As the latest in its 60th anniversary celebration line of products, Audio-Technica has introduced its new AT-LP2022 Manual Belt-Drive Turntable, a limited-edition record player that will be offered worldwide, in limited numbers.
The AT-LP2022 employs a new, elegant design with a 30 mm thick, high-density clear acrylic chassis that the company says reduces unwanted resonances. The chassis is complemented by a transparent anti-resonant acrylic platter with a mounted black AT-VM95E cartridge and includes a clear AT-VMN95SH Shibata stylus.
The turntable’s sensor-monitored belt-drive motor system provides quiet, accurate and stable playback of 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records. It features a carbon-fibre tonearm mounted on a metal base, with adjustable VTA (vertical tracking angle), tracking force and anti-skating.
The AT-LP2022 includes two separate styli with different geometry. An elliptical AT-VM95E is pre-mounted on the AT-HS4-SV headshell, and the AT-VMN95SH, a special-edition Shibata stylus with a clear housing, is also included. The VM95 cartridge platform also offers additional stylus shapes to accommodate different vinyl playback preferences. The AT-LP2022 features newly designed isolation feet that are height-adjustable as well.
The turntable’s external power supply prevents any unwanted electronic noise from intruding upon the sonic purity of the signal. Also included is a removeable dust cover, detachable RCA cable, and 45 RPM adapter.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP2022 Belt-Drive Turntable is now available for an MSRP of US$1,200.