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  1. I sent my Garrard 401 back to the UK last year for a full strip down and rebuild to be performed by a renowed authority. I was advised to use 3 in 1 oil as posted earlier in this thread from bunnings.
  2. Is it still in warranty, what do they think the fault is ?
  3. No issues with mine, however I have not used MM. Only MC - Denon DL301 mk2 on one arm and an Ortfon Cadenza Red on the second arm. Gain is set at 60 db for both cartridges.
  4. Can the op be more specific, what exactly does he want to know ? What does comparative info mean ? Am i supposed to be comparing it to something ? I can try and answer if some context can be provided in what they are seeking to find out specifically.
  5. Here you go Audiosilente Idler Wheel Regarding oil for the idler bearings you can use sewing machine oil, motor oil, or what a Garrard specialist in the UK advised me to use who rebuilt\restored my deck. 3-in-1, he said spending on anything more extravagant is just a waste of money. 3 in 1 Oil Lubricant
  6. I bought it from his fleabay store. Its very easy to install, just remove the 2 screws from the top bracket, the bracket lifts off as does the wheel. He also provides 2 new sintered bronze bushes and removal tool. I didnt need to replace mine as I did this not so long ago. If the idler wheel has no wobble, you bushes are more than likely fine. Before installing the new wheel i cleaned up the old oil with a cotton tip and isopropyl acohol, then refreshed the bushes with fresh oil. It's a 10 minute job.
  7. I just installed a new Idler Wheel made by Audiosilente on my Garrard 401. To say I am gobsmacked is an understatement. Rumble gone and platter stability is rock solid. Infact the platter comes up to speed in under a second compared to about 3 seconds with the old wheel. Very worthy upgrade for any Garrard owners.
  8. S2 improved = removable headshell , effective mass 9.5grams Series II Improved = fixed headshell, effective mass 6.5 grams Very confusing from SME.
  9. Ill take it if you cant sell local and willing to post to Sydney
  10. There is so much involved getting this old gear working at an optimum level, but gee it is so much fun and beautiful to look at.
  11. I have gone through bottles of the stuff with my Consonance RCM over the last couple of years
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