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Garrard 401

Professional 3-Speed Idler-Drive Turntable

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Garrard 401


The Garrard 401 is the culmination of half a century of experience in the design and manufacture of high quality record playing equipment and has the elegant appearance characteristic of the best British engineering products.

The superlative performance of this model is achieved by such features as a heavy, balanced turntable with a robust, super finished spindle and a sturdy intermediate driving wheel.

Each speed can be set precisely by means of a special eddy current braking system and stroboscopic markings on the turntable illuminated by a high-intensity neon lamp.

Every model 401 is supplied complete with a set of fixing screws, an adaptor for playing records with 38mm centre holes, lubricating oil, a mounting template, an individual test report and full instructions.


Platter: diecast aluminium with an anti-static rubber mat and stroboscopic engraving on rim

Base plate: diecast aluminium, ribbed for rigidity

Motor: shaded-pole induction type, magnetically screened by a heavy cast-iron case and suspended on 6 tensioned springs, dynamically balanced rotor

Voltage: dual range 110/115 and 220/250 volts AC

Frequency: 50 or 60 Hz dependent on motor pulley and platter fitted

Wow: less than 0.08% RMS

Flutter: less than 0.04% RMS

Rumble: negligible

Speed ranges: 31.9-34.6, 43.2-46.8 and 75-81 rev/min

Weight: 7.9kg


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