Garrard 301 Advanced

Transcription Turntable with High-Density Plinth and SME Precision Tonearm


Garrard 301 Advanced £43,945.00£51,645.00


Garrard 301 Advanced

Introducing the Garrard 301 Advanced, the evolutionary apex of the iconic Garrard 301 Classic turntable. Engineered with meticulous precision, the Garrard 301 Advanced features an all-new Advanced Polymer Resin (APR) high-density plinth, made of high-density material which is acoustically inert with a near zero resonance. Custom-made to order by SME in West Sussex, England, in any bespoke RAL colour of your choice.

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The Ultimate Garrard 301

Every detail of the new Garrard 301 Advanced is meticulously crafted, from exclusive Crystal Cable internal wiring to top-of-the-line WBT RCA connectors and an adjustable tonearm mounting base. With its custom-built plinth motor board isolation system, de-coupled and fully adjustable isolation feet, an original Garrard rubber compound platter mat, and authentic period paint finish in any colour you like, the Garrard 301 Advanced is the ultimate and most advanced Garrard ever made.

Choose Your Performance with an SME Tonearm

SME M2-12R Precision Tonearm

The Model M2-12R precision tonearm is an extension of SME’s popular Series M2 range offering optimum cartridge choice with minimal tracking error and harmonic distortion associated with a 12 inch tonearm. Classic looks and meticulous build quality, the M2-12R offers all the most important features of a traditional ‘J’ shaped tonearm, detachable aluminium headshell with azimuth adjustment, two stage tungsten counterbalance system, height adjustment by thumb wheel, superb quality ball race bearings and a level of rigidity to suit all types of cartridge.

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SME V-12 Magnesium Tonearm

Drawing upon the acclaimed Series V pick-up arm, the SME Series V-12 magnesium tonearm seamlessly integrates the same design and engineering principles that have established SME as synonymous with excellence.

Across the entire frequency spectrum, from tonal quality to stability and stereo imaging, the SME Series V-12 maintains coherent musical control. With its remarkable dynamic range, neutrality, and structural integrity, this 12-inch tonearm embodies all the essential qualities sought in a pick-up arm.

Crafted from pressure die-cast magnesium, the SME Series V-12 magnesium tonearm features an Integrated headshell, effectively eliminating tonearm resonances within the audio spectrum while delivering a 27% reduction in maximum angular error distortion compared to 9-inch models.

Turntable Specifications

  • Chassis: Advanced Polymer Resin (APR)
  • Platter: Rim-driven, high mass, accurately balanced
  • Motor: Induction, spring suspended & magnetically screened
  • Voltage: Dual range 100-130 and 200-250 volts
  • Frequency: 50 or 60 cycles to the motor pulley
  • Consumption: 16 watts
  • Wow: Less than 0.2%
  • Flutter Less than 0.05%
  • Speed: 33 ⅓, 45 and 78 rpm

Dimensions & Weight

  • Metric
  • Width: 563mm Depth: 400mm
  • Height: 208mm Weight: 22.85kg
  • Feet Footprint: W507mm x D344mm
  • Imperial
  • Width: 22.2 Depth: 15.75
  • Height: 8.2 Weight: 50.375 lbs
  • Feet Footprint: W20.0 x D13.5