you can have a ptfe booster oil kit free...if you post your findings on this thread
here is what another michell user found:
BOOSTER OIL KIT
Can something as simple as the spindle lubrication make a difference to the sound?
Yes it can.
I must confess that I was slightly sceptical of whether this modification would work. That said, I wanted to give it the best chance to prove itself. Some of you may know of my recent turntable saga, which started with trashing my Roksan Shiraz cart and ultimately led to a Cardas tone arm rewire (a splendid job by Audio Origami on that and the cardas plug), converting to 3.5mtr balanced inputs from the tonearm to my World Audio Design Valve Phonostage so I could accommodate wall mounting my turntable on an adjacent wall. I've waited a few weeks to let everything settle and allow myself to get accustomed to the sound before getting round to doing the oil. Ideal opportunity tonight as Wife and baby are away for a couple of days.
What can I say?
Subtle it is not, at least not on my system. I reckon I've got a pretty good system buy most people's standards, gives me plenty of detail. and before tonight I thought I was getting lots of detail from my vinyl - lots more since I wall-mounted the Orbe'd Gyrodec. and that's taking into account running nearly 3 metres more tone arm cable than before.
So what does the oil do?
In a nutshell it lowers the noise floor to the point that there is so much more detail coming through. so what happens in effect is that the dynamic range increases. substantially. I'm listening louder than before - because I can. the background surface noise is so much less intrusive. so I'm finding that I'm compensating by turning it up a bit to hear the familiar vinyl surface noise, which is barely audible. Analogue recordings are obvious, even modern ones. I'm currently spinning Emilana Torrini's fisherman's Woman LP. it's a 45 RPM as well and the tape hiss is audible behind the music (just) even without headphones.
The Gyrodec/Orbe's strengths lie in it's bass, IMO, and also its weakness - the bass 'bloom'. the way round it is well documented on the web - to decouple the arm board from the Mickey-mouse ears with sausage-shaped loops of blutac on the top and bottom of each armboard spacer or get the Gert Pedersen Arm board mod which does the same thing (it was renewing the blutac that caused the demise of my shiraz). The Audio Origami oil tightens up the bass even further, by orders of magnitude. more focus as well as bass detail, but never overpowering. Treble is sharper too. closer to the crystal clarity normally associated with CD but still unmistakably vinyl.
One obvious side effect is that any scratches are accentuated a bit more, as are pressing defects.
It's just as well that the belt drive and motor slow the platter down when the motor is powered off, otherwise I think I'd still be waiting for it to stop spinning next week.
If you haven't already got some Audio Origami Oil in your turntable's spindle, you're not hearing the full potential of your turntable and vinyl. it's that simple. it takes a few minutes to do. but be warned, you'll be up all night with vinyl strewn everywhere...
kennyK (booster oil)