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 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   Many […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Synchro 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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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 @ HiFi Wigwam

https://hifiwigwam.com/forum/topic/87899-michell-engineering-thread/   Many preowned classic examples for sale HERE Click HERE for many pristine preowned examples for sale EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley  

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: Gyro to Orbe upgrade; is it sensible in this system?

Can you advise me in my quest to enhance my current hi-fi system please? It looks like this: Michell GyroDec + Rega RB600 + Sumiko Blue Point Special cartridge. The phono stage is a Clear Audio Basic MM/MC. Loudspeakers are Linn Ninkas and CD player a Linn Genki. The power amp is a Linn LK140 […]

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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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HI-FI NEWS & RECORD REVIEW November 1991: Quad, Arcam, Celestion, Michell Engineering AND … the Marantz AX1000 (full report)

Many preowned classic examples for sale HERE Many preowned classic examples for sale HERE Click HERE for many pristine preowned examples for sale Classic Marantz items for sale HERE EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley […]

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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 ENGINEERING: Synchro

A few images from our vault folks and no, we don’t have any for sale. Many preowned classic examples for sale HERE Click HERE for many pristine preowned examples for sale EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. […]

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MICHELL ENGINEERING: 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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TRANSCRIPTOR: Skeleton – misplaced nostalgia, sensible purchase or what?

I have just been offered a Transcriptor Skeleton. But to me it seems as a somewhat strange construction? Why the glassbox ? Won’t it resonate like a bell? MORE Many preowned classic examples for sale HERE Click HERE for many pristine preowned examples for sale EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do […]

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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 Eng + Transcriptors – buy & sell outside of ebay

Dip in and out HERE Many preowned classic examples for sale HERE Click HERE for many pristine preowned examples for sale EDITORIAL NOTE: The opinions expressed in the above post do not necessarily reflect those of our editorial team – just in case you wondered. Neil McCauley  

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