Posts made in May, 2013

The Michell Engineering Synchro turntable test review

 The Synchro was mid-priced turntable inspired by the original GyroDec, but with an inverted-pendulum suspension and a glass platter. It looked dazzling 20 years ago, and it still does today. In the John Michell tradition, all the working parts are exposed, superbly engineered and impeccably cosmetically finished. It has a cast-ring sub chassis with a three point coil spring suspension. The base is pale green tinted Perspex with a thick glass platter and very unusually for Michell Engineering, a moulded clear lid with rounded edges rather than straight fabricated edges. The final touch was the thin felt mat in a darker shade of green.

As with all Michell turntables of that era, the drive is by a rubber cord and the motor was an

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When is less more?

Yesterday’s post explained a bit about how a switch mode power supply works – it uses a simply electronic switch to chop up the incoming AC into smaller, faster bits so we can use a much smaller power transformer working…

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