Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of problem-solving audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges. Now, thanks to the comeback of vinyl, Audio Technica is here to capitalize on this resurgance. 

Direct drive turntables have higher torque than their belt driven competitors. This means not only do they offer highly consistent speeds, if you get a little clumsy and drag the tone arm it’s less likely to have any serious effect. Plus there’s the added benefit of never needing to replace a worn out belt, and the units weigh a ton, so they’re fantastic at suppressing vibration.

The Audio Technica  direct drive turntable, AT-LP5 brings advanced technology and sleek contemporary styling together for performance that looks as good as it sounds. Something that’s worth mentioning about the AT-LP5’s sound quality is that unlike some other turntables on the market, it doesn’t focus a lot on being bass heavy. The bass is certainly there and pretty noticeable, but an overall well-balanced sound is what you should precisely expect with the AT-LP5. So get that old vinyl out of the attic and start enjoying again.