20 Most Recent Audio Technica AT-PL120 Turntable Questions & Answers

Make sure your receiver has a PHONO input. If you are connecting it to a LINE or AUX input, then there is not enough signal to boost the sound coming from the turntable. Turntables require a PHONO input, because phono input's have a pre-amp on them, which boost the turntable signal. If you do not have a PHONO input on your receiver, you will need to buy a Phono Pre-Amp.

If you have a phono input, then you might have an issue with the turntable's RCA cables, or your cartridge may be at fault.


Audio Technica... • Answered on Jan 26, 2019

On the early (pre 2017) versions, the anti-skate spring was too weak. To overcome this issue, you either need to cut off about a third of the existing spring or replace it with the new stronger one. Audio-Technica can supply this directly but they will charge you for it.

Audio Technica... • Answered on Jan 26, 2019

Hi, there is a screw that fits up underneath the clip that needs to be undone to remove the tonearm rest clip. [email protected]

Audio Technica... • Answered on Jan 01, 2015

Take off table and replace belt

Audio Technica... • Answered on Dec 23, 2014

Check all breakers in panel

Audio Technica... • Answered on Dec 23, 2014

Crazy glue the old hinge

Audio Technica... • Answered on Dec 23, 2014

There's no right answer to this. Normally it is set to the specifications of the cartridge. If you don't know this look up the cartridge model number on the net. However even that is a rough guide. The idea is to set it to a point when the stylus stays in the groove, but does not rumble when playing. Sadly this can only be done by trial and error. Till it sounds good and doesn't jump out of the groove.

Audio Technica... • Answered on Aug 02, 2014

Sounds like it could be a connection problem. Hear's a simple test. Disconnect the leads to the cartridge (make a note of which wires connects with the cartridge). With your amp switched on. Touch with your finger (one at a time) each wire. You should hear a decent buzz on two of the wires - one wire for the right, one for the left. If you don't hear a buzz or it's weak, then there's nothing wrong with the cartridge, but either the cable between the amp and turntable is faulty or the amp's pre-amp has a fault. You can eliminate the pre-amp by switching the leads over. If the fault now goes to the other channel, it's the lead. But if it stays on the same channel, it's the pre-amp that's faulty. If both channels buzz fine, then you either have faulty cartridge or a bad connection to the cartridge with the wire to it.

Audio Technica... • Answered on Dec 23, 2013

Audio technica will send you a replacement clip free of charge. Just send their service department an email asking for one.

Audio Technica... • Answered on Feb 14, 2013

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

Audio Technica... • Answered on Aug 14, 2011

These are the specs for your cartridge - it is of the moving magnet variety. Vector-Aligned Dual Magnet design and A-T's exclusive Paratoroidal signal generator. This unique signal-generating system is composed of a unified, laminated coil core wound with a single piece of wire. Internal mechanical and electrical connections are eliminated, minimizing magnetic losses and assuring better signal transfer. PCOCC wire

Cartridge Specifications (ATP-2)

Frequency Response 15-22,000 Hz

Channel Separation 23/17 (dB at 1 kHz/10 kHz)

Vertical Tracking Force 3.0 - 5.0 grams

Stylus Construction Bonded round shank

Output 5.3 mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Channel Balance 1.5 dB

Stylus Shape 0.4 x 0.7 mil elliptical
Cantilever Alloy tube

Audio Technica... • Answered on Jun 14, 2011

is this belt or direct drive. if its belt try replacing the belt if its direct drive and your hearing it turn on and the platter doesnt budge when you press start the motors blown. I hope This helps, by a Stanton next time not the expensive ones just a nice direct drive table .

Audio Technica... • Answered on May 14, 2011

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