Michell Engineering TecnoDec Turntable - Demo Unit
1818.18 € tax excl.
The TecnoDec is Michell's entry level turntable and it shares many features developed for its bigger brother the GyroDec. Such as a vibration dampening impedance matched platter, inverted oil circulating main bearing and a free standing motor unit. The TecnoDec is an unsuspended turntable that utilises technologies and materials only found in much more expensive turntables, to perform well above its price point.
Included Arm: TecnoArm Black
Cartridge: Grado Prestige Silver 3
Demo products are not returnable.
Pure Sorbothane feet inserts: These isolate the turntable from the supporting surface.
Inverted oil circulating main bearing: Contrary to traditional designs, our main bearing has the point of rotation at the top of the assembly, not at the bottom. This orientation allows us to fully lubricate the inside of the entire bearing while the platter is turning. We achieve this by way of a modified Archimedean screw that we machine into the inside bore of the bearing. The oil is drawn from a reservoir at the base of the main bearing up to the thrust ball at the top, fully lubricating as it goes, it then returns to the reservoir via a waste hole drilled into the bearing spindle. Lubricating the precision parts of the main bearing in this way means that any potential for noise or vibration created by the rotation of the platter is avoided.
Impedance-matched platter: The platter material was chosen for its vibration dampening characteristics and because sonically it is a very similar material to vinyl, so it has a very neutral sound characteristic.
Free standing motor unit: The motor unit used to drive the turntable is completely separate to the turntable, meaning it doesn’t touch the turntable in anyway. The only connection between the motor and the turntable is the drive belt that drives the platter. This stops any noise or vibrations created when the motor is running, getting through to the sensitive parts of the turntable.
Michell TecnoArm 2 (optional)
The TecnoArm 2 is designed to offer a truly audiophile listening experience at exceptional value for money and easily competes with tonearms at three times the price!
Utilising a custom one piece arm tube, the tube is shot -blasted to make it more rigid and then 22 holes are drilled in the underside to reduce mass. The underside of the integral head shell is machined to be perfectly parallel with the bearing position. The tonearm is then assembled using the new ultra-low friction polymer bearings and mounted on a redesigned mounting base.
The TecnoArm 2 is wired with Michell's proprietary wiring loom and 99.9999% pure silver litz wire, from cartridge tags to phono plugs, with no internal wiring joints.
Our TecnoWeight counter weight allows you to set the tracking force for your chosen cartridge easily and our new VTA/SRA adjuster sets the height of your tonearm, helping you ensure the stylus tracks the vinyl groove at the correct angle.
The TecnoArm 2 has been designed to offer a truly audiophile listening experience with exceptional value for money. This is a tonearm that can easily compete with others three times the price!
Effective mass - Low / 12.5g
Mounting distance platter centre to arm hole centre 222mm