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Audio-Technica AT-HS1

Universal headshell

1 Review


Our take on the Audio-Technica AT-HS1

This universal 1/2"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges features color-coded headshell lead wires. Cartridge mounting hardware is included.

Product Highlights:

  • lightweight aluminum 1/2"-mount headshell
  • finger lift is positioned near the front of headshell to enable precise placement of stylus (not included)
  • color-coded lead wires for easy installation
  • rubber washer for secure fit to tone arm
  • mounting accessories included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Universal 1/2"-mount headshell
  • 2 Screws
  • 2 Nuts
  • 2 Washers

Audio-Technica AT-HS1 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(1 Review)


John from Mineral Ridge, OH on 12/23/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This headshell is used in the AT-LP120-USB and or other AT tables, which I got last year from Crutchfield. It's Made in Japan. That means it's best, being made in Japan. My SL-1600 table uses a higher end headshell that has gold contacts. Color black. And the SL-1600 is a Matsushita table. Or better known as Panasonic. That's what Audio-Technica is, Panasonic. Anyway... I am replacing the AT95 cartridge that came with the LP-120 with some higher quality AT cartridges. For the money this AT-HS1 is excellent. You'll be able to mount your cartridge without any problems. When given the chance I will review the LP120 I got here last year at Crutchfield and a secret to share about that table that most don't know about. There's nothing better then an AT product, and furthermore buying that product from Crutchfield.

Pros: It's an AT!

Cons: Not free!!! :)


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Product Research


1/2" Mount Headshell: The Audio-Technica AT-HS1 is a universal 1/2"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges. It features all-metal construction and an integral finger lift. It is equipped with a rubber washer for a secure fit to your turntable tone arm, and comes with color-coded headshell lead wires and cartridge mounting hardware.

  • All metal construction with integral finger lift
  • Rubber washer for secure fit to tone arm
  • Color coded lead wires and cartridge mounting hardware
Note: The AT-HS1 Universal Headshell fits both the AT-LP120-USB, AT-LP240-USB and AT-LP1240-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntables.


  • Width = 1.5625"
  • Height = 0.5625"
  • Depth = 2.5625"

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Why did you buy this?

I bought this Head Shell to install another 78 RPM cartridge so I could easily change from my 95E cartridge for normal playing to 78 rpm records. You well probably have reset your tracking force and anti skate settings. [ LARRY  Feb 03, 2018 ]