Audio-Technica AT-LPW30TK Turntable Review 2022

The Audio-Technica AT- LPW30TK is a fully manual belt-drive turntable with an adjustable dynamic anti-skate control (ADAS). It features a tonearm that can be adjusted to any angle and has a built in phono preamp for use with moving magnet cartridges. This model also includes the optional AT-LPW30TC cartridge holder which allows you to mount your cartridge on top of the deck instead of inside the unit.

The AT-LPW30TK is equipped with a 2-speed direct drive motor, a 3.5mm direct output jack, and a 1/4″ input jack. A removable dust cover protects the platter when not in use. The AT-LPW30TK comes with a 10′ power cord, a 6′ speaker cable, a remote control, and a carrying case.

Features of Audio-Technica AT-LPW30TK Review 

  • 2 speed Direct Drive Motor: The AT-LPW30TK uses a 2-speed direct drive motor which provides high torque at low speeds and lower torque at higher speeds. This makes it ideal for playing records at slower speeds but still providing smooth operation at higher speeds.
  • 3.5mm Output Jack: The AT-LP W30TK offers a standard 3.5mm direct out jack so you can connect directly to most portable devices such as MP3 players or computers.
  • 1/4″ Input Jack: The AT- LPW30 TK offers a standard 1/4″ input jack so you can connect directly into many audio sources including CD players, DVD players, and other home stereo equipment.
  • Adjustable Tonearm Angle: The AT-LPWP30TK’s tonearm can be rotated up to 90 degrees from horizontal allowing you to play your record collection vertically.
  • Adjustable Phono Preamp: The AT-LP WP30TK’s built-in phono stage allows you to adjust the gain of the preamp to suit your listening environment.
  • Built In Dust Cover: When the dust cover is removed, the platter will spin freely without touching anything.
  • Removable Dust Cover: The dust cover is easily removable for cleaning purposes.

What We Like

  • High quality build
  • Fully manual design
  • Easy to set up and operate

What We Don’t Like

  • Pricey
  • Not suitable for all types of music
  • No automatic tracking feature

Sound Quality:

This is a very good sounding turntable. I have had this turntable for about two months now and I am really impressed with how well it sounds. I was worried that the sound would be too bright because of the lack of a tonearm damper but I’m happy to report that it doesn’t seem to affect the sound much. The only thing I don’t like about the sound is that there isn’t much bass response. If you are looking for a turntable that will give you great sound then this is definitely one of the best choices available.

Build Quality:

My favorite thing about this turntable is how sturdy and nice it feels in my hands. It’s made of sturdy metal, with easily manipulable controls. It has no loose parts or parts that may break off if dropped accidentally.

Ease of Use:

I found the instructions included with the turntable to be pretty clear and easy to follow. Setting up the turntable was simple and took less than 5 minutes. Once everything was installed and connected, I was ready to go!

Value:

For the money, this is a great value. You get a lot of features for the price.

FAQs – Audio-Technica at-LPW30TK Review

Q: Is Audio-Technica turntable a good brand?

A: There are a variety of products and accessories available from them, including some of the best turntables on the market today.

Q: How do I know what type of cartridge to buy?

A: Most people prefer moving coil cartridges over moving magnet cartridges. Moving magnet cartridges tend to produce more treble and less bass. Moving coil cartridges tend to produce more bass and less treble.

Q: What kind of vinyl should I use with this turntable?

A: Vinyl records come in different sizes and weights. To find out which size and weight of vinyl you need, check the back of the record label. For example, 45 rpm records usually weigh between 0.6 grams and 1 gram. 33 1/3 RPM records usually weigh between 0 grams and 0.5 grams. LPs (long playing) usually weigh between 3 grams and 4.5 grams.

Q: Can I put a needle on my turntable?

A: No, needles are not compatible with belt driven turntables.

Q: Do I need an amp to power my turntable?

A: No, most turntables can run fine using just a direct connection from your amplifier. However, many people choose to add a separate preamplifier so they can enjoy their turntable even louder.

Q: Does this turntable require any special care?

A: This turntable does not require any special care. Just keep it clean by wiping down the surface

Q: Is this turntable compatible with iPods?

A: No, unfortunately this turntable does not work with iPod touch or iPhone.

Q: Can I use an external amplifier with this turntable?

A: Yes, you can use any type of powered speakers with this turntable.

Q: What is the maximum amount of weight I should place on the belt?

A: We recommend placing no more than 20 pounds (9kg) of weight on the belt.

Q: How do I change the speed of the turntable?

A: To change the speed of the AT-LPW30KTK, simply turn the speed control knob clockwise or counterclockwise until the desired speed is reached.

Q: Does the turntable come with a remote control?

A: Unfortunately, this model does not include a remote control.

Conclusion

If you want a turntable that gives you great sound and is easy to use, look no further than the Audio Technica AT-LPW30TK. It has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a high quality product. If you’re looking for something that will give you years of enjoyment, then this is the turntable for you.

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