Ukishima Gyro – Brass Michell Gyrodec Performance Pack
The Michell Gyrodec Performance Pack is a specific performance set, designed to compliment the aesthetic of the beautiful Michell Gyrodec and Orbe turntables. It offers a significant sound upgrade and additional damping for the adjustable spring mechanism in the standard unit. You get another sprung layer which isolates the whole turntable from it’s platform and from the motor. The motor also gets another set of vibration deducing silicon feet and added weight from it’s spacer disc.
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.
It comprises three modified brass and Blackwood Ukishima feet and a turned billet aluminium motor spacer to compensate for the feet being 22mm taller than the standard cones. The brass feet are combined with an African Blackwood heart to give the brass aesthetic and the stunning sound improvement that the blackwood brings.
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 dec as standard equipment. In tests the feet made considerably more sound improvement than spending an extra £500 on the stylus. 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.”
If you have a chassis mounted lid or full acrylic platform on your Gyrodec or Orbe you will need the heavier 30Kg option. The SE models have room to spare with the 18Kg version.
We have a video to show how to install the performance packs, it can be viewed here.