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AT-LP7

Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable


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

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  • 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)
  • Reviews

    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

    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

    When will the AT-LP7 be available in the United Kingdom?

    Cairngorm

    Thank you for your inquiry. Please contact the Audio-Technica location in your world area. Please see the below link for our global locations. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/site/8b3fe093f660836a/index.html

    Rick

    Does the AT-LP7 have an damped arm lift

    Evert

    Yes it does. You may find helpful information on the setup of the AT-LP7 here: https://blog.audio-technica.com/audio-solutions-question-of-the-week-how-do-i-set-up-my-at-lp7-turntable/

    Brent

    There doesn't appear to be a way to adjust the speed if it becomes too fast or too slow. Am I correct in stating there is no speed adjustment settings for the LP-7?

    Noobie Doobie

    Thank you for your inquiry. This can be adjusted by our service department.

    Rick

    With the AT-LP7 is it possible to hard-bypass the internal preamp - to allow connection to a stand-alone component preamp?

    SR

    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.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    Is the dustcover have hinges?

    Matt

    No, the cover is to be lifted off.

    ATUS_Specialist3

    What is the tonearm effective mass specification?

    Danner

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

    AudioSolutionsManager

    Is the tonearm on the unit height adjustable?

    William Fong

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

    ATUS_Specialist4