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Peep into the workings of Audio Technica’s transparent turntable

The AT-LP2022 record player doubles up as a dazzling piece of art

  • Miki Kitasako
  • 22 November 2022
Peep into the workings of Audio Technica’s transparent turntable

Celebrating its 60th anniversary, Audio Technica has released its latest product — a clear acrylic limited-edition turntable named the AT-LP2022. Its arrival comes as a manifestation of the Japanese company’s vision from 1962 of “producing high-quality audio for everyone”.

The sleek and classic piece that doubles up as aesthetic furniture comes in at a somewhat unpretentious price of US$1,200. Compared to other swanky turntables out there, it’s quite a fair price to pay for such a statement piece that delivers high performance in terms of audio experience.

The turntable features a 30mm high-density transparent acrylic known as Lucite which allows you to see the inner workings of Audio Technica’s engineering. It also includes an AT-VMN95SH Shibata stylus that’s on a carbon-fibre tonearm, able to pick up ultra-high frequencies and will not compromise any audio. You’ll also be able to set its height with adjustable feet and a rotary that adjusts three ways from 33-⅓ and 45 RPM.

A part of the sales from the AT-LP2022 and many other pieces from the brand’s 60th-anniversary collection will be going to the ‘Playing For Change Foundation’. This movement looks to support positive change for marginalized youths in developing nations through music and arts.

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“It is an honor to provide a quality audio experience to millions of people throughout the world. What begins as a simple vibration – a subtle movement – results in an emotional connection, whether that be when listening deeply to an album or sharing your voice with the world,” shares Kazuo Matsushita, President of Audio-Technica Corporation.

Just last month, Audio Technica also launched two limited edition pieces — the AT-MC2022 Dual Moving Coil Stereo Cartridge and the ATH-W2022 Audiophile Closed-Back Dynamic Wooden Headphones for their 60th anniversary.

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For those who would like to get their hands on Audio Technica’s representation of their “Diamond Jubilee”, you’ll have to hang on a little longer as its release date is on December 16.

Find out more about Audio Technica’s belt-driven manual turntable here.

Miki Kitasako is Mixmag Asia’s Social Media and Content Producer, follow her on LinkedIn.

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