|Type||2-speed, fully manual operation|
|Drive Method Direct Drive||Direct drive|
|Speeds||33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM|
|Turntable Platter||Die-cast aluminum|
|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 Level||Pre-amp “PHONO”: 4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
Pre-amp “LINE” 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 2.0 compliant Windows XP, Vista or MAC OS X
|Power Supply Requirements||120V AC, 60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||11 W|
|Dimensions||450.0 mm (17.72") W x 352.0 mm (13.86") D x 157.0 mm (6.1") H|
|Weight||10.5 kg (23.1 lbs.)|
|Accessories Included||AT95EX Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus; AT-HS10 lightweight headshell; power cord; dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable; 45 RPM adapter; USB cable; recording software; cartridge alignment and overhang adjustment template; dust cover with mounting hardware|
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Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP5 Direct-Drive Turntable:
I recently purchased my AT-LP5 as an addition to my Cambridge Audio home stereo. The AT-LP5 matches the understated aesthetics of the Cambridge Audio equipment and while providing a solid price performance turntable. I have augmented the AT-LP5 in my system with a stand-alone phone stage (Cambridge Audio MM / MC stage) but could have easily forgone that upgrade for some time . . . the LP5 line out level is well balanced. I have not used the USB output so I can not comment on that function.
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Q:What is the difference between AT-LP5 and AT-LP1240-USB?
A:Thank you for your inquiry. The turntable is completely different. Different tonearm, headshell, platter internal components and so on. Also, the AT-LP5 does not have any of the DJ functions that are on the AT-LP1240-USB, such as reverse, pitch and so on.
Q:Can you recommend some compatible speakers that I can connect directly to this equipment?
Q:I have Audioengine A5+ powered speakers (50 watts per channel), will I be able to connect the LP5 directly to my speakers?
Q:Does switching off the internal phono pre-amp bypass its circuitry completely? Thank you.
Q:What is the difference between this turntable and the AT-LP 120?
A:The AT-LP5 is a higher quality build. The tonearm, motor, slip mat, and cartridge are upgrades from the AT-LP120-USB. The AT-LP5 is for audiophiles whereas the AT-LP120-USB is for DJ use. The LP5 is currently being sold at two locations in the US. These locations also sell the LP120 as well as the LP5:
Q:Is this basically the same motor and chassis as the 120? What makes this worth $200 more?
A:Thank you for your inquiry. While the LP5 is a direct drive turntable like the LP120, they are actually two completely different turntables. The LP120 was designed as an in-between model for DJ's and end users, the LP5 was designed as more of an audiophile turntable. The LP5 has a J shaped tonearm vs the LP120's "S" shaped tonearm, has a much stronger anti-skate than the LP120, precision bearings and suspension system for accurate tracking, the platter has a thick rubber damping mat which gives you much better low frequency reproduction, and comes with the AT95EX cartridge which was specifically designed for this turntable.
Q:The AT-LP5 costs 50% more than the AT-LP120-USB. How specifically is it better?
Q:I am interested in this turntable because of its USB output port, and of course, its highly-praised sound quality. My question is if it comes with recording software that I can install in my computer, and, if so, if that software is able to record to the DSD format. Thank you.
Q:Is the AT-LP5 available at any online retailers in the U.S. I don't seem to be able to find it
A:Its available in the Midwest at http://www.pure-grooves.com/Store/