Showing posts with label garrard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garrard. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Garrard 301 Plinth Building Part 1

I've had this Garrard for a few years and it still works very well. I built this plinth in 45 minutes and it was supposed to be temporary but no I used it for many years.
This is the before pic.
 I met local Klipsch forum member Kenny this year. His woodworking skills are top notch. I was lamenting my lack of a proper plinth for this great table while we were listening to the Jubilees. A few emails later and he has offered to help me with the plinth. It is great to have generous forum members in town.
 He recommended some 13plly plywood so I picked up a sheet at a local supplier. 
This is a sheet of 13 ply ripped down to 21 x 18 inch pieces. Ten total with one used as a template. If we use 9 layers of 13 ply that is 117 ply layers... Dang...
 This was the most time consuming aspect of the plinth build but the rounded corners look spectacular.
 Here is where we stopped on Saturday. That is alot of progress in 4 hours.
 About two hours or so on Tuesday night and we have everything cut and tonearm placement is spot on.
 This has far exceeded my expectations.
Now I have homework.
Glue
Clamp 
Repeat as necessary.
Sand
Pick veneer.

Thank you Kenny for your time and help building this Garrard 301 plinth.
Top notch.

Part 2 to follow.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Silent Partners Part 2 - August 1958

Here is the second part of this great article The Silent Partners. They should have done part three for the cartridges to round it off.



Saturday, March 19, 2011

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Garrard 301 Ads

This ad with test results is one of my favorite Garrard ads.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Garrard 301 1975 Service Bulletin

Courtesy of No.6435 http://home.earthlink.net/~transcrubbers/ Thank you so much for posting this bulletin. I wonder what they would think about the resurgence of idler drive turntables in 2010.


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Garrard 401 1970 Ad

I've learned alot about Garrard since I found my Garrard 301 last year. Before that I only knew about their console turntables not their high end tables used by the BBC and most professional studios in the 50's and 60's. The Garrard 401 was an updated design although mostly cosmetic. The 301 is more curvey and retro while the 401 is more straight lined and modern looking. Both 301 and 401 are beautiful designs. I'd like to find one some day.

Here is an ad for the Garrard 401.