05 Sep AT-LP5x is Audio Technica’s introductory turntable for vinyl listeners
AT-LP5x, Audio Technica‘s latest introductory turntable for vinyl listeners has been unveiled at IFA 2019.
At last, the Japanese company, Audio Technica has introduced the AT-LP5x. In short, it is an affordable direct-drive turntable that delivers high fidelity-grade audio performance beyond its price point. Following up as a direct successor to the highly popular AT-LP5. By all means, the new model builds on AT-LP5’s award-winning design with a list of improvements and additions. Firstly it includes the new AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge. The next-generation model of the legendary AT95E.
Hence the AT-VM95E will arrive pre-mounted on an AT-HS6 headshell. So this creates a great-sounding setup straight out of the box. Secondly, the upgradeable stylus assembly allows users to further personalize performance through the VM95 range if they want. Also brand new is the quick start, low-noise quartz-locked DC servo direct-drive motor. In detail, it offers 33, 45 and now 78 RPM speed capabilities. Although the 78 RPM requires the addition of the AT-VM95SP stylus (sold separately). Another improvement over the AT-LP5 is the external power supply. Certainly, it’ll help lessen signal chain noise to deliver a cleaner sound.
Basically, the turntable chassis is constructed of anti-vibration damping materials with heavy mass internal inserts to minimize any performance-effecting resonances. Coupled with all these upgrades it arrives in a smooth matt black finish. Furthermore, the accessories supplied include a 5mm Audio-Technica heavy damping mat, dust cover and RCA cable.
To conclude, the Audio-Technica AT-LP5x will be available from September 2019 priced at £349/€399. Surely check out the images and specifications below.
Type: 3-speed, fully manual operation
Motor: DC motor
Drive Method: Direct drive
Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM, 78 RPM
Turntable Platter: Die-cast aluminum
Starting Torque: >1.0 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”: 3.5 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 equalised, MC: 56 dB nominal, RIAA equalised
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: 100-240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption: 3 W
Dimensions: 450.0 mm (17.72″)W x 352.0 mm (13.86″)D x 157.0 mm (6.1″)H
Weight : 7.3 kg (16.1 lbs.)
Accessories included: AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge (black) with
replaceable stylus; AT-HS6 lightweight headshell; power adapter ; dual RCA (male) to dual
RCA (male) stereo cable; 45 RPM adapter; USB cable; dust cover with mounting hardware