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Michell Orbe

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Michell Orbe


The Michell Orbe is essentially an upgraded Gyrodek with improvements to the platter and suspension.

The SE edition of the turntable eschews the acrylic plinth and cover.

As with the GyroDec, later versions of the deck feature a DC motor drive and speed control.


Drive method: belt drive

Subchassis: suspended

Motor: AC synchronous or DC

Main bearing: inverted

Platter: 60mm acrylic/vinyl

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm


The Orbe is a turntable to be proud of, and one whose precision engineering will keep it revolving long enough to see the vinyl revival pass into antiquity. Highly recommended - £1950 (with power supply and armboard) HFN 1995

Very high neutrality, high quality engineering for the price, good isolation and truly excellent sound - £1916 Orbe SE HiFi Choice 2002


instruction/owners manual  English

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