AT-LP5

Direct-Drive Turntable

MSRP* US$449.00
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Overview

    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.

    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.

    Need help setting up your AT-LP5 turntable? Check out our blog for step by step instructions:
    Setting up the AT-LP5 Turntable

    Or, view the AT-LP5 Turntable Setup Video:

  • Features

    • Direct-drive, high-torque motor

    • Fully manual operation with two speeds: 33-1/3 and 45 RPM

    • Exclusive AT95Ex Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus

    • Lightweight AT-HS10 headshell

    • J-shaped tonearm, modeled after original Audio-Technica designs from the 1960s and ’70s, are engineered to minimize tracking errors

    • Switchable built-in pre-amplifier enables connection to components with or without a dedicated phono input

    • Anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter

    • Heavy rubber damping mat for improved low-frequency reproduction

    • Sleek, matte black finish

    • Includes dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable, 45 RPM adapter, USB cable, and Audacity recording software for MAC or PC

    • Included dust cover and mounting hardware

  • Specifications


    Type 2-speed, fully manual operation
    Motor DC motor
    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”: 3.5 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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  • Downloads

    AT-LP5 Manual (pdf 534.71 KB)
  • Reviews

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    5.0

    My return to vinyl has been a ear opening experience . . .

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    from Akron, OH

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound

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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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        • Intermediate
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        • Up to a year
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        • Q:

          If I were to buy any of your Turntable in the United States, would it support Auto Ranging Power Input (110V-230V AC with 50Hz/60HZ)
          Asked on 5/4/2017 by Mahesh from San Antonio

          1 answer

        • Q:

          I was at the Axpona audio show today and saw the LP3 and LP5. The rep said they were new models and not available yet and I could get them at Crutchfield in a month or so. However I see them on Amazon and some reviews are dated a few months old.

          Was the rep mistaken or is there a newer generation with the same name coming out shortly?
          Asked on 4/22/2017 by Phil from Chicago, Il

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Yes, the LP5 has been out for about half a year or so and the LP3 were just released a month or two ago.

            Answered on 5/2/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          I just bought an At-LP5 turntable and am quite disappointed that there is noticeable speed fluctuation on playback. Do I have a defective unit, does it need a period of breaking in or perhaps it needs lubrication?
          Asked on 3/20/2017 by Tudval from Toronto, Canada

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            It appears that you might be located in Canada? If so, please use the following to determine where to send your turntable for Service:

            • If you are located in the United States, purchased from a retailer located in the United States, and are under warranty, you may visit www.audio-technica.com/service for more information.

            • If you are located in Canada, purchased from a retailer located in the United States, and are under warranty, you may visit www.audio-technica.com/service for more information.

            • If you are located in Canada, purchased from retailer located in Canada, then you may visit http://jamindustries.com/ for warranty or non-warranty Service.

            Answered on 3/23/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          Do either of your high end turntables automatically return the tone arm at the end of the record? If not, why not?
          Asked on 3/12/2017 by Walt from Altadena, CA

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            The AT-LP5 is fully manual indicating the tone arm will not automatically return. Most "high end" turntable are fully manual turntable. You may check out the AT-LP3 which is a fully automatic turntable.

            Answered on 3/22/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          When will the 95EX Cartridge or replacement Styli for the LP5 be available?
          Asked on 3/9/2017 by Genghis from Dallas

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            At this time, no it will not. The ATN95EX replacement stylus will be available, but not the cartridge.

            Answered on 3/22/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          Do you have a turntable that can also play cassettes and be able to converted them to digital?
          Asked on 2/14/2017 by Leo from Fairfax Station VA

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. No we do not have any turntables with cassette players at this time.

            Answered on 2/16/2017 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
        • Q:

          Does audio technica make higher quality audiophile turntables at a higher price.
          Asked on 2/2/2017 by Bri

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. This and the AT-LP1240 are the top end turntables we make.

            Answered on 2/14/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          I have an AT-LP5. It is connected to the phono input of a Marantz PM6005 integrated amplifier. Which Audio Technica MM phono cartridge(s) would you recommend as an upgrade to the AT440MLB I am currently using? It is good, but a bit too bright to my ears.
          Asked on 1/17/2017 by Ed from Pennsylvania

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Please contact our Audio Solutions Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5000 or at audio-solutions@atus.com for assistance with this.

            Answered on 1/19/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
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          What's the tonearm effective mass?
          Asked on 1/4/2017 by Paolo

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          What's the tonearm effective mass?
          Asked on 1/4/2017 by Paolo

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