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Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB Reviews

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Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB

Audio Technica AT-LP1240-USB

9/10 by hawkster27

After 25 years, my Denon DP52-F finally developed a cueing error, and I decided to replace it rather than repair it. Because I have an Audio-Technica AT150MLX cartridge that I really like, I decided to go with an AT 'table. I first got the AT-LP5. Nicely designed, but just not up to the audio quality of the DP-52F. I then bought the AT-LP1240-USB, and it's a keeper. There is much that I will never use: the built-in phono preamp, the USB functionality, and all of the DJ buttons. Even so, the build quality is quite good, I like the RCA jacks for the interconnects (although apparently that is quite common these days), I can't tell an audio difference between it and the DP-52F, and it looks good in my rack. It works well with the AT150MLX.

Well, it does after this quirk: the first day I had the 1240, it had a terrible hum, especially in the right channel. I thought yet another turntable would be in my future. As I tried different options to determine the source of the hum, I inserted the headshell/cartridge from the AT-LP5 that I still had. Hum gone! I reinstalled the AT150MLX and its headshell, and very slightly loosened the mounting screws. The hum disappeared and hasn't returned!

I deducted one star for no hinged dust cover, and hey, nothing's perfect.

10/10 by jg walling

I bought a AT 1240 USB turntable almost a year ago I love it The build is wonderful the motor is strong If you are in the market for buying a turntable you can not go wrong with this one.


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