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Audio-Technica Introduces Its High-Performance AT-LPW50PB Turntable at CES 2020


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Las Vegas, NV 01-07-2020 At CES 2020 Audio-Technica is introducing its AT-LPW50PB Belt Drive Turntable, which combines an exceptional high-fidelity listening experience with a stunning, high-gloss piano black finish that complements any music system.

The new AT-LPW50PB is on exhibit at CES 2020 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1, Booth 20648 (January 7 – 10, 2020).

The AT-LPW50PB is engineered for superior record playback quality in every respect. It utilizes an anti-resonance 30 mm thick MDF plinth (base) to dampen low-frequency acoustic feedback. The turntable provides 33-1/3 and 45 RPM speeds and its belt drive ensures quiet, stable playback and isolation from motor and mechanical noise. To further ensure accurate, noise-free performance the AT-LPW50PB is equipped with a professional-grade die-cast aluminum platter, driven by a speed sensor-monitored motor that ensures continuously accurate platter rotation.

The AT-LPW50PB’s straight-line matte-black carbon fiber tonearm is fitted with a AT-VM95E moving magnet (MM) phono cartridge, which is pre-mounted on Audio-Technica’s upgraded AT-HS4 universal-mount headshell. The headshell allows easy cartridge changes or upgrades, and the tonearm is equipped with precision tracking force and dynamic anti-skating adjustments. The AT-VM95E cartridge employs Audio-Technica’s exclusive Dual Magnet design, where the magnets are precisely positioned to match the left and right channels of the record’s stereo groove walls. Consequently, the VM design provides outstanding channel separation, stereo imaging and tracking of the record groove. In addition, the AT-VM95E is compatible with any Audio-Technica AT-VM95 Series replacement stylus, for a wide choice of upgrade options.

The AT-LPW50PB features a built-in phono preamp, enabling the turntable to be used with music and home entertainment systems, powered speakers, and A/V receivers that do not have a dedicated phono input. It comes with height-adjustable feet that provide isolation from outside vibration and allow the turntable to be precisely leveled. The AT-LPW50PB has an external power supply, to isolate unwanted electrical noise from the turntable. The AT-LPW50PB is supplied with a rubber mat, hinged dustcover, removable dual-RCA connecting cable and 45 rpm adapter.

The Audio-Technica AT-LPW50PB Belt Drive Turntable will be available in Spring 2020 at an SRP of US$399.00.

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 Jamie Bobek, 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 Tanya Williams (TWilliams@audio-technica.eu) or visit our media centre at www.starscreamcommunications.com.

Audio-Technica is exhibiting at the Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall 1, Booth #20648 during CES 2020 in Las Vegas, NV.