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  1. #1
    Join Date: Aug 2014

    Location: Bedfordshire, UK

    Posts: 462
    I'm Paul.

    Default World’s First Michell Engineering Orbe SE-R Build!

    Hi All,

    I was really pleased to be able to sell and install the worlds first Michell engineering Orbe SE-R recently, thanks Darren :-) It really is a stunning turntable and is Michell’s new flagship turntable based on their Orbe SE but the base in now integral into the design, it has the normal stunning Michell look but incorporates a few tweaks to further enhance performance.

    The customer also specified a couple of brands that we didn’t stock at the time but happily do now, Whest Audio phono stages and Kiseki cartridges, these will be added to the website shortly, so anyway I just thought I would post a few pictures of the build process as it can be quite involved and takes a fair bit of time to assemble and set everything correctly. For the arm a SME V was used, these really are a joy to work on giving so much adjustment, it really is a beautiful piece if engineering.

    Assembling a new design of turntable with a phono stage and cartridge I had never used before had me wondering how it would all come together but I have to say it sounded stunning, a really gorgeous and natural open midrange and top end with a very solid bottom end driving the music on, an extremely natural and organic sound, you just can’t beat vinyl :-)

    http://hifilounge.co.uk/michell-engi...se-r-turntable

    Anyway onto the pics -*

    Base with Spider Installed





    Platter base with Armboard installed






    SMA V Arm Fitted



    Starting to come together





    Kiseki Blue Unpacking





    Cartridge installed with Platter, time to set the arm!





    Whest Audio Phono Stage hooked up!






    Just needs the adjusting pillar covers installing





    Ready to go to the customer for final installation





    Cheers,
    Paul.
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  2. #2
    Join Date: May 2016

    Location: north wales uk

    Posts: 55
    I'm peter.

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    Hi Paul apart from the obvious base and cover what else was done to the orbe se-r or are those tweaks a secret ,
    peter

  3. #3
    Join Date: Aug 2014

    Location: Bedfordshire, UK

    Posts: 462
    I'm Paul.

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    I think it came down to different bearings and the overall look but Michell kept a lot of it close to their chest I'm afraid.
    Specialists In The Brands We Believe In, Set in the Beautiful Bedfordshire Countryside, Just off The A1M, Loads Of Free Parking, Relaxed Environment, No Pressure Sales!
    PMC, Naim, Bryston, Devialet, Rega, Martin Logan, Musical Fidelity, Sonus Faber, Heed, Spendor, Koetsu, Dynavector, Michell Engineering, JVC Projectors, OPPO, REL, Atlas Cables.
    For All The Best Headphones, Amps and DACs All Under One Roof Then Please Visit Highend Headphones.
    www.hifilounge.co.uk / www.highendheadphones.co.uk / 01767 448121 / paul@hifilounge.co.uk

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