Rare 1962 Grado "Lab Series" Turntable, Tonearm, Nice!

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  • Item Category: Tools
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jul 16, 2009
  • Channel: Auction House

Extremelyrare and desirable 1962 Grado Lab Series turntable with beautiful Grado Laboratory Series Stereo Tonearm in superb condition. Please notice the rarely seen walnut veneer wood cover giving a two-tone match to the darker walnut veneer base . Comes as shown with two removable stereo cartridge mounts, original armrest, Grado Dustat, copy of turntable and tonearm mounting/set-up instructions and an extra Grado lower platter belt. The cartridge pictured is not included; the new owner will have to fit one of their own preference. Be sure to to read all about how this highly rated turntable and tonearm work and what makes them sound so good.

The turntable motors (2) and bearings work perfectly and show no signs of wear. Its single speed of 33 1/3 rd RPM is dead on. The aluminum top surface shows no wear or scratches, heavy upper and lower platters spin true.

The tonearm bearings/pivots show no signs of wear and move freely as they should. It was checked with an early Grado stereo moving coil cartridge from the same period, tracked great, sounded fantastic! Arm itself measures 12” overall, pivot to stylus measures 9”. This beautiful gunstock walnut tonearm is adjustable in all directions , statically balanced by the counterweight and tracking pressure is applied by spring. One of the best engineered arms I’ve had the pleasure of using.

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The pictures below are of the actual turntable/tonearm outfit I am selling.

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