Michell Engineering -
Gyro SE Turntable without Arm.
GyroSE

Gyro SE.

Based entirely on the GyroDec, but without the costly acrylic plinth and dustcover, the Gyro SE brings the same qualities in a more affordable and compact package.
A Michell Gyro SE can always be converted into a GyroDec by purchasing a plinth and dustcover.

Spider chassis, suspended stable sub-chassis.
Massive acrylic/vinyl platter of high inertia, with gold-plated brass weights.
Inverted oil-pumping bearing.
Custom arm boards available for most tonearms.
High-quality standalone DC motor.
Optional clamp.
Optional HR supply.
Optional Orbe-style platter and clamp.
Optional dust cover.
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Our Price $3,999
NB. Unit is pictured with Technoarm, available as an accessory.

Finished in silver.
Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 49 (w) x 37.5 (d) x 13.5 (h) cms
What HiFi Review.

OUR VERDICT:

This Gyrodec can pack a sublime punch – its even, cohesive and fluid sound makes listening a pleasure

FOR:
Even, balanced sound.
Good timing.
Subtle but elegant detail.
Good build.

AGAINST:
Idiosyncratic styling that some won't like.
Could do with clearer set-up instructions.

Decades old, and built by one of the bastions of the UK Hi-Fi industry, the Gyrodec SE retains its contemporary and individual styling, and is very striking on the eye.
The shining aluminium supporting columns contrast well with the black finish.

Everything about this turntable stands out, from the beautifully made motor housing to the user-friendly simplicity of the push-button starter.
Changing the speed is done manually, by fiddling about with the belt.

One noticeable point is the suspended sub-chassis that's made from acrylic and rests on a three-spring arrangement. This allows isolation of the playing surface from unwanted vibrations.
It's a complicated system, and the Gyrodec SE could do with some clearer instructions to help you on the way.

The arm supplied is Michell's own TecnoArm A, essentially an updated version of the Rega arm, featuring different counter-weights, damping and additional perforation to help with weight reduction and the rejection of unwanted resonance.
We paired it with the Goldring 2400 cartridge.

A deck that loves to take control

Playing the 1969 Decca recording of Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice, the results are positive.
Both the bassoon and brass have a rich and sonorous texture, while the dynamics of the piece come across with power and subtlety.

Detailing is rich, and the timing is more than capable.
The Gyrodec SE proves adept at cohesion, pulling the instruments together neatly, creating the sense of a turntable that's truly in control.

The Gyrodec gives lovely evenness in its soundscape, with no fighting between the treble, mid-range and bass.
With treble-heavy songs such as "The Beatles -- What You're Doing", there's no hint of stridency.
Indeed; sonically, the Gyrodec SE is right up there with the best.

"What Hi-Fi? October 03, 2008 Review".