Audio Technica AT-LP7 Fully Manual Belt-Drive High-Fidelity Audio Turntable with Two speeds: 33-1/3 and 45 RPM and VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge
The Audio-Technica AT-LP7 is a fully manual belt-drive turntable that delivers a superior hi-fi listening experience. Features a J-shaped tone arm, VM520EB cartridge, and lightweight AT-HS10 headshell. Two speeds (33-1/3 and 45 RPM) with sensor to maintain speed accuracy, built-in switchable phono/line preamp, MM/MC cartridge selector switch, 20 mm-thick polyoxymethylene platter and 40 mm-thick MDF (medium density fiberboard) chassis.
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.
- 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
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
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
Celebrating over 50 years of audio excellence, Audio-Technica is a recognized leader in the development and manufacture of high-quality personal and professional audio equipment. Founded in Japan in 1962 by Hideo Matsushita, the company made its name by manufacturing state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges and tonearms. Today, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to creating high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless systems, mixers, turntables, phono cartridges and other electronic products.
A reputation for quality, durability, performance and value has made Audio-Technica products the first choice for many of today’s top musical artists and audio engineers, and for discerning listeners everywhere. Drawing from its audiophile heritage, Audio-Technica remains dedicated to providing music enthusiasts with great-sounding, innovative audio gear.
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