Audio-Technica is now shipping its newly expanded line of DJ products. The range includes the ATH-PRO5X and ATH-PRO7X professional DJ headphones, the AT-LP1240-USB XP direct-drive professional DJ turntable, and the AT-XP5 and AT-XP7 moving magnet DJ cartridges.
Audio-Technica has introduced two DJ-specific headphone models: the over-ear ATH-PRO5X (available in black and white) and the on-ear ATH-PRO7X (available in black). Both models feature impressive power handling, isolation, construction, and comfort for long sessions. The PRO5X over-ear headphones are equipped with 40 mm drivers and offer 1,500 mW max input power. They feature rotating earpieces for one-ear monitoring and detachable locking cables (3.9 – 9.8-foot coiled and 3.9-foot straight). The PRO7X on-ear headphones are equipped with 45 mm drivers and offer 2,000 mW max input power for accurate sound reproduction. They include detachable locking cables (3.9 – 9.8-foot coiled and 3.9-foot straight) and soft, durable earpads.
The AT-LP1240-USB XP is a direct-drive professional DJ turntable outfitted with the new AT-XP5 DJ cartridge. The turntable offers a host of features that make it ideal for pro, mobile and club DJ use. Built to deliver even under the most demanding conditions of professional use, the turntable utilizes a direct-drive 16-pole, three-phase motor for speed stability along with easy back-cueing, forward and reverse play and quiet operation at 33-1/3, 45 or 78 RPM. The turntable’s S-shaped tone arm has various adjustments available, including tracking force, anti-skate, and vertical tracking angle. It features a removable headshell with the newly designed AT-XP5 cartridge pre-mounted.
The AT-LP1240-USB XP turntable comes with numerous additional DJ-friendly features including a damped cast-aluminum platter with stroboscopic speed markings and slip mat, an illuminated speed indicator and adjustable pitch control, a start/stop button, a removable stylus target light, a dedicated tone arm grounding lug, a hydraulically-damped lift lever and a locking tone arm rest. The turntable has a built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with dual RCA output jacks with detachable cables. An additional USB output allows direct connection to a computer without any special drivers, making it easy to transfer vinyl records to digital music files. Included are a USB cable, audio adapter cables, removable dust cover, and 45 RPM adapter.
Rounding out the DJ line are two new moving magnet DJ phono cartridges. Born out of Audio-Technica’s Hi-Fi heritage and developed with DJ’s, the new cartridges combine specialist DJ requirements with high-fidelity sound. Both the AT-XP5 and AT-XP7 have been designed to be robust and reliable, with a 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical bonded stylus and a tracking force range of 2.0 to 4.0 grams, offering tracking ability for even the widest grooves and deepest bass. This tracking ability is combined with output level, with the AT-XP5 giving 5.5 mV and the AT-XP7 giving 6.0 mV. Both cartridges feature a rigid, lightweight polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)/glass fiber body for minimized vibrations, and the cartridges are also designed to give visibility of the stylus tip for accurate cueing.
Audio-Technica’s line of DJ products are now available with pricing as follows:
— AT-LP1240-USB XP: MAP $499.00
— ATH-PRO7X: MAP $199.00
— ATH-PRO5X: MAP $79.00
— AT-XP7: MAP $159.00
— AT-XP5: MAP $79.00