What is stereo?

There are now two system of high fidelity, monophonic (monaural) and stereophonic. Monophonic is a system that starts from one microphone and is fed through a single high fidelity set. Stereophonic is a double system. Two separate microphones are placed at different sides of the orchestra and two different systems are used to keep the two signals or channels separated. Two separate speakers are used, placed on different sides of you room. Stereo is much like 3-D photography, two slightly different sound reach your ears giving you a new dimension in sound.

H.H. Scott '59

Garrard SP25 Mk II

 Designed to meet the demand for a high-quality single record playing unit at moderate cost, this unit incorporates a number of special features including a cue and pause control, calibrated fine  stylus force adjustment, pickup arm bias compensation and a large turntable. On completion of playing a record the pickup arm automatically rises, returns to its rest and the motor switches off.
 The Garrard SP25 MkII is a 4-speed single record playing unit incorporating an improved tubular aluminium pickup arm with a resiliently mounted counterbalance weight and a calibrated dial to set stylus force easily. It is elegantly styled, and has many features associated with more costly equipment, such as a cueing device to lower and raise the pickup gently, a patented pickup arm bias compensator and a lightweight plug-in pickup shell which will accommodate a wide range of cartridges. In addition it has a large, loaded turntable driven by a magnetically screened resiliently mounted Garrard Laboratory Series electro motor, through a retractible rubber wheel. The pickup returns to its rest automatically after playing a record and unit switches off.

Pickup Arm Facilities
Stylus Force Adjustment
Integral Stylus Force Calibration
Bias Compensator
Cue and pause
 Cabinet Installation
The SP25 MkII requires minimum cabinet space 15-3/8" long by 13-1/8" wide with clearance for the pickup arm counterbalance weight to overhang 1-1/8" max. Behind the unit plate and 1-13/16" max. to the side of the unit plate, according to the weight of the pickup cartridge fitted.  The unit requires 3-1/2" space above and 2-7/8" below the top of the motor board.
 Voltage and Frequency
The Garrard SP25 MkII has a low voltage range motor suitable for 100/130 volts AC or a dual voltage range motor , suitable for either 100/130 or 200/250 volts AC.  These units are suitable for various power supply frequencies depending on the motor pulley fitted. The pulleys are coloured for easy indentification: Nickel for 50 Hz and Brass for 60 Hz.
Type: Single record player
Motor:  4-pole induction
Speeds:  Four speeds 78, 45, 33-1/3 and  16-2/3
Plater:  267 mm (10 ½")
Pickup Arm:
Material:  Tubular Aluminium
Design:  Weight counterbalanced; Slide or Plug-in Pickup Head
Voltage Range:  High and Low
Finish:  Polychromatic Dark Green and Silver

Dimensions:  383 mm (15-1/16") wide by 317 mm (12-1/2") front to rear by 73 mm (2-7/8") above and 70 mm (2-3/4") below lower edge of unit plate.

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