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USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
The quiet signal that comes off the needle of a record player needs the extra boost of a phono stage to be heard. This unit has one built-in, though an external unit may well offer better quality.
(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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"A plug-and-play turntable that's an absolute pleasure to listen to, with a built-in phono stage and USB output". 'What Hi-Fi? award winner 2016'. 5-star review.
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 an 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.
Does it feature an onboard phono stage? Allows the turntable to be plugged into an amp without a phono input
Does it have a USB output? This allows the turntable to be plugged directly into a computer - allowing for easy copying from vinyl to the computer's hard drive. Output may only be compatible with PC or Mac.
Yes - PC and Mac
Does the turntable have a digital output? This could be optical or coaxial and allows connection to a digital system.
Eco Friendly Features
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted
Is pitch control included? Adjusts the pitch of the music - usually by around +/- 9%
The type of operation. Auto turntables start/stop the record, lift the arm and return it to rest. Semi-Auto perform a proportion of these functions.
Size of unit (W x D x H) in mm
450 x 352 x 157
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Does it feature a Direct Drive system?
Does it feature a Belt Drive system?
Whether or not a cartridge is included. MM = Moving Magnet, MC = Moving Coil.
Yes - MM
Carbon Fibre Tonearm
Does the deck come supplied with a carbon fibre tonearm? Generally stiffer than equivalent metal ones, a carbon fibre tonearm usually enhances the sound quality.
Does the deck come supplied with an acrylic platter? Generally more expensive to produce than a metal one but often preferred for their sound quality.
Replacement Stylus Code
Replacement stylus code - required for ordering a new stylus for the cartridge.
AUDIO TECHNICA AT-LP5 is rated
4.8 out of
Rated 5 out of
What can't it do?I was tempted by sleeker modern turntables, but I listened to one and was slightly disappointed. I kept reading good reviews of the LP5. I bought it for its looks and its sound after listening at Richer Sounds' Preston store . It sounds superb - it is very clear with a good tonal range. It has a chunky build and a 70's look to it, including useful adjustable feet. It's well engineered and has the added bonus of a USB connection and software. I might use it with its built in pre-amp or without, depending on which amp I link it to. I can move it around the house and have vinyl heaven wherever I go. It is a good turntable and delivers quality, flexibility and good value for money.
Date published: 2017-08-04
Rated 5 out of
great product for the priceGreat sound from built in phono stage, to the beginner it may look a little daunting with all the parts to set up especially the balance but it is really quite straight forward so don't be put off.. great customer service in the South Croydon shop even gave me a demo of what different cartridges sound like.. The only little niggle would be that the power button is a little awkward at the back if you have set it up with the back near to something but my one if free standing away from anything so no real problem
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of
great customer serviceopened early to help us and then set up the unit we were interested in so that we could actually play records and really try it out. Couldn't have been more helpful or friendly. We are very happy with our purchase - great sound!
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of
Lovely turntable. So happy with it.When I killed my amp using a cheap inverter on my boat, I went the surround sound route and put my turntable away, as there was no phono stage on my new amp. That was 12 years ago.
I bought this turntable with a new, simple Yamaha amp and it sounded pretty ok with its Audio Technica cartridge through my Linn Index speakers, but for my tastes, a bit woolly.
Ok, I'm fussy. £320 later, (as much as the turntable cost), I have a blue Ortofon cartridge and wow! How much had I missed my LP's!
The cartridge is central to the sound, but can't function if the turntable is no good and this manual direct drive deck is fine. I'm a happy man.
Date published: 2017-07-29
Rated 5 out of
Excellent productI did quite a bit of homework before finally choosing the AT-LP5 and selecting Richer Sounds for my purchase - and I'm truly thrilled with the result of both searches.
We enjoy a wide spectrum of music from 60's pop, (Beatles, Dire Straits, Moody Blues etc} and Country Music, to the Classical composers and Opera. In every case the sound is crisp and authentic. The turntable was easy to set up (using written instructions with product and You Tube video) and, played though our hi-fi system, the resultant sound is excellent.
Martin at Richer Sounds in Solihull was very friendly and knowledgeable answering any questions we had. (We also noted they stock an excellent range of TVs - but that's for another time!).
Price was easily comparable with anywhere else - but RS offers the peace of mind of Customer Service and Knowledge to back-up the purchase - that's worth much more than a small discount.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 4 out of
Recommended upgradeDelighted with this turntable so far. It replaces an 80s Dual 505-2 with Ortofon OM10 cartridge and NAD PP-1 phono preamp. I don't know which was the weak link, but reviews suggest possibly the basic NAD preamp. Using the AT's internal phono stage, the sound is now more detailed and sweeter, and the soundstage is much more obvious, with a sense of "being there". Teamed with my Rotel RA971 Mk 2 amp and recently-bought MA Silver 6 speakers, upgrading to the Audio-Technical turntable has finally released the sound the system is capable of. The turntable was easy to set up and has a substantial feel to it. I miss the semi-auto feature of the Dual. In spite of earthing to the amp, there is some 50-cycle hum. I haven't yet ripped any vinyl using the USB out, but so far am very pleased.
Date published: 2017-07-20
Rated 5 out of
Top class turntableBrilliant turntable, which gives us absolutely top class sound when playing vinyl.
Would recommend to any vinyl enthusiast.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of
A solid, reliable deck.Very happy with this purchase. It's early days but,so far, the quality is evident.
It was very straight forward to set up, has a good classy look and delivers to a high standard.
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