Audio-Technica's new £500 flagship DJ turntable on sale from September

Audio-Technica AT-LP1240USB

Audio-Technica has revealed details of its new £500 flagship DJ turntable, the AT-LP1240USB, which goes on sale in the UK from September.

A direct-drive 16-pole, three-phase motor ensures speed stability with easy back-cueing, forward and reverse play and operastion at 33 1/3, 45 or 78rpm.

The turntable features an S-shaped tonearm with adjustable tracking force and anti-skate adjustment, as well as a removable universal cartridge mount. The tonearm has locking height adjustment to dial in the vertical tracking angle.

A built-in switchable phono preamp allows use with a wide variety of amps/receivers, powered speakers and other AV equipment, while a USB output makes for easy connection to a computer so you can transfer your vinyl to digital audio formats.

In addition, the Audio-Technica AT-LP1240USB has several DJ-friendly features such as a damped cast aluminium platter with stroboscopic markings and slip mat, illuminated speed indicator and adjustable pitch control, start/stop button, an hydraulically damped lift lever and locking tonearm.

It comes with PC and Mac compatible software, a USB cable, removable dust cover, 45rpm adapter, audio cables and adjustable feet.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.