Garrard 301 Statement Ikeda IT-407 / 9TT King of Idler Drives Garrard 301 Statement by Artisan Fidelity featuring the world's first modular inverted precision bearing architecture.  Ikeda IT-407 tone arm (12") package shown above (Note: phono cartridge not ...26995.00

Garrard 301 Statement Ikeda IT-407 / 9TT King of Idler Drives [Template]

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Ships fromHammond, IN, 46324
Ships toWorldwide
Package dimensions28.0" × 27.0" × 16.0" (150.0 lbs.)
Shipping carriersUPS or FedEx
Shipping cost$395.00
Original accessoriesBox, Manual
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Garrard 301 Statement by Artisan Fidelity featuring the world's
first modular inverted precision bearing architecture.  Ikeda IT-407 tone arm (12") package shown above (Note: phono cartridge not included).  Individually hand crafted and precision machined to order.  Please email for current lead times.  Designed strictly
for the ultimate analog playback capability derived from the renowned
English engineered classic idler drive platform. A fundamental approach
in lowering center of gravity, achieving increased resolution in
addition to drastic reductions in noise and friction is achievable
through an inverted type bearing and platter design. Modern echelon
level analog playback front ends routinely feature such bearing
topologies for these reasons. Additionally, the flywheel affect has been
improved, as a result speed consistency throughout solidifies. Although
our previous conventional Garrard 301 Statement bearing design was a
radical departure and subsequent drastic improvement from stock
offerings, the inverted bearing and modular platter design takes the
resolution, noise floor and channel separation to a whole other level.
Each set of inverted bearing and modular platters are cnc milled using
solely state of the art milling machines, designed in collaboration with
tribology and hydrodynamics consultants from Purdue University
Department of Engineering.

By employing a modular platter architecture, the user may contour the
playback characteristics of the Garrard 301 Statement to a degree as
each upper material selection will allow for a slightly different
presentation. Material selections available: Copper alloy, Magnesium,
7075 Aluminum, Inox Stainless Steel. Please consult me directly for an
explanation of unique playback differences between the various alloy

Using solely the fundamental mechanical design architecture and re
engineering a classic transcription turntable like the Garrard 301
requires extraordinary skill, dedication, painstaking attention to
details and a level of passion few will ever realize. Our level of
commitment is unsurpassed in the area of transforming classic analog
playback instruments which have easily stood the test of time into
analog record playback devices for the modern era designed to perform at
a reference level, in any arena. A small, highly skilled and dedicated
team of mechanical engineers, master woodworkers, designers, finishers,
visionaries and artisans are who we are, producing the worlds finest
modern classics, hand crafted, individually tuned by ear and precision
engineered to last a lifetime. The word masterpiece truly defines the
quality and musicality of our reference Garrard plinth, which is a feast
for both the eyes and the ears. After over a year in the Garrard 301
plinth prototyping phases, we arrived at the place we are today which
once not far in the past, was only several hand drawn sketches, a
concept and a dream. Our small, highly skilled team of third generation
master woodworkers, precision machinists and my own individual creative
design concepts made the dream possible and the results, well, the
results are nothing short of magnificent.

Garrard 301 Statement by Artisan Fidelity

Featuring the World's First Inverted Modular Bearing and Platter Architecture

Individually hand and precision machined analog playback masterpieces

Designed with passion, engineered with precision

Christopher Thornton

Artisan Fidelity


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