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HiFi Video Test Netherlands Cover Story and Article

"Following its own methodology tea, one's own basic set of ingredients, then on through tailored job to make a unique culmination if sheeting in the design or tea."

"Simply Enchanting"

"Absolute creme de la creme.  Artisan Fidelity turntables are so significant, both magazine sections have them displayed slightly larger on purpose."

"Elevating early analog masterpieces to a new art form"

 

 

 

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The 12th Annual Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Awards for 2015 – The Best of the Best!

The 12th Annual Positive Feedback Writers’ Choice Awards for 2015 – The Best of the Best!

As many of you know, I've had 'a thing' for Garrard 301 based turntables going back a long time. Starting in 2004, I wrote a series of articles for Six Moons about my first Garrard Project player system. In that first Garrard Project my plan was to keep it simple and as low cost as I could, to match my budget at the time.

Fast forward to 2015: My goal was a little more ambitious for my latest Garrard project, the Garrard Project 2015.

This time I wanted to build a hot-rod Garrard 301 based player system that could pretty much go toe-to-toe with Garrard 301 'super-tables' like the Shindo Garrard 301 player system, or the Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301 Statement player system, perhaps the two most notable examples of the vintage-based Garrard 'super-table' genre.

But here's the kicker: I wanted to knock on the door of those vintage-based Garrard super-table's performance, but I wanted to do it for about half their price.

To accomplish that goal I recruited Garrard specialist Ray Clark of Classic Turntable Company, bespoke analog maven Christopher Thornton of Artisan Fidelity, and tonearm craftsman Thomas Schick.

To make short work of a long article, I succeeded. Spectacularly!  The resulting hot-rod Garrard Project 2015 player system had stunning tangible presence, timbral realism, vivid tonal colors, and such strong emotional impact that it was truly awe inspiring, and riveting to listen to.


The resulting Garrard Project 2015 turned out better than I could have ever imagined, and I am absolutely thrilled by both its beauty and performance.

So my Writers' Choice Award for the Garrard Project 2015 goes to the world-class team of Ray Clark, Christopher Thornton, and Thomas Schick for making my Garrard dreams come true!

Michael Fremer Analog Planet

Michael Fremer Analog Planet

Michael Fremer Quote:  "I will say for the record and on this video, this is so far the best sound I have heard at the show."

Late Sunday afternoon, AXPONA 2015 Artisan Fidelity 

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Dagogo Garrard 301 Statement Review

Dagogo Garrard 301 Statement Review

Written by Jack Roberts

"Is the Artisan Fidelity even in the same league with tables like a Shindo, AMG, Clearaudio and other world class turntables.  The answer is simple, yes indeed. It matches or surpasses any of these tables in build quality, beauty and most of all the way it plays music."

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Six Moons 2015 Garrard 301 Project

Six Moons 2015 Garrard 301 Project

Article written by Jeff Day  Link

"To give you an idea of the level of artistry involved, Christopher's Artisan Fidelity Garrard 301 Statement Plinth easily rivals the fit & finish of my Gibson Custom Shop Brazilian Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce Advanced Jumbo guitar, and with a musical prowess to match its artisan musical instrument-like level of craftsmanship."

"The resulting Garrard Project 2015 Statement Plinth fit the components of the player system like a finely crafted glove, and is stunning to behold."

"Then I listened to it with the Ortofon SPU CG 25 Di MKII mono cartridge on the GP2015 player system, and the heavens opened, and glorious music poured forth. The transformation was so stunning that it had to be heard to be believed, and fortunately my buddy Pete Riggle stopped by for a little session of audio tomfoolery and heard it too, so I have an ear-witness for how stunning it was. We were both floored! "

Stereo Times

Stereo Times

2013 AXPONA Show Report Article written by Dave Thomas

"Let me begin by telling you about a room that many other people kept telling me was the best sounding room that they heard (and I concur).  It was the International Phonograph room which featured products from Artisan Fidelity, Wells Audio, Lamm Industries, United Home Audio and Verastarr cables.  Christopher Thornton of Artisan Fidelity was displaying a couple of absolutely stunning turntables: the Lenco L75 and a Technics SP10 MK2. Artisan Fidelity is a Indiana based company that restores and modifies classic turntables. I’ve visited their website on numerous occasions and marveled over the gorgeous pictures in their online gallery. But there’s nothing like seeing these beauties in person. They are absolutely breathtaking. The tables on display were both finished in a lovely high gloss black."

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