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AT-LP7

Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable


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  • Overview

    Audio-Technica began in 1962 as a designer and manufacturer of high-end phonograph cartridges, bringing to the audio world the innovative Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with its outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response and superb tracking.

    The AT-LP7 builds on this heritage. Recognizing the critical role a cartridge plays in reproducing high-fidelity audio from vinyl, we designed this fully manual, belt-drive turntable around our VM cartridge line, incorporating the finest materials and structures in support of the cartridge’s performance. The AT-LP7 comes with a VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with a 10 g AT-HS10 headshell and 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus. That stylus can be replaced with any of the other six styli available in the VM line, giving users an easy means of upgrading the stylus without buying a whole new cartridge.

    The headshell attaches to 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. The height of the tone arm can be adjusted from 0 mm to 6 mm to accommodate a wide variety of cartridges.

    The turntable chassis is constructed of 40 mm-thick MDF (medium density fiberboard), an excellent anti-vibration damping material that limits low-frequency acoustical feedback. The anti-resonance platter is made of 20 mm-thick polyoxymethylene and is driven by a sensor-monitored motor that ensures a continuously accurate platter rotation speed of 33-1/3 or 45 RPM. The AT-LP7 also includes a built-in switchable phono/line preamp for connection to components with or without a dedicated phono input, and a selector switch to designate operation with a moving magnet or moving coil cartridge.
  • Features


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

    • Motor features a speed-sensor system to maintain accurate platter rotation speed

    • VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge provides outstanding channel separation and extended frequency response, and allows for easy replacement with any VM stylus

    • J-shaped tone arm features a metallic gimbal suspension system and precision bearings for excellent tracking

    • Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with selectable modes for moving magnet or moving coil cartridges

    • 20 mm-thick, anti-resonance, polyoxymethylene platter

    • 40 mm-thick MDF (medium density fiberboard) chassis

    • Lightweight AT-HS10 headshell

    • Includes dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable, 45 RPM adapter, and dust cover

  • Specifications


    Type 2-speed, fully manual operation
    Motor DC motor
    Drive Method Belt drive
    Speeds 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
    Turntable Platter Polyoxymethylene
    Wow and Flutter <0.08% WRMS (33 RPM) at 3 kHz
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio >60 dB
    Output Level Pre-amp “PHONO”: 4.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
    Pre-amp “LINE (MM)”: 280 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
    Phono Pre-Amp Gain MM: 36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
    MC: 56 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
    Power Supply Requirements 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.6 A max.
    Power Consumption 5.5 W
    Dimensions 450.0 mm (17.72") W x 352.0 mm (13.86") D x 157.0 mm (6.18") H
    Weight 8.3 kg (18.30 lbs.), without dust cover
    Accessories Included VM520EB 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; dust cover
    Replacement Cartridge VM520EB



    Tonearm Specifications
    Type: Static balanced J-shaped tonearm
    Effective length: 247 mm
    Overhang: 17 mm
    Maximum tracking error angle: Less than 2.5°
    Stylus pressure adjustment range: 0 to 2.5 g
    Applicable cartridge weight range (including headshell): 15 to 20 g


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  • Downloads

    AT-LP7 User Manual (pdf 2.98 M)
  • Reviews

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    5.0

    Great Turntable!

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    from Lexington,KY

    Pros

    • Easy Controls
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Great Sound

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        Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP7 Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable:

        Beautiful turnatable. Comes with an excellent sounding cartridge which can be upgraded with several stylus options. Easily the best turntable for the price on the market today. I love this turntable!

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        • Q:

          With the AT-LP7 is it possible to hard-bypass the internal preamp - to allow connection to a stand-alone component preamp?
          Asked on 3/15/2018 by SR from MO

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            All Audio-Technica turntables have an inductor in series with the output and a capacitor from the output to ground in both phono and line out modes. These components are necessary to ensure the turntables comply with CISPR/CIS/I Electromagnetic Compatibility standards. These components are what people are referring to when they say the preamp is not "completely" bypassed in phono mode. In actuality, the entire active portion of the preamp is bypassed and the output from the tonearm goes directly to the RCA outputs with only these two passive components left in the signal path.

            Answered on 3/20/2018 by ATUS_Specialist3
        • Q:

          Is the dustcover have hinges?
          Asked on 3/13/2018 by Matt from California

          1 answer

        • Q:

          What is the tonearm effective mass specification?
          Asked on 2/22/2018 by Danner from Fort Worth, TX

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. It is a medium mass tonearm.

            Answered on 2/27/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          Is the tonearm on the unit height adjustable?
          Asked on 2/12/2018 by William Fong from Singapore

          1 answer

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            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. Yes the tonearm has height adjustment on the AT-LP7.

            Answered on 2/16/2018 by ATUS_Specialist4 from Stow,OH
        • Q:

          Is a platter mat provided or necessary with this turntable platter?
          Asked on 2/10/2018 by Uncle Rico from Columbus, Ohio

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. A matt is not necessary with this turntable.

            Answered on 2/20/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          fully manual - will the tone arm return to it's resting position when the turntable is finished playing a record?
          Asked on 2/5/2018 by Cheek from Nashville, TN

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. No, the stylus must be placed on the record at the start and picked up at the end of the record.

            Answered on 2/8/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          When will the At-LP7 be available in the US?
          Asked on 1/30/2018 by Godfrey from Chicago, IL

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. It should be available some time in March 2018.

            Answered on 2/3/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          Would the VM540ML cartridge be a noticeable "SIGNIFICANT" upgrade from the VM520EB for this turntable?
          Thanks.
          Asked on 1/23/2018 by Larry from Henderson, NV

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, with the finer stylus will provide better high frequency content.

            Answered on 1/27/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          In the photo of the turntable, I noticed there wasn't a platter mat shown. And it wasn't mentioned in the what's included section. Does this platter not need one because of the material it's made out of?
          Thanks.
          Asked on 1/23/2018 by Larry from Henderson, NV

          1 answer

          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. A mat is not necessary.

            Answered on 2/3/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
        • Q:

          Does the AT-LP7 use the same internal switchable Phono / Line preamp as the
          AT-LP120-usb, the AT-LP1240-usb and the AT-LP5? Or is it an upgraded version?
          Thanks.
          Asked on 1/23/2018 by Larry from Henderson, NV

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          • Staff Reviewer

            A:

            Thank you for your inquiry. No, the AT-LP7 has been engineered from the ground up.

            Answered on 2/5/2018 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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