The Audiophiliac's deep dive into vintage audio leaves him shaken, rattled and rolled. I've sometimes wondered how today's audiophile gear compares with its vintage counterparts. The best of today's high-end audio is spectacular, but how much progress really has been made?
Years ago I bought several of them, straight out of broadcast studios, but those all came with sickly-brown nicotine patinas and dried-out rubber mats. But this one practically glowed, sitting in its Loricraft plinth made by Spendor. I pushed it to feel the air-filled decouplers.
This unit was recently lightly serviced and functions good. It even still has it's original factory inspection tag affixed to circuitry underneath! The badges and switch faceplates on this early 's Garrard are all beautifully stamped engraved brass, the wiring and soldering is all hand done and meticulous, the switches feel solid yet quiet and smooth, and the feel and finish of everything oozes quality!
Together with Stereo Exchange. The Garrard is one of the most sought after vintage tables, and this example is one of the most original pieces we've come across. We were tempted to turn this piece into a restomod like we often do see our Thorens and Garrard modern restorationsbut this piece is so original and interesting that we decided a purist collector would appreciate it just the way it is.
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The Garrard Engineering and Manufacturing Company of SwindonWiltshirewas a British company that was famous for producing high-quality gramophone turntables. The company was sold to Plesseyan electronics conglomerate, in During the periodGarrard developed demonstrators of the novel video disc technology.
Before you can start bidding, we need some additional information. Vinyl has made a great comeback. Even though music players have changed rapidly in the last few decades, from CD to MP3 to online streaming, vinyl has a certain charm that still attracts music lovers all over the world.
We specialise in Garrard Our aim is to improve on the sound from the and take it to another level not experienced before on idler wheel turntables We offer a full range of services, from a single part to a complete restoration. Developed in conjunction with professional recording engineers this is now being made available to the domestic market.
They were a relatively unexciting company, producing decent turntables for the masses for many years. Garrard turntables at the time were not as well regarded as say, the Linn LP12s or the Pink Triangles, but their best turntables were regarded as excellent affordable options. While I hesitate to call them junk, there are many Garrard turntables that are not worth the pain of restoring them.