MT5 2-Channel Precision Turntable

Highly Recommended
- Lyd & Bilde

The McIntosh MT5 precision turntable is a complete turntable p​ackage that is more than the sum of its parts. Engineered to exacting McIntosh standards, each piece contributes to deliver a superb performance.

"The turntable of the gods." - Rolling Stone

"One of the best we've tested in a long time." - Lyd & Bilde

MT5 comes equipped with a high performance platter and motor drive assembly, precision tone arm and a high output moving coil cartridge that is also compatible with moving magnet inputs. The illuminated, magnetically suspended platter produces an inviting glow that's sure to be a conversation starter among friends and guests alike.

"MT5 offers a solid and clear sound with great temporal grip and fluency, whilst dynamic contrasts were conveyed with conviction." Awarded 5 out of 5 Globes. - Hi-Fi World

"A truly capable high-end turntable that stands up to any class rival." - What Hi Fi

MT5 is factory adjusted for perfect playback. Tracking force, anti-skate force, cartridge overhang and arm height are all preset for maximum performance. Advanced magnetic platter bearings and a precise belt drive motor spins records with absolute stability and quiet, assuring a pleasurable vinyl listening experience. The custom tone arm and matching moving coil cartridge track records with minimum friction using magnetic antiskate and horizontal, tone-arm bearings. While the construction of the MT5 is meticulous, the setup is simple. In a few easy steps, you’ll be ready to enjoy your favorite vinyl recordings.

"A turntable that turns the table on the traditional listening experience -- making the process of enjoying vinyl as smooth as its rich analog sound." - Gear Patrol

"The MT5 Precision Turntable lets you experience vinyl the way that you’re supposed to: truly absorbing the music, hearing every note as if it’s the first time." - Complex

While maintaining complementary McIntosh styling, the MT5 takes full advantage of the chassis materials used to suppress noise, resonance and coloration so the only sound produced is that which is on your records. A clear, form-fitting dust cover is included to protect the MT5's moving parts, along with your valued records. The MT5 turntable is compatible with any McIntosh stereo preamplifier and is a great piece to complete your two-channel stereo system. Contact your local dealer​ to learn more.

"A turntable worthy of one’s most cherished vinyl." - The New York Times

Cartridge Specifications

Cartridge Type

Moving Coil, High Output

Output Level

2.5 mV at 5 cm/s

Load Impedance

1000 Ohms recommended (Preamp MC Input)

Frequency Response

20Hz to 50kHz

Channel Separation

35dB at 1kHz


15 x 10-6 cm/dyne

Recommended Tracking Force

2.0 g

Channel Difference

Less than 0.5 dB at 1kHz

Total Mass

6.3 g


Elliptical Diamond

Cantilever Material


Tonearm Specifications


Magnetic Sapphire and Ceramic

Arm Tube






Turntable Specifications

Playback Speeds

33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm

Motor Type

DC Motor with Stainless Steel Brushes

Speed Control

Servo System


Silicon Acrylic

Platter Bearing

Magnetic Suspended Ceramic


Stereo Outputs Unbalanced



Power Control Input


Power Control Output


Platter Light


Speed Control Fine Adjustment


General Specifications

Dust Cover


Weights & Dimensions

Dimensions (W x H x D)

17-1/2" (44.45cm) x 7" (17.8cm) (7-1/2" (19.0cm) with dust cover) x 19" (48.26cm)
Note: Tone Arm Height will vary depending on the type of Cartridge installed.


31.5 lbs (14.3 kg)

Shipping Weight

38 lbs (17.2 kg)

Product Literature

MT5 Turntable Brochure (2.27 MB) (4/22/2013) Download

User Documents

MT5 Precision Turntable Owner's Manual (6.81 MB) (6/17/2015) Download

Important Additional Operation Information Guide (4.91 MB) (9/21/2016) Download

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