Audio Technica AT-LP2X
Full auto, built in phono pre-amp, and two speeds: 33-1/3, 45 RPM
The AT-LP2X combines hi-fi features in a stylish design to deliver stunning sonic quality at a great price. It is perfect if you’re looking for an automatic turntable that will grow with your needs as you build out the perfect home stereo system. It boasts ease-of-use, performance, affordability and options to add-on or upgrade the turntable’s key features.
The AT-LP2X is a fully automatic belt-drive turntable with switchable controls to play 12” and 7” vinyl records at one of two speeds—33-1/3 and 45 RPM. Being fully automatic, starting and stopping your records is done simply by pressing the START and STOP buttons on the front of the player. With these controls, you won’t need to manually lift the needle to play your favourite music—the buttons will automatically lift and place the tonearm. Should you wish to do it manually, however, a hydraulically-damped lift control allows the stylus to be precisely and safely lowered and raised at any point on the record.
The AT-LP2X’s balanced straight tone arm comes with a 1/2” mount universal headshell and Audio-Technica’s AT91R Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge with the option to switch it out for other moving magnet or moving coil cartridges. This is all to give you an excellent, high-fidelity listening experience and the flexibility to upgrade. It has an anti-resonance, die-cast aluminium platter with a felt mat; boasts a damped base construction for reduced low-frequency feedback; and includes a 45 RPM adapter and hinged, clear-smoked, dust cover.
On the back of AT-LP2X is a PHONO/LINE switch; an attached dual-RCA output cable; and an AC input to connect the included power cable. Depending on your setup, switch the PHONO/LINE switch to LINE when you are using the AT-LP2X with a stereo preamp, or to PHONO—which will turn on the internal preamp—when you are connected directly to speakers.