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Hey Stuart, hows things mate? :)

That's good to know the extra spider can be fitted, I've contacted Michell should hopefully hear from them soon.

Help getting with my Gyro set up? Yes please..

Picking it up at Owsten DIY meet this weekend, but still need to pick up a cart and phono stage.

So not a drama right away, but thanks for the offer Stuart.

Top man. Give you a shout nearer the time?

Wall shelf might not be do-able unfortunately due to the new plasma and Edingdale speakers taking up most of the wall!

So might have to optimise sitting it on my rack. I've an Audiophile Base isolation support which is supposed to be quite good?

Stuart,

thanks.

Hi Gary , before I moved over to Nottingham Analogue turntables I had a few Gyros , the last one being a fully modded/upgraded to orbe spec which included buying the extra "spider "direct from Michell ( it was a good few years ago now but iirc it cost about £100 )

Totally agree with Redbrickman .... Setup is crucial on the gyro based decks and a wall shelf is essential to get the best from it

If you need a hand with it just give me a shout :-)

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Fine here Gary, you can let me know when you need a hand mate

Did you ever get the Lenco up and running ?

I spoke to Colin last year about the Edingdales ,I was seriously thinking of a change but I spent the cash on another Amp that came up for sale, one that I had owned previously and always regretted selling , it gels much better with the horns in my room ... All happy again ... Although I'd love to hear it with toppsys speakers !!!!!

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Stuart,

if your interested I'll bung the Edingdales in the motor and bring 'em over, let you hear them in your system.

Got the Lenco half done, then the opportunity to get an "orbed" Gyro came up...

Had to go with that!

the Lenco is a side project which I will finish, just need a slate plinth really, all the wiring/fettling is done.

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Update:

Phoned Michell, extremely helpful.

No problem with Orbe double spider on Gyro SE, costs £103.30 + £9 delivery.

Sorted.

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Nice one , Gary !!!

Christ there prices haven't went up much in the last 8 years, good guys and were always very helpful

I'll Definetly take you up on that offer mate ,give me a shout after the Owsten meet , see if we can get something together then

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I know...i was expecting a couple of hundred quid.

Even a replacement original Gyro platter (with weights) is only £245.

Not bad in the scheme of things.

I THINK though I might have to get the shorter Orbe tower spring covers?

Forgot to ask about those.

I'll get back from Owsten mate and we'll set something up.

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I THINK though I might have to get the shorter Orbe tower spring covers?

Forgot to ask about those.

no need, mine with gyrodec springs n towers..

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Sweet.

A picture speaks a thousand words, thanks mate. :)

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Question about "GOrbing" my Gyro?

Just about there, ordered the Orbe style double spider arrived this morning.

I ordered the Orbe double spider and it arrived today, wondered if someone could help me with (whats probably) a daft question...but I cant get building the deck until I crack it!

feck me, can i not work out how to put the feet on it!

With the single spider, it has the 3 threaded posts which the feet screw into.

The double spider kit has no threaded post...

It LOOKS like you need to take the existing threaded posts out the Gryo single spider and transplant it to the Double one, but I've no idea if that's right.

Is the pillar a two part assembly, with the lower threaded part unscrewing?

Maybe so as the double spider has the same upward facing "top half" as the original Gyro spider.

How do I get it off though - its a cylindrical polished metal shaft and its screwed in tight, cant get a grip and don't want to damage polished surface.

In the kit I got this morning I got:

two spiders

3 countersunk screws

cable tie for tonearm cable.

How did you hook it all together ?

How do I screw the feet onto the double spider..?

What are the screws for?

Wondering if I need to get a set of grips and twist it out the original spider, but i don't know.

Thanks for any help

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Gary, you do need to re-use the posts which are usually two part with a bearing inside. The countersunk screws are for the feet if i remember rightly.

To take out the posts I suggest perhaps try it with a pair of rubber gloves on so your get a good tight grip.

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Thanks for that Paul, good info.

Problem now sorted..phew.

Heat shrink and a hefty set of pliers got it off.

Double spider now fitted, looks good.

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Try http://www.analogueseduction.net None online but I ordered mine from them a few years ago when I had a full orbe wanted to coverted to SE. I am sure they could order one in.

I just went the other way and converted my Orbe SE to a full Orbe plinth!

Hi, why not contact Michell themselves, then you'll know for sure?

They are very helpful, and will supply direct.

Michell were very helpful and supplied me directly when my local dealer told me that I was wasting my time with vinyl !!!!:doh:

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Glad to read its now sorted.

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