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Garrard 401
Transcription Turntable - Boxed


Garrard 401

Transcription turntable - Boxed

This came in with a big bundle of vintage equipment and without a mains cable. It looks like it’s had very little, if any previous use. Apart from some surface blemishes on the enamel, just above the on/off switch (see picture 7) this would be described as being in in very nice condition. The rubber mat with aluminium centre is in perfect condition. The control knobs operate smoothly and the underside linkages are all gleaming like new. The condition of the bearing, the idler and pulley all appear to suggest virtually no prior use (see close-up pictures)

We connected a mains cable to test. The motor runs smooth & whisper quiet, the bearing is fine and freshly lubricated, the idler and pulley look new, all three speeds are accurate and stable, pitch control works as it should and all linkages are nice and smooth and in gleaming condition. On 33 RPM this reaches stable speed in around half a revolution.

The motor clamp is present and has been secured before being re-boxed. The idler is also held away from the pulley with a rubber band, just as it was when it left the factory.

This is currently operating on 220 - 250 volts / 50 cycles. Conversion to 110 - 125 volts is really simple, but 60 cycles operation will require a replacement motor pulley (usually easily available via eBay)

If requested we can convert this to 110 - 125 volts prior to shipping (free of charge).

This will be supplied to its new owner with original fixing nuts, bolts and washers as shown in picture 24, along with a full size copy of the mounting template. We do have a copy of the user manual as a PDF on our computer which we will be happy to email to the new owner on request.


Payment accepted via PayPal, Bank Transfer, Personal Cheque or cash on collection.

Economical worldwide shipping via UPS or FedEx – Double-boxed, tracked and insured.


Please contact us either by telephone on 01883 340073
or by sending and email to
if you are interested in purchasing this item.


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