I purchased a Elac PW320U at an antique store. I wanted it so I can play old 78's, 45's and 33's. It looks like it may work OK but the tone arm does not lower. It is missing the cartridge so I assume that the counter weight of the cartridge will be enough to allow it to lower. Just seems like I need to apply a lot of weight to get it down so the cartridge must be heavy.
That leads me to my other question. What kind of cartridge does it take? I am having a hard time finding one that looks like it would work online. Do I need a special needle to play 78's - 33's? Also some records may be in mono or stereo. Does it mater what type of needle is used to play both?
Does anyone know where I can get a service manual for it or a similar model? I would like clean it up and get it lubed but know nothing about turntables. So I am in need of some guidance.
Here is a link to some pictures of it.http://community.webshots.com/album/570070477vxzfga