Audio Technica’s Newest Turntables
Audio-Technica’s AT-LP3XBT automatic and AT-LPW50BTRW manual turntables.
Audio-Technica revealed its successor to the AT-LP3 turntable, the AT-LP3XBT. Alongside this new model, they also revealed the AT-LPW50BTRW. What should you expect from the newest releases?
The Audio Technica AT-LP3XBT
The AT-LP3XBT comes with a fully automatic belt-drive turntable operation with push-button speed control offering 33-1/3, 45 RPM.
The turntable comes with a damped base construction for reduced low-frequency feedback coloration partnered with an anti-resonant, die-cast aluminum platter with a felt mat. This is rounded off with a balanced straight tonearm equipped with an AT-HS3 universal headshell, hydraulically damped lift control, and rest.
Not only that but, the fitted AT-VM95C cartridge is compatible with any VM95 Series replacement stylus. So buyers have a lot of options when it comes to budget and application.
Lastly, it comes with an onboard aptX Bluetooth. It allows connectivity to speakers and other devices equipped with wireless tech.
You also have the option to hook the LP3XBT to audio systems, and powered speakers through the included dual RCA output cable and the built-in switchable phono/line pre-amplifier.
The Audio Technica AT-LPW50BTRW
The LPW50BTRW offers a 30mm-thick MDF (medium-density fibreboard) plinth covered in appealing rosewood-finished veneer. A sensor-monitored motor controls the rotational speed accuracy while the straight carbon-fiber tonearm has adjustable tracking force and comes with a matching matte-silver AT-HS4 universal ½-inch-mount headshell.
The headshell has a high-performance black AT-VM95E Dual Moving Magnet cartridge with a 0.3 x 0.7mm elliptical stylus. The cartridge is compatible with any VM95 Series replacement stylus, offering a wide choice of upgrade or replacement options for every budget and application.
The built-in selectable phono preamp and detachable dual RCA output cable enable direct-wired connection to components with or without a dedicated phono input.
Prices Of The AT-LP3XBT & AT-LPW50BTRW
- The AT-LP3XBT retails at £419.99/ €499
- The AT-LPW50BTRW retails at £280/ €329
They both come in black or white.