J.A. MichellTranscriptor Hydraulic Reference TurntableJ.A. Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference TurntableUpdated original JA Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference Turntable made in the early '70s. Hydraulic well fluid replaced, main bearing oil and pivot arm fluid is new. Period Stanton cartridge ...1970.00

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Updated original JA Michell Transcriptor Hydraulic Reference Turntable made in the early '70s.  Hydraulic well fluid replaced, main bearing oil and pivot arm fluid is new. Period Stanton cartridge & stylus, drive belt set up and tested. Very clean, missing the stylus brush. Includes all shown. 
I bought it about 10 years ago and now want had to pare down my gear as it had been replaced 3 years ago with a more modern EAT C-Sharp,

I, as well as you, prefer local pickup if at all possible because it is pretty heavy & fragile. Also, the hydraulic oil reservoir would have to be drained for shipment. I will draw enough back into bottle (pictured) so as not to 'spill' it.

Turntable Specification:
Acoustic Lid: Yes
Type: Manual turntable
Drive: Belt drive
Platter: 305mm 20mm thick, 10kg, machined from a solid billet of aluminium fitted with six
brass platterweights.
Plinth: Solid polished acrylic.
Main bearing: Slim section ball-ended ground and polished silver steel spindle running
onto a ceramic ball bearing and into P.T.F.E bushes.
Motor: Single-phase a.c synchronous,24 Pole, recoil start.
Power Supply: 110vac/240vac 50hz/60hz
Speeds: 33 and 45rpm
Speed control: +-2% of nominal
Speed indication: Neon lit stroboscope
Tone arm: 10” Fluid arm.
Tone arm Boards: Available for all modern and classic tone arms.
Wow and flutter: 0.01%
Rumble: Not measurable.
Dimensions: 438mm x 432mm x 178mm




Fluid Arm Description:
The Transcriptors Fluid arm has been developed specifically for use with modern cartridges of not more than 16g weight, tracking at no more than 2g.
It employs a unipivot working in an oil-filled well, so that the arm beam assembly relies for it's lateral support, stability and resonant damping on the fluid surrounding the pivot.
This results in a substantially friction-free pivot of high stability.
An adjustable eccentric counterweight allows both lateral and longitudinal balancing of the arm.
Fine control of longitudinal balancing to allow adjustment of the stylus tracking force within a fraction of a gram is provided by a screwed counterweight.
Also provided with the Fluid arm is a bias compensating device so designed as to use a rolling motion.
An adjustable bias weight operating through a pulley gives correct compensation as the stylus moves towards the center of the record.
A lifting and positioning device is provided incorporating a hydraulic lowering hand wheel which lowers the arm onto the record automatically, but which can be over-ridden when required for accurate manual positioning.
A plug-in headshell is fitted for mounting the cartridge, no soldering is required, and the signal outputs are taken via a pair of 3-feet long screened leads terminated in co-axial plugs.


Fluid Arm Specification:
Length:  254mm
Fixing: single hole 25mm diameter
Adjustment: vertical 64mm, horizontal 13mm
Counterweight overhang: 76 or 82mm
Overall length: 305 or 330mm
Mounting distance: 216 or 241mm
Cartridge type: not greater than 16g, tracking at <2g
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Condition: Excellent (Used) Brand: JA Michell Model: J.A. MICHELL HYDRAULIC TRANSCRIPTOR REFERENCE TURNTABLE Categories: Turntables Year: Early '70s Made In: United Kingdom
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