Audio-Technica AT-LP7 vs Rega Planar 2

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 2

Rega Planar 2 review

Mar 29, 2019

This audiophile-grade turntable has everything to make the sound flow naturally. Its heavy build ensures the flat vibration and no resonance going through the speakers. It is belt-driven and features...

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Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP7
Rega Planar 2

Model

AT-LP7
Planar 2

Brand

Audio-Technica
Rega

Rating

4.3 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

10
34

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2
2,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

10
3,5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

VM520EB
Rega Carbon

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

plastic
acrylic

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.08
0.1

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 23000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

60
65

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

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
DC

Power consumption, W

5
3

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 x/4.6 x 17.6 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

8.3/18.3
5.5/12.1

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  • 11.7
  • 10.1
  • 11.7Audio-Technica AT-LP7
  • 10.1Rega Planar 2

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