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Garrard SP 25

Four Speed Idler-Drive Motor Unit

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Garrard SP 25


The Garrard SP25 is a four speed single record playing unit incorporating an improved tubular pickup arm with a resiliently mounted counterbalance weight and a calibrated dial to set stylus force easily.

It is elegantly styled, and has many features associated with more costly equipment, such as cueing device to lower and raise the pickup gently, a patented pickup arm bias compensator and a lightweight plug-in pickup shell which will accommodate a wide range of cartridges.

In addition the SP25 has a large, loaded turntable plater driven by a magnetically screened resiliently mounted Laboratory series motor, through a retractable rubber idler wheel.

The pickup returns to it's rest automatically after playing a record and unit switches off.

Optional wooden base.


Finish: Polychromatic dark green and silver

Type: single record player

Platter: 267mm

Speeds: 16.66, 33.33, 45 and 78rpm

Motor: 4-pole induction


mkI/mkII service manual  English - Big Jim

mkII instruction/owners manual  English

mkII mounting template (not to scale)  English

mkIII instruction/owners manual  English

mkIII instruction/owners manual (alt scan)  English - placemat

mkIII service manual  English - steve berens

mkIV exploded view/parts list  English - Nickthedentist

mkIV instruction/owners manual  English Deutsch Francais Espanol

mkV instruction/owners manual  English - Wetsuit

mkVI parts list  English - steve berens



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SP 25

Recently I have acquired what seems to be a Garrard SP 25 TT mk II on the Brussels Flea Market. It works but apparently needs a new idler wheel as it rumbles a lot. Does anyone know where these are available ?
Thank you for any info.

SP25 idler

Hi Erik I had great service from Gary at thevoiceofmusic

Good price, fast notification, excellent communication, great job.

"I can't complain, but sometimes I still do, life's been good to me so far..." Joe Walsh, 1976-ish