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Michell Orbe Turntable

Michell Orbe Turntable

Regular price £6,500.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £6,500.00 GBP
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*Please note these decks are built to order due to the large number of variations available. Build time is often in the 6 week region but does fluctuate depending upon demand.*
The Orbe takes the recipe found on the classic Gyrodec and adds further refinements. Firstly there's the platter which has increased mass and flywheel effect. It's machined from a solid block of 60mm thick material and therefore has great mechanical integrity. There's a matching screw-down clamp and this can be used with the optional but included label washer which helps tension the LP onto the platter and is especially useful at reducing the severity of warps on thinner LPs and concave/convex records. 

Sonically it builds upon the great strengths of the Gyrodec, it adds more potency to the deepest bass notes, blacker backgrounds, improved detail retrieval and a more effortless and expansive sound. The openness and spaciousness are retained along with the life and vibrancy that make it such an entertaining listen.

It's a suspended design, the mass loaded and damped cast aluminium chassis hangs from three rubber coated springs which are tied together on an acrylic upper plinth, which then is spiked into a slightly larger lower acrylic plinth. It's this lower layer that the lid is attached too, which helps keep dust and unwanted fingers at bay - it's hinged but can be easily removed within moments.

The DC motor is in a free standing housing which helps reduce noise being coupled into the platter, and is fed from a dedicated power supply using a large toroidal transformer, Never Connected supply technology with a servo system that corrects for rotational speed variations.

The main bearing is a work of art. It's an inverted design with the ball bearing at the top, and the housing is rifled, which pulls oil up from the well at the base and then drains through a hole in the top of the spindle - an incredibly elegant design and one that appears to be supremely effective as wear even after many years of hard use seems negligible. 

The turntable is available without an arm, we can supply it with a variety of standard armboards, but if the one you want isn't listed please contact us as custom boards are available to special order for a premium.

There are also Michell packages of arm and cartridges as listed, but naturally we can combine many of the arms and cartridges we sell if you fancy something different.

The turntable has a well written instruction manual making setup possible for the keen amateur, but naturally we are always happy to assemble and setup the deck either for collection by car (not courier!) or for us to install.

-Speed change: Electronic 33.3 & 45rpm (can also be done manually if preferred)
-Separate servo coupled power supply included
-Weight 18kg
-Width    53cm
-Depth    41cm
-Height    21cm
-Width (lid open)    53cm
-Depth (lid open)    49cm
-Height (lid open)    55cm
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