Audio-Technica announced the introduction of its 60th Anniversary AT-LP2022 Manual Belt-Drive Turntable, a limited-edition record player that celebrates A-T’s 60 years of excellence in high-performance analog audio. A limited number of AT-LP2022 turntables was offered worldwide, each carrying a unique serial number.
The AT-2022 combines exceptional record-playback performance with a completely new, elegant 60th Anniversary design. The turntable is built upon a 30 mm thick, high-density clear acrylic chassis that reduces unwanted resonances while imparting a distinctive look. The chassis is complemented by a transparent anti-resonant acrylic platter with a mounted black AT-VM95E cartridge and also 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-fiber tonearm mounted on a metal base, with adjustable VTA (vertical tracking angle), tracking force, and anti-skating.
The AT-LP2022 offers users a unique opportunity to evaluate different diamond profiles, as it includes two separate style with different geometry. An elliptical AT-VM95E is premounted 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 listeners’ vinyl playback preferences. The AT-LP2022 features newly-designed isolation feet that are height-adjustable. The turntable’s external power supply prevents any unwanted electronic noise from intruding upon the sonic purity of the signal. The AT-LP2022 also comes with a removable dust cover, a detachable RCA cable, and a 45 RPM adapter.
The Audio-Technica AT-LP2022 Belt-Drive Turntable is now available for purchase at a suggested retail price of US$1200.