For more than 50 years, Audio-Technica has been a leading innovator in developing award-winning, professional audio equipment, and now we’re proud to introduce our line of dj audio equipment. The collection is specially designed to help professional DJs produce the best live sound, even at high volumes, and is built to withstand heavy use in professional environments. Earlier this year at NAMM, we unveiled this line of DJ audio equipment, which includes two pairs of headphones, a direct-drive professional turntable, and two new moving magnet DJ cartridges.
DJ Headphones: ATH-PRO5X and ATH-PRO7X
Part of the new line of DJ audio equipment are the ATH-PRO5X and ATH-PRO7X headphones. The ATH-PRO5X Professional Over-Ear DJ Monitor Headphones update our PRO5 line and feature newly developed 40 mm drivers capable of handling 1,500 mW of input power. The result is extremely accurate sound reproduction that remains distortion-free even at high volumes. The ATH-PRO5X headphones also feature a lightweight, sturdy construction with soft earpads that fit comfortably over the ears to provide excellent sound isolation. The ATH-PRO5X headphones are available in black (ATH-PRO5XBK) and white (ATH-PRO5XWH) and come complete with two interchangeable locking cables (coiled and straight) that are ideal for active DJ use.
The ATH-PRO7X Professional On-Ear DJ Monitor Headphones also offer a variety of features that disc jockeys will love. The ATH-PRO7X headphones combine the comfort and low-profile style of an on-ear design with powerful 45 mm drivers capable of handling 2,000 mW of input power. Designed for long periods of use, the headphones have a lightweight but durable design with a soft headband and earpads. The combination of powerful high-fidelity audio reproduction and comfortable design make these headphones the perfect choice for even the longest gigs.
DJ Turntable: AT-LP1240-USB XP
Every DJ setup needs a professional turntable to spin on, and the AT-LP1240-USB XP Direct-Drive Professional DJ Turntable offers a new standard for use in clubs, touring, and mobile DJ applications. When designing this turntable, we incorporated features that we knew were crucial for DJs.
For instance, the AT-LP1240-USB XP turntable has a built-in switchable phono pre-amp that enables it to be used with a wide variety of receivers, powered speakers, or other A/V components. For easy LP-to-digital conversion, this turntable also offers a USB output for direct connection to a computer. The AT-LP1240-USB XP uses a powerful direct-drive 16-pole, three-phase motor for quick startup and unwavering speed stability, as well as easy back-cueing, forward and reverse play and quiet operation at 33-1/3, 45, or 78 RPM. The S-shaped tonearm with adjustable tracking force and anti-skate adjustment, plus the included AT-XP5 DJ phono cartridge, provide exceptional music reproduction.
Additional DJ-friendly features on the AT-LP1240-USB XP include:
- A damped cast-aluminum platter with stroboscopic speed markings and slip mat
- An illuminated speed indicator and adjustable pitch control
- Dual start/stop buttons
- A removable stylus target light
- A dedicated tonearm grounding lug
- A hydraulically damped lift lever
- A locking tonearm rest that keeps the arm/cartridge in place during transport
DJ Turntable Phono Cartridges: AT-XP5 and AT-XP7
Specially designed for the needs of DJs, the AT-XP5 and AT-XP7 Phono Cartridges provide outstanding audio reproduction. Both cartridges feature a highly rigid polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body and a tracking force of 2 to 4 grams, and are designed to provide maximum visibility of the stylus tip. Each cartridge features a 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus that tracks the record groove with high accuracy. And each offers high-level output (5.5 mV from the AT-XP5; 6.0 mW from the AT-XP7).
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