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Audio Technica AT-LP5 Black Turntable

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2016 Best USB turntable
"A plug-and-play turntable that's an absolute pleasure to listen to, with a built-in phono stage and USB output"

AV Online

"If you want a turntable you can plug straight into your amp and play, there is nothing better at this price. Fantastic."

avforums Best Buy

avforums Best Buy

"It is satisfying to use, built like a truck and delivers a sonic performance that does a fine job of delivering the promise of vinyl without reverting to stereotypes."

BBC Music 5 Star

BBC Music 5 Star

"It's an incredible product for the price. If you're looking to return to the vinyl fray, or maybe even take your first steps into the analogue world, then do yourself a big favour and audition the LP5."

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.

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

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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
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
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

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

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


General Specifications PC 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)
Installation CD-R or CD-RW writer for burning CDs & software installation. Includes Audacity software for PC & Mac users

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

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