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Audio-Technica AT-LP5X Direct Drive USB Turntable

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Original price €429.00
Original price €429.00 - Original price €429.00
Original price €429.00
Current price €399.00
€399.00 - €399.00
Current price €399.00

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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.

This product requires an amplifier and loudspeakers, or 'Active' loudspeakers to function.

Key Features

  • Exclusive Audio-Technica AT95Ex Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge
  • Original J-shape tonearm design
  • Cast aluminium record platter
  • Heavy rubber material damping mat
  • Sleek matt black surface finish

"A plug-and-play turntable that's an absolute pleasure to listen to, with a built-in phono stage and USB output"
- Audio Technica AT-LP5 - What HiFi Best Turntable Winner 2016

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 engine provides playback for both 33 1/3 & 45 RPM records, with a cast aluminium platter and thick damping mat housed together in a structure that has been engineered for minimum chassis resonance, while skillfully retaining the discreet look that complements today’s listening environments.

The J-shaped tonearm, engineered to minimise tracking error, harks back to the original Audio-Technica designs of the 1960’s & 70’s, complementing the AT-LP5’s clean lines, and comes fitted with Audio-Technica’s lightweight AT-HS10 headshell and the exclusive AT95Ex Dual Moving Magnet cartridge.

The perfect blend of features and sound quality

The latest turntable in an award-winning line gives you the perfect balance of features and sound quality. It’s ideal as a way in to vinyl or for those already with a cherished collection. For the best sound quality, the LP5X is fully manual and comes fitted with top quality Audio Technica arm and cartridge. Unlike more basic decks, however, there’s a USB output, built-in phonostage and 3-speed switching.

Designed for clarity

With its direct drive motor, the LP5X gives superb pitch stability. Combined with the cast aluminium platter and low resonance chassis, it gives the LP5X ideal speed stability for perfect pitch and the lowest distortion.

Enhanced Audio Technica tonearm

The J-shaped tonearm is a classic AT design that’s designed for perfect groove alignment. Fitted with adjustable dynamic anti-skate control, the tonearm lets the cartridge track the record as accurately as possible, giving the lowest distortion and highest levels of detail.

Latest AT cartridge

The LP5X also benefits from being fitted with the latest Audio Technica cartridge. Featuring an elliptical stylus, the Audio Technica AT-VM95E is a great upgrade over standard cartridges. Compared to more basic conical cartridges, the elliptical stylus on the VM95E literally gets deeper into the groove – pulling out more music.

Three speeds – including 78

As well as 33 and 45 records, the LP5X is now compatible with 78s. Simply swap over the stylus for an AT-VMN95SP (available as a cost option) and you’ve a deck perfectly set for 78s.

Archive your records to PC or Mac via USB

With its USB output, hooking the Audio Technica LP5 to your PC or Mac is a moment’s work. Connect the deck to your PC or Mac, use the supplied Audacity software and you can record all your vinyl to MP3. From here, the choice is yours. Load them on to your MP3 player or NAS drive, record on to CD or just have the records archived on your computer - whatever your choice, your LPs are now more accessible than ever before.

Built-in phono stage

Audio Technica have made it easy to hook up the LP5X to your existing system. A built-in phono stage means you don't have to have a hi-fi with a phono pre-amp built-in - any AUX input will work fine. Alternatively, switch the built-in phonostage off and use your existing one.

Get deeper into the groove, with the Audio Technica LP5X.

TURNTABLE SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: 2-Speed, fully manual operation
  • Motor: DC motor
  • Drive method: Direct drive
  • Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
  • Turntable platter: Die-cast aluminium
  • Starting torque: >1.6 kgf.cm
  • Braking system: Electronic brake
  • Wow and flutter: < 0.2% WRMS (33 RPM)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 50 dB
  • Output Levels: “PHONO” (Pre-amp bypassed) - 4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
  • “LINE” (Pre-amp engaged) - 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
  • Phono Pre-amp gain: 36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
  • USB function: A/D, D/A - 16 bit 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB selectable
  • Computer interface: USB 1.1 (or higher) compliant Windows XP, Vista or MAC OS X


TONEARM SPECIFICATIONS

  • Type: Static balance shaped tonearm
  • Effective Length: 247mm
  • Typical Overhang: 17mm
  • Maximum tracking error angle: Less than 2.5° curve
  • Stylus pressure adjustment range: 0 to 2.5 g
  • Applicable cartridge weight range (including headshell): 15 to 20 g


GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Power supply requirements: 230V AC, 50 Hz
  • Power consumption: 6W
  • Dimensions: 450.0 mm (17.72”) W x 352.0 mm (13.86”) D x 157.0 mm (6.1”) H
  • Weight: 10.5kg
  • Accessories included: AT95EX Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus; Exclusive AT-HS10 Lightweight Headshell; AC line cord; dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable; 45 RPM adapter; USB cable; recording software, Dust cover.


CARTRIDGE AND HEADSHELL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Cartridge Model: AT95EX
  • Cartridge Type: VM Design Stereo Dual Moving Magnet
  • Recommended load impedance: 47,000 ohms (when using external PHONO preamp)
  • Output voltage: 4 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
  • Stylus Elliptical: 0,3 x 0,7 mil
  • Tracking force range: 1.5 to 2.5 g (standard 2 g)
  • Cartridge weight: (AT95Ex) 5.7 g
  • Headshell model: AT-HS10
  • Headshell weight: 10g
  • Headshell overhang adjustment: ± 5 mm
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