The Audio Technica AT-LP120-USB Turntable Shames the Plastic Competition | Analog Planet. We were hunting vinyl at Bananas tonight, and they had the Professional Audio-Technica AT-LP 120-USB for sale. I couldn't resist, and SWMBO now has my old turntable. This thing is amazing. Under $300 and it rivals any of the high end direct-drive turntables out there. Since Panasonic discontinued the Technics 1200 in 2010, they ceded the market to this guy, and it meets or exceeds those specs for hundreds less. I will be playing around with different speaker systems; but, it sounds spectacular with RCA inputs on a couple of BOSE computer speakers. Panasonic has gotten the message apparently, because it has announced a new Limited Edition SL-1200 series for Summer this year. You can bet it will be great; but, how much? If you have the money, wait for the new Technics. If you are common folk like me, get the Audio Technica. You will love it. Promise.