Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable

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Direct Drive Turntable

Product Description

The landmark Audio-Technica AT-LP5 is proof positive that an affordable turntable can deliver the  performance, design and reliability expected of high-fidelity models. A perfect balance of technology and design, the sleek contemporary lines of the AT-LP5 turntable grace any room in the home, while delivering performance features born out of Audio-Technica’s rich analog heritage.

The direct-drive turntable with its precision-engineered cast aluminium record platter, fitted with the exclusive high-performance AT95EX Dual Moving Magnet cartridge, itself mounted on an AT-HS10 lightweight headshell, proves the LP5 doesn’t compromise when it comes to materials and components.

The LP5’s J-shaped tonearm, which helps minimise tracking errors, is based on original Audio-Technica designs from the 1960s and 70s. 33 1/3rd & 45 RPM speeds, phono or line stereo outputs with separate grounding, a low-resonance damped & weighted chassis structure, the heavy 5mm thick rubber-composite platter mat and sleek matte black paint finish create a comprehensive package.

The AT-LP5 offers a built-in switchable phono/line pre-amplifier that provides connection to a stereo system equipped with either phono or line-level inputs. The AT-LP5 also includes Audacity recording software for MAC or PC, USB cable and an RCA / RCA stereo adapter cable, allowing direct connection to your computer to transfer your classic LP collection to digital files using its USB output.

With great attention paid to the complete analog signal path, subtle features such as the gold-plated  u-shaped connections of the HS10 headshell, the choice of using both the internal or an external phono pre-amplifier, and a stable high-rated internal mains power supply with enhanced grounding, the audio reproduction credentials of the LP5 are clear for all to see.

Type2-Speed, fully manual operation
MotorDC Motor
Drive MethodDirect Drive
Speeds33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
Turntable PlatterDie-cast aluminium
Starting Torque>16.
Braking SystemElectronic Brake
Wow and Flutter<0.2% WRMS (33 RPM)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio> 50 dB
Output Levels“PHONO” (Pre-amp by-passed) – 4 mV nominal at 1kHz, 5cm/sec

“LINE” (Pre-amp engaged) – 150 mV nominal at 1kHz, 5cm/sec

Phono Pre-amp Gain36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
USB FunctionA/D , D/A – 16 bit 44.1 kHzor 48 kHz USB selectable

Computer Interface: USB 1.1 (or higher) compliant WIndows XP, Vista or MAC OS X

TypeStatic balance shaped tonearm
Effective Length247 mm
Typical Overhang17 mm
Maximum Tracking Error AngleLess than 2.5° curve
Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range0 to 2.5 g
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (Including Headshell)15 to 20 g
Power Consumption6W
Dimensions450.0 mm (W) x 352.0 mm (D) x 157.0 mm (H)
Weight10.5 kg
Cartridge IncludedAT91RX
Replacement Stylus (Not Included)ATN91R
Accessories IncludedAT95EX Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with stylus, exclusive AT-HS10 lightweight headshell, AC line cord, dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable, 45 RPM adapter, USB cable, Audacity recording software, dust cover and mounting hardware.
Cartridge ModelAT95EX
Cartridge TypeVM Design Stereo Dual Moving Magnet
Recommended Load Impedance47,000 ohms (when using external PHONO pre-amp)
Output Voltage4 mV (at 1 kHz, 5cm/sec)
Stylus Elliptical0.3 x 0.7 mil
Tracking Force Range1.5 to 2.5 g (standard 2 g)
Cartridge Weight(AT95EX) 5.7 g
Headshell ModelAT-HS10
Headshell Weight10 g
Headshell Overhang Adjustment± 5 mm
General SpecificationsPC or MAC with an available USB Port (USB 1.1 or higher), MAC running OS X 10.4 or later or PC running Windows (Vista and above)
InstallationCD-R or CD-RW for burning CD’s and software installation. Includes Audacity software for PC and MAC users