Play Mate digital record play counter and timer

Figuring out when a stylus or cartridge needs changing depends on many things. Condition of record, how well your system is set up and how may hours use it has had.

PlayMate counter timer
PlayMate counter timer

Recording needle time is a useful thing to do then, but precision of 10th of a second isn’t really necessary. So why did I create this fancy automatic digital play counter called the “Play Mate”? Continue reading “Play Mate digital record play counter and timer”

Garrard Zero 100SB Turntable. An appreciation

The Garrard  Zero 100 is innovative, gorgeous to look at and absolutely bonkers. My love of these old British made turntables started three years ago when I picked up an example of the original Zero 100 at a boot sale.

Garrard Zero 100SB
Garrard Zero 100SB

Recently I treated myself to a fine example of the later Zero 100SB model. After an eventful restorationit’s time to appreciate it. Continue reading “Garrard Zero 100SB Turntable. An appreciation”