BUT, more economy minded. The Russco, QRK, Sparta.. I call them "Garrard KILLERS".. WHY? Because they are.. With minimal maintenance. 2, 3 speed. They will be here when my great grandchildren get old, and were already here sense I was a kid.. A gear shifter.. LOL I always use to chuckle.. A gear shifter...
The difference between a Broadcast and Transcription is the number of speeds. That is what an old fellow told me.. The Britts, use to say it was good enough to "Transcribe", the information.. like speeches and that sort of stuff..
Broadcast stuff. Common tonearm Micro Trac 303.. Wonderful tonearm..
Heavy MM carts.
I worked at a machine shop that actually did repairs for TTs as kid. Russco, QRK, Sparta and Rek-O-Kut. There are a few things you can do.. Silicone the platter underside. (Ring like a bell), Different motor mounts, ball bearing replacement, use a velvet, or a black sapphire.. Micro polish the axel .. Motor blueprint.. There is a FEW things you can do and NOT spend a fortune.. Lot of fun..
I’m thinking of doing a pair, side by side for the final look in my rooms, Art Deco look, Black, Chrome, hammer peen finish. Of course a Tricked out Micro Trac.. and SMEs for some serious deck and table time.. Que um up, flip the switch, BAMB...
I’m a big Thoren TD121 and 24 fan too.
There is a Garrard 401 around here somewhere.. You should see the two side by side...BUT both work the same way. Rim drives.. like the look of the old Garrards. Zero 100.. Cool look, ugly performer..WoW that's bad, BAD..
Look cool though.