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

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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 info@artisanfidelity.com 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 selections.

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

info@artisanfidelity.com

www.artisanfidelity.com

219.933.8115

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