The Audioengine 2 Powered bookshelf speakers combined with the LP120 and it's built-in phono preamp allow you to play your records without any other amplification of any kind – without sacrificing quality. It literally can't get any easier than this; Just plug the speakers into the turntable and you're ready to rock, but that's only half the value of this package. The Audioengine 2 speakers are some of the best powered bookshelf speakers available at any price, and they are without question the best value. With astonishing clarity and a rich dynamic range, they are also small enough to fit in a backpack, with room to spare. Stereophile reviewer robert Reina raves:
“I have never been more impressed with or more stunned by a component I've reviewed forStereophile than I was with the Audioengine 2. The level of sound quality produced by this uncolored, detailed, articulate, and dynamic speaker, in all situations, was beyond reproach, and its ratio of value to cost borders on the criminal.”AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable (USB & Analog)
This professional USB & analog stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor, a selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier, and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Forward and reverse play; cast aluminum platter; three speeds--33/45/78.
This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button with remote start/stop input; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.
Audio-Technica's AT-LP120 USB is designed for professional DJs and hi-fi enthusiasts alike. Its high-torque, direct-drive motor provides stable, quartz-controlled platter rotation for 33, 45, and 78rpm discs. The built-in phono preamp allows you to connect the turntable to almost any audio system. If you're interested in archiving, it can also be hooked up to your computer. Audio-Technica includes their high-quality AT-95E phono cartridge, which offers great performance right out of the box.
DJs will also appreciate the AT-LP120's impressive list of features. Its pitch-control can be set for two different ranges (±10% or ±20%) for more accurate beat-matching and mixing, and reverse-play promotes heightened creativity. A remote input jack also lets you start or stop playback with a compatible mixer or control unit, and the pop-up target light helps with cueing in low-light settings.Audio-Technica LP120 USB User ManualAudio-Technica LP120 USB BrochureCNET Review of the AT-LP120 Turntable
The Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB is a classically appointed turntable that takes more than a few design cues from the legendary Technics SL-1200MK2...Along with high-end features such as a high-torque direct drive motor, dual magnet phono cartridge, stroboscopic platter indicator, reverse playback, and multiple playback speeds (33, 45, and 78), the turntable also boasts a USB connection for recording directly to your computer.Benchmark Review of the AT-LP120 Turntable
Turntable and software package offers easy USB computer connectivity, PC and Macintosh compatibility and a host of high-performance features.Digitalfriends.com Review of the AT-LP120 Turntable
. . .aiming at DJs, music pros, and audiophiles with a top-flight feature set, plus both analog and USB connectivity for plugging into a tube amp old-school, or transferring vinyl music to digital formats.Slashgear.com Review of the AT-LP120 Turntable
If you are the type that likes to play your old vinyl records and you need a new turntable that can be easily connected to your PC, Audio-Technica has a new high-end product for you...Audio-Technica today announced the introduction of its AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Turntable System, a professional-quality USB turntable and software package. The new top-of-the-line AT-LP120-USB is rugged and durable to meet the demands of professional use, and provides consumers with the flexibility to enjoy top-quality vinyl playback and easily transfer records to digital media files and CDs.Audioengine 2 (A2) Premium Powered Desktop Speakers
The new standard for multimedia sound and closes the gap between computer speakers and home audio. Audioengine 2 is the perfect upgrade for your computer, iPod, and all your music.Upgrade your Audio
Creating powered multimedia speakers to follow the Audioengine 5 was a challenge, but we feel we‘ve managed to duplicate the signature sound of the Audioengine 5‘s in a much smaller package perfectly suited for your desktop or a smaller space in your home or office. The Audioengine 2 is a great introduction to high-quality audio and the perfect upgrade for your computer or iPod.Brotherly Love
The Audioengine 2 (A2) is about one-third the size of our flagship Audioengine 5 system and is an excellent computer audio upgrade or small room speaker. We used the same custom tweeters as the Audioengine 5, matched them with newly designed compact Kevlar woofers and then added high-performance amplifiers with gold-plated speaker connectors. All this great engineering is wrapped in wood cabinets with a hand-polished finish to create a premium quality desktop multimedia speaker system that puts all those sad plastic computer speakers to shame!Smaller Speakers, Still Big Bass
To say that the bass on the Audioengine 2 is substantial for their size may be an understatement, but you should be the judge. The bass was coaxed from the A2 with some very clever acoustic and electrical design and without using any DSP or fake bass boost circuits. Wood remains a preferred speaker enclosure material for its stiffness at higher volume levels and the sealed cabinet focuses just the right amount of low end from the tuned front port slots. Versatile and Efficient
The A2 was designed for your desktop but is also perfect for smaller rooms. Well-suited for all types of music, movies, and videogames, the A2 sounds great with or without a subwoofer. Using a similar design as the Audioengine 5, the A2 power amplifiers are built inside the left speaker, providing a very efficient system. An auto-sleep standby feature is also included to conserve power when you're not playing music.Easy Connections
We’ve included 1/8 mini jack and RCA inputs so connecting A2 is easy. No software installs, plug-ins, or sound card upgrades. Just connect the audio output (or headphone jack) from your computer, iPod, Airport Express, Sonos system, PSP - or any other audio device - into the A2 rear panel input. All cables that you may need are included.Minding the Gap
The Audioengine 2 sets a new level of audio and aesthetic quality for Powered Multimedia Speakers and further closes the gap between computer speakers and home audio. Even if you're not an audio enthusiast, we guarantee you will still hear a difference!Stereophile Review
I have never been more impressed with or more stunned by a component I've reviewed for Stereophile than I was with the Audioengine 2. The level of sound quality produced by this uncolored, detailed, articulate, and dynamic speaker, in all situations, was beyond reproach, and its ratio of value to cost borders on the criminal.Apple Phone Show Review
These are a solid $199 investment. I’ve tried many different speaker systems. These A’s, by far, are the best value for the dollar.