Main Details
Maker Garrard Company
  • Turntable (Professional 3-Speed Idler-Drive Turntable)
Signal Path Analog Hardware
Made In UK
Date Produced 1965-1976
Weight 7.9kg
Notes The Garrard 401 is the culmination of half a century of experience in the design and manufacture of high quality record playing equipment and has the elegant appearance characteristic of the best British engineering products.

The superlative performance of this model is achieved by such features as a heavy, balanced turntable with a robust, super finished spindle and a sturdy intermediate driving wheel.

Each speed can be set precisely by means of a special eddy current braking system and stroboscopic markings on the turntable illuminated by a high-intensity neon lamp.

The 401 is nearlyidentical mechanically to the 301, but with a redesigned exterior, more powerful motor, slightly different eddy current braking speed control and different turntable thrust bearing. Both the 401 and 301 models were used by the BBC and in commercial radio stations.
Additional Specifications
Platter Diecast aluminium with an anti-static rubber mat and stroboscopic engraving on rim Base plate: diecast aluminium, ribbed for rigidity
Base plate Diecast aluminium, ribbed for rigidity
Motor Shaded-pole induction type, magnetically screened by a heavy cast-iron case and suspended on 6 tensioned springs, dynamically balanced rotor
Voltage Dual range 110/115 and 220/250 volts AC
Frequency 50 or 60 Hz dependent on motor pulley and platter fitted
Wow Less than 0.08% RMS
Flutter Less than 0.04% RMS
Speed ranges 31.9-34.6, 43.2-46.8 and 75-81 rev/min
Speed 33rpm, 45rpm, 78rpm


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