New turntable from Audio Technica

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Re: New turntable from Audio Technica

Post by BMRR » 01 Sep 2018 02:14

eddie edirol wrote:No doubt in my mind this is hanpin, inside might be just like the AT-LP1240. Id bet my savings on it.
Hanpin, yes. Inside just like an LP-1240? No. But I'll take that bet, and I look forward to taking your money. :lol:

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Re: New turntable from Audio Technica

Post by oldschool1955 » 01 Sep 2018 02:26

BMRR wrote:
oldschool1955 wrote:Interesting they are still using the same knockoff Technics SL-1200 tonearm form factor used on their DD tables.
This isn't the same arm they use on their DJ decks. This is the J-shaped arm they introduced with the AT-LP5. The arm on their DJ decks is S-shaped. The J arm is also longer, 240mm effective length if I recall correctly. Definitely more audiophile oriented.
The arm may be a different shape and length but the pivot assembly looks very similar to the Technics. Doesn't make it bad, I was just making an observation and hope they have better QC on the bearings. As I said if someone is happy with their gear that is all that matters.

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Re: New turntable from Audio Technica

Post by Smoke Screen » 02 Sep 2018 11:12

It should be noted that the KAB TD-1200 fluid dampener (~150 USD)fits on
the LP7 tonearm like a glove. Also the dampening feet can be exchanged
with more effective ones. The LP7 being a lightweight turntable and depends
on good isolation from its footprint.
According to Audio Technica a inductor and a capacitor are left in the
signal path when the internal phonopre is not used.

Well,i agree with raphaelmabo that the assembly with a VM520 is rather
generous. However,imho if someone buys a turntable in the upper pricerange
of the consumer class,certainly a better cartridge like the VM540 or 2MBlue
or DL-110 will be mounted soon.

In my view what this turntable lacks is a hinged dustcover,a autostop/lift up
at end of play and a headshell that supports azymuth adjustment. And of course
some variation of stroboscope/pitch controls. For that built in i can easily
do without a mounted cartridge out of the box.

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Re: New turntable from Audio Technica

Post by craschowder » 19 May 2019 04:40

Slavikcc wrote:
29 Jan 2018 13:04
wow and flutter at 0.2%, and a not-so-weighty 11 pounds.
Good lord! Where do some of you come up with these numbers? The specs are wow and flutter at <0.08% WRMS (33 RPM) at 3 kHz and 8.3 kg (18.30 lbs.), without dust cover.

Let's get the numbers right before we crap on something we've never owned or done research on please. Threads like this only assist in spreading misinformation.

https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/turn ... index.html

Master Switch named the AT-LP7 BEST OVERALL of 2019 based on specs and value. The specs listed by you and others are just flat out false and misleading.

https://www.themasterswitch.com/best-turntables

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Re: New turntable from Audio Technica

Post by BMRR » 19 May 2019 17:13

craschowder wrote:
19 May 2019 04:40
Good lord! Where do some of you come up with these numbers?
Those were the numbers that Audio-Technica originally posted on their web page for the AT-LP7, as seen here in this screenshot from January 2018:
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craschowder wrote:
19 May 2019 04:40
Let's get the numbers right before we crap on something we've never owned or done research on please. Threads like this only assist in spreading misinformation.
If Audio-Technica originally posted incorrect information on their own web site, that's their issue. There's no need to attack people who, in good faith, posted information that came direct from Audio-Technica.
craschowder wrote:
19 May 2019 04:40
The specs listed by you and others are just flat out false and misleading.
If AT's original specs for the LP7 were false, and if anyone was mislead because of that, AT is responsible for that.

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Re: New turntable from Audio Technica

Post by Smoke Screen » 23 May 2019 01:42

Meanwhile the AT-LP7 has a strong competition in the Fluance RT-85 which costs 200 bucks less,
has a simpler tonearm,but with a 2M Blue under the headshell.
The drive system on both and the plinth are similar,but the Fluance has a acryl-platter,no inbuilt
phonostage but a tiny bit better specs on paper.
As with the newer AT-VM95 cartridge family i smell growing competition here.
I also have the feeling that the industry picked up on that w&f needs to be at a bare minimum under 0,1%.
At least i often read 0,08% w&f in recent times. Not that any reviewer will check that with better precision
than a phone app or that it even reaches 1980 entry level class specs....
But if the vinyl trend holds,we are getting there. Admittedly in a glacial pace and for - even factored in
inflation - ridiculously high prices,but hey just wait another decade. Well,so much for technical advancement
for the benefit of the consumer. :lol:

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Re: New turntable from Audio Technica

Post by iShootRAW » 17 Oct 2019 18:22

I love my Audio-Technica AT-LP7.

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Re: New turntable from Audio Technica

Post by lbls1 » 18 Oct 2019 02:31

Is it any good? Can it measure up to (finally) a new technics and/or a SL 1200?

It looks like a good alternative to the ultra high priced and ultra cheap quality examples we have currently.