Audio-Technica AT-LP7 Manual Belt-Drive Turntable

Upgrade your listening experience. The AT-LP7 features Audio-Technica's VM520EB cartridge, a J-shaped tonearm, and a built-in switchable phono/line preamp.

Audio-Technica began in 1962 as a designer and manufacturer of high-end phonograph cartridges, bringing to the audio world the innovative Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with its outstanding channel separation, extended frequency response and superb tracking.

The AT-LP7 builds on this heritage. Recognizing the critical role a cartridge plays in reproducing high-fidelity audio from vinyl, Audio-Technica designed this fully manual, belt-drive turntable around the 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. That stylus can be replaced with any of the other six styli available in the VM line, giving users an easy means of upgrading the stylus without buying a whole new cartridge.

The headshell attaches to a J-shaped tone arm that takes its inspiration from the classic A-T models of the 1960s and '70s. The tone arm features a metallic gimbal suspension system and precision bearings to mitigate tracking errors, and includes an adjustable counterweight and anti-skate control. The height of the tone arm can be adjusted from 0 mm to 6 mm to accommodate a wide variety of cartridges.

The turntable chassis is constructed of 40 mm-thick MDF (medium density fiberboard), an excellent anti-vibration damping material that limits low-frequency acoustical feedback. The anti-resonance platter read more is made of 20 mm-thick polyoxymethylene and is driven by a sensor-monitored motor that ensures a continuously accurate platter rotation speed of 33-1/3 or 45 RPM. The AT-LP7 also includes a built-in switchable phono/line preamp for connection to components with or without a dedicated phono input, and a selector switch to designate operation with a moving magnet or moving coil cartridge.


- Fully manual, belt-drive operation with two speeds: 33-1/3 and 45 RPM
- Motor features a speed-sensor system to maintain accurate platter rotation speed
- VM520EB Dual Moving Magnet Cartridge provides outstanding channel separation and extended frequency response, and allows for easy replacement with any VM stylus
- J-shaped tone arm features a metallic gimbal suspension system and precision bearings for excellent tracking
- Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with selectable modes for moving magnet or moving coil cartridges
- 20 mm-thick, anti-resonance, polyoxymethylene platter
- 40 mm-thick MDF (medium density fiberboard) chassis
- Lightweight AT-HS10 headshell
- Includes dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable, 45 RPM adapter, and dust cover
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- Type: 2-speed, fully manual operation
- Motor: DC motor
- Drive Method: Belt drive
- Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
- Turntable Platter: Polyoxymethylene
- Wow and Flutter: 60 dB
- Output Level: Pre-amp "PHONO": 4.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
- Pre-amp "LINE (MM)": 280 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
- Phono Pre-Amp Gain: MM:36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized MC: 56 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
- Power Supply Requirements: 100 to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 0.6 A max.
- Power Consumption: 5.5 W
- Dimensions: 450.0 mm (17.72") W x 352.0 mm (13.86") D x 157.0 mm (6.18") H
- Weight: 8.3 kg (18.30 lbs.), without dust cover
- Accessories Included: VMN20EB Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus; AT-HS10 lightweight headshell; power cord; dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable; 45 RPM adapter; dust cover
- Replacement Cartridge: VMN20EB

Tonearm Specifications

- Type: Static balanced J-shaped tonearm
- Effective length: 247 mm
- Overhang: 17 mm
- Maximum tracking error angle: Less than 2.5*
- Stylus pressure adjustment range: 0 to 2.5 g
- Applicable cartridge weight range (including headshell): 15 to 20 g
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 24.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 19 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT-LP7
Blemished, USED
Shipping Weight: 25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 19 x 12 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT-LP7

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 330-686-2600 x5000

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (2 ratings)
Submitted January 28, 2022 by a customer from
"Approaching excellence"
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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If one decides to venture into the rairified area of high end, high fidelity you almost surely to be faced with component cost exceeding thousands each. The cost and the various amoubt of equipment can be overwhelming and may lead to confusion. Thus, it's important that your first choice is a good one. The Audio Technica WP7 is that type of choice. First, it's solid black look is striking. It has a very thick plinth composed of an exotic composite material that dies a great job of dampening vibrations. The sturdy legs are fully adjustable and end with rubber feet to aid in isolation control. The platter is composed of a delvin material. It's heavy to promote consistent speed, and moves with a buttery smoothness. Audio Technica states one does not need a mat. There is a nice J shaped arm, which connects to the plinth by a very good controls. There is an easy to read anti skate controls, and a VRT control if you wish to use a cartridge of different hight. The included VM520EB magnetic cart is a nice touch. It does a fine job and is easily upgraded. There is a front control knob an exposed, visible belt which smoothly ride around the platter, and an unattached tinted dust cover. The rear panel had controls for cartridge type; MC or MM, and inline or phono amp controls. The included phono cables are much better than the standard type normally included. And an inpute for the included power control. In all, it has a very nice, high end look. But looks do not mean much if the performance read more us lacking. Thankfully that's not the case with this table. First, it tracks with great ease. It easily passes any tapping text. In fact, nothing I did out if the ordinary stopped the table from tracking. And, due to a nice servo motor, speed is constantly adjusted and is accurately maintained. When combined with the before mentioned, occluded magnetic cartridge the sound is excellent. The table presents a wide, and accurate sound stage with very good separation. From low and high, the sound was excellent. No matter what vinyl I played, this table easily mastered. Without a doubt this is a great turntable. It's a great first step into high fidelity at a great price. Indeed its a component that approaches excellence in every way. Easily recommended.

I can't imagine any improvements that could be made with the sound this table produces. Of course as a component it's dependent on other equipment. But, if paired with competent amp and speakers the sound produced is sure to please.

This is a no frills turntable. It appears Audio Technica decided to manufacture a high quality table, and this put the expense of construction into producing good, high quality. As a result you have a fully manual, belt drive table.

Ease of Use
This table was do easy to set up and use one has to hold back during initial setup. All connections were solid. It was up and running in less than an hour.

This is a very nicely constructed component. Not only does it look great, but it feels expensive and operates without a problem.

Yes. In fact, this component is probably the best turntable priced under $1000 on the market.

Manufacturer Support
Its easy to contact Audio Technica and talk to a person. And, the techs are always competent, helpful, and respectful.

The Wow Factor
The table has a very appealing, and expensive look. Watching it accuratly spin and track is a pleasure.

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