Garrard 501 Statement Sapphire Bearing and Precision CMP Platter
Replacing the rudimentary, stock Garrard 501 aluminum factory bearing and basic platter set. Finally, a properly designed solution offering drastically lower noise floor, increased resolution, clarity, vastly enhanced flywheel affect combined with superior focus and tonality. The stock components simply pale in comparison. This is the identical bearing and platter system used in our $58,000 Garrard 501 Statement masterpiece.
Precision Hydrodynamic Inox bearing features Laboratory Grade Swiss Sapphire, hardened and polished enlarged bore primary shaft / wall gap tolerances < 0.00025" and advanced military grade thermoplastic thrust pad with ultra low coefficient of friction.
Magnesium Alloy and pure Copper precision machined platter features internal damping provisions which further aid in damping undesirable mechanical resonances. Machined tolerances measurable in microns. Axial and Radial run-out measurements exceed aerospace standards and fabricated using cnc lathes calibrated to ISO 9001 quality management guidelines.
Direct Garrard 501 model factory retro fit installation.