The AT-LP5x is a budget direct-drive turntable including the new AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet cartridge, pre-mounted on an AT-HS6 headshell
Featuring an external power supply, the AT-LP5x includes a new quartz-locked DC servo direct drive motor, which offers 33, 45 and now 78 RPM (for the latter, look at a stylus like the AT-VM95SP, sold separately).
The tonearm sports the same J-shaped design as the AT-LP5 with a metal gimbal suspension system, adjustable anti-skate and aluminium platter.
It features a built-in phono amplifier switchable from MM to MC and back plus USB port for vinyl ripping. Spanning 450 x 352 x 157mm, it weighs in at 7.3kg.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP5x will be available from September 2019 priced at £349.
To learn more, click eu.audio-technica.com
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Dave Hattey9th September 2019 at 6:20 am
I bought an A.T. LP5 a month ago,to fill in for my Linn that’s getting a rebuild. Easy to setup,and doesn’t sound plasticey as I thought it would. The cartridge is really bright, but very lively. I’ve not listened to any m.m. cartridges in thirty years. I enjoy it’s snap and excitement. I’m putting a dynavector 10 x 5 on soon to hear how that sounds with it.
Paul Rigby9th September 2019 at 11:00 am
Thanks for your thoughts, Dave 🙂
Tom5th January 2020 at 10:37 pm
Hi Paul, after some research based on my price range and lacking experience with turntables I had planned to buy the AT-LP5, but I’ve only recently come across the LP5X. I don’t see many extensive reviews yet so I’m wondering whether I should just go ahead and buy the LP5X instead of the LP5, assuming it will be better, or if there’s a risk the LP5 would still offer a better listening experience…. What do you think? Thanks!
Paul Rigby6th January 2020 at 12:59 pm
Of the two, I’d go for the ‘x’ Tom.