AT-LP3BK

Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable

MSRP* US$279.00
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



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  • Features
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  • Overview

    The AT-LP3 fully automatic belt-drive turntable lets you take your analog listening 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 excellent 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.

    Available in black (AT-LP3BK) and white (AT-LP3WH).
  • Features

    • Fully automatic belt-drive turntable operation with two speeds: 33-1/3,
      45 RPM

    • Balanced straight tone arm with hydraulically damped lift control and rest

    • Built-in switchable phono/line pre-amplifier with attached dual RCA output cable

    • Switchable pre-amp modes for moving magnet and moving coil cartridges

    • ½" mount universal headshell with AT91R Dual Moving Magnet phono cartridge and long-life diamond stylus

    • Anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with 4 mm thick rubber mat

    • Damped base construction for reduced low-frequency feedback coloration

    • Includes 45 RPM adapter and removable hinged dust cover

    • Available in black (AT-LP3BK) and white (AT-LP3WH)

  • Specifications


    Type Belt-drive turntable, fully automatic
    Motor DC servo-controlled
    Speeds 33-1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
    Turntable Platter Die-cast aluminum
    Wow and Flutter Less than 0.25% (WTD) @ 3 kHz (JIS)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio >50 dB (DIN-B)
    Output Level 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: ATN91R


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  • Downloads

    AT-LP3 Manual (pdf 8.89 M)
  • Reviews

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    from Melbourne Australia

    Comments about Audio-Technica AT-LP3BK Fully Automatic Belt-Drive Stereo Turntable:

    I recommend this turntable. All my records play flawlessly on this turntable and I would recommend this turntable.

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    • Q:

      Is there any interface for computer digital conversion of vinyl to digital (mp3, etc.). In other words, can this turntable be used, without additional equipment, to record vinyl while converting it to digital music?
      Asked on 3/30/2017 by Jack from Florida

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        No. There is no digital USB output to connect to a computer.

        Answered on 4/4/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      What type of speakers would I need for this? Does it have Bluetooth capability? Or would it have to be wired speakers?
      Asked on 3/29/2017 by Azim from Dallas

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        You may connect the AT-LP3 turntable to a stereo receiver or directly to powered speakers. Powered speakers indicate the speakers have their own power amplifier built into them and they will have their own power source. A good example of powered speakers are computer speakers or portable speakers that have an internal battery. I recommend going to your local electronics store and inquire of their stock of powered speakers and see which will best suit your needs.

        Answered on 4/4/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      How does the included AT91R cartridge compare to the AT95E cartridge.
      Asked on 3/29/2017 by Nick from Alden, New York

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        A:

        thanks for you inquiry. AT95E has a elliptical stylus, AT91R has a conical stylus. Which means the AT95E has higher fidelity.

        Answered on 4/6/2017 by Anonymous
    • Q:

      Would I need external speakers for this turntable? Or are they built in?
      Asked on 3/27/2017 by Asad from Houston, TX

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        A:

        Yes, you may use POWERED type speakers with the AT-LP3 Turntable. Speakers are NOT built in.

        Answered on 3/28/2017 by audio-solutionsSpec1 from Stow, OH
    • Q:

      I really like this turntable, so far no problems at all. I would like to purchase an additional needle (stylus) sometime soon as a backup in case of damage or wear... Besides the original needle, can you recommend an AudioTechnica needle not exceeding $120 that would work well on this cartridge or be considered an upgrade? -Thanks
      Asked on 3/25/2017 by Pierre in Napa from Napa, California, États Unis

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      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. The ATN91R is the top in this format/line, aluminum vs carbon cantilever. The AT3600 is the carbon version.

        Answered on 3/28/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      Where can I buy an extra headshell for the AT-LP3BK?
      Asked on 3/19/2017 by Stan from Honolulu, HI 96814

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      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Please contact our Parts Department at (330) 686-2600 ext 5002 or at parts@atus.com for assistance with this.

        Answered on 3/22/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      Is it possible to replace upgrade the cartridge? Is this turntable semi-automatic (manual start, auto return), meaning you can cue and play a specific track on the record, or fully automatic (auto start and return)?
      Asked on 3/17/2017 by John Luka from San Pedro, CA

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      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        YES, the AT-LP3 turntable has an interchangeable cartridge and other half inch mounted cartridges may be used.

        Answered on 3/22/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      What is the tracking weight of the cartridge?
      Asked on 3/16/2017 by CarlCC from Palm Harbor, Fl

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      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        The tracking force for the included AT91R is 2 grams.

        Answered on 3/23/2017 by ATUS_Specialist3
    • Q:

      The EU Audio-Technica website lists different wow & flutter and s/n ratio numbers for this turntable than the US Audio-Technica website does. Which one is correct?
      Asked on 3/4/2017 by Joel

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      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. I believe this to be due to the weighting specification being used in Europe is different than the that used in the US.

        Answered on 3/22/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
    • Q:

      where can I purchase
      Asked on 3/2/2017 by John from Oregon

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      • Staff Reviewer

        A:

        Thank you for your inquiry. These have just started shipping, so you can check on the internet for their availability. It may take a while for them to be in stock at some locations.

        Answered on 3/22/2017 by AudioSolutionsManager from Audio-Technica U.S., Inc.
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