AUDIO-TECHNICA AT-LP7 TURNTABLE
Audio-Technica says its new belt-drive AT-LP7 turntable is the best turntable it’s ever made, and it’s now available in Australia, fitted with an Audio-Technical VM520EB phono cartridge, for $1,399 (RRP).
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 movingmagnet 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, of Audio-Technica. ‘ 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. For more information, contact Audio-Technica’s Australian distributor, Technical Audio Group (TAG) on (02) 9519 0900
or at www.tag.com.au