This is my garage work room where I run a basic setup to test and evaluate stereo equipment I
randomly pick up from time to time.
The other day I stumbled upon a Philips GA 312 turntable from the late 70s that didn’t seem to be in bad shape. I pulled the platter off and noted it was clean inside so I snatched it up and brought it home.
The belt was intact and the speed, with a minor adjustment, was spot on. The vintage Grado G
cartridge as well as the conical stylus looked minimally used. I fired it up and tried an old piece of vinyl on it and the sound was incredible! I then spent the next few days cleaning everything externally on it and even re-staining the plinth. It’s supposed to be a semi-automatic TT but the photo-electronic autostop is kaput which is okay with me as I prefer a manual turntable.
I’m using a JVC AC-90V integrated amplifier, 120 WPC through 8 ohms, from 1987 and two sets of speakers: the vintage Utah HS-2AX and a more modern Klipsch R-15M.