Brilliant, affordable fully automatic turntable from Audio Technica.
Very simple to use and with great sound, ‘What HiFi’ gave it 5 Stars.
Audio-Technica’s AT-LP3 fully automatic belt-drive stereo turntable is a top-notch vinyl player, with the superb sound of analogue audio. Nothing short of a revolution, it allows you to experiment with different needle cartridges for a level of customisability not usually seen on this grade of turntable. With two speeds, and a built in phono pre-amp, this nifty and sweet-sounding deck is the next level for vinyl junkies.
33 and 45rpm speeds allow you to take the pick of your vinyl albums and singles. And the built-in switchable phono pre-amp means you can plug the LP3 directly into home stereo systems, powered speakers, and other audio components that don’t have a dedicated turntable input.
With hydraulically dampened lift control, the tonearm is expertly balanced for superior sound reproduction. An anti-resonance, die-cast aluminium platter with 4.5mm rubber mat ensures stable playback of your records. Dampened base construction reduces low frequency feedback colouration, and a hinged dust cover ensures your prized records are kept pristine while playing.
This turntable comes with an AT91R dual moving magnet cartridge, specially designed to pick up every nuance of the vinyl record. But the AT-HS3 universal headshell allows you to experiment with other cartridges. It’s compatible with 1/2″ mount cartridges and 4-pin turntable arms. Just switch between Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridge mode depending on your choice. This nifty feature allows for the next level of sonic customisation for vinyl lovers.