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AT-LP140XP Turntable From Audio-Technica  - The Audiophile Man
Described as a DJ turntable, the new AT-LP140XP deck arrives with the new AT-XP3 cartridge. Paul Rigby reviews both Audio-Technica’s ATLP120USB (£289) is a popular target for those looking to purchase a budget direct drive turntable. It offers Technics-type stylings and operation at a low price. Now it has been joined by a more expensive brother, the AT-LP140XP. Both the ATLP120USB and AT-LP140XP are aimed at the DJ community. Despite that fact, the 120 has always been a part of audiophile demo lists. I expect the 140 to occupy the same lists, hence the reason for this review. The 140, like the 120, provides the usual DJ tools. On the 140, you’ll find a platter strobe/light, forward/reverse operation, variable pitch control and retractable light. The AT-LP120USB offers a built-in phono amplifier and USB port for vinyl ripping. Ideal, if you’re short of cash. The inclusion of these accessories also adds a measure of veiling noise to the sound of the 120. The AT-LP140XP gives you none of that. This enhances the AT-LP140XP’s inherent audiophile aspirations although those DJ accessories will negate that aim to some extent because those features will also inject a measure of noise into the signal. What …