Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable Demo

with its advanced technology and sleek
contemporary styling the ATL p5 direct
drive turntable brings audio-technica’s
legendary quality and audio fidelity
performance into your home because the
ATL p5 is a precision instrument it
needs to be set up correctly setting it
up improperly can possibly degrade its
performance or cause premature wear to
either your stylus or records carefully
remove the turntable from the carton and
make certain that you have all of the
parts and accessories you should have
the turntable chassis die-cast aluminum
platter heavy duty rubber platter mat
counterweight assembly head shell with
1895 e^x cartridge dust cover and hinges
45 rpm record adapter audio output cable
and USB cable power cable quick start
and overhang adjustment guide audacity
recording software CD and an operation
manual begin by installing the platter
and rubber mat onto the motor spindle
make certain the platter is fully seated
on the spindle and that the rubber mat
rests on the platter next assemble the
tonearm remove and discard the nylon tie
and white foam cube used to protect the
tonearm during shipment temporarily
secure the tonearm to its rest with the
locking clamp locate the 8095 e.x dual
moving magnet stereo cartridge created
specifically for this turntable the
cartridge is factory mounted and aligned
on an 80 hs10 lightweight head shell
attach the head shell cartridge assembly
by inserting it into the socket at the
end of the tonearm while holding the
head shell in position rotate the head
shell locking ring counterclockwise as
the ring rotates it pulls the head shell
into its seated position tighten
carefully next install the counterweight
making certain that the black stylus
force gauge dial is oriented toward the
front as you rotate the counterweight it
will engage threads on the tonearm now
we will balance the tonearm set the
tracking force and adjust the anti-skate
for our specific cartridge this
important process allows the cartridge
to track properly and failure to do so
can cause the stylus to wear
surely and possibly damage your records
first set the anti-skate adjustment knob
to zero carefully remove the stylus
protective cover by sliding it straight
forward off of the front of the
cartridge exposing the stylus while
gently holding the head shell to
stabilize the tonearm release the
tonearm locking clamp at this point the
is unbalanced and can easily swing be
careful not to damage the exposed stylus
by dragging the cartridge across the
platter mat next while gently holding
the head shell rotate the counterweight
until the tonearm is horizontally
balanced it should hover freely just
above the platter and not touch the
platter surface once the tonearm is
balanced without touching the
counterweight carefully lock the tonearm
back onto its rest now set the stylus
tracking force to the manufacturers
recommendation every cartridge has a
manufacturer’s recommended tracking
force setting the tracking force to
light can cause the stylus to skip out
of the groove on loud or dynamic
passages setting it to heavy can cause
excessive wear on both the stylus and
your records the recommended tracking
force for the 1895 px cartridge is 2
grams locate the black stylus force
gauge dial on the front of the
counterweight marked with numbers and
lines indicating different tracking
forces the dial can rotate independently
of the counterweight without turning the
counterweight carefully rotate the
stylus force gauge dial until the zero
on the dial lines up with the central
line marked on the top of the tonearm
now set the tracking force by rotating
the entire counterweight assembly in a
counterclockwise direction as you rotate
the counterweight note that the gauge
dial rotates with it continue turning
the counterweight until the 2 value on
the gauge dial lines up with the center
line mark on the tonearm you have now
set the tracking force properly for the
1895 IX cartridge if you ever change out
the cartridge remember you must
rebalance the tonearm
and reset the tracking force to the
value required by the new cartridge
additionally it is recommended that you
use the stylus overhang adjustment guide
included with the turntable to properly
align the new cartridge in its head
shell the
LP five has an anti skate force
adjustment this small outward force can
be applied to the tonearm to compensate
for the natural skating force that pulls
the tonearm toward the center of the
record for best performance during
normal turntable operation set the anti
skate adjustment knob to the same value
as the cartridge tracking force the
turntable comes with a clear plastic
dust cover and two plastic hinges
install the plastic hinges into the
receptacles on the rear of the turntable
next carefully guide the dust cover into
position on to the hinges engaging the
slots molded into the rear of the dust
cover note that there is only one open
position about 45 degrees you can also
remove the dust cover completely if
desired with the turntable assembled the
power and audio connections can be made
connect the power cord to the receptacle
on the rear of the turntable and plug
the other end into a convenient AC
outlet connect one end of the RCA dual
audio cable to the RCA connectors on the
turntable if your audio device has a
separate ground terminal connect the
Spade lugs on the dual RCA cable to the
grounding post on the turntable and the
ground lug on your audio component to
help minimize hum the ATL p5 has a
traditional phone allowed put along with
a built-in magnetic phono preamp
providing an RIAA equalized line level
output this makes it compatible with
traditional phono inputs on amplifiers
and receivers along with odds or line
level inputs on powered speakers
integrated amplifiers and other audio
components if your audio device has its
own RIAA magnetic photo preamp simply
set the selector switch on the rear of
the turntable to phono bypassing the
turntables internal preamp if you are
connecting to an augs
line level input powered speakers or
sound bars place a selector switch in
the line position to use the turntables
internal photo preamp additionally a USB
output enables the turntable to connect
to a Mac or PC computer without the need
for special drivers when used with the
included audacity recording software or
third-party audio recording applications
and easily convert your records into
digital audio files connect the square
end of the USB cable to the USB output
on the turntable and connect the
rectangular end to a USB connector on
your computer always make certain the
output selector switch is set to the
line position when using the USB output
refer to other audio technica online
videos for tutorials on setting up
audacity and recording from a USB
turntable you now have set up your ATL
p5 direct drive turntable properly
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Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable Specs

Type2-speed, fully manual operation
MotorDrive method: Direct-drive
Speeds33-1/3 and 45 RPM
TurntablePlatter: Die-cast aluminum
BrakeElectronic brake
Signal-to-Noise Ratio>50 dB
Output LevelPre-Amp “Phono”: 4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
Pre-Amp “Line”: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
Preamp Overall GainPhono Pre-Amp Gain: 36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
USBA/D, D/A – 16 bit 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz USB selectable;
Computer interface – USB 2.0 compliant Windows XP, Vista or MAC OS X
TypeStatic balance J-shaped tonearm
Length9.7″ / 247.0 mm
Overhang0.7″ / 17.0 mm
Tracking Error AngleLess than 2.5°
StylusStylus Pressure Adjustment Range: 0 to 0.1 oz / 2.5 g
Cartridge WeightApplicable Cartridge Weight Range (including headshell): 0.5 oz / 15.0 g to 0.7 oz / 20.0 g
TypeVM design stereo dual moving magnet
Recommended Load Impedance47 kOhms
Output Voltage4 mV (at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec)
Stylus0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical
Tracking Force0.1 oz / 1.5 g to 0.1 oz / 2.5 g (standard 0.1 oz / 2.0 g)
Cartridge Weight(AT95Ex) 0.2 oz / 5.7 g
HeadshellHeadshell Model: AT-HS10
Headshell Weight: 0.4 oz / 10.0 g
Headshell Overhang Adjustment: ±0.2″ / 5.0 mm
Power Supply120 VAC, 60 Hz, 11 W
Dimensions (WxDxH)17.7 x 13.9 x 6.1″ / 450.1 x 352.0 x 154.9 mm
WeightTurntable: 23.1 lb / 10.5 kg

Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntables

Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable is a state-of-the-art high-performance record player. The product was designed by utilizing state-of-the-art technology and boasts a staggering audio quality with WAV (wave file) and MP3 compatibility. A state-of-the-art AT-LP5 turntable offers superior sound reproduction than other common high-quality turntables. In fact, most audiophiles will tell you that the AT-LP5’s sound is even better than the usual records they are used to play back. With this powerful audio player, owners can save their precious time and money in recording their own favorite music.

Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable includes a tonearm with an adjustable angle and can be used with a wide variety of cartridges. This AT-LP5 can play back a variety of genres, including jazz, rock, folk, and country. The tonearm has an inner chamber that contains the tonearm control bearings. This inner chamber also houses the built-in stylus. This allows the tonearm to have better accuracy while playing back the music. The AT-LP5’s outer case is made out of rubberized vinyl, and it is also equipped with a non-skid rubber foot pad.

To operate the AT-LP5, you need to place the tonearm into its locking mode. Then, place the tonearm on the surface of the record, align the needle towards the center of the platter, and pull back slightly on the lever handle. The tonearm will then lock in place as the needle moves against the tonearm. The tonearm will then slowly move upwards and downwards until the record is firmly locked into position. When you are satisfied with the result, you can now turn the volume up and down using the control knobs. The AT-LP5’s locking mechanism allows it to function as a standard phono cartridge, which means you will not need to replace your existing tonearm or change cartridges when you decide to purchase the AT-LP5.

One of the main differences between the Audio Technica AT-LP5 and other models of direct drive turntables is that it uses a direct drive system. This is different from a solid state system, such as a High End Effects turntable. The advantage of using a direct drive system is that it provides an extremely high frequency response. A direct drive unit does not require any type of filter to eliminate high frequency signals, unlike an MMORPG (medium wave musical play) turntable.

One of the features on the Audio Technica AT-LP5 turntable is its USB port. Many people do not like to carry around a lot of accessories, and the AT-LP5 is no exception. However, the USB port allows you to connect the turntable to your laptop, or other computer, allowing you to enjoy your audio files without having to carry around a lot of equipment. Even if you have to lug around several other pieces of equipment, the USB port makes it easier to take your system along with you.

An additional feature on the Audio Technica AT-LP5 direct-drive turntable is the built-in phono cartridge. The AT-LP5 comes with two cartridges that are designed for use with this particular model of tonearm. These tonearms are also known as the Improved Dynamic Coupling System or IDCS system. They are specially made to work well with the Audio Technica AT-LP5 direct-drive turntable, which is a big improvement over other tonearms. By using an engineered needle for this system, an accurate sound is obtained, with better high frequencies, tonal balance, and a broader sonic spectrum.

Audio Technica AT-LP5 Turntable FAQ

Audio-Technica AT-LP5 fully automatic turntable

Audio-technica AT-LP5 fully automatic turntable is designed for high performance on the road as well as in the studio. The AT-LP5 is also known as the Moonwalker, because it operates with a sense of futuristic movement similar to that produced by the concept of the Skynet. However, fully automatic (or fully) automatic turntables are generally aimed at professional DJ’s and high profile event attendees. For the domestic or casual DJ and/or party attendee, the AT-LP5 is aimed at giving you the freedom and control over the music that you play at your parties and events.

The AT-LP5 allows the DJ to change the speed of the record based upon the type of the crowd at the venue, thus making the selection more personal and individual in nature. For example, if there are a lot of sweaty teenage males who like to dance to loud music, then the rate of the record will be faster to allow them enough breathing room to create those groans and grunts. Conversely, if there are a few elderly, old ladies sitting at the piano, then the speed of the record should slow down so that they can more easily hear and be able to sing along with the lead vocalist. In addition to the aforementioned crowd situations, the AT-LP5 can also be used for situations where the DJ needs to have control over the speed of the album to match the tempo of the band or artist playing in the background. The AT-LP5 has been designed with a sound generation cartridge and is compatible with most formats including Direct MP3, Real Audio, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, and Apple Lossless.

Audio-technica AT-LP5 fully automatic turntables are highly reliable and a great value for money. Although priced competitively, they still remain one of the best value products on the market, especially when compared to their competitors. Some of their other models such as the AT-E series and AT-S series are also excellent quality products that you can buy. The price of the AT-LP5 remains the same as their other models but the quality and features offered by them remain unparalleled.

Audio-Technica turntable needle

Audio-Technica has introduced another hi-tech floor machine, the Audio-Technica Turntable Hi-Fi. This time the manufacturer has designed and produced a hi-fi CD player that incorporates two decks into one unit. What’s more is that this player also features built in headphones so that when you stand directly in front of the unit, you can hear every note clear and loud, all from the comfort of your seat.

With the Audio-Technica Turntable Hi-Fi USB record player, you will definitely get professional sound quality at a very affordable price. The Audio-Technica team did extensive research on the latest developments in the field of computer technology so that they could incorporate these in the latest models of Audio-Technica Turntables. You can use the included USB cord to connect the audio technica record player to your home computer or laptop. An innovative feature of the Audio-Technica USB record player is the fact that it can play both music and audio files such as recorded CDs and DVDs, allowing you to listen to your favorite songs again and learn how to play them just as if you were an expert.

All Audio-Technica models come with several high-quality audio interfaces that are flexible enough to be used with a wide range of audio devices. A particularly innovative feature of the Audio-Technica USB record player is the fact that it plays back recorded CDs or DVDs without the need for phono cartridges, making it a much more environmentally friendly choice. Phono cartridges, which are often coated with toxic materials, are harmful to the environment and can degrade the quality of sound when attached to your turntables. The Audio-Technica needle system is designed to eliminate this by using rubber filters that eliminate high-frequency vibrations before passing them into the phonographic head. In addition, all Audio TECHNOX turntables come with a rugged carrying case, and all models are backed by a two-year warranty that is easy to understand and extensive in its coverage.

Last update on 2021-08-25 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

3 verified buyer reviews
  1. Since I’ve always been an A-T fan, my opinion might be skewed. I deliberated between belt-drive and direct drive. I went for the latter. I’m really pleased with how it works. I’m not sure why the on/off switch had to be on the back of the unit. Also, I am unable to comment on the anti-skate issue. Such as the cantilevered tonearm. Use an electronic scale to ensure that the weight (2 gms) is right. Also, the spindle overhang was examined. Out of the hat, you’re dead on. I decided to turn off the built-in preamp. Between the turntable and the Edifier powered speakers, I wanted a tube-powered preamp. What about appearances? Well, it’s a huge, clumsy black box. That’s fine with me. I wasn’t looking for a designer machine. What is sound reproduction? A-T cartridges are excellent. We’re getting more sound than we thought. A stereo, on the other hand, is a combination of TT, amp/preamp, and speakers (and acoustics of room). So far, I have no complaints about any of my decisions…except that maybe I should have upgraded to better, more costly Edifiers! To absorb unnecessary bass, I put the speakers on those spongy isolating materials. That is a fantastic idea. I haven’t yet attempted to convert analog LPs to computer/disc. This is a fantastic mid-winter project to look forward to. When the time comes, I’ll add a note. The most serious concern: why is there no warranty information? Hmm…

  2. So far, I haven’t found a link between this turntable and Rega’s Planar 1, which costs about the same in the US. Since using both for several weeks, I’ve come to the conclusion that I prefer the LP5 for a variety of reasons.

    The most noticeable, and perhaps most significant, reason is the sound quality. Simply put, the LP5 produces a more simple, accessible, and informative sound than the Planar 1. The only position where I believe the Rega performed better was in the bass department. The Rega was a bit deeper and had more effects. However, the disparity in overall clarity, soundstage, and dynamics is striking.

    Before I heard this turntable rig, I thought the Rega sounded pretty good. Furthermore, the Rega would sometimes have some speed stability problems that I could hear and that irritated me about every 15 minutes.

    In terms of other similarities, I also have a U Turn Orbit Plus, and the Rega sounded noticeably better than the Orbit. As a result, this is my favorite turntable under $500. In terms of the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon, search for “HiViNyws” on YouTube for a fantastic and detailed contrast between the Project and the Rega, concluding that the Rega sounds better than the Pro-Ject.

  3. It has everything you might want in this price range: I like the quality of the materials, the style, the heft, the musicality, the ease of setup, and the fact that I can upgrade the cart by simply purchasing a headshell combo a few clicks above. I’m not trying to disparage other brands I’ve tried, but as soon as you unpack them, they scream PLASTIC. They smell and sound like plastic, and every time you play a song, you’ll be reminded of it. The LP5, on the other hand, exudes quality and heft.

    I have no complaints, just suggestions: remove the built-in phono amp and USB converter. This will open up a number of intriguing possibilities:
    a) a less expensive version with little, if any, price competition.
    b) the possibility of selling a bare version with a higher quality cart (mind you, the one offered is very good- but AT has better to offer).
    c) allow me to choose my own phono pre-amp—the built-in version is adequate, however… there is better out there that is not prohibitively expensive (such as what? For example, the Rega Fono Mini.)
    d) this may sound blasphemous, but you bought a turntable to enjoy the gorgeous texture of analogue sound- why on earth you would need a USB interface to digitize that is beyond me.

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