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

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Problematic tonearm mount?
Who told you that you can’t mount that arm to your turntable?

You found the right tonearm.  Did you find the right dealer?  We specialize in difficult mounts and challenging implementations.

With 20 years’ design experience, we have you covered. Click here for one story of a particularly challenging tonearm mount.

Our machinists are ISO-9000 certified and work in aerospace, but sometimes, you need to think out of the box.  Here’s one of those stories.

We carry tonearms from 8 manufacturers and cartridges from 7 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.

Are you trading off resolution to tame a bright system?

Ever since tone controls vanished from our line stages, cables have filled the void.  We get that, but they’re not magic bullets, and no cable is universal. All too many cables however, introduce problems of their own. 

Which cable do you audition first (power, speaker, interconnect)?  The sequencing in which you audition matters.   Click here for our take.

Do you run long interconnects?  Click here to see why you might be prioritizing the wrong cable.

Our cables are a bit unconventional looking, and we discuss the reason for this in a blog post called Polyester Leisure Suits, and this one about cotton.

Lastly, metallurgy matters, which is why we specify ETI and Furutech connectors. 

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.  Click here, for a historical timeline of our drive systems.

We take setup seriously …

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

In normal times, all new Galibier turntables delivered in the Continental US (and most parts of Canada) are set up by us at your house.  Check our On-site Setup page for details.

Due to COVID travel and social distancing guidelines, this service has been temporarily suspended.  Contact us for details on alternative solutions, and click this link to read an account of a remote install we recently performed.

In the Development Pipeline …

NiWatt 300B

Galibier Design - NiWatt 3D Rendering
NiWatt 300B – click image for details

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.

The Savoie – Convertable

Galibier Design - Savoie Concept - Right Front View
Savoie simulation – click for more info

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 Savoie 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 Savoie however.  It’s different (not better) and we’re projecting a 2021 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