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Garrard LAB 80

2-Speed Idler-Drive Turntable

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Garrard LAB 80


The Garrard LAB 80 is an automatic transcription turntable of the highest quality, providing true transcription performance together with the facility for playing records automatically if desired.

Used automatically, up to 8 records, 7", 10" or 12" of the same size may be played at 33 1/3 or 45rpm.

Two record spindles are supplied, a short one for manual play and a long one for automatic play.

A record adaptor is also supplied for playing large hole 45rpm records manually and if automatic play of these records is required, a large record spindle type LRS9 is available as an optional extra.


Many features of note are incorporated into the LAB 80:

Cueing device used for single record play

Bias compensator to balance out side pressure on the wooden pick-up arm

Heavy, non-magnetic diecast turntable with anti-static mat

Record size indicator and pilot light

New motor suspension system

New type record spindle for automatic play which fully supports the records without the need for an overarm


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service manual  English

instruction/owners manual  English

mounting template (not to scale)  English

mkII instruction/owners manual  English

mkII headshell instructions  English

mkII summary of operating instructions  English

mkI / mkII service manual  English - gadget73

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Garrard Idler Drive Turntables

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