Audio-Technica AT-LP3 vs Thorens TD 170-1

Audio-Technica AT-LP3

Audio-Technica AT-LP3 review

Jun 10, 2019

This Audio-Technica AT-LP3 review is dedicated to the turntable from Audio-Technica’s LP line. Unlike the older models, this one gives minimum freedom in adjustment to make the exploration of t...

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Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP3
Thorens TD 170-1

Model

AT-LP3
TD 170-1

Brand

Audio-Technica
Thorens

Rating

4.2 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

109
3

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2
1,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

11
5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

AT91R
Ortofon OM10

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45, 78

Torque

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.25

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 22000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

60
68

Gain

36

Output level

3.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

full automatic
full automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

0
0

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
DC

Power consumption, W

2
1.5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

12.8 x 43.5 x 35.3/5 x 17.1 x 13.9
11.9 x 44 x 36/4.3 x 17.3 x 14.1

Weight, kg/pounds

5.4/11.9
4.6/8.8

Turntables HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 12.5
  • 9.3
  • 12.5Audio-Technica AT-LP3
  • 9.3Thorens TD 170-1

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