American Audio TT-Headshell

American Audio TT-Headshell

American Audio TT-Headshell


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  • Mounts Most Cartridges
  • Fits Standard Turntable Tone Arms

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American Audio TT-HEADSHELL overview

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The American Audio TT-Headshell is a standard turntable headshell for mounting most cartridges (cartridge not included). The lightweight headshell is durable and features a standard connection that fits most straight and S-curved turntable tone arms.

Note: Cartridge Not Included

UPC: 640282054423
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American Audio TT-Headshell
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
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    American Audio TT-HEADSHELL specs

    Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Infotczqxaxtbuby
    Package Weight 0.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.5 x 1.6 x 0.3"

    American Audio TT-HEADSHELL reviews

    TT-Headshell is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 16.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk Bought two of these for my Technics. I was initially impressed by the smooth finish and seemingly quality build, that is until I discovered that the pins on both examples were visibly canted the the right, seriously throwing off azimuth. But that's not the only problem: The black rubber washer at the rear of the assembly is noticeably thicker than original Technics spec, thus making it impossible to set overhand correctly by using the white plastic Technics gauge manufactured for this purpose. My advise is to avoid this junk and stick with a major brand.
    Date published: 2011-09-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Performance for Price! When I decided to start collecting 78 RPM records, I considered Many Cartridge/Stylus combinations to play them with before I decided on the Shure M78S. I wanted the Most Bang for my Buck and the Shure M78S did not Disappoint! I was New to the 78 RPM scene and though I considered more expensive models I wanted to get my Feet Wet a little at a time! This IS definitely a Great way to start, as I continue to explore 78's I may Upgrade to a more expensive quality model, feeling assured it will be worth it. For now, I am more than Pleased with the Shure M78S, it Reproduces the sound in the Grooves so much better than I anticipated. My 78's sound GREAT! It's a No Brainer, Get the Shure M78S cartridge and stylus NOW!!!
    Date published: 2016-02-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from American Audio/DJ Headshell...A Must! I've been in the DJ business for 44 years. I've also been an audiophile for the same amount of time. I have written over 300 reviews for Epinions. I have tried, tested and reported on numerous headshells over the many years.Firstly...make no mistake...this is a high quality headshell at a tremendous price. It certainly is NOT junk by any stretch of the imagination and the fact that the rubber washer is twice the thickness of others poses no problem whatsoever. If you align your selected cartridge properly with the Technics Overhang will not encounter any misalignment as the gauge takes into consideration the washer's thickness. That is...if you're doing it right!I've not experienced any difficulty with Rake Angle {side-to-side} either because of this headshell. I did experience one instance where my Stanton 500 was leaning toward the left but that was due to the fact that the Stantons use welded metal cart wings which can distort or bend when too much pressure is applied during mounting. Slightly bending the cart in the opposite direction cured that.I have three of these half inch standard mount American DJ headshells which I use in heavy rotation with Numark Groove Tools and Stanton 500's. They work extremely well...especially with the Numarks which have slotted mounting holes.The American DJ is one of my two favorite headshells to use for my GLI SL-2500 Professional Direct Drive Turntable. The other is the Save Vinyl Audiophile headshell at twice the price. Since no headshell is included with the'll find out very quickly that this is the right option for you in headshells.Remember...the SL-2500 is precisely the same as the classic Stanton NT-2500 and American DJ TT-2500 Mk. II. These highly successful classics were/are Technics SL-1200 knockoffs minus the higher torque motor and tonearm height adjustment. The S-shaped tonearm otherwise is precisely the same warranting use of the Technics Overhang Gauge alignment tool.The low mass Numark Groove Tool mates extremely well with this medium mass headshell. The combo has a great feel. I ordered two of these headshells recently from B&H for a total of $ bucks with free super saver shipping with tracking number and received them promptly within two days! Bravo, B&H! I now plan to order more for my audiophile cartridges...Clear Audio Concept MM & Shure M97xE and may mount my old Ortofon OM5e & Omega in these.One thing that sets the American Audio Headshell apart from most other Technics types is the fact that there are clear sleeves placed over the leads at the contact pins area of the headshell. The cartridge end uses standard sleeveless nickel plated clips which are just absolutely fine. My Save Vinyl Audio headshells use gold-plated ones just as a little side note. Both work wonderfully as long as you don't constantly change cartridges in the beasts.For that situation you should just order plenty of these well spent. Make no mistake though...The American Audio Headshell is a true bargain in High End Audio! It is capable of highly dimensional pure sound quality. two turntables, tonearms, cartridges or headshells sound precisely alike. Each design renders a slightly different sound...good or bad. This is a great one for your s-shaped Technics tonearm. Pioneer PL-518 owners please remember that youe s-shaped arms are slightly different from the Technics and you should use your own gauge for alignment. Enjoy the music the way it was meant to be heard...on VINYL!!!...PJS-II
    Date published: 2014-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great! I had this installed onto a at lp-120 turntable using the shure m97xe and ran into no problems. Looks good on the table too!!
    Date published: 2014-01-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just as good as the one by Technics I have headshells by Technics, Audio Technica, and I can not tell the difference them and American Audio headshells... Except the Price $$$
    Date published: 2013-07-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good great cost benefit, leaves nothing to be desired!
    Date published: 2014-04-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I needed an extra headshell I ordered a cartridge and needed an extra headshell and this popped up on the website. Not a bad choice. The things I like about this headshell are first; the price. Very moderately priced. Second; this appears to be a die cast piece and it is very rigid, not just stamped metal. Third; there is a lift tab cast into the piece. It's always handy to have a good place to lift the cartrige off the record. Fourth; the mounting surface of the headshell has no overhang, no lip, like you would have on most stamped metal headshells. What this means is that when you are trying to position your cartridge and get the point of the stylus 52mm from the gasket on the on the tonearm connection side of the headshell, there is no lip to stop you from moving the cartridge far enough forward to get the optimum placement. I did not really find any negatives with this headshell.
    Date published: 2015-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again and again Initially I was very apprehensive in purchasing this item based on some of the written reviews I read. I took a chance of purchasing one to try it out. Boy, was I in for a big surprise. It went beyond my expectation. Its quality is excellent and its performance is comparable to tone arms headshells that sell for more. I was so impressed I plan on buying additional one for my other five cartridges.
    Date published: 2015-07-23
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