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J.A. Michell turnta­bles, ton­earms and ac­ces­sories are now avail­able in Aus­tralia from NSW-based dis­trib­u­tor Ra­di­ance Au­dio Vis­ual, which took over dis­tri­bu­tion from Am­ber Tech­nol­ogy on July 1, 2017. Richard Neale, Gen­eral Man­ager of Am­ber Tech­nol­ogy said: ‘ After a long as­so­ci­a­tion with J.A. Michell, we de­cided the brand no longer suited our evolv­ing brand port­fo­lio. We wish Michell and Ra­di­ance suc­cess in the fu­ture.’ Chris Strom, Op­er­a­tions Man­ager at Ra­di­ance Au­dio Vis­ual, told Aus­tralian Hi-Fi Mag­a­zine: ‘ We’re very pleased and ex­cited about the op­por­tu­nity to be able to dis­trib­ute J.A. Michell in Aus­tralia through our ex­ten­sive net­work of deal­ers. It’s an iconic brand, for which we will keep all stock lo­cally. We will soon an­nounce a new price list, as well.’

John Michell started J.A. Michell in Bri­tain nearly 40 years ago as an en­gi­neer­ing com­pany mak­ing pre­ci­sion parts for other Bri­tish turntable man­u­fac­tur­ers, but the com­pany also made scale mod­els for film and tele­vi­sion, and it was while build­ing a scale model of the space ship ‘Dis­cov­ery’ for the film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ that Michell met Stan­ley Kubrick, who would later use a J.A. Michell Tran­scrip­tor turntable in his film ‘A Clock­work Or­ange.’

Ac­cord­ing to Michell, the space ship ‘Dis­cov­ery’ was the in­spi­ra­tion for the J.A. Michell Gy­roDec, which is the com­pany’s best-sell­ing model, and has been ever since it was first in­tro­duced in 1981.

J.A. Michell’s cur­rent turntable line-up com­prises the en­try-level Tech­noDec, Gyro SE, Gy­roDec, Gyro SE­duc­tion, Orbe SE (pic­tured) and the top-of-the-line Orbe.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ra­di­ance Au­dio Vis­ual on (02) 9659 1117 or at www.ra­di­anceav.com.au

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