Galibier Design - Made in the USA
Our customers find themselves dispensing with audiophile jargon and re-introducing musical performance terms into their vocabulary.  We can think of no higher compliment.

Tonearms and cartridges from
Schröder, Kuzma, Ikeda, Tri-Planar,
Durand, Lyra, Van den Hul, Dynavector,
Ortofon,Koetsu, and more ...

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Selecting the right tonearm and cartridge can be a daunting task …

We carry tonearms from 8 manufacturers and cartridges from 6 companies, and we’ll help you tailor your system to your tastes.

We cover some of the pitfalls of selecting the “right” cartridge in this blog post and  some overlooked considerations in selecting tonearms in this one.

Don’t hesitate to contact us for help in navigating through this maze of choices.

All of our cables come with a no questions asked, 30-day approval period.

Are you trading off resolution to tame a bright system?

While no cable can fix a system problem, all too many cables introduce problems of their own.  We invite you to compare our cables against cost no object designs.

Our cables are a bit unconventional looking, and we discuss the reason for this in a blog post called Polyester Leisure Suits, this one, and this one on connector metallurgy.  Conventional wisdom my have you selecting the wrong cable length.  Here’s our take on this.

The best of belt and idler drive technologies in a single package …

While having undergone continual refinement since 1999, our initial design vision has proven its worth over nearly a quarter of a century.  Click this link to the Galibier Museum to view the evolution of our designs leading to the Stelvio-II.

Planned obsolescence is not in our vocabulary …

Galibier crafts heirloom products designed to pass to your heirs. We share the value you place in your investment.

With our open, modular platform, full support is available for every turntable we’ve built.
In fact, the very first turntable we delivered is running our current specification drive system.

On-site Setup

We take setup seriously …

With the demise of most brick and mortar dealers, buying “manufacturer direct” doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice service.

Every new Galibier turntable delivered in the Continental US (and most parts of Canada) is set up by us at your house.  Check our On-site Setup page for details.

"Despite its lower noise floor [Clearaudio Master Innovation], I still prefer your table for better tone and better deep bass extension. Your table also has better dynamics The difference in noise floor is not significant with .5mV cartridge but noticeable with 0.2mV. I think your thoughtful platter construction has better resonance control on all frequencies."

... GL - San Francisco, CA

But that’s how Thom is; he builds one hell of a table, charges a fair price for what it is, supports it 100%, and continues to look for ways to make it better.

That’s a rare combination in audio world where overcharging and lateral upgrades are the norm. Check out one of Thom’s tables. You won’t be disappointed.

... Chris Hoffman

In the development pipeline …

NiWatt 300B

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NiWatt 300B – click image to view product page

We’ve submitted the finalized the chassis design to our fabricator, and expect to be going into production shortly.

This is not your grandfather’s 300B.  We’ve pulled out all of the stops, including four independent power supplies per channel, a copper subchassis, a unique choice of rectifiers, and a signal path with only 5 inches of wire.

The NiWatt has the grace of a 45 with the authority of an 845 amplifier.

Eiger – Rim Drive

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Eiger rim drive – click image to view product page

To quote David Crosby:  “It’s been a long time comin’…”.

Recent improvements we made to the Stelvio-II cast some doubt as to whether the Eiger could differentiate itself sufficiently from the Stelvio-II.  Such is the rim-drive like immediacy that the Stelvio conveys.

We think we have something special in the Eiger however.  It’s different (not better) and we’re projecting a Fall, 2019 release.

Here’s what one customer had to say about a late stage prototype:

The rim drive is a revolutionary (as opposed to evolutionary) development. I have heard just about every contender for ‘best turntable in the world’. What I heard on Saturday night is the best vinyl I have ever heard… and second place isn’t that close.

MZ – Bellevue, WA