SME acquires legendary Garrard turntable rights, and Loricraft Audio

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , |


Everything old is new again?

It sounds like legendary Garrard 301 and 401 turntables could be put back into production after UK tonearm giant SME announced that they had acquired the rights to the Garrard audio brand along with Garrard service icon Loricraft Audio Tuesday. Stuart McNeilis, the CEO of SME said in a press release (see below) that “As an iconic British brand, Garrard deserves to be enjoyed by a new generation of audiophiles.”

The fact that Loricraft Audio was also snapped-up in the deal seems to point to a re-release of ‘tables in my mind, since Loricraft is key to parts, and servicing of the original 301s, and 401s.… Read the full article