About Us

Classic Turntable Company Ltd.

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We specialize in the  Garrard 301 & 401

Our aim is to improve on the sound from the 301 and take it to another level not experienced before on idler wheel turntables

We offer a full  range  of services, from a single part to a complete restoration.

Our most recent development is the Solid Chassis 301 available in Hammertone, Cream or Deep gloss black.

We also have the facility to convert a 401 into  301 using the solid chassis.

We are interested in buying 301’s and 401’s in any condition please email us for a quote

If you have a 401 and would like to upgrade to the Classic 301 then please contact us about our part exchange offers

Solid Chassis – Classic 301

 

Classic Turntable Company Director , Ray Clark had always been bothered by the many flaws in the chassis of the Standard Garrard 301. Ray knew that the lack of rigidity in the standard set up had a drastic effect on its ability.

The solid chassis created by Ray and the team weighs twice as much as a standard chassis, as its underside has no cavity. This creates a radically better sound.

When held in the hand and hit like a gong, the standard 301 clunks with a dead sound.

The new solid chassis has been designed to allow the sound waves to flow through it and disperse in the plinth. This eliminates motor noise. The new chassis has a rich tone when struck, and the sound continues for many seconds.

The Solid chassis has all the great attributes of the 301 but Ray and his team have taken it to a new, ground-breaking level!

 

 So what does it sound like?

The Solid chassis has all the great attributes of the 301 that we love but then takes it to a new level. So as you would expect the bass is superb, solid fast but no bloom or overhand but what really strikes you on first experiencing  the solid chassis compared to the standard 301 is the incredible ambience and depth of the soundstage, all of a sudden it is though a veil has been lifted from in front of the sound stage and an almost holographic imagery exists. There is an amazing amount of space around performers and the deck never gets flustered what ever you throw at it, no matter how complex the music the solid chassis retains a grip and control.

The new chassis is available in Hammertone, Cream or Deep Gloss Black.

A 401 can also be converted into the  301 using our the solid chassis. We have remanufactured all the levers and controls
For more information just fill out the form below or email us on info@classichifi-shop.co.uk

Call us now on 01924 830128 / 07736 500 007