|Signal Path||Analog Hardware|
|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.
|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|