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Michell Reference Electronic

2-Speed Belt-Drive Turntable

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Michell Reference Electronic


The Michell Reference Electronic is the electronic speed control version of the Hydraulic reference.

The turntable and associated Fluid arm represent the very latest in record playing engineering techniques and are designed to complement the finest stereo reproducing equipment.

The complete unit is free standing on adjustable acoustic feedback damping legs.

The Reference Electronic employs a pancake type DC brushless motor encapsulated within a detachable sealed drive and control module mounted in the motherboard.

Drive to the platter is via a neoprene belt, thereby providing complete vibration insulation.

Two-speed action (33.33 and 45rpm) is achieved electronically with on/off and speed change set by a single knob.

Fine speed control is achieved independently via two micro-potentiometers located one each side of the main control knob.

The turntable also has provision for the unique sweep arm representing a great advance in the field of record cleaning devices.


Drive method: belt drive

Motor: pancake dc brushless motor

Platter: 305mm, 5kg, cast and machined aluminium alloy disc fitted with 6 gold plated weights

Main bearing: polished steel spindle in PTFE bushes

Speed control: electronic

Speeds: 33.33 and 45rpm

Speed control: +-5% of nominal

Wow and flutter: 0.05%

Rumble: not audible

Dimensions: 438 x 432 x 178mm


instruction/owners manual  English

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