What Turntable is This?

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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by cafe latte » 01 Dec 2018 08:31

Take covers off too as they may be home build.
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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by themisto462 » 01 Dec 2018 10:47

JoeE SP9 wrote:
29 Nov 2018 21:55
That's a Micro Sekai DQ-43... .
...?
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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by themisto462 » 01 Dec 2018 10:50

statisticon300 wrote:
30 Nov 2018 08:44
Hi all, we have recently moved into a new house and the owners left a lot of furniture etc. We have come across this Garrard 301 51400/1 and are unsure of its worth or anything...

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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by JoeE SP9 » 01 Dec 2018 17:41

themisto462 wrote:
01 Dec 2018 10:47
JoeE SP9 wrote:
29 Nov 2018 21:55
That's a Micro Sekai DQ-43... .
...?
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I've had mine since the middle 80's. It was a replacement for a Radio Shack Lab-400. Currently its in a closet as a spare. My modified VPI HW-19 replaced it in the late 80's.

Unless I check I always manage to misspell the name. I have a Micro Seiki DQ-43. Are you happy now? :lol:
One thing I've always liked about is the auto tonearm lift.

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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by statisticon300 » 04 Dec 2018 14:57

cafe latte wrote:
30 Nov 2018 22:35
statisticon300 wrote:
30 Nov 2018 17:38
cafe latte wrote:
30 Nov 2018 12:12

The 301 is very revered, and worth quite a bit in good working order. Check what amps are in the box two as you may have some nice collectable valve amps in there. Amps and turntable though need to come out of the box, google Garrard 301 plinth.
Chris
Hi Chris! I can confirm the player works perfectly and is rigged up to a rather large ancient looking speaker. Sounds great. Although it seems the RPM switch is completely stuck. How much roughly do you reckon a functioning one of these would go for? Thanks.
Any pics of the speakers? Anyone who had quad amps and a Garrard would have connected it all to great speakers.
Chris
Hi Chris, please see attached image of the speaker. Oddly the speaker cable connects to directly underneath the speaker as opposed to in the back.
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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by cafe latte » 05 Dec 2018 00:44

In the 60's and 70's it was common to build hifi, it is likely a project from wireless world or similar. Without seeing under the cover or inside it is hard to tell, but going on the turntable and amps it is likely to be something rather special. Why not kepp it all rather than sell it?
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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by statisticon300 » 10 Dec 2018 19:00

cafe latte wrote:
05 Dec 2018 00:44
In the 60's and 70's it was common to build hifi, it is likely a project from wireless world or similar. Without seeing under the cover or inside it is hard to tell, but going on the turntable and amps it is likely to be something rather special. Why not kepp it all rather than sell it?
Chris
Hi Chris, we have decided we are probably keeping it. But I need to really get it looked at/serviced. Do you know of any good places in the UK for this?

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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by Copperhead » 13 Dec 2018 00:57

cafe latte wrote:
30 Nov 2018 12:12
statisticon300 wrote:
30 Nov 2018 08:44
Hi all, we have recently moved into a new house and the owners left a lot of furniture etc. We have come across this Garrard 301 51400/1 and are unsure of its worth or anything. It is in a large wooden box with a folding lid, but we don't know if it came like this or if the box was custom built for it. Can anyone please shed any light on this?
The 301 is very revered, and worth quite a bit in good working order. Check what amps are in the box two as you may have some nice collectable valve amps in there. Amps and turntable though need to come out of the box, google Garrard 301 plinth.
Chris
Quad 22 pre and, probably Quad II valve power amps. Made sure to spell check, I know it's critical for some.

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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by cafe latte » 13 Dec 2018 03:49

statisticon300 wrote:
10 Dec 2018 19:00
cafe latte wrote:
05 Dec 2018 00:44
In the 60's and 70's it was common to build hifi, it is likely a project from wireless world or similar. Without seeing under the cover or inside it is hard to tell, but going on the turntable and amps it is likely to be something rather special. Why not kepp it all rather than sell it?
Chris
Hi Chris, we have decided we are probably keeping it. But I need to really get it looked at/serviced. Do you know of any good places in the UK for this?
I have always done my own stuff so dont know and I also have been out of the UK for some time. Well worth servicing though and getting it singing it is a very nice set up. Any more news re speakers?
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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by ravelax » 20 Dec 2018 18:45

Just noticed this now. My god what a great find! A Garrard 301 with some Quad pieces. Congratulations! Hope you get it all running nicely after a proper service. Shouldn't be too difficult to find someone who can do it, especially not in the UK.

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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by cheshirekev » 06 Jan 2019 13:06

Hi,

Re. Garrard 301 and the Quad equipment - fantastic luck, well done! Thirty-odd years ago, I was given a 301 after fixing a friend's record player. I got it going and used it for a bit - they do need careful setup and a massive, heavy plinth. At the time, I was persuaded by some hifi salesman that even cheap modern kit would trounce the Garrard and I sold it for forty quid... biggest hifi mistake of my life, but I was young and didn't know better. As for the electronics, you could try Mike Solomons at London Sound - I haven't had personal dealings but believe he's got the experience necessary to look after valve kit, or there's Classique Sounds in Leicester - I have dealt with them, nice people, but it's twenty odd years ago.. What you have there is certainly worth the investment in service - it's collectable and the values are only going in one direction! I know I'll never afford another 301, that's for sure.

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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by jdhorn1 » 15 Jan 2019 04:26

starboy wrote:
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A Cool One.

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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by Anduril » 05 Feb 2019 13:03

I could use some help in identifying this turntable.

Decided to go cheap (free) for my first rebuild/refurb which turned out to be a period piece that fits perfectly below the guitars and albums on the wall above it. It turns on and all 6 speakers work without crackling so I am ahead of the game. ;)

Turntable is in a Montgomery Ward Airline console. Possibly in the 1967 timeframe.
Speeds available are 16, 33 and 45. Other switch is an On/Off.
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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by Spinner45 » 05 Feb 2019 16:30

Anduril wrote:
05 Feb 2019 13:03
I could use some help in identifying this turntable.

Decided to go cheap (free) for my first rebuild/refurb which turned out to be a period piece that fits perfectly below the guitars and albums on the wall above it. It turns on and all 6 speakers work without crackling so I am ahead of the game. ;)

Turntable is in a Montgomery Ward Airline console. Possibly in the 1967 timeframe.
Speeds available are 16, 33 and 45. Other switch is an On/Off.
That is a Voice Of Music model 1297 changer.
Read the tag.

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Re: What Turntable is This?

Post by Anduril » 05 Feb 2019 16:59

That is a Voice Of Music model 1297 changer
Thank you. Exactly why I posted here.
No matter what numbers I tried on the tag I tried searching for nothing remotely turntable would come up.

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