GARRARD: FOR SALE via THE SENSIBLE SOUNDS MARKETPLACE

(PARTS) … https://reverb.com/item/38487783-lot-of-vintage-turntables-nos-parts-rca-victrola-vm-garrard-bsr-crescent-magnavox-1950-1980-mu 301 … http://www.emporiumhifi.com/wales-branch/garrard-301-cream-transcription-idler-turntable-with-modded-sme-arm/ 301 … https://www.audiogon.com/listings/lisa8id3-garrard-301-turntables?refsource=hifishark 301 … https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/maidstone/stereo-systems/garrard-301-turntable-ivory-grease-bearing-1963/1276295701 301 … https://www.marktplaats.nl/a/audio-tv-en-foto/platenspelers-en-pick-ups/m1677938595-garrard-301.html?previousPage=lr 301 … https://www.tori.fi/uusimaa/Garrard_301_Levysoitin_85312012.htm 301 … https://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/home-audio/turntables/listing-3006915945.htm 301 …. https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/350178-garrard-301-fully-restored-in-excellent-condition-with-jarrah-plinth-dynavector-505-tonearm/ 401 … https://elektro.bazos.sk/inzerat/125709291/garrard-401.php 401 … https://usato.audiograffiti.com/annunci/giradischi-bracci-testine/265662/ 401 … https://www.gumtree.co.za/a-turntables/bryanston/turntable-garrard-401/1009495293970910829101509 401 … https://www.hifido.co.jp/21-31728-10988-00.html?LNG=E 401 … https://www.stereo.net.au/forums/topic/350892-fs-garrard-401-from-audio-grail-melb/ 401 … https://www.tradera.com/item/170610/469309309/garrard- 401 …. https://www.skelbiu.lt/skelbimai/garrard-401-su-sme-3009-ii-improved-55766789.html 401 …https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wembley-downs/stereo-systems/garrard-401-turntable-record-player-vinyl-music/1269892315 401 [PARTS] … https://www.usaudiomart.com/details/649746274-garrard-401-digital-tachometer-speed-control/ 401 + 12” … […]

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CONTENTMENT: Mental Tricks to stop overthinking about your system #4

TO READ THE BACK STORY: Please click https://www.hifianswers.com/2021/11/mental-tricks-to-stop-overthinking-about-your-system-1-of-11/ —//— SKILL #4 Replace “what if” with “we’ll see.” Audiophile overthinkers keep asking themselves “what if,” which is an impossible question to answer. If you catch yourself asking “what if,” quickly switch it to “we’ll see,” which is a way of moving past analysis paralysis to acceptance. Thank you Finally … I […]

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FORGET IT: A proposed UK start-up valve maker. Was I too harsh?

First published here in 2011 I received this question. My answer follows. I retrospect, I might have been a bit harsh. But then again ……..? Hi. A well known valve supplier and I have discussed putting (a new valve amplifier line) into production. Given your experiences with valve amplification would you be interested in selling […]

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Hard to imagine that a piece of plastic has a personality but if you play vinyl records, each is an individual separate and distinct from all others.

Paul McGowan: Vinyl personalities depend on the pressing, the number of times its been played, the environment, the particulars of the stylus plying the grooves of the record and any number of unique circumstances of play and usage. The individual personalities of vinyl add a unique dimension to this analog medium – but the personality […]

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JEFF BECK: Live

Jeff Beck earned rave reviews in 2014 for his spellbinding performances during the hugely successful double-bill tour with ZZ TOP. Fans can relive Beck’s thrilling guitar gymnastics from those shows with this new live album that touches on key eras from the legendary artist’s influential career. The 14 live performances on JEFF BECK LIVE+ feature […]

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Howard Popeck asks: How important is the absence of UK servicing on top audiophile gear?

Let me set the scene. One of the reasons I gave up representing STAX equipment, at the time I was the global #1 for the brand was not, as is sometimes reported, the unreliability of the Omega-2 earspeakers and certain batches of the 717, but that on a number of occasions, the defective items had […]

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MARK LEVINSON: The man, ML equipment in the distant past in the UK

Question for Mr. Popeck. Hi.  You were a Levinson dealer at Listen Carefully. No reviews and no adverts for months. Are Levinson still in business and if so, are they represented in the UK. What is their vintage gear like? Hmm. In hi-fi terms, Listen-Carefully was a long time ago. However, I’ll do my best […]

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JAZZ: Verve Records helped spread jazz around the world

Verve Records was formed in 1955 by Norman Granz and their studio albums and live recordings by Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Billie Holiday helped bring jazz to a world audience. Richard Havers writes “Jazz stirs the possibilities for creativity in the moment. Jazz is about the human character; jazz is about feeling, […]

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HELIUS DESIGNS: in conversation with Howard Popeck – part two

Geoffrey ….. When it comes to listening to what you’ve designed, do you worry that you can find yourself liking something which is actually wrong? How do you keep yourself on track? In the context of tonearms it’s difficult to imagine what I could do to make it sound ‘wrong’. This part of the system […]

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From the 2003 archives: A frankly disturbing demonstration courtesy of a Musical Fidelity Tri-Vista KWP driving KEF Reference 205s

Howard Popeck writes: Following a frankly disturbing demonstration courtesy of Musical Fidelity at a recording studio recently I’m now listening to music via my £18k system in a totally different and increasingly unflattering light. Some of my cherished preconceptions have been overturned. Moreover I foresee implications for how the public and dealers might in future […]

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LINN: ‘we have our own way of walkin’ and talkin’ – circa 1983

Lacking the grace and calm agility of a latter-day Fred Astaire, it was beyond my ability to rise to my feet while foot-tapping, finger clicking and ……. head nodding – all at the same time! I just didn’t have the necessary co-ordination. Clearly some did though. Last night I received an amusing phone call from […]

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DAVID LYTTLE: Facing All The Music

Ian Patterson (all about jazz) writes ….. In times when independent musicians have to function as one-person business enterprises most musicians show more than one face. David Lyttle, drummer par excellence from Waringstown, Northern Ireland, wears more faces than most. Musician, songwriter, record label owner, producer, interviewer and talent scout—Lyttle has built a solid reputation […]

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JOHN CAGE: The chaos and joy of John Cage’s Musicircus

Hannah Nepil writes:  Taking part in Musicircus at Aldeburgh was a bewildering musical experience. They never told me that music journalism could be like this: that one day I’d be playing the violin at the Aldeburgh festival, at the mercy of the elements and the judgement of professional, bona-fide musicians who, on another occasion, I […]

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