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Universal Headshell

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  • Overview
  • Features
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

  • Overview

    This universal 1/2"-mount headshell for 4-pin turntable cartridges features all-metal construction and an integral finger lift. It is equipped with a rubber washer for a secure fit to your tone arm, and comes with color-coded headshell lead wires and cartridge mounting hardware. The AT-HS1 Universal Headshell fits both the AT-LP120-USB, AT-LP240-USB and AT-LP1240-USB Direct-Drive Professional Turntables.

  • Features

    • All metal construction with integral finger lift

    • Rubber washer for secure fit to tone arm

    • Color coded lead wires and cartridge mounting hardware

    • Fits the AT-LP120-USB, AT-LP240-USB and AT-LP1240-USB Direct-Drive Turntables

  • Reviews

    Great quality removable turntable headshell


    I have been using one of these for over a year and haven't found anything wrong. It sounds great, is easy to attach a cartridge to and is well built. Importantly, the weight isn't too much (9 grams) so it works well with my turntable and cartridge of choice (the AT150MLx). For a low cost headshell, you really can't beat this one.

    Rogers, AR

    AT-HS1 Universal Headshell

    4.0 1


  • Q & A

    Do the new VM cartridges fit this head shell?


    Yes they do.


    How much does it weigh in grams?


    Thank you for your inquiry. It weighs 10 grams.


    Is this headshell compatible with the old PL120 turntable? And if yes, may i also ask what cartridge will work with this headshell for PL120.

    Jonas Zaragoza

    Yes it will. The AT95E is a good cartridge choice.


    Will the AT-HS1 headshell work on a Pioneer PL200 turntable? Thank you Domenic


    Thank you for your inquiry. No, this is made for a turntable with an S or J arm. Yours is straight.


    Is the Audio Technica Head Shell AT - HS1 compatible with the Pioneer PL-518 Turntable Tone Arm?


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, it should work.


    Will this fit AT-LP5?




    will your universal headshell work with a Technics SL1100?


    Thank you for your inquiry. It appears the Technics SL1100 has a standard head shell so it should work.


    Can the wires be taken out of the headshell, to be replaced with those that come with the cartridge? I have a high end cartridge and the instruction say the supplied wires are the best.


    Thank you for your inquiry. Yes, they can be replaced.


    Hi. Will work with technics sl1200?


    Yes, it will.


    As univeersal Will it fit on DENON DP-30L wich has a 4P ETA connector? Because i intend to match it whith a new Audio-Technica AT95E Paul Grondin


    Thank you for your inquiry. As long as the turntable will accept a universal 1/2 inch head shell it should work. You willed to check with the manufacturer of the turntable to determine if it does.