Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog)

Product #40991 | SKU AT-LP1240-USB | Audio Technica
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  • HS1 Headshell Included
  • USB Output to Mac & Windows Computers
  • Rugged Construction
  • Built-In Phono Preamp
  • Phono or Line Output


The Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable delivers a host of features that are well suited for professional DJ applications, casual private listening, and vinyl archiving applications alike. Its rugged construction features a cast-aluminium platter and direct-drive 16-pole, three-phase motor capable of 33, 45 and 78 rpm speeds.

The USB port allows for direct connection to Mac and Windows computers, for digitising vinyl with the included Audacity software. The AT-LP1240-USB also features analogue outputs with a built-in phono preamp switch, allowing connection to both line and phono (turntable) inputs on receivers, mixers, etc. Additional features include dual start / stop controls, removable stylus light, dedicated tone arm grounding lug and more.

The Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB ships with a slip mat, a dust cover, a platter, a 45 rpm adapter, a counterweight, a power cord, a USB cable, dual RCA (female) to 1/8" (3.5mm) mini-plug (male) stereo adapter cable dual RCA (female) to 1/8" (3.5mm) mini-plug (female) stereo adapter cable, dual RCA (male) cable with an integrated ground wire, and a stylus target light.


  • Direct-drive, high-torque, multipole motor for demanding DJ use
  • Fully manual operation
  • Start and brake control adjustments
  • Selectable 33/45/78 rpm speeds
  • Professional anti-resonance, damped die-cast aluminium platter with DJ-style slip mat
  • AT-HS1 universal 1/2"-mount headshell
  • Balanced S-shaped tone arm with hydraulically damped lift control, anti-skate, height adjustment and lockable rest
  • Audacity and other compatible third-party software packages can be used to create digital files from vinyl records
  • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with detachable RCA output cables
  • Stroboscopic platter with speed indicator
  • Forward/reverse operation and variable pitch control with quartz speed lock
  • Removable stylus target light for easier cueing in low light


Type 3-speed, fully manual operation
Motor 16-pole, 3-phase, brushless DC motor
Drive Method: Direct drive
Speeds 33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm
Turntable Platter: 332 mm, die-cast aluminium
Torque >4.5
Brake Electronic brake
Wow and Flutter <0.1% WRMS (JIS WTD) with 33 rpm
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >55 dB (DIN-B)
Output Level Pre-amp Phono: 2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/s
Pre-amp Line: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/s
USB A/D and D/A: 16-bit; 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB selectable
Computer Interface: USB 1.1 Compliant Windows XP or above or Mac OS X or later
Power Supply 120 VAC, 60 Hz
13 W
Additional Specifications
Frequency Response RIAA: 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +1/-3 dB (In: 1.5 mV 1 kHz)
Tone Arm Static balanced S-shaped tone arm with detachable headshell
Effective Arm Length 230 mm
Overhang: 15 mm
Height Adjustment Height of Tone Arm Adjustment Range: 0 to 6 mm
Tracking Ability Tracking Error Angle: Less than 3 degrees
Anti-Skating: 0-3 g
Cartridge Weight With headshell 13 - 18 g
Dimensions (WxDxH) 450.1 x 353.1 x 166.6 mm
Weight 12.5 kg

In The Box

  • Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog)
  • AT-HS1 Universal Turntable Headshell
  • Slip Mat
  • Dust Cover
  • Platter
  • 45 rpm Adapter
  • Counterweight
  • Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • Dual RCA Female to 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini-Plug Male Stereo Adapter Cable
  • Dual RCA Female to 1/8" (3.5mm) Mini-Plug Female Stereo Adapter Cable
  • Dual RCA Male Cable with Integrated Ground Wire
  • Stylus Target Light
  • Audacity Software CD


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  • Product: Audio-Technica AT-LP1240-USB Professional DJ Direct-Drive Turntable (USB & Analog)
  • Manufacturer: Audio Technica
  • Model: AT-LP1240-USB
  • SKU: AT-LP1240-USB
  • RM Product #: 40991
  • Warranty: 1 year manufacturer warranty on all Audio Technica products. 5 year limited warranty on all Audio Technica Wired Microphones.

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