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Picked up an old Garrard TT. Anyone know it?

Discussion in 'Turntables' started by djnagle, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. djnagle

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    Here is the only pic i have now. 00L0L_bih7QOQV7KO_1200x900.jpg
     

     

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    Howdy, neighbor!! I saw that advertisement on Craigslist and I had first dibs on the entire console. I passed up getting the Fisher 600 and the Garrard AT6. Also, I never heard of the Lorantz 12-inch speakers. The CL lister stated that the Garrard TT was a Garrard AT6. Checkout https://www.vinylengine.com/library/garrard/at6.shtml. After looking things up...I decided to wait for another opportunity--though I was sorely tempted.

    It has four speeds: 16.66, 33.33, 45 and 78 rpm...so it's very interesting. I bet it is an interesting piece...hope it performs well.
     
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    Here's a video I found that shows one in action:
     
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    Hey Ar. Im down in ABQ. this will make a great vintage system when i go through it. The Lorenz coax speakers are high end from the 60s in Germany.
     
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    Hahaha...that explains why I could not find anything about the speakers--the person misspelt the name. ;)
     
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    Between the speakers, Fisher tube amp, and Garrard with a good cart, i am looking forward to spending time in front of it.
     
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    Well, when you have it all cleaned, updated, and set up...love to hear it. Have fun!!
     
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    A bunch of us get together monthly here in ABQ and elsewhere across the state. Do you do Facebook?
     
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    I was gonna say that it looks like something in the AT6 family. There are a bunch of them, all basically similar except for motor and tonearm. The AT6 is at the higher end of the range. It has the 4 pole motor and the arm with an adjustable counterweight. I don't think that one has antiskate, but if it has a little metal thing at the base of the arm that rides on a pin, thats what it is. I may be thinking of the AT-60 on that one.

    These have the usual problems with sticky grease and hard rubber idler wheels. Not a hard refresh, and when working its a decent changer. Not amazing, but certainly not all that bad. 2-5 gram conical will perform quite happily in there.
     
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  12. djnagle

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    So this tt is in great shape. It has a Shure M3D cart. Is the cart any good?
     
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    The Shure M3D is a great cartridge and has a cult following.
     
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    Cool. Ill post pix tomorrow. The plinth was made in Guam at the end of WW2 by a local woodworker and is very elegant.
     

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