Audio-Technica Introduces its AT-LP5 Direct Drive Turntable: Purity In Design And Performance


Stow, OH 12-21-2016 Audio-Technica today announced the introduction of its AT-LP5 Direct Drive record player that combines high-quality performance that looks as good as it sounds.

“Our new AT-LP5 was created to satisfy discerning audiophiles and music lovers with its exceptional sound, visual appeal and ease of use,” said Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica Marketing Manager. “The AT-LP5 conveys all the warmth, richness, depth and detail that makes listening to records such a rewarding musical experience.”

The AT-LP5 embodies Audio-Technica’s more than 50 years of analog playback expertise. Its direct-drive motor system provides stable playback for both 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records. A die-cast, machined and balanced aluminum platter and 5 mm damping mat are combined in a platform that has been engineered to minimize internal resonances, further contributing to the AT-LP5’s ability to deliver detailed, nuanced vinyl playback from a quiet background.

The J-shaped tonearm is designed to minimize tracking error and hearkens back to the classic original Audio-Technica tonearms of the 1960s and 1970s. The hydraulically damped arm features a metal gimbal suspension system with precision bearings. It comes pre-mounted with Audio-Technica’s lightweight AT-HS10 removable headshell and the new AT95EX Dual Moving Magnet cartridge, designed exclusively for the AT-LP5. The AT95EX utilizes a host of new construction materials that were chosen to deliver smooth, extended frequency response along with exceptional dynamic capability, imaging and transient response. The user can also mount the cartridge of his or her choice if desired.

The AT-LP5 provides adjustments for optimum performance including tracking force, anti-skating and vertical tracking angle. It includes a built-in switchable phono preamp, enabling the turntable to be used with a wide variety of music and home entertainment systems, powered speakers, and A/V receivers that do not have a dedicated phono input. The analog signal path has been optimized for sonic purity with high-quality internal wiring gold-plated headshell connectors, a highly stable internal power supply and other refinements.

The AT-LP5’s USB output and included Audacity® software make it easy to transfer records to digital music files for listening anywhere. Its adjustable leveling feet ensure optimum record playback performance. The AT-LP5 comes with connecting cables, a cartridge alignment and overhang adjustment template and a dust cover.

The Audio-Technica AT-LP5 Direct Drive Turntable is currently available in an elegant matte-black finish at a suggested retail price of US$449.00.

Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality personal and professional audio equipment. Founded in Japan in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, the company made its name by manufacturing state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges and tonearms. Today, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to creating high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers, turntables, phono cartridges and other electronic products.

A reputation for quality, durability, performance and value has made Audio-Technica products the first choice for many of today’s top musical artists and audio engineers, and for discerning listeners everywhere. Drawing from its audiophile heritage, Audio-Technica remains dedicated to providing music enthusiasts with great-sounding, innovative audio gear, including the award-winning QuietPoint® active noise-cancelling headphones, popular ATH-M50x monitor headphones, versatile USB microphones, and new Hi-Res Audio headphones and high-fidelity gaming headsets. Learn more at www.audio-technica.com.

— For more information on the complete range of Audio-Technica products, contact Karen Emerson or Crystal Griffith, Audio-Technica U.S., Inc., 1221 Commerce Drive, Stow, OH 44224. Tel: (330) 686-2600; Fax: (330) 688-3752.

— For further information regarding product availability and pricing in Europe, contact Tom Harrold (tharrold@audio-technica-europe.com) or visit our media centre at www.starscreamcommunications.com.

Audio-Technica will be exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall Ground Level, Booth #20918 and at The Venetian, Suite 29-236 during CES 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.