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.

  • 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”: 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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  • Downloads

    AT-LP5 Manual (pdf 534.71 KB)
  • Reviews

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    Audio-TechnicaAT-LP5 Direct-Drive Turntable
     
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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

    Cons

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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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        • Casual Listening
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        • Intermediate
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        • Up to a year
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        • 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

          1 answer

          • 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
        • Q:

          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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        • Q:

          Will the AT-95E Cartridge work with the AT-LP5?
          Can you recommend other cartridges that would match well with this turntable?
          Asked on 12/30/2016 by Patrick from Discovery Bay, CA

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, the AT95E will work on this turntable. Upgrades would be the AT120EB, AT440MLb and AT150SA.

            Answered on 1/19/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          I have an Ortofon 2M Red phono cartridge mounted on an Ortofon SH-4 headshell. Will I be able to use this with the J shaped tone arm of the AT-LP 5. I currently use it with the S shaped tone arm on my AT-LP 120.
          Asked on 12/26/2016 by Lewis from United States

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. The effective tone arm mass of the AT-LP5 is in the medium range. You would need to make sure that you Ortofon cartridge is also in the medium range. My guess is that if it works well for you on the AT-LP120-USB it should be ok on the AT-LP5.

            Answered on 1/3/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          Does Audio Technica make a turntable that can be started by a broadcast mixing console contact closure?
          Asked on 12/21/2016 by Bob BSW Salesman from United States

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            No, none of our current line of turntables has a contact closure for external control.

            Answered on 12/22/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          What is the difference if any between the AT95E cartridge that came with my AT-LP120-USB andthe AT95EX cartridge that comes with the ATLP5?
          Asked on 12/17/2016 by Lew from Elkton, MD

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. The AT95EX is made specifically for the AT=LP5 and its lightweight headshell.

            Answered on 12/22/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          I have a turntable model AT LP2D, Mac laptop, and a yamaha receiver RX-V671. Please tell me where to plug ln the USB cords to allow me to convert the LP to a digital CD via my Mac. Also should the toggle be on"line" or on "phono?"

          Thanks
          Bob
          Asked on 12/5/2016 by bob b from Seattle

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Yes, you will be able to connect the turntable to your computer via USB to record your records into the computer.

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

            Answered on 12/6/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          What is the difference between AT-LP5 and AT-LP1240-USB?
          Asked on 11/25/2016 by RG

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          • Staff Reviewer

            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.

            Answered on 11/28/2016 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          Hello
          Does this turntable come with a software that is Mzcintosh and PC compatible to digitize thé LPs?
          Thank you
          Asked on 11/25/2016 by Nad Jed from Foxboro MA

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            A:

            Yes, the AT-LP5 includes the Audactiy software to digitize the records.

            Answered on 11/28/2016 by ATUS_Specialist3
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