Gently used version of Galibier's entry-level turntable, purchased directly from Thom Mackris in 2014.
The Serac shares many of the same components as the top models. It has the same bearing as the Stelvio, the same motor, and the same controller board. The cost savings measures include the 4" thick machined PVC platter and the base which is made from a 4 inch stack of MDF versus the machined aluminum. Upgrades to these two would bring the table up to the higher-level models. The reasonable price reflects the fact that this model is discontinued.
This Serac comes with many upgrades:
- Upgraded motor/controller. Added in 2014, at the time a $1,400 upgrade. Includes the Tenma power supply, which most Galibier owners prefer over the old rechargeable battery supply.
- Stelvio high mass armboard. Pre-drilled for my Siggwan and a previous arm - contact me for details.
- Kapton belt. The Kapton belt is non-fussy, sounds better than spliced mylar belts (to my ears), and should outlast the next few owners. Also included are a spliced mylar belt and the upgraded fabric belt.
- Gavia motor pod. More than just cosmetics, the extra mass of this motor pod improves the overall noise performance.
Except for some scratches on the aluminum top plates of the motor controller and armboard, everything is in wonderful shape. Rated 7/10 given that there are more than 3 scratches visible.
All you need to get this table making music is a tonearm and cartridge. Please note that high mass tables like this will require some patience to set up, but once running, Galibier turntables require essentially zero maintenance. I'm happy to assist the buyer by answering any questions and guiding through set-up, but no returns are accepted.
Local pick-up is strongly encouraged, as the table will need to be packed in multiple large boxes, each of which will be heavy. I recall shipping from Boulder to the East Coast ran over $100 back when I purchased this table. I do have the original boxes and packaging.