- AT95Ex Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge mounted on AT-HS10 Headshell
- Original Audio-Technica J-shape design tonearm
- Cast aluminium record platter
- 5mm Audio-Technica heavy damping rubber mat
- Sleek matt black surface finish
- 33⅓ & 45 RPM selectable speeds
What is it?
For those who demand analog audio of the highest quality, A-T offers turntables that incorporate the finest materials and craftsmanship, including J-shaped tonearms inspired by classic models and high-performing Dual Moving Magnet cartridges for a listening experience like no other.
The AT-LP5 direct-drive turntable brings advanced technology and sleek, contemporary styling together for performance that looks as good as it sounds. Born of Audio-Technica’s rich analog heritage, the AT-LP5 incorporates a J-shaped tone arm that takes its inspiration from the classic A-T models of the 1960s and ’70s. The tone arm features a metallic gimbal suspension system and precision bearings to mitigate tracking errors, and includes an adjustable counterweight and anti-skate control. It comes outfitted with a lightweight (10 g) AT-HS10 headshell and high-performance AT95EX Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge, created specifically for this turntable.
Setting up the AT-LP5 Direct-Drive Turntable properly will ensure that this high-performance machine works to its full potential. Improper setup may degrade the performance of the turntable and has the potential of causing premature wear to the stylus or to your records.
How does it work?
Constructed of anti-vibration damping materials with heavy-mass metal chassis inserts, the AT-LP5 turntable is a class leader in limiting low-frequency acoustical feedback. Its precision-machined, die-cast aluminum platter is powered by a direct-drive, high-torque motor, ensuring stable, on-axis rotation at 33-1/3 or 45 RPM. The platter is topped by a 5 mm thick rubber damping mat that improves low-frequency reproduction.
The AT-LP5 features a built-in switchable phono/line preamp that enables it to be connected directly to a computer, home stereo, powered speakers and other components that have no dedicated turntable input. The turntable is also equipped with a USB output for direct connection to a computer, and comes with PC- and Mac-compatible Audacity® software that lets you convert your records to MP3, WAV or other digital audio file formats.
What’s in the box?
- Audio Technica AT-LP5 Direct Drive Turntable
- Dust cover with mounting hardware
- AC line chord
- Dual RCA (male) to Dual RCA (male) stereo cable
- 45 RPM adapter
- USB cable
- Recording software (Audacity)
- Cartridge alignment and overhang adjustment template
- One-Year Limited End-User Warranty