Product Comparison: Stanton T92 vs Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB


General Specifications
Brand
Stanton
Audio-Technica
Model
T92USB
AT-LP120-USB
About the Product
The T.92 M2 USB is a direct-drive professional turntable with built-in USB connectivity. The USB port, with suggested software, makes it easier than ever to digitalize vinyl recordings. With features such as key lock and a pitch range of ±%12, the T.92 M2 USB fits effortlessly in with any DJ setup.
This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.
Key Specs
Drive Type
Direct Drive
Direct Drive
Operation Type
Manual
Manual
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Stanton T92 USB Direct Drive DJ Turntable
  • Direct Drive motor seems high powered and extremely accurate.
  • It is mostly manually operated, so you have to put down the arm/needle yourself.
  • Counterweight and anti-skating controls all work as they should.
  • Nice layout on the controls.
  • My hands are not as steady as I'd like, so extreme care is needed to manually cue the tone arm. But I'm adapting.
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable in Silver
  • The beltless direct drive does not use a belt. Just drop it into place.
  • The direct drive motor one can tune with the pitch control should it become inaccurate (it isn't, the strobe to platter gives quick visual reference of the accuracy).
  • Direct drive that stops and starts records immediately.
  • The direct drive mechanism starts up fast and brakes automatically when you stop rotation.
  • This product is amazing. High quality. Heavy, sturdy and a tough direct drive!
  • The only negative is that this is not a fully automatic turntable, my first. Meaning that at the end of the record, the listener must make the move to end the session. This is the only negative I have found so far.
Size & Weight
Height
5.6 in.
6.1 in.
Width
17.8 in.
17.7 in.
Depth
14.6 in.
13.9 in.
Weight
18.9 lbs.
23.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Stanton T92 USB Direct Drive DJ Turntable
  • Very nice unit! It also weights in at about 40 lbs and is made with an incredible thick aluminum chassis.
  • On the positive side, this machine has substantial weight to it, which I suspect is intended to make it less vulnerable to vibration.
  • It has real weight and bulk to it, and looks like a piece of DJ equipment.
  • Excellent design. The metal pieces make it feel more professional than any other plastic based table.
  • The design seems nice, but I wouldn't use most of the switches and levers that are on it.
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable in Silver
  • Well, It has a nice weight to it, the feet are a nice size to provide not just lift, but actual slight tilt-able support.
  • They sound good could be louder, but the sound fills the room and they have a good amount of base for the small size.
  • Perfect for a small to medium size room.
  • The weight of this unit is impressive.
  • It is a bit pricy and I've seen some of smaller size but those are of no means problems with this one.
Audio
Record Sizes
12
12
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45, 78
33 ⅓, 45, 78
Stylys/Cartridge
Stanton 300.v3 Cartridge
Magnet phono cartridge and long-life diamond stylus
Integrated Preamp
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Audio"
Stanton T92 USB Direct Drive DJ Turntable
  • Its audio is top notch for the price great beginner table.
  • Set at 3 g weight and anti skate, the stylus rides the grooves perfectly at every section of the record.
  • The cleanup was as good or better as any other software I've used for this purpose.
  • It's great. Best turntable I've ever owned. I'm not a DJ,so I just listen to my records. Everything is clear. Easy to set up.
  • This turntable was purchased for use in transferring my record collection to CDs.
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable in Silver
  • The included cartridge is a top-notch value, it’s got a good amount of weight in the unit and platter, the direct drive motor is strong, and it looks nice on a shelf.
  • This record player played it just fine, without skipping, and only minor hissing.
  • It actually made the needle bounce on the record!
  • The speed of the motor is very even - it required no adjustment out of the box - although that is easy to do as I tried adjusting it.
  • Speeds are very accurate, dynamic range of the provided cartridge is excellent, and the versatility of being able to run it into an amp or use its own preamp is a nice feature.
Features
Control
Start/Stop, On/Off switch, Speed control switch, Pitch slider, Pitch select, Line/Phone switch
Power dial, Start/Stop, Speed control switch, Pitch control, Quartz Speed Lock, Voltage Selector Switch
Functions
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Platter Material
Metal
Aluminum die-cast
Dust Cover Included
Yes
Yes
Speaker(s) Included
No
No
Interfaces
Stereo RCA audio out, USB type B
Stereo RCA audio out
Extras
Professional Quality Turntable Featuring Direct-Drive Motor, Pitch Control Fader with DSP Key Lock (change tempo without affecting pitch) Selectable Range (+/-8%, 12%), S-Shaped Tone Arm for Lower Distortion and Superior Fidelity
Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software digitizes your records, Professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with slip mat
What customers say about "Features"
Stanton T92 USB Direct Drive DJ Turntable
  • For listening to vinyl, I'm finding this turntable to be flawless.
  • I bought it for converting my vinyl records to mp3 format and it works perfectly for that task.
  • This is an excellent quality turntable! I only use it for casual listening, but with my Sharp stereo system I get the fullness of my vinyl.
  • Entry level vinyl fans may have trouble finding the sweet spot of pressure and skid control, but it's otherwise a great player.
  • The only thing I would change: I would add a hard cover to it instead of its cloth cover.
  • The only other drawback is the lack of a real, plastic dust cover. Stanton gives you a cloth cover that fits really well, but it looks a little naff and of course it won't really protect the tone arm.
Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntable in Silver
  • Plays my vinyl collection perfectly with fully manual operation.
  • My vinyl collect sounds great and I've had no problems in 5 years. For me that's 5 stars!
  • The hinged cover opens with a good, solid feel and stays put in the open position.
  • I like that the cover is a heavy piece of plastic that feels like you're really closing the thing.
  • The thickness of the dust cover was also impressive.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
Other Information
MSRP
299.00 $


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