JA Michell Gyro SE Turntable
Ratings & Reviews
A great turntable in every way. You can "set it and forget it" or tweak to your heart's content. A very high quality turntable for its price. With Michell decks, double the price and that's the price range of its competition. One of the best deals to be found in audiophile land. And you should seriously consider the TecnoArm as it makes a wonderful match.
by John Curtis
Before buying the Michell Gyro SE, I had an Electronic Reference for 33 years, which is now giving pleasure to its second owner. Michells last a long time. The Gyro SE is designed, engineered and constructed to an extremely high standard from well chosen, high quality materials. Fit and finish are a joy to see. Even standing unused it gives great pleasure to the eye. Assembling and levelling it are straightforward, and do not take long. You simply follow the instructions which occupy just one sheet of A4. Once levelled, no further checking or adjustment are needed. I use it with the HR never connected power supply and Michell record clamp; the speed, to my ears sounds rock steady - no discernable wow or flutter (not that I expected any with a turntable of this quality). There is no audible rumble either. What you get is great detail. Dire Straits’ Telegraph Road has wonderful drum and guitar solos. Every drum beat is discrete, no blurring into the next; each is sharp and crisp. Each guitar note is so clear you start to imagine what % of each of the harmonics of each note are there. The soundstage is broad and deep; bass, midrange, treble all seem alive, almost tangible. Paganini’s 6th Violin concerto, Tschaikovsky’s 1st Piano concerto or Pink Floyd’s Wish you Were Here are all reproduced with equal facility. For the price, I don’t think you could buy better. I doubt if most other turntables twice or more its price produce music so well. And you get the bonuses of its beauty and longevity thrown in. Audition one – you’ll almost certainly end up owning one, they are that good.