Michell Audio - GyroDec Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - GyroDec Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - GyroDec Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - GyroDec Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - GyroDec Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - GyroDec Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - GyroDec Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
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Michell Audio - GyroDec Reference Turntable

Iconic vinyl playback precision and design
$6,498.00
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Michell Audio - GyroDec Reference Turntable

A Symphony of Engineering and Artistry

In the world of vinyl playback, there exists a masterpiece that transcends the mere act of listening to music—it invites you to experience sound in its purest form. The Michell Audio GyroDec Reference Turntable is not just an audio component; it's a statement piece, a work of art that has been fine-tuning the harmony between design and performance since its inception in 1982.

Crafted with the audiophile's dream in mind, the GyroDec is an embodiment of audio perfection and timeless elegance. Its unique hanging pendulum-style sub-chassis and isolated drive motor are more than just visually striking—they represent the pinnacle of turntable innovation, designed to deliver music as the artist intended, with unparalleled precision and soul-stirring clarity.

Unmatched Design and Performance

The Michell GyroDec's design philosophy is a testament to the pursuit of acoustic excellence. Every aspect of its construction serves a purpose, from the high-density acrylic base providing a rigid and non-resonant surface to the weighted pendulum-style sub-chassis ensuring a vibration-free mounting for the main bearing, platter, and tonearm assembly.

Key Features:

  • Three-Point Spring Suspension System: Adjustable towers that offer a perfect balance, isolating the turntable from external vibrations.
  • Inverted Main Bearing: A fully lubricated, oil-circulating bearing with the point of rotation at the top, ensuring silent and smooth operation.
  • Acrylic/Vinyl Composite Platter: Impedance-matched with solid brass weights for superior vibration dampening and speed stability.
  • Free-Standing Motor Unit: Separate from the turntable to eliminate noise and vibrations from sensitive components.
  • Hinged Clear Acrylic Lid: Provides dust protection while maintaining the turntable's sleek appearance.

Dimensions and Build:

  • Weight: Solidly built at 14kg.
  • Size: Compact with a 53cm width, 41cm depth, and 19cm height, accommodating various spaces.
  • Construction: Utilizes a solid acrylic plinth for minimal resonance.

A Soundstage as Vast as Your Imagination

The GyroDec's sound performance is nothing short of spectacular. It delivers a neutral and detailed sound reproduction, allowing every nuance of the recording to breathe and resonate within your listening space. The turntable's wide soundstage presents an expansive audio landscape, where each instrument and vocal has its distinct place, offering an immersive experience that is especially enchanting for lovers of classical music.

The Art of Precision:

  • Speed Control: Maintains 33.33 cycles per 60 seconds with exacting precision, ensuring that every note is played at the correct pitch.
  • Motor: The AC Pabst motor, synonymous with quality, offers reliability and longevity.
  • Belts: Custom-designed for resonance suppression, with the flexibility to use one or two belts according to preference.

Compatibility and Upgrades

The GyroDec is not just a turntable; it's a canvas for audiophiles to personalize. With compatibility for an array of tonearms and cartridges, from the SME IV to the Hana ML, you have the freedom to tailor your setup to your unique auditory taste.

Optional Upgrades:

  • Pete's Pylons and Orbe Clamp: Enhance speed and timing for an even more focused audio experience.
  • HR-PSU: An optional power supply for even greater control and consistency.
  • Denso Damp: Additional dampening for those seeking the ultimate in vibration suppression.

A Testament to Longevity

The Michell GyroDec is not merely an investment in your current musical enjoyment; it's a commitment to enduring quality. Owners have reported their turntables performing flawlessly for over 20 years, a testament to the durability and meticulous craftsmanship that goes into each unit.

Durability Highlights:

  • High-Quality Main Bearing and Motor: Engineered for minimal wear over extended periods.
  • Acrylic Plinth and Lid: Designed for lasting beauty and protection from the elements.
  • Record Clamp: Ensures reliable playback and resonance reduction for years to come.

The Michell Legacy

The GyroDec's history is as rich as its sound. Launched in 1977 as the Reference turntable and refined in the early '80s, it has stood the test of time, continually adapting and evolving without losing sight of its original vision. It is a product of Michell's three-point spring suspension design, a hallmark of their commitment to innovation.

Embrace the Michell Experience

Dreamedia invites you to indulge in the Michell Audio GyroDec Reference Turntable, a piece that is as much about the experience as it is about the music. Allow us to assist you in designing a home theater system that not only incorporates the GyroDec but also enhances its performance, ensuring that you are enveloped in the purest sound possible.

Why Choose the GyroDec:

  • Impressive Aesthetics: A turntable that will be the centerpiece of any room.
  • Neutral Timbral Balance: Sound that is true to the recording without added coloration.
  • Detailed Sound Reproduction: Hear every detail with supreme clarity.
  • Wide Range of Compatibility: Tailor your audio experience with various tonearms and cartridges.
  • Enhanced Performance Options: Upgrade and customize to your heart's content.

Final Notes

The Michell Audio GyroDec Reference Turntable is more than just a device for playing records. It is a portal to a world where music reigns supreme, where every note is a brushstroke on the canvas of the senses. With its stunning appearance, unparalleled sound reproduction, and dedication to longevity, the GyroDec is not just a turntable—it's an heirloom for the audiophile's soul.

At Dreamedia, we understand the significance of a home theater system that resonates with your lifestyle and preferences. The GyroDec is a key component in achieving that harmony. Let us guide you through the process of creating a space where technology meets passion, and where every listen is a performance in its own right.

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.
  • High density acrylic base: This provides a rigid non resonant surface to fix the suspension system to.
  • 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.
  • Hinged lid: The turntable comes with a hinged clear acrylic lid to protect the turntable from dust and damage. The hinges are made in two parts that allow the lid to be easily removed if required.
  • Record clamp: Supplied with a standard record clamp, this helps flatten warped or uneven vinyl and reduce resonance within the vinyl disk.

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Specifications

Physical

  • Weight: 14 kg
  • Width: 53 cm
  • Depth: 41 cm
  • Height: 19 cm
  • Width with Lid Open: 53 cm
  • Depth with Lid Open: 49 cm
  • Height with Lid Open: 55 cm

Design & Construction

  • Design: Hanging pendulum-style sub-chassis with isolated drive motor
  • Sub-chassis: Weighted pendulum style
  • Base: High density acrylic
  • Platter: Impedance-matched with solid brass weights
  • Motor: Free-standing motor unit
  • Lid: Hinged clear acrylic
  • Record Clamp: Standard included

Performance & Features

  • Suspension System: Three-point spring suspension system
  • Main Bearing: Inverted oil circulating
  • Feet: Low contact area solid aluminum
  • Tonearm Compatibility: Wide range
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz and beyond

Compatibility & Extras

  • Drive System: Belt drive
  • Motor Type: AC synchronous
  • Speed Control: Manual, with optional electronic control via HR power supply
  • Tonearm Compatibility: SME IV, Rega RB300, Origin Live Silver
  • Cartridge Compatibility: Variety including Hana ML, DV-20XH, Dynavecta, Goldring 2400, Goldring 1042

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