Audio-Technica unveils new entry level turntable, the AT-LP5x

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An affordable “plug and play” offering with USB output.

Japanese hi-fi company Audio-Technica is releasing a new entry level turntable called the AT-LP5x this September.

Read more: Turntable Review: Audio-Technica AT-LP140XP

A successor to the company’s AT-LP5, the direct drive AT-LP5x maintains some similarities from the previous model alongside various updates.

AT-LP5x features a new low-noise, quartz-locked DC servo direct drive motor, with 33 and 45 rpm speed capabilities (as well as 78 rpm, if an additional AT-VM95S stylus is purchased).

The AT-LP5x has a new AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet Stereo cartridge, pre-mounted on an AT-HS6 headshell, which can also be upgraded.

It also includes a built-in phono/line preamp, meaning it can be connected directly to powered speakers, computers, as well as USB output plus Audacity software – allowing you to digitise your record collection.

Retailing for £349, the turntable measures 450.0 mm (17.72″)W x 352.0 mm (13.86″)D x 157.0 mm (6.1″)H, with a weight of 7.3 kg.

AT-LP5x follows seven new turntables the company unveiled at CES earlier this year.

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