Audio-Technica AT-LP120 USB

AT-LP120 USBGiven that the AT-LP120 USB seems to be the most popular entry level turntable that also offers a reasonable degree of quality, here’s some additional information and third-party reviews.

From the Audio-Technica official web site:
“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; 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. “
The Reviews
CNET
 
The Audio-Technica LP120-USB is a worthwhile turntable for record enthusiasts, amateurs, collectors, archivists and everyone in between.
Analogue Planet
The Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB is a well-made, feature packed, “ready to play” inexpensive turntable that is a significant step up from the plastic crap competition. The lightweight platter is clearly one place Audio Technica saved some money, and perhaps it more than anything else accounts for the startlingly soft, but pleasingly lush sound.
The Wirecutter
 
 
Measuring [it’s] performance using $30,000+ worth of equipment, we’ve determined that the Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB is the best turntable for most people.
DJ Booth
For only $200, this turntable packs a pretty powerful punch with a solid (albeit polymer) build and a few nice on-board DJ features as well.
Musehelix
The Audio-Technica AT120 is becoming popular because of its sound quality, durability, speed accuracy and reasonable price. You can’t really get a better turntable for this price.
What HiFi 
The Audio Technica LP120USB is a sturdy player that not only plays records but can copy vinyl straight to your hard-drive.
Pick My Turntable

Balancing performance, price, and quality, Audio-Technica is one step closer with its release of the AT LP-120.