Product Spotlight: AT-LP7 Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable

In 1962, Audio-Technica began as a designer and manufacturer of high-end phono cartridges, introducing to the audio world the Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with its outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response, and superb tracking. Since then, we have continued to manufacture and create innovative products, including the AT-LP7 Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable, which builds on our phono cartridge heritage to ensure you get the most from your LPs.

AT-LP7 Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable Features

Product Spotlight: AT-LP7 Fully Manual Belt-Drive TurntableRecognizing the critical role a cartridge plays in reproducing high-fidelity audio from vinyl, the AT-LP7 fully manual, belt-drive turntable was designed around our VM cartridge line, incorporating the finest materials and structures in support of the cartridge’s performance. The AT-LP7 comes with a VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge with a 10 g AT-HS10 headshell and 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus, which can be replaced with any of the other six styli available in the VM line.

Product Spotlight: AT-LP7 Fully Manual Belt-Drive Turntable

The headshell attaches to a J-shaped tonearm that takes its inspiration from the classic A-T models of the 1960s and ’70s. The tonearm features a metallic gimbal suspension system, an adjustable counterweight and anti-skate control to ensure precise tracking of the record groove. The height of the tonearm can be adjusted from 0 mm to 6 mm to accommodate a wide variety of cartridges.

In order to limit low-frequency acoustical feedback on the AT-LP7, the turntable chassis is constructed of 40 mm-thick MDF (medium density fiberboard). The anti-resonance platter is driven by a sensor-monitored motor that delivers accurate speed control at both 33-1/3 and 45 RPM.

Interested in trying out this fully manual belt-drive turntable for yourself? Order your own AT-LP7 turntable today!

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  1. It would be more helpful to provide more details about the LP7. Such as arm details, platter bearing, etc. Vinyl forums keep saying it’s just another hanpin built table with the bad idea of a built in phono preamp. Looks like a great table to me. Any more details? Thank you.

  2. Is there a recommended MC A-T cartridge series that is optimally compatible with the LP 7 turntable, pricing under $1000? Presently I am considering the AT-OC9/III. Thoughts/recommendations?

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