Michell Gyro SE
SMALL FOOTPRINT GYRODEC
PHONO CARTRIDGE NOT INCLUDED
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
contact area feet: The solid aluminum feet of the turntable are
shaped so the area in contact with the supporting surface is very small, this
is done to minimize the transfer of vibrations from the supporting
furniture into the turntable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.