One of our highest-rated Audio-Technica turntables just dropped in price ahead of Prime Day – get £80 off this ultra-stable, direct drive deck

Audio-Technica LP5X
(Image credit: Audio-Technica)

Amazon Prime Day will take place on July 16 & 17, a two-day sales event that’ll bring with it bargains galore on a huge number of music-related products. And even though we’re a week away, Amazon have got the party started early by knocking 21% off the price of the Audio-Technica LP5X turntable, taking the price down from £379.99 to £299 - a saving of £80.99.

Audio-Technica LP5X: Was £379.99, now £299

Audio-Technica LP5X: Was £379.99, now £299
Amazon are gearing up for Prime Day on July 16 & 17 with this early offer on the impressive Audio-Technica LP5X turntable. It's a solid choice thanks to its balance and performance - and you can get 21% off the RRP right now.

This solid, direct-drive device features in our guide to the best Audio-Technica turntables - and it’ll give you a stable experience thanks to its metallic gimbal suspension system which reduces tracking issues as you spin your vinyl.

The three-speed Audio-Technica LP5X has a moving magnet cartridge, is fully manual and has a built in phono preamp - and its J-shaped tonearm has been inspired by the design of the Japanese firm's first turntables from the 60s and into the 70s.

While it does offer USB output (and there's a cable included), there’s no space for Bluetooth with the LP5X - but if you have a wired speaker or two, this isn’t going to be a problem.

It’s a rock-solid performer with the anti-skate systems joined by a heavy rubber damping mat and aluminium platter for weight and further stability. There's also a dust cover included.

With Amazon Prime Day fast approaching, we’ll be keeping our eyes on all the best bargains and bringing them to you in our Prime Day music dealsPrime Day turntable deals and Prime Day vinyl deals pages.

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.