Audio-Technica AT-LP5 vs Thorens TD 170-1

Audio-Technica AT-LP5

Audio-Technica AT-LP5 review

May 30, 2019

The AT-LP5 model from the leading company Audio Technica is not a novelty already, but it keeps leading positions among its closest competitors thanks to the adjustable counterweight and anti-skate c...

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Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP5
Thorens TD 170-1

Model

AT-LP5
TD 170-1

Brand

Audio-Technica
Thorens

Rating

4.7 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

39
3

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2
1,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

10
5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

AT95EX
Ortofon OM10

Motor

Drive method

direct
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45, 78

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 22000
20 - 22000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

50
68

Gain

36

Output level

Pre-amp “PHONO”: 3.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec. Pre-amp “LINE”: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

automatic
full automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

1
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

6
1.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

15.7 x 45 x 35.2/6.1 x 17.7 x 13.8
11.9 x 44 x 36/4.3 x 17.3 x 14.1

Weight, kg/pounds

10.5/23.1
4.6/8.8

Turntables HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
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  • 13.5
  • 9.3
  • 13.5Audio-Technica AT-LP5
  • 9.3Thorens TD 170-1

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