Audio-Technica Consumer AT-LP5X Fully Manual Direct-Drive Analog Turntable with USB (Matte Black)

  • Plays 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm Vinyl Records
  • Direct Drive, Fully Manual Operation
  • Preamp Gain Switch for MM/MC Cartridges
  • AT-VM95E Cartridge, J-Shaped Tone Arm
  • USB and RCA Phono/Line Outputs
  • Mass-Damped High-Density Polymer Cabinet

$300.00 $499.00

The next-generation Audio-Technica AT-LP5X Fully Manual Direct-Drive USB/Analog Turntable pushes the performance of its predecessor, the renowned AT-LP5, to new heights. Offering upgraded features like 3-speed (33-1/3, 45, 78 rpm ) motor, a preamp gain switch to accommodate both moving-magnet (MM) and moving-coil (MC) cartridges, an AT-VM95E dual moving-magnet stereo cartridge, and a sleek, contemporary style with matte finish, this versatile deck looks every bit as good as it sounds.

The AT-LP5X incorporates a J-shaped tone arm, a design that harks back to the ’60s and ’70s, and utilizes a metallic gimbal suspension system with precision bearings to mitigate tracking errors. The tone arm also features an adjustable counterweight, antiskate control, and comes outfitted with a lightweight (0.3 oz) AT-HS6 headshell and a black, high-output / low-distortion AT-VM95E dual moving-magnet stereo cartridge.

Housed in a mass-damped, high-density polymer cabinet with heavy-mass metal chassis inserts, the AT-LP5x is engineered to limit low-frequency acoustical feedback. The precision-machined, die-cast aluminum platter is powered by a direct-drive, high-torque motor, ensuring stable, on-axis rotation at 33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm.

The turntable features a built-in, switchable MM/MC phono/line analog preamp with RCA output connectors that enable connection to either a home stereo or powered speakers, or allow you to connect to a phono preamp. The selection of MM/MC cartridges optimize the gain for your cartridge of choice, allowing for an easy upgrade to a moving-coil cartridge without additional equipment. Moreover, the USB port gives you a direct connection to a Windows/Mac computer, great for preserving your favorite vinyl records as digital files.

The AT-LP5X ships with an AC adapter, USB cable, dual-RCA stereo cable (with grounding wire), 45 rpm adapter, and a removable dust cover with hinges.

High-Fidelity Heritage, Upgraded Technology, and Contemporary Style

  • Fully manual operation with three speeds: 33-1/3, 45, and 78 rpm
  • Direct-drive, low-noise motor
  • J-shaped tone arm takes its inspiration from the classic A-T models of the 1960s and ’70s—engineered to minimize tracking errors
  • AT-VM95E dual moving-magnet stereo cartridge (black) with replaceable stylus
  • Lightweight AT-HS6 headshell
  • Selection of MM/MC optimizes gain for your cartridge of choice
  • Switchable built-in line/phono preamplifier enables connection to components with or without a dedicated phono input
  • Antiresonance, die-cast aluminum platter
  • Heavy rubber damping mat for improved low-frequency reproduction
  • AC adapter handles AC/DC conversion outside of the chassis, reducing noise in the signal chain
  • Elegant matte-black finish
  • Includes dual-RCA stereo cable with grounding wire, 45 rpm adapter, USB cable
  • Includes removable dust cover with hinges
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Turntable Type: 3-Speed, Fully Manual Operation
Motor: DC Servo 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) at 3 kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 50 dB
PHONO Output Level: 4 mV Nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
LINE (MM) Output Level: 250 mV Nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
Phono Preamp Gain (MM): 36 dB Nominal, RIAA Equalized
Phono Preamp Gain (MC): 56 dB Nominal, RIAA Equalized
Tonearm Type: Static Balanced J-Shaped
Effective Length: 9.72″ / 247 mm
Overhang: 0.66 / 17 mm
Maximum Tracking Error Angle: <3°
Stylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0 to 0.14 oz / 0 to 4 g
Applicable Cartridge Weight Range (Including Headshell): 0.52 to 0.70 oz / 15 to 20 g
Cartridge and Headshell Cartridge Model: AT-VM95E
Cartridge Type: VM
Recommended Load Impedance: 47,000 Ohms
Output Voltage: 4.0 mV (1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Stylus: 0.3 × 0.7 mm, Bonded Elliptical Stylus
Cantilever: Aluminum Pipe
Tracking Force Range: 0.06 to 0.07 oz / 1.8 to 2.2 g (2.0 g Standard)
Cartridge Weight: 0.22 oz / 6.1 g
Headshell Model: AT-HS6
Headshell Weight: 0.32 oz / 9 g (Including Lead Wire)
Headshell Overhang Adjustment: ± 5 mm
USB A/D: 16-Bit at 44.1 or 48 kHz, Selectable
Computer Interface: USB 2.0 Compliant, Windows 7 or above, Mac OSX or Above
Power Supply Power Requirements: 100 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.6 A Max
Power Consumption: 3 W
AC Adapter: 12 V, 2 A
Dimensions 17.7 x 13.9 x 6.2″ / 45 x 35.2 x 15.7 cm
Weight 16.1 lb / 7.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 20.41 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.6 x 17.7 x 9.7″

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