Home » Bargain Bin

September, 2020

New items arrive on a regular basis.  Check back for updates.

Click links in bullet points below to scroll directly to an item of interest:

Demo Power Cables – Headwaters – 50% Off

Galibier Design - Headwaters Power Cable
Headwaters Power Cable

We have an assortment of lightly used Headwaters Power Cables.  Prices are 60% off retail (introductory) pricing.  

These are a few of our personal cables as well as trade-ins from customers who are upgrading to the Wind River Power Cables.

New ones are coming in on a regular basis as people trade-in/trade-up.  Contact us for lengths available.

Currently Available (September, 2020)

Color / Length / Price
  • Black – 8 feet: $355
  • Gold/Black – 7 feet: $315
  • Gold/Black – 6 feet: $275
  • Red/Black – 5.5 feet: $250
  • Gold/Black – 4 feet:  $195
  • Green/Black – 3′ 10″ (three of my personal cables):  $195
  • Black – 3 feet: $175
  • Gold/Black – 3 feet: $175

Loricraft RC-4 Record Cleaner – $1,650

Photo and details coming soon.   Our customer is upgrading to an Audiodesk.  He likes one-step, hands-off cleaning.  I can’t say that I blame him.

Having said that, the cleaned output from these machines is great, and people who collect particularly “grungy” records tend to favor a mechanical cleaning step before cleaning in their tank. 

We’ve had great results with both the two-step (plus distilled water rinse) Audio Intelligent solutions as well as the one-step plus rinse L’art du Son system. 

Contact us and we’ll put you in touch with the owner.

Audiodesk Vinylcleaner Pro – $2,195

Galibier Design - Audiodesk Pro Systeme'sThis our 2019 demo unit and comes with a full manufacturer’s 2-year warranty.

Shown here is a stock photo.  The actual unit is black.

We’ve cleaned 135 records with this (plus or minus a few).  The stickers we place on album jackets helps us keep count.

Free, with Every Vinylcleaner Pro:

With every new Vinyl Cleaner Pro sold, we’re offering a free Headwaters power cable (introductory pricing for these 6 foot cables is $695). 

Our new line of power cables won’t get your records any cleaner, but we’re confident they’ll find a home in your system. We’re very proud of these cables and want to get the word out. We’re confident you’ll be back for more.

Upgrade to our Fall River cable for $450.

Why the promotion?  We can either put this cost into direct advertising, or alternatively, gift them to you. We’ve found word of mouth to be the best advertising.

Benz LP – $975

This is an original LP (not an “S”) which has been retipped by Soundsmith.  It has the original cantilever.  It sat unused (in a box) for far too many years as the owner’s mobile lifestyle has had his analog rig in storage.

After receiving it from the owner, we took 240x photos of the stylus, and played a record side with it to ensure that it tracks well. 

The owner was a fan of the Zerodust, so there’s no stylus cleaning fluid having wicked into the suspension.  At this level of magnification, you’re seeing small dust particles on the stylus & cantilever.

Click the thumbnail photos for a larger view …

Galibier Design - Bargain Bin - Benz LP - 03     Galibier Design - Bargain Bin - Benz LP - 02     Galibier Design - Bargain Bin - Benz LP - 01     Galibier Design - Bargain Bin - Benz LP - 04   Galibier Design - Bargain Bin - Benz LP - 06     Galibier Design - Bargain Bin - Benz LP - 05

Serac Turntable $2,750 with standard (Astron) power supply

Galibier Design - Serac Turntable
Serac – standard gloss black

We received a matched Serac platter and bearing set in trade from a customer who is upgrading to a Gavia platter / bearing.  All of our platters are matched to their own bearings.

The photos shown are of a previous build as well as a build in progress (before the base was painted).

We have some left over bases and one Serac motor pod, and we will build you a Serac as follows:

  • The bearing is in “as new” condition.  It has been inspected and the thrust ball has been upgraded to our 2019, ceramic bearing.  A new thrust pad was fit to the bearing.
  • The aluminum parts are either new (armboard and motor pod top plate) or will be re-refinished (motor pod).
  • The platter has been lovingly cared for and is in new cosmetic condition.
  • This turntable will include our 2019 drive system.  This is the identical drive system fit to our Gavia and Stelvio turntables. 
  • The base will be painted standard black.
  • A blank Mk-I armboard will be drilled for the tonearm of your choosing.  Contact us for specifics and compatibility (the armboard can be drilled for most tonearms including most 12″ arms).
  • We’re currently out of Mk 1.5 (sliding) armboards
  • The standard power supply is by Astron.  We highly recommend the Teddy Pardo supply, and we can walk you through the differences.  You can purchase the “Teddy” directly from him and we will credit you the $80 price of the Astron if you opt for the Teddy Pardo.
Galibier Design - Serac
Serac – Prior to Painting Base

The Serac may be our greatest technical achievement and biggest commercial flop.  We put all of our r&d into performance, and compromised on cosmetics to deliver it at its price point.

In retrospect, we realized that the market preferred a bit more cosmetics, but we could  have never delivered so much sound at this price point if we had done so.

Add an Artisan (Jelco SA-250) tonearm for an additional $375.

DIY-er’s special:  paint the base yourself and save $250.

On average, we receive one or two Serac platter / bearing sets annually in trade from customers upgrading to a Gavia platter / bearing set.

We’ve been combining them into Seracs with the few  Serac bases we’ve kept on hand.  This may be the last Serac we release as the motor pod is the sole remaining one.   While we may release future Seracs with Gavia motor pods, the price would have to increase by $500 to cover machining expenses.

Put this into perspective:  our customers currently pay $1,295 to upgrade to this drive system – the same one we specify for our 5-figure Stelvio and Gavia turntables – a drive system which competes against cost no object turntables.

For an additional $1,450, you’re getting an entire turntable with the same bearing we specify for the Gavia and Stelvio turntables.

Gavia / Stelvio Drive System – DIY-er’s Special

We received a turntable in trade, and the motor pod suffered shipping damage (not visible when viewed from the front).

The right owner can have this motor pod with a fresh build, current production drive system for the same price we normally charge for the upgrade – $1,295.  You would need a power supply  (either the $80 Astron or the Teddy Pardo) and a Kapton belt to complete your build ($80).

The centerline of the drive belt is 4.5″ above the turntable shelf.  On the bottom, are 3, 1/4-20 threaded holes to which you can affix either spikes or a hardwood “riser” should you have a taller turntable.

This is the same drive system spec’d for our Gavia and Stelvio turntables.    The photos below were taken to document the shipping damage to the original owner.   We can shoot a front view should you require it.

Contact us for details, and click thumbnail photos for larger view:

Galibier Design - Motor Pod Shipping Damage (JC)          Galibier Design - Motor Pod Shipping Damage (JC)

Mark 1.5 Gavia –  $$$ sold $$$

Galibier Design - Gavia Mk 1.5
Our new, matte silver finish

We left this link up to give you an idea of some of the trade-ins that come our way.

It’s the rare individual who sees fit to upgrade from a Gavia to a Stelvio turntable, and on average, we receive perhaps one Gavia in trade per year. 

Functionally, this is a new turntable:

  • It has been fit with our new, 2019 drive system.
  • We re-machined and re-finished the base to accommodate our Mk 1.5 armboards.
  • The Mk 1.5 armboard was re-drilled for a Kuzma 4Point tonearm.
  • All other chassis components were given our new “default” finish – matte silver (anodized).
  • This turntable is functionally identical in performance to the Mark-II Gavia, apart from being limited to a single arm.
  • A new Gavia platter & bearing was fit to this turntable.
  • In other words, all moving parts are new and the chassis components (base, motor pod, front pillar) have been refinished to “as new” condition.