GEM Dandy turntables and accessories are manufactured in Memphis, Tennessee. 

GEM Dandy turntables and analog accessories are defined by high performance at a price that is lower than you might expect.

For four decades, George Merrill has had a well-earned reputation for designs that represent his ability to take engineering just one step further.  These designs have been called everything from inventive to innovative, but in every case they are proof of his ability to design and build a better turntable.

His new PolyTable goes one step further in turntable design by offering nearly unbeatable resonance control and energy management at a price that most can afford.  The PolyTable is also available with an outboard speed controller that is nearly state-of-the art in terms of performance, and this as well comes at a fair and modest price.

For anyone who wants exceptionally accurate playback with an exceptionally low noise floor, and who does not have many thousands of dollars to spend, the GEM Dandy PolyTable is the right choice.

Osage Audio Products is pleased to offer the GEM Dandy PolyTable and analog accessory product line.  They offer excellent performance and reliability at a reasonable price.  If you have questions about GEM Dandy or any of George Merrill’s exceptional products, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at your convenience.  We are open late and weekends.

GEM Dandy and all Merrill products are available for purchase by telephone, in our showrooms, and are also available for purchase in our Online Store.

 

PolyTable SUPER 12 Turntable

After earning Product Of The Year recognition from The Absolute Sound and a high Class B rating from analog guru Michael Fremer in Stereophile for the GEM Dandy PolyTable, George Merrill set out to significantly up the performance of the PolyTable design to offer reference-level sound quality at a price that most could afford.

The result is the PolyTable SUPER 12.  The SUPER 12 builds on the science-based resonance control features of the PolyTable and adds the following performance upgrades:

            ● George Merrill’s Digital Drive System Speed Control Unit
            ● Fluid Damped Motor Drive System Like That Of The Merrill-Williams R.E.A.L. 101.2
            ● Jelco SA-750L 12 Inch Tonearm
            ● Resonance Controlled 0.70 Inch Thick Platter With Separate Damped Sub-platter
            ● Audioquest Wildcat DIN-to-RCA Tonearm Cable Included

The Jelco SA-750L is regarded as one of the best affordable tonearms on the market.  The 12 inch length reduces the amount of tracking error during playback, and the SA-750L is compatible with nearly any phono cartridge in existence. 

The PolyTable SUPER 12 is the new sure winner from the mind of George Merrill.  In terms of performance, it will compete with turntable and tonearm combinations costing many thousands of dollars more.

Jelco SA-750L Specifications:

Effective Length: 305mm
Spindle to Pivot Distance: 290mm
Overhang:  15mm
Offset Angle:    19°
Tracking Error Angle:   +1.42° - 0.97°
Horizontal Sensitivity:  30mg
Vertical Sensitivity: 20mg
Suitable Cartridge Weight:   4 - 12gr
Height Adjustment Range: 38mm – 60mm
   
Retail Price:  $2995.00  

 

PolyTable Turntable
 

The PolyTable is designed for the music lover who wants for a quality turntable but is on a tight budget. The simple design criteria are to provide a quality product for anyone purchasing their first true high performance turntable, and for anyone seeking a “last” turntable that will perform at a true hi-fi level for many years to come.

The GEM Dandy PolyTable is offered with two choices of Jelco tonearms, as detailed below.  A high quality and highly accurate speed controller is also available, as is the GEM Dandy PolyWeight record weight, which improves the performance of the PolyTable at a low price.

Features of the PolyTable included leveling feet, two piece platter system featuring Merrill’s R.C.C. record mat, and a DIN-to-RCA phono cable.

Please specify your choice of Jelco tonearm when placing your order. The images on this page show the PolyTable with the Jelco SA-250 tonearm.

Retail Prices:

            PolyTable with Jelco SA-750D 9 Inch Tonearm:  $1795.00

            PolyTable with Jelco SA-750E 10 Inch Tonearm:  $1995.00

 

Jelco Tonearm Specifications

Model  SA-750D SA-750E
     
Effective Length 229mm 255mm
Spindle to Pivot Distance 214mm 240mm
Overhang  15mm 15mm
Offset Angle 22° 21°
Tracking Error Angle +1.9° - 1.1° +1.75° - 1.25°
Horizontal Sensitivity 30mg 30mg
Vertical Sensitivity 20mg 20mg
Suitable Cartridge Weight 4 - 12gr 4 - 12gr
Height Adjustment Range 38 - 60mm 38 - 60mm
     
All models include an HS-25 headshell.  

 

GEM Dandy Digital Motor Drive Speed Controller

Makes switching between 33.3 and 45 RPM setting and fine adjustment of speed accuracy a snap.  Includes strobe disc.  Can be added to the PolyTable later with some minor wiring work.

Retail Price:  $690.00


 

GEM Dandy PolyTable Dust Cover

A simple and convenient cover that is designed to keep dust off the platter of your PolyTable.  Has two fingertip handles for easy placement and removal.

Retail Price:  $69.00

 

 

 

GEM Dandy PolyWeight Record Weight

The PolyWeight utilizes George Merrill’s energy management technology.  Weighs 12 ounces and has a bore depth of 1.25 inches.  It’s perfect for use with the PolyTable and most other turntables.

Retail Price:  $69.00

 

Also From George Merrill – The GEM Dandy R.C.C. Record Mat

The R.C.C. (Rubber Cork Compound) record mat is exactly what the name implies.  It is a durable compound devised by George Merrill to effectively damp and drain resonances from the record during playback, and to prevent outside resonances from reaching the record through the platter. 

We highly recommend this mat for ANY turntable that needs a platter mat.  This is the best mat that we’ve used here at any price on a number of turntables.  The Gem Dandy R.C.C. Record Mat is 3 millimeters (1/8 inch) thick.

Retail Price:  $59.00

 

Osage Audio Products is pleased to offer the GEM Dandy PolyTable and analog accessory product line.  They offer excellent performance and reliability at a reasonable price.  If you have questions about GEM Dandy or any of George Merrill’s exceptional products, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at your convenience.  We are open late and weekends.

GEM Dandy and all Merrill products are available for purchase by telephone, in our showrooms, and are also available for purchase in our Online Store.


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