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Our latest SkyFi exclusive creation might just be our best looking ever.
The high gloss black plinth base looks amazing as it contrasts the paintwork of the 401 against the piano gloss finish on the wood.
The Garrard 401 was the sequel to the famed 301 and benefits from many improvements, including a better finish on components that extends its longevity and resistance to corrosion and wear.
It has been serviced and brought up to current specifications, including full lubrication and replacement of any worn components. From the look and quality of the paint finish, it doesn't look like it was used very much in the last 50 years. There are no significant scratches or wear marks on the surface.
This 401 was custom fitted with an electronic strobe upgrade since none of these mechanisms were made for the European market. It utilizes several LEDs to create a bright and super stable strobe effect. We have also wired the strobe electronics to turn on with the power of the table for ultimate convenience.
The tonearm is a SME 3009 Improved, which comes with the original box and accessories. It also looks either new or just slightly used. You will notice that the tonearm has not been screwed into the arm board in case you'd rather see another tonearm installed. We have lots of options so drop us a note if you want to know more via [email protected].
The included cartridge is a brand new Sumiko Songbird just released into the market (and getting rave reviews), which sells standalone for $900.
If you prefer we can fit one of the following cartridge options - which also includes calibration at no additional charge (about a 2hr detailed process of perfectly setting and calibrating many parameters to ensure highest performance).
Just make a selection and send us an email via [email protected], and we will professionally mount and calibrate it for out of the box operation.
Miyajima Labs Madake Snakewood L/E: $7500
Miyajima Labs Madake Stereo Cartridge: $5895
Miyajima Labs Saboten L Stereo Cartridge: $4875
Miyajima Labs Kansui Stereo Cartridge: $3600
Miyajima Labs Shilabe Stereo Cartridge: $2995
Miyajima Labs Saboten Stereo Cartridge: $2475
Miyajima Labs Zero 78 Mono Cartridge: $2250
Miyajima Labs Zero Mono Cartridge: $2150
Miyajima Labs Takumi Stereo Cartridge: $1895
Miyajima Labs Premium Mono BEII Cartridge: $1450
Miyajima Labs Spirit Mono Cartridge : $995
Miyajima Labs Kotetu Mono Cartridge: $585
Sumiko Starling $1899
Sumiko Blackbird MC: $1249
Sumiko Songbird $899
ClearAudio Virtuoso V2 Ebony: $899
Sumiko Amethyst $599
Sumiko Blue Point special Evo III: $540
Sumiko Blue Point No. 2: $449
Sumiko Moonstone $299
Sumiko Olympia $199
Sumiko Rainier $149
View all Sumiko Phono Cartridges currently available from our store
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PURCHASING FROM SKYFI
This item will be professionally packaged and insured for safe transit to your home.
Please click here for detailed specifics regarding our specialized packing process that separates us from the rest.
If we don’t have the original manufacture's packaging, we use heavy duty double ply corrugated boxes with Instapak expanding foam custom inserts. In many cases this has proven to be better than the original packaging. We also use high quality fiber reinforced tape to seal our packages. Lightweight items will be bubble wrapped and shipped in a high-quality box.
This item is available for pickup in Ridgewood, NJ or Union Square, NYC (with convenient parking in the building).
NJ Residents or anyone picking up without a resale certificate will need to pay NJ Sales Tax.
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Thanks for looking and be sure to call or text 646.852.2073 with any questions.
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WHO WE ARE
SkyFi Audio is a small startup business specializing in the purchase, reconditioning, and reselling of select high-end audio equipment. We only buy equipment the we admire and are passionate about. No mid-fi, no gimmicks, no junk.
Each piece of equipment is cosmetically restored and fully tested in our well-equipped lab by an engineer with 30+ years of experience in the HiFi world. If it does not meet or exceed the original manufactures specifications, it will not be sold. We are very selective about the equipment we purchase, focusing on mostly analog, high-build quality, American, and European built units.
Through our sister company, which is an authorized dealer for McIntosh, Audio Research, Sonus Faber, ClearAudio, Pro-Ject Audio Systems, and Sony ES, we have access to OEM parts, service, and support. If you are local and looking for new equipment from the above-mentioned manufacturers, please drop us a line as we can arrange both sales and professional installation in the tri-state area.
We do not accept or review any offers that do not go through the official Audiogon system. We have too many items for sale and it’s nearly impossible to keep track of offers outside of the official system. Please don’t message, email, or text any offers.
If you do not see a “Make an Offer” button, it means we are not considering any offers on that item.
We prefer working through PayPal which allows you to use a credit card or bank transfer. We do not charge extra for any payment fees if you purchase the item at the asking price. You can also send us a personal check (which will need to clear before shipping), certified check, money order, or wire transfer. International clients without access to PayPal should use a bank wire transfer.
If you are picking up an item we do not accept PayPal. You must pay in person with cash, certified or bank check, or wire transfer. If you make a PayPal payment and are picking up the item, it will be returned.
TRADE IN POLICY
We accept trade-ins of equal or lesser value under certain conditions. Simply ask and let us know the exact model, condition, and the accessories that are included (such as the original box, remote, cables, manual, etc.). We will only consider high-end equipment from mainstream manufacturers such as McIntosh, Mark Levinson, Audio Research, Krell, etc. and will typically pass on displays, projectors, receivers, dated surround processors, and mid-fi equipment of any type. We will offer a fair value for your equipment, but keep in mind we are running a business and will need to be able to resell the equipment at a profit after investing a great deal of time and resources in testing, certifying, repairing, cleaning, and packaging the incoming equipment. If you are looking for top dollar we suggest attempting to sell it directly to an end user on your own.
SELL US YOUR GEAR (Working or Broken)
We will also purchase your used or broken gear and arrange pickup if you are in our local market. Just drop us a note for a quote but be sure to include the condition and what is included.
HOW TO VISIT US
We are currently operating from a residence in Ridgewood, NJ. You are welcome to make an appointment if there is a piece of equipment you would like to see in operation before or after purchase. We have a well-equipped, dedicated listening room with tons of equipment of all makes and models. We are not a store, so please don’t make an appointment if you are just curious as to how a speaker or piece of equipment sounds. In essence, no tire kickers please.
If you are in NYC and cannot make it out to Ridgewood, we can arrange pickup in Union Square (14th Street) after the purchase. You can call or text 646.852.2073 with any questions or to schedule an appointment. We can also arrange to install, calibrate, and tune the gear in your listening room if you are local to the area. This is super useful when purchasing large speakers or heavy amplifiers. It is also great for ensuring your new turntable is setup correctly in its final resting place.