J. A. MICHELL AT RADIANCE AV
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