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    Quote Originally Posted by WESTLOWER View Post
    Yes, he was explaining at greeeeat length the process of how he tracked down the absoloute correct Rivets for the face plates on the 'new' Garrard 301..
    all very ..... errrrr.. Riveting!!!

    These things are extremely important don't you know..
    I wonder if that was a grand of the stupidly inflated price they are selling it for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    I wonder if that was a grand of the stupidly inflated price they are selling it for?
    How much are SME asking for the new 301? If it's anything like the unreasonable price hike of an SME V arm, it will be silly money.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    How much are SME asking for the new 301? If it's anything like the unreasonable price hike of an SME V arm, it will be silly money.
    Something over ten grand https://parttimeaudiophile.com/2019/...high-end-2019/
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    Bah! I'll stick with my Crosley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    I'll stick with my Thorens 124/IIs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    18k



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    Seriously? 18k pounds? Who on earth is going to pay that for one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by montesquieu View Post
    The article suggests $12,500

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    The article suggests $12,500

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    Well that's not so bad then - should leave enough money for a new Russ Andrews noise cancelling woolly hat
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawrence001 View Post
    The article suggests $12,500

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    Nope!
    I had a very long chat about the SME / Garrad 301 with the chap who's project it was to get it up and running.
    It's actually 18,800...

    I was trying too ascertain where the dough is in the TT.

    Basically, it's a Stock oil bearing 301, No bearing change, No platter change, No power Supply.

    So they have taken a stock 301, stripped it, polished it, sourced the correct paint (apparently has lots to do with the sound stripped the linkage, recoated in less harmful stuff, new face plates held in place by the very very correct rivets which were very very hard to source, eventually they manufactured their own as all others were inferior (!!) .

    They have also recut the platter strobe markings on the platter.
    They spent an age recreating the exact Garrad mat with the correct rubber compound which he said is also absolutely sound critical... So thats the 301.

    The plinth: a 3 way isolation solid Walnut plinth, made by Spendor. (based on the Loricraft approach)
    The 3 isolation ways seem to be the feet, the metal arm pod within the plinth
    (no options other than an SME cut, although he did say it was a straight drop in for other 3rd party pods)
    and the inner top board which has some kind of isolation material (air-filled decouplers) between the main frame... Is that a posh name for a snazzy tweaked Squash ball...?!

    The arm, is the stock SME current production SME M2-12R (very nice arm btw)

    There are no deviations from this combo, no 2 arm options etc.

    Yours for just 18,800 guv! 4 month wait, guv.

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