Garrard Zero 100
Two Speed Automatic Idler Drive Turntable
The Garrard Zero 100 is a superb two-speed transcription turntable with such special features as:
An ingenious tonearm virtually without tracking error (patent applied for) with damped cueing action.
A magnetic tonearm anti-skating system (patent applied for).
A motor with the advantages of both induction and synchronous motors (patent applied for).
A record speed and pitch control system with built in stroboscopic checking.
A tilting device to set the cartridge at a 15 degree tracking angle.
In addition to manual operation the Zero 100 will automatically play single 7", 10" and 12" records, or a stack of up to seven 12" records - adaptors are available to play records with large centre holes and to play a stack of 7" records.
Power supply: 110/125V or 110/120V and 220/240V depending on motor coil windings
Power supply frequency: 50 or 60Hz depending on pulley and stroboscope fitted
Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm
Pitch control: plus or minus 3%
Motor: 4-pole induction for starting with synchronous section for constant running speed
Tonearm: head pivots laterally as it tracks a record
Wow: better than 0.10% RMS
Flutter: better than 0.05% RMS
Garrard's Zero 100, in basic performance, easily ranks with the finest automatic turntables on the market. In our view, the results were well worth the effort - $189.50 Stereo Review 1971
reviews (en) - Jandar
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This is a great turntable. I have had mine for many years and am very pleased with it. I took mine back out of retirement a few months ago and found that things weren't working so well. However, I carefully removed the main gear/cam, removed the dried grease (from the bushing) with a q-tip and alcohol and lubricated with WD-40. I lubed a few other spots with WD-40, as well. Now, all is well again with this dear classic from the '70s. Grease was never a good idea with these old turntables. All they ever need is a shot of very-light oil now and then.
9/10 by LesPaulUser