For the last 30 years or so I’ve relied on my LP12 to get the best out of my vinyl collection. I’ve always loved the musicality of this deck and even though it has been significantly upgraded over the years, it has never lost that musical quality. I have however always fancied a turntable restoration project, ideally around the classic Garrard 301 and last year I was fortunate enough to come across a grease bearing model that had been stored for many years and was in need of a good home. Well now it has one.
Over the coming months (hopefully not years) I’ll report on progress and include some images along the way. Here is the Garrard before work started.
The Garrard 301 up for restoration. A lot of work to be done!
Inspire HiFi has been associated with HiFi In Touch for a couple of years now. Whilst I had met up with Robert, the MD of Inspire HiFi a number of times at audio shows, it was not until recently I visited his business premises – this was a mistake! Inspire HiFi stock and manufacture an overwhelming range of turntables as well as offering superb listening facilities. Most, if not all of their turntables are exhibited and maintain the highest standard of manufacture, not to mention the attention to detail both visually and audibly.
I would highly recommend anyone interested in high end vinyl replay to pay them a visit, you will get a very warm welcome.
See Inspire HiFi’s dealer page on HiFi In Touch for current offers and contact details.
One of many stunning setups by Inspire HiFi