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.

For a relatively small difference in price, the PolyTable SUPER 12 offers improved performance over the standard PolyTable by making the Digital Motor Drive standard, adding a more massive platter, adding George Merrill’s liquid suspended motor (borrowed from the Merrill-Williams R.E.A. L. turntable), and by accommodating a 12 inch tonearm.

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
            ● Available Standard With A Choice Of Three Jelco 12 Inch Tonearms
            ● 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.

Retail Prices:

  With Jelco TS-550L:  $2995.00
  With Jelco TK-850L:  $3295.00
  With Jelco TK-950L:  $3634.00

 

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.

The PolyTable comes standard with the Jelco TS-550S tonearm.

Retail Price:  $1795.00

For more information on the Jelco tonearms available on the GEM Dandy turntables, please visit the Jelco website by clicking here.

Both the PolyTable and the SUPER 12 can be purchased with a number of other tonearms on the market.  Please contact us for details.

 


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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  573-696-3551
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