My father-in-law has just done a house clearance on his mother’s old house and gave me a Garrard Ap-75 turntable. As far as I can tell, it’s substantially the same as the SL-75, for which manuals are available from VinylEngine.com. Bit of a discussion here: http://garrardmatters.freeforums.org/an-interesting-find-a-garrard-ap75-t429.html
I have some questions, most of which are probably daft and certainly ignorant; I’m not remotely an audiophile and I don’t have a separates system with an amp.
The turntable was thick with dust and I doubt it’s been used for a long, long time. My grandmother-in-law died over ten years ago and her house, though still occupied, had been badly neglected ever since, and had damp problems etc. I’ve cleaned the outside, but haven’t looked inside. The cabinet is clearly homemade, but I think I can get in there if I wanted to.
I have no idea whether it works.
The power cable has a type A plug (http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeA.htm). I presume this had an adaptor, but that wasn’t with it.
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