Terrible distortion AT-LP3


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Getting terrible distortion on the Audio-Technical LP3 on majority of my vinyls. Have tried the recommended weight and anti skate but sounds even Worse.

Have the weight counter on 3 and anti skate 4 which is giving the best results but still nowhere near perfect.

Turntable is connected to a Cambridge Audio AXA35 amp and Q Acoustic 3030i speakers. Have played music through other sources and there are no issues.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.


Distinguished Member
What cartridge do you have and how old is the stylus, is the stylus bent?


Active Member
It’s the standard cartridge. Stylus would be from August but not been used much in that time. The stylus isn’t bent.


Well-known Member
Have you tried rebalancing the arm from scratch with the counterweight. Sorry just a thought


Standard Member
Also check all the connections, start by removing the headshell and check there, then work your way back to the amp.


Active Member
Thanks for the replies all.

Have done a rebalance and slight improvement but still not great. All the connections are fine.

Lotusj oey

Active Member
If you are using the phono stage built into your amp, you don't have the phono switched on on the TT or vise versa?

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