Ask Mr. H: MICHELL ENGINEERING: Synchro versus Mycro turntables

I was reading your observations on The Michell Synchro. Did you ever hear the Mycro? How was it by comparison? At one time Subjective Audio stocked the entire range of Michell Engineering turntables including the Prisma and the twin-platter Prisma. Sonically we heard little difference between the Mycro and the Synchro. This was pretty much […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Electo amps, Pink Triangle Anniversary and more

My Stello DA100 DAC and ANT Cora 3T LTD arrived here several weeks ago and I’m very well pleased. I’ve also had exceptional help from Martin Logan in guiding me through the refurbishment of my Arius speakers, supplying new stators and condensers and constant emails back and forth.  So now to my need for further […]

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Ask Mr. H: MICHELL ENGINEERING: Orbe versus old Pink Triangle PT2, LFD Audio copper reference, SME 4 – and more

Hello. I am using an Orbe with and Audio Origami breathed-on Zeta arm with a Benz Glider plus an LFD Audio copper reference arm cable. I also have a PT2 which is in need of quite a bit of tlc – I mean to get it working properly – would you expect it to be […]

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How good is ….. The Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference?

How good are these turntables? There is one for sale locally that is badged as a Grace Custom, but both arm and deck look identical to the Michell. I think it is an early one. Anyone tried the TT and arm combo – how are they? I love the looks, but am unsure of the […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Orbe SE test review

HiFi Choice writes: The SE is the ‘sport’ version of Michell’s Orbe rangetopper. It cuts down on costs by removing the acrylic casework of its namesake and, in many respects, looks the better for it. Like the well-regarded Gyro, it is a fully suspended design that floats the armboard and platter on three springs, which […]

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MICHELL ENGINNERING: Mycro – help required

Please could anyone advise me how to tune the subchassis balance on the Michell Mycro?? I have tried for hours to get the thing to bounce without appearing drunk, but it just eludes me every time. I have owned a beautiful Mycro for a few years now that I won on e-bay, it is fitted […]

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Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference Turntable

Editorial note 21/02/19. The thread started in 2011 but I found (this evening) that quite a few of the observations are still relevant and interesting. Neil / editor ===================== I thought it might be good to share this little gem. Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference Turntable. I like I no doubt many others on here, was […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Synchro turntable test review

Howard Popeck writes as follows: The Synchro was mid-priced turntable inspired by the original GyroDec, but with an inverted-pendulum suspension and a glass platter. It looked dazzling 20 years ago, and it still does today. In the John Michell tradition, all the working parts are exposed, superbly engineered and impeccably cosmetically finished. It has a […]

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Gyrodec and spacedeck platter upgrade kits

 i have recently auditioned both decks and was considering them both and was happy that they have platter upgrade paths available. since then doubt has reared its ugly head and i am unsure whether the kits are just a halfway measure to the next level (eg hyperspace or orbe). have any wammers any experience with […]

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Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference. Seriously ….. any good?

How good are these turntables? There is one for sale locally that is badged as a Grace Custom, but both arm and deck look identical to the Michell. I think it is an early one. Anyone tried the TT and arm combo – how are they? I love the looks, but am unsure of the […]

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GARRARD: …. or Michell Engineering?

“Hi guy’s, I hope someone can help I am thinking about getting a garrard 301 with sme arm old type. I have at the moment a Michell gyro se spider, upgrades are orb platter hr power supply arm is rega rb300 rewired, with techno weight. I just wondered if anyone could rate both these decks […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Calling all Orbe and Gyrodec owners

Anyone ever tried putting something like an Inspire Acri-Mat (or similar?) on their Orbe / Gyro and leaving the clamp off? What does it do to the sound? I ask out of laziness and because I’ve now got quite a few 180g re-released LP’s that have double the amount of vinyl and half the amount […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: GyroDec SE Mk. II turntable test review

  Brad Morrical writes ….. “Once you hear the GyroDec SE Mk.II (or rather, don’t hear it), you know it’s going to be in your system for the long haul. With a naturally balanced cartridge, I have not heard reproduced music sounding closer to live than through the GyroDec. I don’t see the need to […]

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Michell Engineering Orbe SE test review

  HiFi Choice writes:  We are delighted to announce that the Orbe SE has won the recent group test in the January edition of the UK’s HiFi Choice Magazine.  Although the competition was fierce, the Orbe SE (fitted with Techno Arm “A“) beat off the competition to take the coveted Grouptest Winner badge. MORE  

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Synchro turntable test review

Howard Popeck writes: The Synchro was mid-priced turntable inspired by the original GyroDec, but with an inverted-pendulum suspension and a glass platter. It looked dazzling 20 years ago, and it still does today. In the John Michell tradition, all the working parts are exposed, superbly engineered and impeccably cosmetically finished. It has a cast-ring sub […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: TecnoDec (RB250 Tonearm / Denon DL103 Cartridge) test review

“Its neutral balance is good for keeping the various elements consistent with one another and it makes a clear case for itself next to a more affordable deck like the Rega P3-24, thanks to a decent grasp of timing. Some will prefer a warmer sound, perhaps, but that’s a matter of cartridge choice and while […]

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