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Thread: Wanted: Garrard 401 motor unit

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    Join Date: Feb 2010

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    I'm Tom.

    Default Wanted: Garrard 401 motor unit

    I feel another Garrard coming on .. to complement the Thorens and the Lenco and refresh my memory.

    I have a few plinth ideas and a useful high mass arm sitting idle ...

    Anyone got one kicking around idle? (if you pardon the pun). I don't mind if I need to take it along the M4 to Loricraft for a service.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    Will PM you Tom.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

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    Might this be of interest?



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    Ali,

    Have you decided to let go of the 401, which I sent you a few months ago?

    Best wishes,

    Charlie

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    Join Date: Mar 2008

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    Hi Charlie,

    No definitely not! :-)

    I will be keeping that, the one I've offered to Tom is the unit I already had.

    The NOS one will be going to Loricraft for a full service.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

    Hunter S Thompson

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    I have a fully refurbished 401 with a new gun metal grey finish, Tom. The paint job was professionally done in N. Ireland. Martin did the strip down, clean and lubrication.
    You know where I am..haha..
    Jack NSM

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    Join Date: Nov 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Non-Smoking Man View Post
    I have a fully refurbished 401 with a new gun metal grey finish, Tom. The paint job was professionally done in N. Ireland. Martin did the strip down, clean and lubrication.
    You know where I am..haha..
    Jack NSM
    Out of curiosity who in NI did it ?
    Regards Neil

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    I have a fully refurbished one for sale as well, with an unused since refurb bearing. All done by Dominic Harper at NWA and in excellent condition.
    Nick

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    Sorry guys I should have posted much earlier on this thread, but Ali and I agreed a deal quite early on. I'm now pondering the offer of a superb plinth from Monty which should get me up and running even quicker than I anticipated.
    Main: Speakers 'RFC' Tannoy Canterburys / custom crossovers; Amp - Radford STA100; Pre EAR 912; Vinyl: Thorens TD124 MkII + Ikeda IT345-CR1 / Ikeda IT-407 tonearms; Cartridges Stereo - Miyajima Madake, Ortofon SPU Royal N, Ikeda 9C III, SAEC/Excel C3; Mono - Miyajimas - Zero 0.7, Premium 1.0, Sonovox MC-4 1.0, Edison '78' 4.0 conical, and Shure M44 strapped for mono with several Expert Stylus conicals for different eras of 78s; Phono stage and SUT from EAR 912; Esoteric Sound Re-Equalizer for equalisation of early mono and 78, switchable in from tape loop; Digital: Audio Note CDT2/II transport, heavily modded AN Kit DAC + Mutec MC3+USB.

    Study: Speakers - Tannoy DC6; Amp: Pass Aleph 'Mini'; preamp - Firebottle custom; Vinyl: Garrard 401 with AT1503 tonearm and vintage Ortofon SL-15e with matching Ortofon 2-15k SUT; Phono Stage: Firebottle Plus; Digital - Trichord Genesis III CDP + Arcam rBlink; Schiit Multibit DAC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickB View Post
    I have a fully refurbished one for sale as well, with an unused since refurb bearing. All done by Dominic Harper at NWA and in excellent condition.

    Very nice 401 this one, seen and heard it many times, could be tempted myself tbh.

    Nigel

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