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Old 12th June 2006, 04:40 AM   #1
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Default Griffin Audio turntable and system (lots of pictures)

Here are some photos of an early-mid 1980s turntable built by Griffin Audio of West Bromwich, England. It was originally bought along with a full Griffin system by my uncle, who still uses it in Canada. It appears to be OK with 60Hz power - I'm not sure if it's been modified at some point. Perhaps when the 120-240V power transformer was supplied?

I'd be very interested to know what you analogue experts think of this turntable. What would you suggest that we should service or upgrade?

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The tonearm is believed to be constructed partly using carbon fibre:

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Cartridges are Micro-Acoustics, as originally recommended by Griffin. We have various 2002, 3002 and 630 carts (some used but mostly new old stock):

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Wiring looks to be a weak link:

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The TT sits on Audio-Technica pods. It plays through a Griffin G82 integrated amp (used only as a pre-amp) into Griffin Studio Electronic 85 active floorstanders:

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I hope you enjoy seeing this old audiophile equipment. I can take more photos of particular parts if there are any requests.

Greg
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Old 12th June 2006, 10:09 AM   #2
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Hi,

I'm not going to give tutorial on serving turntables and tonearms,
if you don't know what to do you need to get someone who does.

However my one point is this : the tonearm headshell joint is very
poor and (after servicing the arm bearings etc) conversion of the arm
to fixed headshell (via some judicious Araldite) is recommended.

/sreten.
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Old 12th June 2006, 12:33 PM   #3
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Hi Sreten

Thanks for the tip. We'll consider fixing the headshell

Also, thanks for your concern. I'm not asking for a tutorial. I have limited experience of turntables but we'll be sending the work out to the pros as necessary.

Greg
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