Question about Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

1 Answer

What do I need to hook up the AT-PL120 to an imac

Hi, I got my husband this turntable so he could digitize his records onto his imac. What do we need to get to be able to do that?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I use Audacity. It's a 100% free sound editing software and works great for vinyl transfers...Linky

http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My brand new audio-technica AT-LP60 turntable has skipped on every single record I've played in it (even brand new ones). Always happens at the same spot - towards the end of the record, halfway...


hi,
Do one thing adjust counterweight on the back of the arm to 1.5gm or 2gm by rotating the counterweight. It will give some more pressuer on the styles and will avoid the jerking
ok

Aug 04, 2011 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

1 Answer

My PL120 turntable purchase new skips often and will hardly work with music played at a loud volume


The first problem could be the stylus needs cleaning. Please shine some light on the stylus ( needle ) and see if it has picked up dirt from the record groove. This will prevent the stylus from tracking the song properly. Clean using a fine brush in the direction in which the stylus passes the record groove i.e from back of the pick up arm to front- NEVER SIDEWAYS.
Next check the counterweight adjustment at the back of the Pick up arm. The tracking force should be between 1.5 to 3 grams depending on the brand of the cartridge. What ever be the chosen weight the antiskating knob should also be set to the same number.
The skipping can also be because of heavy bass vibration traveling up the body of the Turntable.Good turntables have a floating suspension to prevent this. The tuntable platter will be suspended on springs.You can place it on a rubber Matt or move it away from the speakers ,esp: sub woofers.
bobhifi_32.jpg

Apr 06, 2011 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

1 Answer

Turntable turns on, but when "start" button is


Pull the aluminum record platter where the record sit on and check to see if the belt off. If it is broke you may need a new one.

Dec 02, 2010 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

1 Answer

I just set up my audio technica AT-PL120 for the first time, and I can't stop the tonearm from drifting back to the rest. I can't get the stylus to stay straight unless I add more on to the counterweight,...


KEEP THE ANTI SKATE AT 0 FOR NOW,then you need 2 balance the tonearm with the rear counterweight so it just hovers at around the height of the platter.now you need to zero the gauge on the rear counterweight being carefull not to turn the counterweight,then check again that the tonearm still hovers.then screw counterweight inwards untill the dial on counterweight reads between 1.5- 2 grams dependin on tracking weight of cartridge.then adjust antiskate 2 whatever u set the tracking weight to.i would also double check with a spirit level ur level surface

Oct 12, 2010 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

1 Answer

How do you replace the tone arm rest (plastic holder/lock) on a Audio Technica AT-PL120


Hi, there is a screw that fits up underneath the clip that needs to be undone to remove the tonearm rest clip. styluscity@gmail.com

Sep 13, 2010 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

1 Answer

Sounds from turntable


There will be some feedback from the turntable, and this is totally normal. Ive actually heard the music from the needle itself, and is nothing to worry about

Dec 28, 2009 | RCA ION-ITTUSB05 Turntable

3 Answers

Distorted sounds


The AT-PL120 uses a magnetic cartridge to extract a music signal from the record. Magnetic cartridges all put out a very weak electric signal, and so their output must be strengthened, or amplified, to where it is as strong as the input from, say, a CD player. This amplification is provided by a pre-amp. If your receiver has dedicated "phono" inputs the pre-amp circuits are already in the receiver. If you do not have dedicated phono inputs you must either buy a pre-amp, or buy a magnetic cartridge turntable with a pre-amp built into itself. The AT-PL120 has a built in pre-amp. You can switch the AT-PL120's preamp on or off. The switch is located under the platter at the back side of the turntable. Take the platter mat off and turn one of the platter's holes to the back and you should see the switch through the hole. If you push the switch to LINE OUT the preamp is turned on and the turntable sends an amplified cartridge signal out the cables which MUST be connected to a receiver inout suitable for a CD player (a "high level" input). If you push the pre-amp selector switch to PHONO OUT the turntable sends the weak unstrengthened cartridge signal out the cables which MUST be connected to the receiver's dedicated PHONO inputs so the signal can be amplified with the receiver's own pre-amp circuits.

If everything is set wrong (i.e. LINE OUT (pre-amp on), and connected to phono inputs) you are applying two steps of strengthening to the turntable's signal which is too much. The resultant sound will be garbled. Try not to do this!

The other way to do everything wrong is set the pre-amp switch to PHONO OUT (pre-amp off) and connect the turntable's cables to a high level input. If this happens the turntable signal receives no amplification and the resultant sound will be thin and weak.

May 09, 2009 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

1 Answer

Audio-technica atp-2 cartridge with a atp-n2 stylus


Make sure the cart is connected properly, and check the manufacter's instruction with that cart. sometimes tonearm height and weights need to be adjusted for proper torque and sound.

Oct 26, 2007 | Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable

1 Answer

Audio Technica pl120 turntable


Have you checked your cables from the turntable? It kind of sounds like you have lost the ground connection on that side, either in the cable or in the turntable itself. Perhaps at the wire going into the cartridge. You might check all these things. Good luck.

Aug 25, 2007 | Denon DRA-275R

Not finding what you are looking for?
Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable Logo

Related Topics:

167 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Audio Technica Audio Players & Recorders Experts

 Grubhead
Grubhead

Level 3 Expert

4861 Answers

Greg Cann
Greg Cann

Level 3 Expert

1114 Answers

Clif Roberts

Level 2 Expert

89 Answers

Are you an Audio Technica Audio Player and Recorder Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...