Audio-Technica AT-LP7 vs Rega Planar 1

Audio-Technica AT-LP7

Audio-Technica AT-LP7 review

May 31, 2019

This turntable, released by the Japanese company Audio-Technica, is an evolved model of the AT-LP5. Compared to its predecessor, the manufacturer has equipped the AT-LP7 with a more massive disk, as ...

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Rega Planar 1

Rega Planar 1 review

Jun 10, 2019

The Rega Planar 1 has a significant number of modifications, but in spite of this, the signature sound of the British company is preserved. Almost all the elements were modified to some extent, to ma...

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Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP7
Rega Planar 1

Model

AT-LP7
Planar 1

Brand

Audio-Technica
Rega

Rating

4.3 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

10
48

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2

Supplied headshell weight, g

10

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

VM520EB
Rega Carbon

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

plastic
plastic

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.08
0.2

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 23000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

60
75

Gain

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
2.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz

Controls

Operation type

manual
full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

manual
electronic

Connections

USB

0
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
AC

Power consumption, W

5
5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

15.7 x 45 x 35.2/6.2 x 17.7 x 13.8
11.7 x 44.7 x 36/4.6 x 17.6 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

8.3/18.3
4.2/9.2

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  • 11.7
  • 10.3
  • 11.7Audio-Technica AT-LP7
  • 10.3Rega Planar 1

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