP120

Post by bri001 » 17 Jun 2019 19:17

H. callahan wrote:
22 Oct 2016 05:56
Well, you see in the 1950s there was something created called the HIFI-norm (HiFi = high fidelity, its simmilar to nowadays HD = high definition, HD usually being better than HiFi). Within this norm there were requirements stated, an audio-device needs to have to be called HiFi.
Nearly every tt built within the last 50 years is "HiFi" or even better.
The AT-LP120 doesn´t comply with the HiFi-norm from the 1950s, its so bad it would have been crap 60 YEARS AGO (and still is today).
The AT-LP1240 just may be within the HiFi-norm, but there are waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy better tts out there.
If you´re a casual listener the AT-LP1240 may be ok, but you could get something waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy better, used of course, for around 100$. Something used may need some cleaning, repairing.

So if you want something good (+ save money), you go with something used, but then you´ll have to refurbish a bit or get it refurbished (which would cost money).
If you don´t mind good/best quality, but want something new, go with the AT-LP1240 - but then you´re paying a lot money for "little tt" and if you want to improve your tt someday, you´ll have to get another one, because the AT-LP1240 is just as good as an average tt from the 1960s.
Sorry but I personally think your talking out of your arse.... You clearly have never heard one of these tables in action. I'm happy your into old record players but don't knock new.....

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Re: Audio Technica AT-LP1240 or AT-LP120

Post by H. callahan » 18 Jun 2019 04:27

Hm.
There are two cars, having about the same weight and shape, car A has 40hp, car B has 200hp.
Do you really have to drive boths cars yourself to know which will be going faster?

Specs won´t tell you everything, specs might not be able to tell you which car you´ll feel better with (because of design, comfort, etc.) but specs surely enable to judge about the performance of a device without the need of having to use/hear it yourself.

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Re: Audio Technica AT-LP1240 or AT-LP120

Post by cafe latte » 18 Jun 2019 12:18

bri001 wrote:
17 Jun 2019 19:17
H. callahan wrote:
22 Oct 2016 05:56
Well, you see in the 1950s there was something created called the HIFI-norm (HiFi = high fidelity, its simmilar to nowadays HD = high definition, HD usually being better than HiFi). Within this norm there were requirements stated, an audio-device needs to have to be called HiFi.
Nearly every tt built within the last 50 years is "HiFi" or even better.
The AT-LP120 doesn´t comply with the HiFi-norm from the 1950s, its so bad it would have been crap 60 YEARS AGO (and still is today).
The AT-LP1240 just may be within the HiFi-norm, but there are waaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy better tts out there.
If you´re a casual listener the AT-LP1240 may be ok, but you could get something waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyy better, used of course, for around 100$. Something used may need some cleaning, repairing.

So if you want something good (+ save money), you go with something used, but then you´ll have to refurbish a bit or get it refurbished (which would cost money).
If you don´t mind good/best quality, but want something new, go with the AT-LP1240 - but then you´re paying a lot money for "little tt" and if you want to improve your tt someday, you´ll have to get another one, because the AT-LP1240 is just as good as an average tt from the 1960s.
Sorry but I personally think your talking out of your arse.... You clearly have never heard one of these tables in action. I'm happy your into old record players but don't knock new.....
Think we should keep it nice.
For the record I have heard an lp120 and it sounded terrible. Nothing wrong with new I have both old and new turntables, just the lp120 which is not a good new turntable at all. Myself and other think when budget is low money is better spent used.
Chris

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