Audio-Technica AT-LP7 Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable Black

Audio-Technica AT-LP7 Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable Black
Brand Audio-Technica Product Dimensions 22 x 11 x 19 inches Item Weight 20.2 pounds Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No Date First Available March 23, 2018 Manufacturer Audio-Technica
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Connectivity 4.8
Features 4.9
Build Quality 4.8
Speed Accuracy And Stability 4.8
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Product Description

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 head shell 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 head shell 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

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Our Verdict

Table Of Content

Overall

4.8

Connectivity

4.8

Features

4.9

Build Quality

4.8

Speed Accuracy And Stability

4.8

Overall

4.8

Rated 4.8 Out off 5.0*

Connectivity

4.8

Rated 4.8 Out off 5.0*

The Audio-Technica AT-LP7 is a high quality turntable with excellent connectivity options. It features both Bluetooth and USB outputs for connecting to compatible audio systems, speakers or headphones. The USB output allows the user to connect directly into their computer allowing them to easily transfer records onto digital formats such as MP3s. This makes it easy for anyone looking to add an analog touch while still enjoying modern convenience in transferring music files from vinyl records into digital formats quickly and efficiently without any loss of sound quality.

Features

4.9

Rated 4.9 Out off 5.0*

The Audio-Technica AT-LP7 is a fully automatic, high performance turntable. It features an impressive direct drive motor with selectable speeds of 33 1/3 and 45 RPM for playing both 7” and 12” records. The included tonearm has adjustable tracking force (ranging from 0 to 3 grams) as well as adjustable anti-skate control for optimal sound quality. A built in phono preamp allows the user to connect directly via USB or RCA output cables—no additional components are necessary! Additionally, it comes with two interchangeable counterweights: one standard weight (2g) which can be used on most cartridges; and one lightweight option (.75g), ideal for low mass cartridges that require extra support when mounted into the headshells. Finally, this record player also includes a removable dust cover so you can keep your vinyl collection clean while not in use.*

Build Quality

4.8

Rated 4.8 Out off 5.0*

The Audio-Technica AT-LP7 turntable is built to withstand the test of time, with a rigid diecast aluminum platter and an acoustically dampened chassis. The S-shaped tonearm features adjustable tracking force, anti skate control and vertical tracking angle for precision sound reproduction. Every detail has been carefully designed to ensure optimal playback quality; even down to the electronic speed switch that allows you to quickly switch between 33 1/3 or 45 RPM records without having to adjust anything manually. Furthermore, this model comes complete with a high performance moving magnet phono cartridge preinstalled on headshell for convenience and gives vinyl enthusiasts crystal clear audio output from their favorite albums in no time at all!

Speed Accuracy And Stability

4.8

Rated 4.8 Out off 5.0*

The Audio-Technica AT-LP7 is designed for speed accuracy and stability. It features a newly developed direct drive motor with quartz locked pitch control that ensures consistent platter speeds of 33 1/3, 45, or 78 rpm without any fluctuation in rotational speed. The high torque design allows the platter to reach its designated revolutions per minute quickly while providing stable rotation during playback, which minimizes wow and flutter distortion levels below 0.25%. Additionally, an audio grade integrated circuit maintains accurate rotational speed even when scratching or heavy cueing is applied on the record’s surface ensuring superior fidelity throughout your listening experience.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • J-shaped Tonearm
  • Adjustable Tracking Force and Anti-Skate
  • Built-in Phono Preamp
  • Aesthetically Pleasing Design

Cons

  • Manual Operation
  • Limited Color Options

Specification

Cartridge

Supplied Headshell Weight, G

10

Appropriate Needle Pressure, G

2

Type

moving magnet (MM)

Motor

Wow & Flutter (WRMS), %

0.08

Torque

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45

Platter Type

plastic

Drive Method

belt

Controls

Braking System

manual

Pitch Variation, %

Pitch Control

Operation Type

manual

User Manual

Manual

at-lp7.pdf

Power

Power Consumption, W

5

Motor Type

AC Motor

FEATURES

Other

has not

45 RPM Adapter

Dust Cover

Sound

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

Gain

Signal To Noise Ratio, DB

60

Frequency Response, Hz

20 - 23000

Stylus

Model

VM520EB

Type

moving magnet (MM)

Replaceable

Connections

Other

has not

RCA

1

Dimensions

Weight, Kg/pounds

8.3/18.3

Size, Cm/inches

15.7 x 45 x 35.2/6.2 x 17.7 x 13.8