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Goldring GL78 - Aug 21

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Goldring GL-78
w/ Goldring G800 MM Cartridge


Goldring GL-78

With infinitely adjustable speed (between less than 16 RPM and more than 78 RPM) and fitted with Goldring G800 MM Cartridge (with brand new genuine Goldring replacement stylus), this classic GL-78 is in full working order and very nice physical condition (see close-up pictures).

This has been converted from auto shut-off and arm-lift to completely manual operation.

The following information and specifications are from the excellent website:

“The GL78 is another exceptional unit which draws to the full on the past achievements of Goldring-Lenco and adds some new ideas of its own. In fact it's a further development of the famous GL75, and improves still more on a unit which itself has become a yardstick of hifi excellence.

In the GL78P, the drive through the 4-pole motor and the conical spindle allows for infinite variable speed adjustment. The pick-up arm, which can be balanced out in every plane, has low inertia and a friction-free movement through its knife-edged bearings, and adjustable stylus pressure from 0 to 5g. It assures faultless reproduction with minimum record wear.

The GL78 chassis is fitted with four hydraulically damped suspension springs which ensure that the stylus is kept in constantly close contact with the record.

The unit is housed on a handsome plinth with friction hinge dust cover.”


• Motor: 4-pole with conical spindle
• Drive system: idler drive
• Speeds: variable from 30 to 86rpm
• Wow and flutter: +-0.06%
• Rumble: -60dB

Transport screws are present and will be used for safe shipping.

Click here to download the original user manual from

The last picture is from the 1976 Hi-Fi Year Book.


This is heavy and delicate, with a brittle acrylic cover, so is offered for personal collection from CR3 5UF


Please contact us either by telephone on 01883 340073
or by sending and email to
if you are interested in purchasing this item.


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