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Audio Technica AT 1503

High-Mass Transcription Type Universal Tonearm

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Audio Technica AT 1503


The AT 1503 was designed for broadcast applications.

It is similar (if not identical) to the ATP-12T professional arm.

The arm features adjustable tracking force, anti-skate, vertical tracking angle and overhang via a substantial detachable headshell.


Overall length: III 330mm

Effective length: I/II 254mm, III/IV 257mm

Overhang: 15mm

Mounting distance: I/II 239mm, III/IV 242mm

Effective mass: III 19g

Tracking force: III 0 to 3.0g

Headshell: LT-12 (12.5g)


One of the best high mass detachable headshell arms; The sound was tight and punchy with good bass power and extension plus good tonal integration and balance over much of the frequency range - £160 HiFi Choice 1983


mkIII instruction/owners manual  Nihongo

mkIII brochure  Nihongo

mkIV template (not to scale)  English

mkIV brochure  Nihongo

mkIII instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais

mkII instruction/owners manual  Nihongo

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