Welcome to Galibier!

Galibier Design - Made in the USA

Built in the U.S.A.
Delivering to the World!

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

Coming in July, 2019!!!

A Gavia/Stelvio drive system update that builds on the success of our 2014 & 2018 revisions.

Contact us for details!

Everything we do at Galibier recognizes that a hi-fi component has one key job – to invite you to a musical event.

More than one customer (upon auditioning), dispensed with his audiophile vocabulary and began experiencing hi-fi in real-time musical performance terms.

The more you get to know us, the more you will appreciate the musical contribution Galibier can be to you.

Tonearms and cartridges from
Schröder, Kuzma, 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 have some helpful guiding principles on our Products page.
  • We carry tonearms from 7 manufacturers and cartridges from 5 companies, and we’ll tailor your system to your tastes. 
  • Don’t hesitate to contact us for help in navigating through this maze of choices. 

Limited time offer
(until June 30th)!

Take 25% off the price of any Galibier cable.

Additionally, for one year from date of purchase, we will apply a discount equal to the full price paid for up to three cables toward the purchase of a Galibier turntable or NiWatt amplifier.

Refer to the NiWatt, Stelvio, Gavia and Eiger pages in the Products section for details.

The early returns are coming in …

Our cable lineup is proving to work extremely well across a range of systems – from high power solid-state, to push-pull vaccum tubes, and of course with our single ended NiWatt 300B.

The Stelvio-II

"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

Refer to the Stelvio page in our Products section for details.

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

Topped off with a state of the art platter design, the Stelivio-II embodies an architecture that has been undergoing continual refinement.  There’s continuity from the first turntable we built in 2001 to the current day Stelvio-II.  Click the “Galibier Museum” link to view the evolution of our designs through the years.

Planned obsolescence is not in our vocabulary …

Galibier crafts heirloom products, and 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

The brick and mortar
dealer model is slowly dying.

We've addressed this with our on-site setup program for customers in the Continental US and most parts of Canada. 

Click the On-site Setup link in the Products section for details.

 

In the development pipeline …

NiWatt 300B

Galibier Design - NiWatt 3D Rendering
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

Galibier Design - Eiger
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