Ukishima Gyro Oak – Michell Gyrodec/Orbe Burr Oak performance pack


Ukishima Gyro Oak – This is one of our performance packs for the Michell Gyrodec and Orbe turntables. The burr oak used to make the feet and motor spacer raise the performance of the turntable and give relaxed and delightful sound.


Ukishima Gyro Oak- Michell Gyrodec Burr Oak performance pack

The Michell Gyrodec Burr Oak performance pack is our new extraordinary pack for the Michell Gyrodec and Orbe turntables. The burr oak with a heart of African Blackwood used to make the feet raises the performance of the turntable to a whole new level which has to be heard to be believed. The detail, delicacy and size of the sound stage are all improved, voices have more air and warmth, the sound is sweat and luxurious. This new laminated construction of the feet cures the slight over-damping that came with the burr oak on it’s own. You still get the look of the characterful burr oak, and a much improved sound from the heart of blackwood. In short we are very pleased with this new version.

This pack has two weight capacity options. The standard 18Kg version is good for the SE models and gives quite a bit of spare capacity if you think you may want to further modify your turntable. If you have a lidded or full acrylic platform version we would suggest the 30Kg version with the 10Kg rather than 6Kg feet.

You have a choice of motor spacer materials, depending on your own aesthetic requirements. Burr Oak, to match the feet, polished aluminium to match the silver versions of the Gyrodec, or black anodised aluminium to coordinate better with the Orbe and black Gyrodec models.

The set comprises three heavily modified burr oak Ukishima feet and a turned motor spacer to compensate for the feet being taller than the standard cones. It offers a very significant sound upgrade and additional damping for the adjustable spring mechanism in the standard unit.

The Gyrodec has springs to suspend the turntable and allow for levelling adjustment. The springs can be quite microphonic, so the damping afforded by the magnetic suspension really helps to reduce this noise. It also lets the turntable settle quickly to stillness, where the undamped springs let the setup bounce around for several seconds, when you release the downward pressure from the record clamp.
We know the Gyrodec very well and love the way it looks, so it was important to compliment the unique aesthetic of this iconic turntable and we think we have achieved this. The materials and shapes really look the part and could have come with the deck as standard equipment. In tests the feet made considerably more sound improvement than spending an extra £500 on the stylus. If you have a really good stylus, this set will let it shine. The magnetic field is also well contained and does extend anywhere near the sensitive signal path, so we are confident you would not be disappointed with this product on any level.

We have a video to show how to install the performance packs, which can be viewed here .

If the best sound available from your beautiful turntable is your goal, also take a look at The Pylons and The Trinity. They all work well together, state of the art isolation design with exotic and 21st century materials to make these iconic decks sound truly extraordinary.

Additional information

Weight capacity

18Kg, 30kg

Motor spacer

Polished aluminium, Burr Oak, Black aluminium


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