Michell Engineering Orbe SE
As the Michell Engineering Orbe but by eliminating much of the expensive acrylic, the Michell Orbe SE offers most of the Orbe’s qualities in a cheaper, smaller, and to some people aesthetically more pleasing package. An Orbe SE can always be upgraded to a full Orbe by purchasing the double plinth and dustcover. When teamed with an RB250 or RB300 tonearm, the Orbe SE is a surprisingly affordable entry to the Orbe-class of performance.
For nearly five decades, Michell Engineering has been at the forefront of turntable design, engineering and manufacturing. Still a family run business, they are dedicated to the continued development of their products, whilst retaining their belief that build quality, performance and value for money is essential. Once you purchase one of their products, you will enjoy class-leading performance for many years to come.
Klikt u op de foto van John voor de geschiedenis van Michell Engeneering, by the founder, J. Michell .
Wij hebben de Michell Orbe SE Gyrodec en Tecnodec demo klaar staan. Maakt u gerust een afspraak en kom langs. U bent welkom om uw eigen vinyl mee te brengen. Klikt u op ons logo om naar ons contactformulier te gaan.
De koffie staat klaar
All Michell turntables are hand built to order.
- Spider double chassis, suspended pendulum subchassis
- Damped subchassis
- 60 mm thick massive acrylic/vinyl platter of high inertia
- Screw-down record clamp
- Inverted bearing
- Custom arm boards available for most tonearms
- High-quality standalone DC motor with tacho feedback speed control
- Orbe Controller NC supply with Never-Connected circuit
- Optional dust cover
- Finished in black or clear acrylic with black metal parts
DESIGNING A TURNTABLE.
The task of a turntable seems to be simple. At audio frequencies, the arm should be kept locked above the groove, without any extraneous motion relative to the cartridge. And the groove should be dragged at a constant angular speed underneath the stylus. This means that over the whole frequency band of 10Hz up to 20kHz and beyond, the whole loop made by record, platter, bearing, (sub)chassis, arm board, tone arm, and cartridge body should behave in an utterly rigid and non-resonant fashion. Any flexing of the same dimensions as the microscopic undulations in the groove detracts from sonic fidelity.
At lower-than-audio frequencies, the arm should be made able to freely follow the groove’s warps and excentricities, so as not to damage LP or cartridge, and this without inducing any spurious signals into the cartridge’s generator.
Only when these demands are fulfilled can the stylus trace the actual information embedded in the record’s groove walls.
A simple task, you said?
Weight 13.5 kg
Dimensions 49 (w) x 37.5 (d) x 15 (h) cms
Website: Michell engineering