Audio-Technica AT-LP3 turntable

Audio-Technica AT-LP3 turntable

"One of the best automatic turntables we've ever heard. At last, there's an almost-all-in-one, budget turntable that treats your records as music and not a mere curiosity."1

"It's hugely accomplished. It's upgradeable, has a great feature list and is as easy to use as those 'turntable in a suitcase' brands. Most importantly though, it saves the best of its abilities for its performance, which is outstanding for the price."2

Expressive and musical sound quality
Balanced straight tonearm with hydraulically damped lift control and rest
Fully automatic belt-drive operation with two speeds: 33-1/3, 45 RPM
Built-in switchable phono pre-amplifier with attached dual RCA output cable
AT91R Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge with long-life diamond stylus
Damped base construction for reduced low-frequency feedback coloration


Audio-Technica AT-LP3 turntable

Code: ATLP003BK

Product Info


The AT-LP3 fully automatic belt-drive turntable lets you take your record playing experience to the next level with advanced features not typically found on automatic turntables. The balanced straight tone arm comes with a 1/2" mount universal headshell and AT91R Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge, giving you high-fidelity performance, plus the option to use other moving magnet or moving coil cartridges of your choosing.

A hydraulically damped lift control allows the stylus to be precisely and safely lowered and raised at any point on a record. Yet the turntable also offers fully automatic operation, so you can simply press the Start button to begin play and the Stop button to lift and return the tone arm and shut off the turntable (the stop function occurs automatically when a record has played all the way through).

The AT-LP3 is constructed of anti-vibration damping materials that limits low-frequency feedback. Resonance is further reduced by the turntable’s die-cast aluminum platter and accompanying 4 mm rubber damping mat. Equipped to play both 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records, the AT-LP3 features a built-in switchable phono preamp and an attached dual RCA output cable that enable it be connected to a home stereo, powered speakers and other components whether they have a dedicated turntable input or not.

Footnote 1: See full substance of review at Audio Technica AT-LP3 review.

Footnote 2: See full context of review at Audio Technica AT-LP3 review.

Audio-Technica AT-LP3 specifications
- Type: 2-speed, fully automatic operation
- Motor: DC servo-controlled motor
- Drive method: Belt drive
- Speeds: 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
- Turntable platter: Die-cast aluminium
- Wow and flutter: Less than 0.25% (WTD) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
- Signal-to-noise ratio: > 50 dB (DIN-B)
- Output level pre-amp: Pre-amp PHONO: 1.5-3.6 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec; Pre-amp LINE: 129-313 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
- Phono pre-amp gain: 36 dB nominal, RIAA equalized
- Power supply requirements: 120V AC, 60 Hz
- Dimensions: 434.0 mm (17.1") W x 128.0 mm (5.0") H x 350.0 mm (13.8") D
- Weight: 5.2 kg (11.5 lbs.)
- Accessories included: AT91R Dual Moving Magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus; 1/2" mount universal headshell; power cord; 45 RPM adapter; removable hinged dust cover; 4 mm rubber mat
- Replacement stylus: ATN91
- Upgrade stylus: CFN3600LE

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