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    Default Garrard Turn Table

    I got this Turn table from my father the other day. He has been moving it from house to house to house over the past 10-15 years. I listen to many a record on this turntable from my early teen years until I went to college. It still has the stock IC and hard wired power cord/lamp cord. I got it to work but the motor is noisy and the stylus is gone.

    Does any of you TT heads think it is worth salvaging?

    I did come across an old magazine ad for Garrard TT on the infonet and it was very similar to a vintage Polk ad.
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    Garrard made some great stuff in their day. Maybe with a little tinkering and oil and De-oxit you may have something there. Go to turntableneedles.com for a stylus or cartridge. There are some vintage turntable sites that you can see, what, if any value it may have.

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    Thanks HI

    It looks like the tone arm is a well engineered and machined piece. I just need to spend a little time with it and get a new cartridge. If anything I should just repair it as a nostalgia piece.

    Ironically right now I have three turn tables and 5 albums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott
    Ironically right now I have three turn tables and 5 albums.
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    aaaaaaaa, it's a Zero 100!

    The 'zero tracking error' arm is a clever design (it's a pantograph), but it is heavy and it's not too well executed; they're kind of notorious. There are some fans of the Zero 100 series... I'm not one of them.

    Now, if you stumble upon a Garrard 301 or 401... hang on to that

    EDIT: These references'll give you an array of opinions on the Zero 100 family:
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthr...hlight=garrard
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthr...hlight=garrard
    http://audiokarma.org/forums/showthr...hlight=garrard
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhardy6647
    aaaaaaaa, it's a Zero 100!

    The 'zero tracking error' arm is a clever design (it's a pantograph), but it is heavy and it's not too well executed; they're kind of notorious. There are some fans of the Zero 100 series... I'm not one of them.

    Now, if you stumble upon a Garrard 301 or 401... hang on to that
    I recall the 401s nice stuff. I remember when you had to buy Garrard piecemeal.

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    Thanks guys for the info and links.

    I will look into lubricating and de-oxing in the next few days.

    What kind of cartridge do you think I should get for this TT?
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott
    Thanks guys for the info and links.

    I will look into lubricating and de-oxing in the next few days.

    What kind of cartridge do you think I should get for this TT?
    Ask the good people at Turntableneedles.com, they know every cart and stylus ever!

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    I had a Garrard that I got from my pop in my first "rig". Don't remember the #. Thanks for the memories :)
    Better to have and not need than to need and not have!

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    Scott,

    I have an Ortofon OM 10 from my old table and a Goldring Eroica I found in a box the other day. If either of these would work for you they're yours. When I took apart my old table the Ortofon was still working fine, the Eroica, I have no idea where it came from. Let me know if you want one.

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    I have lots of albums you're welcome to take on long term loan Scott. Eventually I'll get a turntable again, but no time in the near future. Next time we schedule a listening session, remind me about the albums.
    HT/music rig
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    Yamaha 5990 AVR
    Onix SP3 tube amp
    bunch of Outlaw 2200 monoblocks
    DUAL SVS PB12+/2 subs
    Denon 3910 DVD/SACD/DVD-A
    DirecTV HR10-250 DVR
    Onix Strata Mini mains
    Mirage OM10 surrounds
    Polk CSi5 center
    Polk SC80 rear surrounds
    Samsung BDP1000 blu-ray player

    Bedroom rig
    Jolida SJ302a tube amp
    Denon 2910 universal player
    Onix Ref 1 monitors
    Velodyne minivee

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    Wow.

    Thanks Ben and Mike. I may just take you guys up on this.

    Ben I do not know much about TT but I take your advice.

    Mike Thanks for the record offer. I used to have quite the collection myself but an unfortunate incident in college ruined my entir collection.

    We should all get together for a listen, we can be more than 10-15 minute from each other.

    Scott

    P.S. Sorry for the delay in my post but I posted yesterday just as the site went down for maintenance and lost my post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillerLiteScott View Post
    We should all get together for a listen, we can be more than 10-15 minute from each other.
    That sounds like a good idea.
    HT/music rig
    Panasonic PX60U 50" plasma
    Yamaha 5990 AVR
    Onix SP3 tube amp
    bunch of Outlaw 2200 monoblocks
    DUAL SVS PB12+/2 subs
    Denon 3910 DVD/SACD/DVD-A
    DirecTV HR10-250 DVR
    Onix Strata Mini mains
    Mirage OM10 surrounds
    Polk CSi5 center
    Polk SC80 rear surrounds
    Samsung BDP1000 blu-ray player

    Bedroom rig
    Jolida SJ302a tube amp
    Denon 2910 universal player
    Onix Ref 1 monitors
    Velodyne minivee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwingding View Post
    That sounds like a good idea.
    I agree. Let's set up a time, otherwise my S/O will have something planned for me. I've been wanting to get my ears on some tubes; on the other hand Jesse helped me get the SDA's running strong, too, and I don't mind hosting.
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    Let's figure something out. I am out of town this weekend. But plans in the next coming weeks would be cool.
    I like speakers that are bigger than a small refrigerator but smaller than a big refrigerator:D

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    Ben, where do you live? I'm in Glen Arm, near the corner of Manor and Glen Arm roads. We should do a thing at all 3 of our houses to get our ears on various equipment.
    HT/music rig
    Panasonic PX60U 50" plasma
    Yamaha 5990 AVR
    Onix SP3 tube amp
    bunch of Outlaw 2200 monoblocks
    DUAL SVS PB12+/2 subs
    Denon 3910 DVD/SACD/DVD-A
    DirecTV HR10-250 DVR
    Onix Strata Mini mains
    Mirage OM10 surrounds
    Polk CSi5 center
    Polk SC80 rear surrounds
    Samsung BDP1000 blu-ray player

    Bedroom rig
    Jolida SJ302a tube amp
    Denon 2910 universal player
    Onix Ref 1 monitors
    Velodyne minivee

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    Progressive listening. Now there is an idea.

    Schwingding > Big Guns

    Strider > SDA 2 B's

    MLS > Budget 2 channel

    :D
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