Michell Gyrodec - 25 years on and still ahead
The Michell Gyrodec is a piece of art in it's own right. Long long before the crowd decided that acrylic looked cool, John Michell pioneered this turntable. It's hanging weights added extra mass to the plater which aided its gyroscopic momentum. The inverted bearing with its built in oil pump were, and still are, simply ahead of everyone. Small upgrades have helped to keep it in it's rightful place. Rest assured though, that unlike some manufacturers it has never had upgrade after upgrade just to bring in extra money. It hasn't needed them because it was so well designed in the first place. Now available in a cut down SE guise it remains one of the worlds most desirable and yet affordable turntables. Be sure to audition it soon.