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AT-LP7

Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable


U.S. One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Specifications
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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)
    AT-LP7 Overhang Adjustment Guide (pdf 255.80 KB)
  • Reviews

    Jack of the trade

    5

    The integrated Phono out was lower gain than expected but super clean. The option to choose MM and MC is excellent for versatility The DC input allow to use any External Linear Dedicated Power Supply for low noise. The only noises you would hear is when you turn on the max gain, and there is a mechanical noises coming from the Motor, but that is very very low level. It is to be expected when the motor is fixed to the Table itself The Cartridge is pre-aligned and easy to put on. Still recommend a recheck with correct tool, the adjusting tone arm is excellent. Recommended to check tracking force again once you have new mat and height adjustments. The platter and the bearing is excellent. The materials is so good that no mat was provided and wouldn't need it. However, Cork or Hide would also work wonderful

    ohio

    true

    Love this turntable! Great sound, easy to setup

    5

    Was looking to upgrade from what I had. But didn't want to spend the bank. Everything I read was great, so was a little sceptical, man am I glad to be wrong. Just great sound, look and easy to setup and use. Just all around happy. Easy to upgrade also which is a big huge plus. I'm getting the Headphones now.

    Cincinnati, OH

    true

    I love this turntable and nothing comes close at this price

    5

    This is a great turntable. This turntable sounds great right out of the box. This turntable performs like some that cost 3x more.

    Richmond, VA

    true

    Great Turntable!

    5

    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!

    Lexington,KY

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  • Q & A

    The tonearm is a little loose,   is this normal?

    Alex

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

    Brent

    Hi. Is this available in the Philippines? If not, which Asian countries can I get it from? Thanks.

    Pam

    You may contact your local Audio-Technica offices for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    Hi, What is the tonearm effective mass ? Thanks for the answer,

    Gabriel

    The effective tonearm mass of the AT-LP7 is 20.06 grams. (Note, this measurement incorporates the cartridge that is originally included with the turntable.)

    Brent

    Is the LP-7 able to play 78 rpm recordings?

    Jack

    No it does not play 78 RPM speed.

    Brent

    Hi, I´m from Spain and my cuestions is about... when can I buy a AT-LP7 in my country?. I've read that is not aviable here. Can you gime me a solution? Thanks a lot Vicent

    VicentDrum

    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    Can you use a record weight with the LP7? Will it cause extra wear?

    Stephen

    Yes you may use a record weight without causing harm.

    Brent

    hi. I am a turnatble beginner and am considering the At-LP7. This might be a dumb question but so I need to by speakers separately? is this bluetooth campatabl;e?

    tabietha

    No, the AT-LP7 does not have an internal Bluetooth transmitter. You may connect the turntable to powered speakers.

    Brent

    As already asked, when is this going to be available in the U.K.?

    thorpie1792

    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    AT-LP7. Made in ... Where?

    Anatolij

    You may contact Audio-Technica Europe for further assistance. http://www.audio-technica.com/world_map/

    Brent

    I own the LP7, which replaced my KD 500, nice replacement. I would like to upgrade the factory cartridge, I have been looking at both the AT-F7 and VM750SH which would you recommend? I do not DJ, I have vintage equipment that has awesome highs and lows. I guess what I am trying to say is I play my vinyl loud. Also please provide the part# for the drive belt I would like to have a spare.

    Todd

    I would recommend the VM750SH for non DJ listening. You may purchase the cartridge through an Audio-Technica Dealer. For a replacement belt, please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

    Brent