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Audio-Technica AT-HS3

Universal headshell

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Our take on the Audio-Technica AT-HS3

The AT-HS3 is a 1/2"-mount headshell that's angled to fit any turntable with a straight 4-pin tonearm. The headshell's lightweight aluminum die-cast body minimizes vibration. It's equipped with color-coded lead wires and comes with mounting screws.

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)
  • angled shape suitable for straight tonearms
  • color-coded lead wires for easy installation
  • rubber washer for secure fit to tonearm
  • mounting accessories included
  • 7/8"W x 5/8"H x 1-7/8"D
  • weight: 0.4 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 1/2" Mount headshell. 2 Long screws
  • 2 Short screws
  • 2 Nuts
  • 2 Washers
  • User Manual

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1/2" Mount Headshell: The Audio-Technica AT-HS3 is a universal 1/2"-mount headshell designed for use with the AT-LP3 turntable, and is an excellent fit for any turntable with a straight 4-pin tonearm. The AT-HS3 features a lightweight aluminum die-cast body to keep vibration to a minimum and a finger-lift to enable precise stylus placement. The headshell is also equipped with color-coded lead wires and comes with mounting screws.

  • Universal 1/2"-mount headshell for 4-pin tonearms
  • Lightweight aluminum die-cast body keeps vibration to a minimum
  • Angled shape suitable for straight tonearms
  • Finger lift enables precise stylus placement
  • Vivid red coloring
  • Includes lead wires and mounting screws


  • Material: Aluminum
  • Connector: Aluminum
  • Weight: 11.1 g (0.4 oz); excluding lead wire
  • Dimensions: 0.8125" (w) x 0.625" (h) x 1.9375" (d)

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This is the stock headshell for the AT-LP3 automatic turntable, which comes with a cartridge with a conical needle, I want to be able to mount a second cartridge with an elliptical needle for my better LPs [ Michael  Aug 01, 2017 ]

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