Audio-Technica began in 1962 as a designer and manufacturer of high-end pickup cartridges and introduced to the audio world the innovative dual moving magnet stereo cartridge, with its exceptional channel separation, extended frequency response and superb readability.
The AT-LP7 is built on these foundations. Recognizing the critical role the cartridge plays in reproducing the high-fidelity sound of vinyl, we have designed this fully manual, belt-driven turntable around our line of VM cartridges, incorporating the best materials and structures to complement the capsule performance. The AT-LP7 comes with the VM520EB dual moving magnet cartridge with a 10g AT-HS10 head and a 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus. This needle can be replaced with any of the other six available in the VM line, offering the user an easy way to upgrade the needle without having to purchase the entire capsule.
The head mounts on a J-shaped arm inspired by classic Audio-Technica models from the 1960s and 1970s. This arm features a metal gimbal and precision bearing suspension system to mitigate readout errors and includes an adjustable counterweight and anti-skating control. The arm height can also be adjusted between 0 and 6 mm to accommodate a wide variety of cartridges.
The turntable chassis is made of 40mm thick MDF, an excellent anti-vibration damping material that limits low frequency acoustic feedback. This anti-resonance platter is made of 20 mm thick polyoxymethylene and is moved by a motor monitored by sensors that ensure that the rotation speed of the platter (33,33 and 45 rpm) is smooth and precise. The AT-LP7 also includes an internal, switchable phono/line preamp for connecting to components with or without a dedicated phono input, and a selector switch to allow operation with magnet or moving coil cartridges.
-Manual, belt drive, with two speeds: 33,33 and 45 rpm
-Motor with speed sensor system to maintain a constant rotation speed
– VM520EB dual moving magnet cartridge offers exceptional channel separation and extended frequency response, and allows the use of other VM series styli
-J-shaped arm with metal gimbal suspension system and precision bearing for excellent readability
-Switchable internal phono preamp with option for magnet or moving coil cartridge
-20 mm thick anti-resonance polyoxymethylene plate
-40mm thick MDF chassis
-Lightweight AT-HS10 head
-Includes stereo RCA cable, 45 rpm adapter and cap
Type: 2 speed manual
Traction type: belt
Speeds: 33,33 and 45 RPM
Turntable platter: polyoxymethylene
Wow and Flutter: < 0.2% WRMS (33 RPM) at 3 kHz
Signal to noise ratio: >60 dB
Output level: Phono pre – 3.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec // Line pre (MM) – 220 mV nominal at1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
Phono Preamp Gain: (MM) 36 dB nominal, RIAA equalization/ (MC) 56 dB nominal, RIAA equalization
Power: 120V AC, 60 Hz, 2W
Dimensions (W x H x D): 435 x 125 x 353 mm
Capsule model: VMN20EB double moving magnet capsule with interchangeable needle; AT-HS10 head, power cable, RCA (m) to RCA (m) stereo output cable, 45 RPM adapter, dust cover
Replacement capsule: VMN20EB