THE WORLD'S MOST ICONIC TURNTABLES
Michell creates reference class vinyl playback systems for people who love music.
Owning a Michell turntable allows you to experience your music as the artist intended.
We aim to give our customers high-quality, reliable products that never detract from the music.
Using premium materials and modern manufacturing techniques to create your new turntable, you can rest assured that your vinyl collection is in safe hands.
Michell Design Philosophy
The task of a turntable is simple.
The design of a turntable is not!
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 plate, tonearm, 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? A simple task it is not!