For sale is a J.A. Michell Reference Hydraulic Transcription Turntable. We believe this to be an early version of the Transcriptor. This turntable is truly a work of art. This table is extremely quiet with virtually no surface noise.
It has been confirmed to be fully functional by our technicians who have done some minor servicing to the table.
It has its original Fluid Tonearm by J.A. Michell with original Arm Sweeps. The platter well has the original silicon, but new silicon has been added to the pivot points of the tonearm. The rubber pads on the platter weights have been replaced. The power cord was broken in one spot when we received it, but our techs have added a new cord splice and returned it back to full functionality. Also, new RCA ends were installed. This turntable is in excellent cosmetic condition, with the following exceptions. The back foot's chrome has become slightly cloudy over time and there are some slight scratches on the dust cover (see photos for details).
You will see there is a cheaper Audio-Technica Cartridge mounted on the tone arm, but that was for demo purposes to confirm its working condition. We are selling this table with no cartridge, but if you are interested in having a cartridge mounted upon purchase, we are a dealer for the following cartridge companies: Audio-Technica, Benz Micro, Clear Audio, Goldring, Grado, Hana, Ortofon, Rega and Sumiko. Feel free to inquire about cartridge options.
Due to this table's extremely delicate nature, this item is for local pick up only.
Acoustic Lid: Yes
Type: Manual turntable
Drive: Belt drive
Platter: 305mm 20mm thick, 10kg, machined from a solid billet of aluminum fitted with six 24K gold-plated 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