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    MY TAKE:


    The Michell Gyro SE turntable has been a customer favorite for years. Maybe it's the hypnotizing effect of the gold underhung platter weights as records spin, or the sexy good looks, but I'm betting it's the wonderful sound quality this rig produces. Have a listen and you're sure to be hooked!- Galen Carol


    Michell Engineering have been building quality audio turntables in Borehamwood, England for nearly 40 years, making them one of the oldest manufacturers in the industry. When you purchase a Michell product, you buy into a company that prides itself on the ability to service and maintain its products for many years to come. The Gyro SE turntable, for example, has been around for over 30 years, and even its first incarnation can still be upgraded to the latest specification.

    Michell turntables are precision instruments that are built to last and designed and to reproduce sound as close as possible to the master tape. The Gyro SE is the 'table that really fired the interest of American buyers. Price, performance and looks, this model has it all.

    The Gyro SE is a variation of the GyroDec design. Doing away with the full size acrylic plinth and hinged lid of the Gyrodec and replacing them with a single acrylic spyder to support the turntable. This was done to reduce the overall size of the GyroDec and create a smaller more compact turntable.
     

    REVIEWS:

    Positive Feedback Online: "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 spend more on a turntable, even after hearing the big boys at various high end shows. This turntable is designed to provide long-term satisfaction, and is most highly recommended." - Brad Morrical
     

    HiFiChoice: "Sonically, the Gyrodec SE is right up there with the best."


    Hi-Fi News and Record Review: “The gains in detail, space and neutrality over the generic LP12 sound made the extra insight available with the Gyro SE a worthwhile trade”


    HiFiWorld: “It’s a powerful package of fine sound, peerless build and finish and genuine upgradeability – but at UKP*** it’s nigh-on unbeatable”


    FEATURES:

    • Low contact area feet: The solid aluminium feet of the turntable are shaped so the area in contact with the supporting surface is very small, this is done to minimise the transfer of vibrations from the supporting furniture into the turntable.
    • Three point spring suspension system: Three suspension towers are fixed to the acrylic base to hold the suspension springs in place and provide height adjustment for the sub chassis.
    • Weighted pendulum style sub chassis: Hanging on the three suspension springs, this provides a rigid dense platform to mount the main bearing, platter and tonearm assembly, ensuring there is no movement between them, while also acting as a ‘resonance / vibration sink’ drawing away unwanted vibrations from the sensitive elements of the turntable.
    • Inverted oil circulating main bearing: Contrary to traditional designs, our main bearing has the point of rotation at the top of the assembly, not at the bottom. This orientation allows us to fully lubricate the inside of the entire bearing while the platter is turning. We achieve this by way of a modified Archimedean screw that we machine into the inside bore of the bearing. The oil is drawn from a reservoir at the base of the main bearing up to the thrust ball at the top, fully lubricating as it goes, it then returns to the reservoir via a waste hole drilled into the bearing spindle. Lubricating the precision parts of the main bearing in this way means that any potential for noise or vibration created by the rotation of the platter is avoided.
    • Impedance-matched platter with solid brass weights: The platter material was chosen for its vibration dampening characteristics and because sonically it is a very similar material to vinyl, so it has a very neutral sound characteristic. The brass weights are added to give the platter extra mass and subsequently more momentum when spinning. This greatly improves speed stability and helps keep wow and flutter to a minimum.
    • Free standing motor unit: The motor unit used to drive the turntable is completely separate to the turntable, meaning it doesn’t touch the turntable in anyway. The only connection between the motor and the turntable is the drive belt that drives the platter. This stops any noise or vibrations created when the motor is running, getting through to the sensitive parts of the turntable.


    NOTES:

    When the Gyro SE is purchased without a Michell tonearm, no armboard is included. Prices for a pre-drilled armboard varies, call us with the arm you plan to use for a quote. The required armboard has been included in our prices for the RB202-Special and TecnoArm. Add a Michell RB-250 or Tecno Arm at special package pricing!


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Description


MY TAKE:


The Michell Gyro SE turntable has been a customer favorite for years. Maybe it's the hypnotizing effect of the gold underhung platter weights as records spin, or the sexy good looks, but I'm betting it's the wonderful sound quality this rig produces. Have a listen and you're sure to be hooked!- Galen Carol


Michell Engineering have been building quality audio turntables in Borehamwood, England for nearly 40 years, making them one of the oldest manufacturers in the industry. When you purchase a Michell product, you buy into a company that prides itself on the ability to service and maintain its products for many years to come. The Gyro SE turntable, for example, has been around for over 30 years, and even its first incarnation can still be upgraded to the latest specification.

Michell turntables are precision instruments that are built to last and designed and to reproduce sound as close as possible to the master tape. The Gyro SE is the 'table that really fired the interest of American buyers. Price, performance and looks, this model has it all.

The Gyro SE is a variation of the GyroDec design. Doing away with the full size acrylic plinth and hinged lid of the Gyrodec and replacing them with a single acrylic spyder to support the turntable. This was done to reduce the overall size of the GyroDec and create a smaller more compact turntable.
 

REVIEWS:

Positive Feedback Online: "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 spend more on a turntable, even after hearing the big boys at various high end shows. This turntable is designed to provide long-term satisfaction, and is most highly recommended." - Brad Morrical
 

HiFiChoice: "Sonically, the Gyrodec SE is right up there with the best."


Hi-Fi News and Record Review: “The gains in detail, space and neutrality over the generic LP12 sound made the extra insight available with the Gyro SE a worthwhile trade”


HiFiWorld: “It’s a powerful package of fine sound, peerless build and finish and genuine upgradeability – but at UKP*** it’s nigh-on unbeatable”


FEATURES:

  • Low contact area feet: The solid aluminium feet of the turntable are shaped so the area in contact with the supporting surface is very small, this is done to minimise the transfer of vibrations from the supporting furniture into the turntable.
  • Three point spring suspension system: Three suspension towers are fixed to the acrylic base to hold the suspension springs in place and provide height adjustment for the sub chassis.
  • Weighted pendulum style sub chassis: Hanging on the three suspension springs, this provides a rigid dense platform to mount the main bearing, platter and tonearm assembly, ensuring there is no movement between them, while also acting as a ‘resonance / vibration sink’ drawing away unwanted vibrations from the sensitive elements of the turntable.
  • Inverted oil circulating main bearing: Contrary to traditional designs, our main bearing has the point of rotation at the top of the assembly, not at the bottom. This orientation allows us to fully lubricate the inside of the entire bearing while the platter is turning. We achieve this by way of a modified Archimedean screw that we machine into the inside bore of the bearing. The oil is drawn from a reservoir at the base of the main bearing up to the thrust ball at the top, fully lubricating as it goes, it then returns to the reservoir via a waste hole drilled into the bearing spindle. Lubricating the precision parts of the main bearing in this way means that any potential for noise or vibration created by the rotation of the platter is avoided.
  • Impedance-matched platter with solid brass weights: The platter material was chosen for its vibration dampening characteristics and because sonically it is a very similar material to vinyl, so it has a very neutral sound characteristic. The brass weights are added to give the platter extra mass and subsequently more momentum when spinning. This greatly improves speed stability and helps keep wow and flutter to a minimum.
  • Free standing motor unit: The motor unit used to drive the turntable is completely separate to the turntable, meaning it doesn’t touch the turntable in anyway. The only connection between the motor and the turntable is the drive belt that drives the platter. This stops any noise or vibrations created when the motor is running, getting through to the sensitive parts of the turntable.


NOTES:

When the Gyro SE is purchased without a Michell tonearm, no armboard is included. Prices for a pre-drilled armboard varies, call us with the arm you plan to use for a quote. The required armboard has been included in our prices for the RB202-Special and TecnoArm. Add a Michell RB-250 or Tecno Arm at special package pricing!


ADD A CARTRIDGE AND QUALIFY FOR SPECIAL PACKAGE SAVINGS! CALL FOR DETAILS