GARRARD: Buy a Technics SL-1200 or Renovate Garrard 401/SME 3009

Well, my Pro-ject RPM 4 Turntable hardly gets used, because it just doesn’t sound good enough compared to my digital sources, so I’m thinking of flogging it and putting the money into another project. I have an old Garrad 401, with an SME 3009, fitted in an old wooden plinth (painted white) – this hasn’t […]

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GARRARD: How to upgrade a turntable

Jason Kennedy (The Ear) writes ….. Contrary to the view that some people get, reviewing audio equipment is a ‘pastime’ that is fraught with dangers. For a start, the primary measuring ‘implement’ is a very personal, and individually flawed pair of ears. Secondly the environment varies not only with every reviewer on the planet, but […]

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GARRARD: 401 not working!

Hi I had my 401 overhauled by Classic turntables Company a couple of months ago and after FINALLY getting all the other pieces together, setting the first vinyl and pressing “on’…no movement no sound, nothing, just the strobe light. I’m wondering if I’ve overlooked anything that needs ‘released’ after transport. I removed the clamp, and […]

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GARRARD: Tonearm Choice for Garrard System

Hi all. I am currently running a fully Origin Live modded rb250 (the OL1 I believe) on my 401/A60/LS7s) system. I was considering selling it, adding a bit more cash and ‘upgrading’ to the Origin Live Alliance arm. It would currently be with an Ortofon 2m blue which would eventually be also upgraded.As this system […]

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