Hybrid turntables

Engineering in perfect balance.


Welcome to Pure Fidelity

Before he built the first Pure Fidelity turntable, John Stratton spent decades listening closely to many of the best around. All of them had pros – and cons. High-mass turntables can achieve rock-solid bass, but tend to sound dull. Low-mass designs can have excellent speed and dynamics, but too often sound bright. Suspended decks can have good timing, but lack bass. It was to combine the best elements of each design that John developed the ultimate “hybrid” approach with intermediate mass based on an ultra-MDF plinth. The result is a sonic revelation: balanced, lively and supremely musical. Hand crafted in our Vancouver, Canada workshop, Pure Fidelity turntables have consistently earned critical praise, industry awards, and the devotion of many a music lover.

“The Harmony / Stratos combination

was magical, the music detailed,

dynamic, and punchy

on a wide, blooming stage.”


~ Ken Micallef of Sterophile

Stratos MC

After many attempts and extensive listening to countless prototypes we finally feel we have a cartridge worthy of the Pure Fidelity badge. Frankly, the Stratos boasts no exotic materials or “breakthrough” technologies. It simply sounds wonderful, especially considering the price. The stereo imaging is illuminating. The midrange is organic with a natural tonal balance. Even with this rich, textured sound, it still manages to excel with huge dynamic range and explosive transients. The Stratos will have you listening for hours on end.

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Meet John Stratton

Pure Fidelity was founded by John Stratton, a dedicated audiophile and vinyl enthusiast who waited more than ten years after the CD player’s introduction before reluctantly buying his first one. John has owned a long list of high-end turntables from all the usual suspects. And while he enjoyed them all, he ultimately found issues with them all. It was these insights and experiences that led to the creation of Pure Fidelity.

"My quest for the perfect turntable is over."

Robin Alexander, St. Thomas, ON

Press Reviews

News & Events

Pure Fidelity introduces Conductor quartz locked speed control

VANCOUVER, BC. October 24, 2022. Supreme precision, smoother operation and user-adjustable pitch controls highlight the new Conductor speed control now offered on all…

Resistor Magazine’s Rafe Arnott reviews the Horizon; May 2021

“An aesthetically-pleasing, sonically adroit hybrid-turntable design… A cohesive, cerebral and emotionally eloquent listening experience… The Pure Fidelity Horizon never seemed to impart a…