CES 2018: Audio-Technica AT-LP7 Turntable

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Audio-Technica says the new belt-drive AT-LP7 turntable it’s showing at CES 2018 is the best turntable it’s ever made.

The Audio Technica AT-LP7 is belt-driven, fully manual and comes with a J-shaped tonearm fitted with a removable AT-HS10 headshell that is in turn fitted with an Audio-Technica VM520EB moving-magnet phono cartridge. The VM520EB has a 0.3×0.7 bonded elliptical stylus and Audio-Technica’s ‘dual magnet’ geometry, where the two magnets are positioned to mirror the angles of the groove walls. ‘The AT-LP7 is the finest turntable the company has ever offered,’ said Bob Peet, Audio-Technica’s Marketing Manager (USA).

). ‘And thanks to our exclusive Dual Magnet design, where the magnets are precisely positioned to match the left and right channels of the record’s stereo groove walls, the VM520EB provides exceptional channel separation, stereo imaging, frequency response and tracking.’

The AT-LP7 has a 20mm thick anti-resonance platter made of polyoxymethylene. The J-shaped tonearm has gimbal bearings and is adjustable for tonearm height.

But the AT-LP7 is not just a turntable. It incorporates a phono preamplifier that can be switched in or out of circuit, so you can use your own phono preamplifier if you prefer. If you use the AT-LP7’s internal phono preamplifier, it can be switched for either moving-magnet or moving-coil operation.

The Audio-Technica AT-LP7 will become available in the US in March for $US799 (RRP). Audio-Technica’s Australian distributor, Technical Audio Group, said it will announce local availability and pricing after the show.

For more information, contact Technical Audio Group.

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