Our entry-level turntable, taking the low-noise DC motor and the impedance-matched platter of the GyroDec, along with an advanced bearing on an elegant solid-plinth design with damped feet. The Michell TecnoDec requires little user-setup or maintenance. Design
The task of a turntable seems to be simple. At audio frequencies, the arm should be kept locked above the groove, without any extraneous motion relative to the cartridge. And the groove should be dragged at a constant angular speed underneath the stylus. This means that over the whole frequency band of 10Hz up to 20kHz and beyond, the whole loop made by record, platter, bearing, (sub)chassis, arm board, tone arm, and cartridge body should behave in an utterly rigid and non-resonant fashion. Any flexing of the same dimensions as the microscopic undulations in the groove detracts from sonic fidelity. At lower-than-audio frequencies, the arm should be made able to freely follow the groove’s warps and excentricities, so as not to damage LP or cartridge, and this without inducing any spurious signals into the cartridge’s generator. Only when these demands are fulfilled can the stylus trace the actual information embedded in the record’s groove walls. Audioreview.com Review
There is a energy on records that it is not present on CD's and This turntable is one that will let you hear that very well. News Audio Review
The overall general consensus of my ears, head, and heart is that the Tecnodec is light-years ahead of my old and trustworthy VPI. AudioFile AV Review
What struck me most on my initial listen of the Tecnodec was the quietness of the background – the little Michell pretty convincingly pulled off that almost blacker-than-black quality that is a hallmark of the high-end. Stereophile Review
In fact, the Michell TecnoDec with modified Rega RB250 arm is so good that, if you've got $4000 to spend, it makes sense to get it and a $2000 cartridge than it does to spend a wad on a 'table, then suffer till you can afford a really good cartridge. Hifi World Review
Delightfully clean sound allied to superb build and finish make this the class of the mid-price vinyl field. Docstoc.com Review
I was intruiged and quickly drawn to the music, as I has never heard it so detailed.