T/T psu - more confused than ever!

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    muffinman

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    now that my cdp is no longer with me, i gave michell a call ref. orbe platter upgrade. happy with the response and will be cracking on in due course.

    he quoted me £300 for the hr psu upgrade which they dont do 'ex dem' so i thought i'd look at originlive for a suitable alternative.

    checked out the O/L site concerning the fitting of motors and they say that the actual motor in a gyrose dc model does not really require an upgrade but the deck would benefit from a psu upgrade.

    still with me?

    so i gave O/L a bell and basically asked if theirs was better.
    psu price is £339(minus £79) because you don't need a motor,
    you can then add an upgraded transformer for £160 if bought at the same time.

    so..

    michell hr psu £299
    O/L psu £260
    O/L psu+transformer £420

    the chap i spoke to was suprised that i thought i would'nt need a new motor, so i pointed out that his website had told me this and he went off to have a look.
    ultimately he suggested the best thing i could do was to get both and see which was the best, he said he would be suprised if the O/L did'nt totally outstrip the michell for performance! WTF!

    i have an O/L silver250 tonearm and i am very happy with it , what i need now is someone else, i.e. no vested interest in O/L to tell me what my best options are.

    got to tell you, i'm a little miffed by this
     
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    sideshowbob Trisha

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    It's a Michell deck, go with the Michell PSU, is my view. It'll sound great.

    -- Ian
     
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    Lt Cdr Data om

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    Michell are excellent mechanical engineers, the electronics are done by graham Fowler of Trichord, also excellent.
    I doubt OL would be any better, tho the psu has quite a good reputation. I am sure you couldn't get a much better motor than in the Michell.
     
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    7_V I want a Linn - in a DB9

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    I run an O.L. Silver tonearm too and I'm very happy with it.

    Still, for the motor/psu I agree with Ian and Ian. Go with Michell.
     
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    Uncle Ants In Recordeo Speramus

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    No experience with either so feel free to ignore, but I'd agree with the other views here. John Michell (may he rest in peace) knew what he was doing and I'd find it surprising if OL could better the Michell offering - especially as the OL offering is by its nature generic, whereas the Michell offering is specifically designed for Michell decks. Cheaper too :)
     
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    penance Arrogant Cock

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    I heard a tale from someone who had visited both OL and Michell.
    He told about the workshop area's and cleanlines
    I would go with Michell, on what i was told ;)
     
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    bottleneck talks a load of rubbish

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    If you take your TT to Michell, you might** be suprised about the modifications the factory engineers are prepared to do for a cash transaction.

    ** (this means WILL!)

    :)
     
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