Audio-Technica AT-LPW40WN Wood Base Belt-Drive Turntable

More than just a pretty base, this turntable features a speed-sensor motor, AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge and built-in switchable phono preamp.

The Audio-Technica AT-LPW40WN is a fully manual, belt-drive turntable designed to give you optimal high-fidelity audio reproduction from vinyl. It features an aesthetically pleasing anti-resonance MDF (medium density fiberboard) plinth with simulated walnut wood veneer to limit low-frequency acoustical feedback and a sensor-monitored motor to ensure accurate platter rotation speeds at 33-1/3 and 45 RPM.

The turntable includes a straight carbon-fiber tonearm with adjustable tracking force and an AT-HS4 universal 1/2"-mount headshell with an AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge. Audio-Technica has been a leader in phono cartridge design for more than 50 years, and that expertise shows in the versatile, high-performance AT-VM95E cartridge, which comes with a 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus, but is also compatible with any VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application.

The AT-LPW40WN is equipped with a built-in selectable phono preamp and a detachable dual RCA output cable to enable direct connection to components with or without a dedicated phono input.


- 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
- Fully manual operation
- Adjustable dynamic anti-skate control
- Professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with rubber mat
- AT-HS4 universal 1/2"-mount headshell and AT-VM95E Dual Moving read more Magnet phono cartridge with 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical stylus
- AT-VM95E cartridge is compatible with any VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of options for every budget and application
- Straight carbon-fiber tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and lockable rest
- Anti-resonance MDF (medium density fiberboard) plinth with walnut simulated wood veneer
- Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier for phono or line-level output
- AC adapter handles AC/DC conversion outside of the chassis, reducing noise in the signal chain
- Includes dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) stereo cable, 45 RPM adapter, rubber mat, and removable hinged dust cover
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- Type: 2-speed, fully manual operation
- Motor: DC servo motor w/speed stability control
- Drive Method: Belt drive
- Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
- Turntable Platter: Die-cast aluminum
- Wow and Flutter: 0.15% (WTD) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >60dB
- Output Level, Phono Preamp: 4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
- Output Level, Preamp LINE: 200 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
- Phono Pre-Amp Gain: 35 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
- Power Supply Requirements: 100-240V AC, 60 Hz
- Power Consumption: 1 W
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 17.13" x 13.90" 5.04" (420 x 340 x 116.9 mm)
- Weight: 10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)
- Accessories Included: AT-VM95E phono cartridge; AT-HS4 headshell; dual RCA (male) to dual RCA (male) cable with ground wire; counterweight; rubber mat; dust cover; 45 RPM adapter
- Tonearm type: Balanced straight tonearm with detachable headshell
- Effective arm length: 223.6 mm
- Overhang: 18.6 mm
- Tracking error angle: <2 degrees
- Applicable cartridge weight: 12-17 g
- Anti-skating range: 0-3 g
- Replacement Stylus: AT-VMN95E
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 17 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT-LPW40WN
Scratch and Dent, USED
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 17 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT-LPW40WN
Blemished, USED
Shipping Weight: 13.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 20 x 17 x 8 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): AT-LPW40WN

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (5 ratings)
Submitted June 15, 2019 by Wesley Carter in Estill Springs, TN

"Great Turntable For The Money"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The table was easy to setup. I recommend getting a protractor and scale because the cartridge wasn’t aligned and the stylus weight wasn’t accurate on the counterweight. With the calibrated scale reading 2 grams the weight showed 2.5 grams. I also recommend getting a quality turntable preamp. The one built in is ok, but try flipping the switch and plugging it into a decent preamp and listen to the difference when you can adjust the gain right to the edge of overload then backing off. It increases the dynamics and makes the music much more lively. The table is well built with quality components. The Audio Technica green elliptical stylus does a great job. The tone arm is very well made. I really like this turntable and have zero regrets buying it.
The sound is what I expected. This cartridge sounds very good in all turntables I’ve heard it with. The tonearm does a great job of interfacing it to the vinyl.
This isn’t a feature laden turntable, but it’s not meant to be. I want a quality turntable without a lot of fluff to get in the way of listening to the music.
Ease of Use
Very easy to use. The only thing was the power switch on the back threw me for a loop. The instructions are pictures only.
It’s well made. No issues there.
It’s well worth the $300 it cost.
Manufacturer Support
Never dealt with them directly.
The Wow Factor
It sounds great and looks good.

Musical Background:

Guitar and bass since 1982.

Musical Style:

Rock and roll
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