Garrard 301 Vintage Turntable with Gray Research 108 Tonearm - Gorgeous!


The Garrard 301 is one of the most sought after vintage tables, and this example is one of the most original pieces we've just about ever come across. 

Featuring a Gray Research 108 tonearm with a vintage cartridge.

We were tempted to turn this piece into a restomod like we often do (see our Thorens and Garrard modern restorations), but this piece is so original and interesting that we decided a purist collector would appreciate it just the way it is. 

The platter system operates as it should and is able to spin the records according to spec. The custom but vintage plinth will look gorgeous in just about any living room, and is likely to receive a thumbs up from even the fussiest of interior designers.  

Includes everything you see in our photos.

At the bottom of this listing you'll see the full range of Sumiko phono cartridges that can be professionally installed and calibrated for you. And if you already have a favorite cartridge, you’re welcome to send it in and we’ll mount and professionally calibrate it on the table for you when you select that option.

If you're unfamiliar with the setup of a turntable we can help on the phone or via FaceTime during your initial unboxing. We’ve done this a bunch of times with great success. 

Click here for a PDF copy of the Garrard Model 301 Manual

Technical Specifications:

The Garrard 301 Professional 3-Speed Idler-Drive Turntable

The Garrard model 301 transcription motor is the culmination of over 40 years experience in the design and manufacture of high quality gramophone equipment. The motor unit has been designed to provide the professional user and quality enthusiast with a unit supreme in its class.

The model 301 transcription motor has three controls, the speed range knob on the right hand side, speed adjusting control in the centre and the on-off knob on the left hand side.

It has extremely low wow and flutter content, rumble being almost non-existent. Each of the three speeds is adjustable by means of a knob which operates a specially designed eddy current brake to enable precise speed to be obtained.

Great attention has been given to details appreciated by the connoisseur, such as a suppressor unit to avoid switch clicks, a heavy turntable die-cast in aluminum and accurately balanced, a robust hardened and super finished turntable spindle, a fully retracting intermediate wheel and a brake to reduce the free revolutions of the turntable on switching off.

The unit is supplied complete with stroboscope, record adaptor for 7" large hole records and clip, a bottle of special oil, all fixing screws, set of spring suspensions, template, manual and test report.

12" Diameter die-cast aluminum fitted with rubber mat

Unit Plate:
Die-cast aluminum

Shaded pole induction motor in heavy cast casing suspended on six tensioned springs

Dual range 100 to 130 and 200 to 250 volts

50 or 60 cycles according to motor pulley fitted

16 watts

Less than 0.2%

Less than 0.05%

Almost non existent

Speed range:
33 to 34, 44 to 46, and 76 to 80 RPM

High quality broken enamel with black accessories

16 Lbs.

Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.



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