In this month’s blog from Audio T Cardiff we thought we would take you step by step through a Michell Gyrodec turntable build and set up..
Displayed below we have the packaging of the Gyrodec including all relevant parts for building. We have removed the top section here, which contains the clear acrylic plinth with a fitted, hinged lid.
One of the first jobs in the build is to fit the adjustable threaded feet x3.
Now the feet are in place the plinth can be put in position over the separate motor housing. At this point we also level off the plinth by adjusting the threads on the three feet.
Next, you can see above the labelled suspension springs ready to be fitted to their relevant points and below the initial collar is being gently placed over the first spindle.
Above we have the last spacer/thread fitting to the Gyro chassis and below the Techno arm being placed before being screwed down.
Tonearm cables can now be dressed correctly on the underside of the chassis. The tonearm is earthed to the chassis.
Above the cartridge has been fitted to the arm and the bearing housing has been attahced to the main chassis of the Gyrodec. The main chassis is then placed over the suspension springs ready for the platter and then levelling.
Once the platter is in place and the belt fitted around motor pulley and turntable platter we can level the suspension using the threads on the top of the suspension springs. Once the platter is level and the drive belt sits nicely on platter and pulley, we can start making adjustments to the cartridge position, arm height and lastly the tracking force for the cartridge. Before we continue with the arm and cartridge adjustments we can now fit the finishing caps to the suspension springs.