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Michell GyroDec

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Michell GyroDec


The Michell GyroDec features an acrylic plinth, a suspended aluminium sub chassis and a heavy platter with protruding brass weights for increased mass.

The deck has been in production since the early 1980's when it originally featured an aluminium platter and AC synchronous motor.

Improvements where made to the power supply over the years, culminating in a move away from the AC motor to a new DC type.

Later decks also benefited from a move to an acrylic platter, which better matches the characteristics of vinyl.

The Gyro SE, or Spider Edition, did away with the acrylic plinth and lid system making for a more compact and less expensive turntable, and one which many reviewers found a better performer.


Type: manual record player

Drive method: belt drive

Motor: AC synchronous (early), DC (late)

Platter: 4.5kg

Speeds: 33 and 45rpm

Wow and flutter: less than 0.04%

Rumble: -77dB

Dimensions: 530 x 420 x 190mm


The GyroDec sounded very neutral and transparent, producing stable and spacious stereo images with impressive depth. Bass was substantially even with weight, power and attack - £595 (motor unit only) HFC 1984

I recommend you audition the turntable with the best associated equipment; I am certain that you will be impressed - $1190 Audio 1986

The standard Michell GyroDec SE is a super performer which excels at conveying the scale and power present on modern vinyl LPs - £775 HFW 1999


GyroDec / Gyro SE DC motor speed adjustment  English - packgrog

GyroDec / Gyro SE instruction/owners manual  English

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