GARRARD: 401 or 301?

“Also considering one of these for a project as part of my curiosity in having a second deck. But trawling the internet over the last few days has produced widely conflicting opinions on which to go for. Matthew (audiograil) has been extremely helpful in answering my persistent emails but i thought id put the question […]

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GARRARD / WILSON BENESCH: 401 or Full Circle?

Question for TT experts any anybody who had experience with both. At the moment i listen to my vinyl collection with help of Thorens TD160b mkii, but as always there is a time, when you wake up one day and fell that you’ve been bitten by upgrade bug. That timehas come for me. So which […]

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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: Second arm for Garrard 401 or a better main arm?

Hi all, I been told there’s room on my plinth for a second arm. Only room for a 9″ maybe 10″ arm. It’s a large Jarrah plinth.. ATM I have a 12″ SA750L Jelco arm. With the possible carts Denon 103 with ESC mods. Benz Micro SL Wood and a Benz Micro Ace Mono, also […]

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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: Bye Bye LP12, Hello Garrard 301

Hello readers ….. although the link nudges towards an ‘old’ thread, I did find it interesting and hopefully some of you will find it useful too! Well my LP12 is on it’s way to Germany and I’ve made the long trip up north and collected my ‘new’ 301. It came in a horrible little cabinet […]

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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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GARRARD: 301 questions – and a few thoughtful answers

Right, this is a really premature thread being as I’m skint I can’t really see me having an awful lot of spare cash for a while, but… Basically whilst mooching around on the net for a turntable I found a picture of a Garrard 301 in a teak and black plinth… Not so long ago, […]

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GARRARD: The 301 and 401; best place to buy them?

Tom Edison … Hopefully some of you will be able to help me choose the best place to buy a refurbished 301 or 401 from. We’ve got our 35th wedding anniversary coming up in June this year and my wife wants to give me something significant to celebrate it. As you can imagine after 35 […]

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