AudioTechnica AT-LP5 Direct-Drive Turntable (Black)

Model: AT-LP5 UPC: 4961310132828 Item: 170186


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AT-LP5 Direct-Drive Turntable (Black)

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The AT-LP5 direct-drive turntable brings advanced technology and sleek, contemporary styling together for performance that looks as good as it sounds. Born of Audio-Technica’s rich analog heritage, the AT-LP5 incorporates a J-shaped tone arm that takes its inspiration from the classic A-T models of the 1960s and ’70s. The tone arm features a metallic gimbal suspension system and precision bearings to mitigate tracking errors, and includes an adjustable counterweight and anti-skate control. It comes outfitted with a lightweight (10 g) AT-HS10 headshell and high-performance AT95EX Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge, created specifically for this turntable. 


  • Direct-drive, high-torque motor
  • Fully manual operation with two speeds: 33-1/3 and 45 RPM
  • Exclusive AT95Ex Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus
  • Lightweight AT-HS10 headshell
  • J-shaped tonearm, modeled after original Audio-Technica designs from the 1960s and ’70s, are engineered to minimize tracking errors
  • Switchable built-in pre-amplifier enables connection to components with or without a dedicated phono input
  • Anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter
  • Heavy rubber damping mat for improved low-frequency reproduction
  • Sleek, matte black finish
  • Includes dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable, 45 RPM adapter, USB cable, and Audacity recording software for MAC or PC
  • Included dust cover and mounting hardware

Constructed of anti-vibration damping materials with heavy-mass metal chassis inserts, the AT-LP5 turntable is a class leader in limiting low-frequency acoustical feedback. Its precision-machined, die-cast aluminum platter is powered by a direct-drive, high-torque motor, ensuring stable, on-axis rotation at 33-1/3 or 45 RPM. The platter is topped by a 5mm thick rubber damping mat that improves low-frequency reproduction. 

The AT-LP5 features a built-in switchable phono/line preamp that enables it to be connected directly to a computer, home stereo, powered speakers, and other components that have no dedicated turntable input. The turntable is also equipped with a USB output for direct connection to a computer, and comes with PC- and Mac-compatible Audacity software that lets you convert your records to MP3, WAV, or other digital audio file formats. 



  • Type: 2-speed, fully manual operation
  • Motor: DC motor
  • Speeds: 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
  • Turntable platter: Die-cast aluminum
  • Starting torque: >
  • Braking system: Electronic brake
  • Wow and flutter: Less than 0.2% WRMS (33 RPM)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: >50dB (DIN-B)
  • Output level
    • Pre-amp Phono: 3.5mV nominal at 1kHz, 5cm/sec
    • Pre-amp Line: 150mV nominal at 1kHz, 5cm/sec
  • Phono pre-amp gain: 36dB nominal, RIAA equalized
  • USB function: A/D, D/A - 16 bit 44.1kHz or 48kHz USB selectable; computer interface - USB 2.0 compliant Windows XP, Vista, or Mac OS X
  • Power supply requirements: 120V AC, 60Hz
  • Power consumption: 11W
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.2" x 13.86" x 6.1"
  • Weight: 23.1 lbs.

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • AT-LP5 Direct-Drive Turntable
  • Dual moving magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus
  • Lightweight headshell
  • Power cord
  • Dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • USB cable
  • Recording software
  • Cartridge alignment and overhang adjustment template
  • Dust cover with mounting hardware



Customer Reviews for AudioTechnica AT-LP5 Direct-Drive Turntable (Black)

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My return to vinyl has been a ear opening experience . . .
I recently purchased my AT-LP5 as an addition to my Cambridge Audio home stereo. The AT-LP5 matches the understated aesthetics of the Cambridge Audio equipment and while providing a solid price performance turntable. I have augmented the AT-LP5 in my system with a stand-alone phone stage (Cambridge Audio MM / MC stage) but could have easily forgone that upgrade for some time . . . the LP5 line out level is well balanced. I have not used the USB output so I can not comment on that function.
November 8, 2016
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Amazing step-up turntable! BEAST!!
I bought this turntable as a step-up from a low-end belt drive table. After making the switch, I am hearing things on my records I couldn't hear before! Acoustic and distorted guitars co-mingle wonderfully now, each wither their own distinct presence, where they used to blend together and get muddy at higher volumes.

I will say, if this is your first turntable, it does take some time and knowledge to get it set up, so understand that before you buy. Don't be mad at AT just because you can't read the features. If you are a seasoned vinyl enthusiast looking for uncompromising sound quality, I can't say whether or not this is the turntable for you. But if you are the average to intermediate listener, especially a younger listener, wanting to upgrade or make a first purchase that will last and not leave any gaps in performance, LOOK NO FURTHER than the LP-5 as it is an absolute killer at this price range. I notice NO low-frequency distortion that the belt drive snobs complain about so much. From classical, to country, to rap, to rock, to death metal, the table keeps up with every detail and delivers sweet sound at all frequency ranges. Dynamics are carefully reproduced, from the slightest movement to the loudest crescendo. No dang belts to replace, no removing the platter to change speeds... this thing is a dream to operate and listen to. Simplistic controls mean less to wear out over time. Dampened tonearm lift is very gentle, and the thing tracks like a beast; plays cleanly on records that skipped with my old table.

I may not be accustomed to listening on $10,000 hi-fi stereo setups but I do work at a pro audio store and listen to club-quality speakers all day, and this turntable delivers the whole picture with an astoundingly low noise floor and spot-on pitch stability. I gave 4 stars for reliability simply because Ive only owned it for about a week, however it appears to be built like a tank.

Good job Audio-Technica.
May 31, 2017
Originally posted at
Audio Technica
Very good product
I own this turntable for two weeks now and I very pleased with it. Sound is great (Monitor Audio Silver speakers & Yamaha Aventage receiver with phono input).
However, ON-OFF button is well hidden and somehow difficult to reach (a review said that if you keep it ON, il will take about 3-4 W of electricity, even on STOP position). And, most of all, it has not an automatic shut-off at the end of the disc, which is very annoying.
But it is a very good turntable for the money and most probably for most ot the ears!
Quality built, nice features, direct AC cable (no external power supply), HS-10 headshell and decent cartridge. Too pity that "Made in China" lowers its good image.
November 17, 2017
Originally posted at
Audio Technica


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