Mcintosh turntables

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  1. 4-2-7

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    Actually I was thinking about selling some of my SOTA Star tables and other decks I have and getting higher up the SOTA food chain.
     
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    My Michell Gyro SE looks good on top of Mac equipment.

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    No. Unfortunately, I pissed that money away on food and insurance.
     
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    What a wast, you know better we're supposed to save save save, not piss it away.
     
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    I enjoy my Mt10
    Agree a little funny looking
    Agree bad dust cover
    Speed not issue
    Interconnect length not issue
    Set up easy
     
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    What are the two cylindrical devices next to the Michell? I have always wanted a Michell TT.
     
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    ShiiiZa!
     
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    I was at my dealer last week getting a demo of the Revel Salon 2 (more on that drool session later) and we were using his MT10. I can tell you that the meter on the front is NOT a real time speed indicator - it's only able to tell you if you are on 33, 45 or 78. We noticed that the pitch was fast on 33 so he had to get out the tiny screwdriver to turn the screw in the back. It had no effect on the meter.

    IMHO the cart was slightly bright and the overall tone was a bit bass-shy compared to either of my tables. It's a looker for sure, but there are better options out there as we all know.

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    I think your dealer's MT10 is broken. On mine, if I slow down the platter by hand, the meter dips accordingly.
     
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    Perhaps it's just not possible to see the difference in the meter when making small changes in the pitch. Fair enough then.

    A stobe it's not however....the meter needs 3 ranges with much finer resolution to be useful in setting pitch.

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    Yeah, that's probably it.
     
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    Another cartoon I pulled out of my archive.

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    Michell tables have always been built to high standards and always known to have a modern timeless look. The Gyro's where designed I think around 1982, this Focus one was designed and built in 1979.

    With a SME 3009 arm it looks a bit older

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    But add a strait arm and you would think it's a new table made today

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    Thanks for posting that. I like the fact that it doesn't look like a common turntable (that's what's attracting me to some of the VPI tables). A cool mechanical, futuristic look that is high quality. Unfortunately, some of the tables that I like best are $30,000+ I'm willing to pay up a little, but that's out of my range.
    It would be cheaper to buy small CNC machine and design one myself. Lol.
     
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    The Gyro's don't cost that much, they are cheaper than a SOTA Star when buying new full retail.

    Skipping some small things a silver Gyro cost new.

    Tabel $2700
    Arm board $125
    Technoarm $1100

    Black ones and the other components cost a bit more and are usually not in stock and have to be ordered.
     
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    Dan - looks like you've got like one turntable for every 3,000 records now!
     
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    ha ha ha, no sir, just a 1000 records per table... :D

    Hell now you got me thinking, I have 9 tables so maybe 700 records per table...:banana:
     

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