Audio-Technica AT-LP2022 Fully Manual Belt-Drive 60th Anniversary Turntable
July 30, 2023 §
The placement of the turntable is also salient. I’ve noticed on my wood floor, stability can be an issue, but not for these two turntables. The AT-LP2022 never flinched when I got close to it —there was no distortion or skipping and tonearm and carts flowed. With more of a neutral sound than a warm one, the AT-LP2022 was my go-to turntable for almost half a year when my Levinson was in the shop.
Some of my favourite moments with the AT-LP2022 were when my family would come and visit my home, they all would stare at the turntable, focusing on the looks of the AT-LP. The prism that you can catch at almost every angle, the city-like image you see when looking at it directly from the side through the crystal-clear plinth and platter, with little screws and electronics that look like skyscrapers and buildings. Audio-Technica complemented a stable and ready-to-rock turntable with a formidable design. Turntables always set out to make a statement whether it’s a heavy platter/chassis or dynamics. I think the AT-LP2022 combines the looks, the feel and the sonics at an excellent price ($1200 incl. arm and two cartridges).