Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable - Dreamedia AV
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Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable

High-fidelity turntable with precision engineering
$9,498.00
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Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable

Unveiling the Pinnacle of Analog Precision: Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable

The Quintessence of Acoustic Excellence

In the realm of vinyl playback, the Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable emerges as a paragon, offering aficionados a transcendent auditory journey. With its meticulous engineering and unparalleled craftsmanship, this turntable is designed to satiate the most discerning of ears with its reference-quality sound. Discover a listening experience that redefines clarity and fidelity, as the Orbe Reference Turntable transports you to the heart of the performance.

Compact Elegance Meets Sonic Purity

  • Weight: 13.5 kg
  • Dimensions: 49 cm (W) x 37.5 cm (D) x 15 cm (H)

Despite its relatively modest footprint, this turntable packs a formidable punch. The Orbe Reference Turntable's compact size belies its sonic capabilities, making it a perfect fit for sophisticated spaces where every inch counts.

Innovation at Its Core

Dual-Layer Isolation

Experience tranquility in playback, thanks to the dual-layer isolation system. External vibrations that commonly plague lesser turntables are rendered inconsequential, allowing your records to spin in serene isolation.

Vibration Damping Platter

The 60mm thick platter is a masterpiece in minimizing unwanted vibrations and resonance. This ensures that every nuance of your music is heard in its purest form.

Never Connected™ Power Supply

A cutting-edge power supply and motor configuration, dubbed Never Connected™, ensures clean energy delivery to the turntable, eliminating any electrical interference that could taint the audio quality.

Aluminum Feet and Three-Point Spring Suspension

Solid aluminum feet and a three-point spring suspension system work in harmony to provide a stable and adjustable foundation, effectively minimizing vibrations from your environment.

Weighted Pendulum-Style Sub Chassis

A weighted pendulum-style sub-chassis offers a rigid and dense platform, solidifying the relationship between the main bearing, platter, and tonearm assembly for flawless playback.

Inverted Oil Circulating Main Bearing

The inverted design of the main bearing ensures full lubrication and a significant reduction in noise and vibration, contributing to an undisturbed listening experience.

Unshakable Stability and Precision

Orbe Controller Power Supply

The Orbe Controller Power Supply with its servo motor control technology guarantees rock-solid speed stability, ensuring that the tempo and pitch of your music remain unaltered.

Orbe Record Clamp

A screw-down Orbe Record Clamp applies increased clamping force to your vinyl records, effectively eliminating resonance and providing a flat surface for accurate tracking.

A Symphony of Features

  • Free Standing Motor Unit: Designed to be separated from the turnable's chassis, the motor unit reduces noise and vibrations that could otherwise affect playback.
  • Extra Heavy Impedance-Matched Platter: The dense material of the platter creates a vibration-dampening effect for a sound that is as stable as it is neutral.
  • Low Contact Area Feet: These specialized feet ensure minimal contact with supporting surfaces, further reducing the potential for vibrational interference.
  • Three-Point Spring Suspension System: This system offers not only stability but also customizable height adjustment, tailoring the turntable to your specific setup.
  • T2 or T3 Tonearm Compatibility: The Orbe Reference Turntable is designed to work in harmony with T2 or T3 tonearms, allowing for a tailored listening experience.

Upgradeable to Full Orbe

The Orbe Reference Turntable is not just an endgame piece; it's a starting point to even greater heights. With the ability to upgrade to a full Orbe setup, your investment is future-proof, ensuring that your turntable evolves with your passion for vinyl.

Experience the Dreamedia Difference

At Dreamedia, we understand that a home theater system is more than just technology; it's an extension of your love for the art of sound and vision. That's why we're here to help design and integrate the Orbe Reference Turntable into your personal sanctuary of music. Our expertise ensures that your turntable is not just a purchase but a lifelong investment in auditory excellence.

An Invitation to Musical Immersion

  • Large Soundstage and Musicality: The Orbe Reference Turntable does more than play records; it unveils a vast soundstage with an organic and engaging musicality that breathes life into every performance.
  • Customer Service and Build Quality: With a commitment to excellence, Michell Audio's customer service and the build quality of the Orbe Reference Turntable are second to none, providing peace of mind along with premium sound.

The Fine Points of a Masterpiece

  • Affordable Entry to High-Performance Category: The Orbe Reference Turntable is a surprising value proposition, offering access to Orbe-class performance without the expected price tag.
  • Stable and Rigid Platform: The turntable's design ensures accurate playback by providing a stable and rigid platform, eliminating micro-movements that could blur the sonic image.
  • Smooth Rotation and Minimized Noise/Vibration: Every component of the Orbe Reference Turntable is designed to contribute to a smooth rotation and a dramatic reduction in noise and vibration, preserving the integrity of your music.

In Conclusion

The Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable is not merely a device for playing records; it is a gateway to aural nirvana. With each feature meticulously crafted to elevate your listening experience, this turntable stands as a testament to what is possible when passion and technology converge. Embrace the pinnacle of vinyl playback and let the Orbe Reference Turntable reveal the very essence of your music collection.

At Dreamedia, we're not just selling you a turntable; we're offering an experience, a journey into the depths of sound that you never thought possible. Contact us today to begin your adventure with the Michell Audio - Orbe Reference Turntable.

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.

Dual high density acrylic bases.

Separated by 3 pin points the acrylic bases of the Orbe not only provide a rigid non resonant surface to fix the suspension system to, they also create a very efficient isolation platform to help eliminate structural feedback.

Three point spring suspension system.

Three suspension towers are fixed to the secondary 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.

Extra heavy Impedance-matched platter.

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 extra mass of the Orbe platter gives it great momentum when spinning aiding in speed stability.

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.

Orbe controller power supply.

The most sophisticated power supply we manufacture, the Orbe controller uses a large toroidal transformer, Never Connected™ circuitry and servo motor control technology to make sure the platter is always turning at the correct speed. All the time the platter is turning, the motor is reporting back what the RPM is, if this changes even slightly, the controller automatically adjusts its output to correct the change. The result is that the speed stability of an Orbe turntable is absolutely rock solid.

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.

Orbe record clamp.

The Orbe clamp is a screw-down design, which allows you to exert more force on to the vinyl when clamping it to the platter, than our standard clamps allow. This further helps flatten warped and uneven vinyl and eliminate resonance in the vinyl disk.

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Specifications

General Specifications

  • Model: Michell Orbe SE
  • Weight: 13.5 kg
  • Width: 49 cm
  • Depth: 37.5 cm
  • Height: 15 cm

Design and Construction

  • Platter Thickness: 60 mm
  • Platter Material: Vibration damping material
  • Feet Material: Solid aluminum
  • Sub-Chassis Type: Weighted pendulum-style
  • Main Bearing Type: Inverted oil circulating with modified Archimedean screw
  • Motor Type: Free-standing separate unit

Isolation and Vibration Control

  • Isolation Levels: Two layers
  • Suspension System: Three-point spring
  • Suspension Towers: Three, for holding suspension springs and providing height adjustment
  • Contact Area: Minimal, for feet

Power Supply and Motor Control

  • Power Supply Unit: Orbe controller with large toroidal transformer
  • Motor Control Technology: Never Connected™ circuitry with servo motor control

Additional Features

  • Record Clamp: Orbe screw-down design
  • Lid: Hinged clear acrylic

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