Audio Technica LP5 USB Turntable

Audio Technica LP5 (Black)

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With its rich analogue heritage, the Audio Technica LP5 plays it like it is.

Direct drive precision

Featuring a direct drive motor, the LP5 gives superb pitch stability. Combined with the cast aluminium platter and low resonance chassis, it gives the LP5 great musicality and low distortion.

Quality Audio Technica arm and cartridge
As one of the most recognised tonearm and cartridge manufacturers for decades, the arm and cartridge fitted to the LP5 are both top notch. The J-shaped tonearm is a classic AT design that’s designed to minimise tracking error. Fitted with am exclusive version of the legendary AT95e cartridge, the LP5 is well suited to playing back a wide range of music with precison and detail.

Archive your records to PC or Mac via USB
With its USB output, hooking the Audio Technica LP5 to your PC or Mac is a moment’s work. Connect the deck to your PC or Mac, use the supplied Audacity software and you can record all your vinyl to MP3. From here, the choice is yours. Load them on to your MP3 player or NAS drive, record on to CD or just have the records archived on your computer - whatever your choice, your LPs are now more accessible than ever before.

Built-in phono stage
Audio Technica have made it easy to hook up the LP5 to your existing system. A built-in phono stage means you don't have to have a hi-fi with a phono pre-amp built-in - any AUX input will work fine.

Hear your records in the quality they deserve – with the Audio Technica LP5.

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Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

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With its rich analogue heritage, the Audio Technica LP5 plays it like it is.

Direct drive precision

Featuring a direct drive motor, the LP5 gives superb pitch stability. Combined with the cast aluminium platter and low resonance chassis, it gives the LP5 great musicality and low distortion.

Quality Audio Technica arm and cartridge
As one of the most recognised tonearm and cartridge manufacturers for decades, the arm and cartridge fitted to the LP5 are both top notch. The J-shaped tonearm is a classic AT design that’s designed to minimise tracking error. Fitted with am exclusive version of the legendary AT95e cartridge, the LP5 is well suited to playing back a wide range of music with precison and detail.

Archive your records to PC or Mac via USB
With its USB output, hooking the Audio Technica LP5 to your PC or Mac is a moment’s work. Connect the deck to your PC or Mac, use the supplied Audacity software and you can record all your vinyl to MP3. From here, the choice is yours. Load them on to your MP3 player or NAS drive, record on to CD or just have the records archived on your computer - whatever your choice, your LPs are now more accessible than ever before.

Built-in phono stage
Audio Technica have made it easy to hook up the LP5 to your existing system. A built-in phono stage means you don't have to have a hi-fi with a phono pre-amp built-in - any AUX input will work fine.

Hear your records in the quality they deserve – with the Audio Technica LP5.
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive direct_drive
Built In Phono Stage yes
Cartridge Included? AT95EX - MM
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 450 x 352 x 157
Dimensions WxHxD (mm) 450 x 157 x 352
Power Consumption- Normal Use 6
Replacement Stylus Code AT95EX
Speeds 33 / 45
Unit Dimensions (WxDxH) 450 x 352 x 157
USB Output Yes - PC and Mac
Weight (KG) 11
Brand Audio Technica
Colour Black
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant Would buy from Richer sounds again and recommend , very happy with my audio technica LP5.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Massively overrated; don't believe the hype. I bought this AT-LP5 deck as a possible replacement for my beautiful but somewhat fiddly vintage Goldring Lenco GL75 transcription turntable, which sounds amazing often but can have trouble transcribing things to FLAC cleanly without lots of popping/clicking through a USB adapter, even newly bought vinyl records fresh out the shrink wrap in some cases. After so many rave reviews on places like Amazon and also in HiFi magazines touting this as a great piece of hardware for the money, I figured I couldn't lose. Sadly for me, this was an incorrect assumption. Unboxing and setting up the turntable isn't too complicated. It's tightly packed in with all the parts required so it does take time to get it all out of the box, but actually putting the few parts together that require assembly is a doddle. Calibrating the tonearm is easy, as is checking/setting the tracking weight of the stylus if you have a measuring gauge for the job (I do). From that point of view, great. No complaints. A solid 2g on every point I measured, or within 0.02g of it at least which for a cheaper deck is very respectable. Playing records is easy enough too, as you'd expect. The tonearm is cleverly designed so that it can't easily be pushed across the record when the arm is raised; there's some resistance which makes cueing up specific LP tracks a doddle. Anything that makes the possibility of lowering the stylus onto the rubber platter and knocking hundreds of hours off of it's play life gets my vote, anyway! It tracks very stable and it has to be a pretty poor condition record to make it skip. And in my opinion, that's where the good ends. At first the sound quality seemed enjoyable. I mean, it's not going to set the world on fire, but bass/treble response and general frequency curve appeared good, decent amount of output volume whether running through it's own preamp or the one on my old Sherwood HiFi amp (the Sherwood's preamp is better by quite a margin, though). However, after a few hours of listening my ears started to pick up on certain failings which now I'm aware of them completely ruins any initial goodwill as a result of the smooth assembly and adjustment. One of the benefits of Direct Drive, which has long been reiterated to me (I've only ever owned belt driven and idler driven turntables) is the supposed absolute rock solid platter rotation speeds. I expect a lot of DD turntables are true to that claim (having been clubbing before where DJs use Technics 1210 decks, this is fact), however this Audio Technica AT-LP5 is not. Have you ever played a record with a spindle hole not quite in the centre, i.e. a 45 that's had the middle punched out to work in a jukebox? You know that horrible seasick sound that comes from the pitch fluctuating up and down as the record rotates? That's wow and flutter, which is nowhere near as fun as it sounds from the technical term. I've checked the spec sheet and I believe I know why; the wow and flutter variation is quoted as 0.20%. It sounds tiny and insignificant, doesn't it? As it turns out, when you're a musician with perfect pitch like me that number is actually huge. For comparison my old Lenco quoted 0.06% which even in 2018 is still unusually excellent. Basically every single record I play on the AT-LP5 sounds like it's seasick. If it's a record that wasn't in pristine condition (i.e. slightly warped or off-centre spindle hole) then the problem is intensified too, it can reach levels where it's horrible. I've had cheap as chips noisy mini-hifi belt driven turntables which have lower wow & flutter than this, which is really worrying. It's so distracting it makes all the benefits of the turntable disappear, for me. This isn't improved by audible motor noise especially when boosting the bass on the amp a little for older records, a plastic base and platter that you can tap with almost no force to send loud bangs through to the speakers (this applies whether or not you use the onboard fairly flat/dull sounding preamp or an amp with a decent dedicated phono output) and hinges which manage to be both tough to change the lid angle without making noise and also incredibly easy to pull out when tilted to the open position. I would suggest if you want to buy one of these, you demo it in a store if possible first. If you can't hear what I'm talking about then you're very lucky and will probably find this a pretty decent turntable, more so if you bother to change the cartridge and stylus to improve the audio quality. In my case, it's just hard not to feel cheated when a 45 year old Lenco I bought for £80 with an old ADC cartridge and K8 stylus outdoes it in every way except ease of setup (the stock tonearms on those things are very fiddly). It does make the Lenco seem like incredible value for money though. I wasn't expecting amazing reference quality audio from this turntable. But I wouldn't have expected some fairly basic failings like this to be present in a £269 product either. We've had turntables for what, a century now? Microgroove records for 70 of those years too. So I would expect better, especially when every man, woman, child and their dogs seem to be singing the praises of this turntable loud and clear. I suppose if this is your first turntable and/or your ear isn't as sensitive to the things I've described then happy days. Personally though, this will be my first and last Audio Technica product. If they can't get something so crucial right I'm loathe to give them the chance to take my money again. Apologies for the negativity. I just don't want anyone to make the same mistake I made because they read all the glowing reviews not the spec sheet. In my opinion, you buy vinyl because the sound quality is so good it makes the fiddlyness of it worth the effort. When the turntable you're playing the records on can't deliver this, you're just wasting your time.
Date published: 2018-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One month in, perfection! The Audio Technica LP5, they should call it LP10, ten out of ten. The sound from this direct drive turntable is really good, my record collection 50 years old has been revived. So much so that I have also started buying vinyl again. The LP5 is an absolute delight to use an the sound, perfect, so clear, so much depth. Thanks Richer Sounds Preston, for directing me towards the LP5, an excellent purchase!
Date published: 2018-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cracking turntable I’m not a hifi buff but I can really hear the difference between my old turntable and this. It was a special birthday present and I’m so glad I went for this one. Bought my first new vinyl for 20 years and really enjoying it.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent product We are very pleased with our purchase very good quality product spot on advice from richer sounds
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Originally I was looking at an Onyko turntable as it would match my Onkyo CD player and tuner. However supply problems and the fact that my system didn't have the correct connections, meant that I had to look again. Richer Sounds Preston recommended the Audio Technica LP5. What a fantastic piece of kit, real quality product with terrific deep sounds. It has revived my old vinyl collection. I had forgotten just how great vinyl can sound when played on a quality turntable. Thanks to all at Richer Sounds Preston store. Excellent and friendly advice and service.
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New System Totally reliant in the advise from the store and totally impressed with what I got. Excellent value for money Easy set up even for a novice. Definitely go back to upgrade
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sound quality of the system is excellent I bought this system several weeks ago and so happy that I did.
Date published: 2018-06-08
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We’ll beat any genuine advertised price, even from the web & give you up to £100!

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Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
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We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

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 Disabled assistance

Richer Sounds are happy to offer FREE delivery on all our products to blind, partially sighted and disabled customers.

Please place orders online, then contact webaftersales@richersounds.com who will advise on how to arrange the refund of your delivery charge