Beware the speed control IC in the Garrard GT-55 and the GT-35, which is also belt drive (and possibly other Garrards, too). Several other turntable brands also use the same IC from Matsushita (so there are many Technics and Panasonic models involved, too). It's the UPC1003, and many samples go bad. The symptom is incurable flutter, beginning intermittently and progressively getting worse. That IC is no longer readily available; all remaining manufacturer stocks have been depleted, I'd guess due to the high failure rate. For a time I was able to get them from Aiwa, because a few of their cassette decks used it, but not for several years, now.