SUSPENSION UNITS (otherwise known as 'Pete's Pylons', named after the designer)

We are now able to supply SUSPENSION UNITS for these highly acclaimed turntables.

If your suspension has started to sag or you think the sound is not what it was, then it is probably time to replace the suspension.

'Pete’s Pylons' can best be described as a Lattice Truss Suspension System (LTSS) and is now available as an upgrade for J A Michell Orbe and Gyro turntables. A truss is a structure that takes advantage of the inherent stability and weight distribution of a triangle. In the LTSS, o-rings are employed to create this configuration, giving the system substantially more lateral as well as vertical stability, while allowing for perfect balance alignment.

Ever since the first truss structures were employed in Ancient Egypt and across the entire Roman Empire, this structure has become integral to modern architecture. We have copied this well proven structure design and used it to improve the performance of the J A Michell turntable.


  Please have a look at the video on 'YouTube'.  


 These superb kits comprise of : -

36 off O-rings (18 spare and 18 fitted).

3 off large PTFE washers.

3 off Sorbothane pads 8 dia' x 3mm thick.

3 off  'Top-Nuts'.

3 off  'Bases'.

3 off Ceramic Balls, plus an extra one for use in the main turntable bearing.

All as shown in the previous photo.

Please note: - Adjusting Rod is not included.


Comments: -

Having had these bad boys for a couple of weeks now and feel l have a handle on them l only thought it appropriate to put pen to paper and spread the love of this upgrade...….

Having felt that the springs on my maxxed out Gyrodec could be bettered (they ring like a cow bell), it is like waiting for a bus- two quite similar products in principle come along at the same time.

They are made of Delrin which has superb vibration properties and 0 rubber rings, they were easy to fit and machined superbly basically the Pylons replace the spring suspension and this is the important part- stop the platter, moving from side to side, fitted in no time at all- and best of all passes by the dreaded 'Gyrodec bounce' and just levelling the deck is all that was required, so sat down to listen and listen...……. and listen..... B'Jesus, the solidity, imaging has taken a very large step forward W&F is way down, this in turn gives a deeper more 3D effect, tonal colourings are also up, the feeling of the deck sounding calmer and being in total control of the record is very, very, obvious, oh and the backgrounds are a LOT blacker, dynamics are up and this brings a strange sensation that the sound is louder (however this is due the blacker backgrounds)…. l could go on and on, but am going to listen to more records.

 l know of no other upgrade to my Gyro that has given me this lift in sound quality (and trust me l have done a lot). If you are thinking of upgrading your Gyro/Orbe or was thinking of moving on from them you simply have to try this upgrade.

This upgrade is awesome! Sound is better defined across the spectrum, soundstage has opened up and leading edges are clean. More detail....

Sounds like a new TT, seriously. Gary C. Wallasey

I've had Pete's Pylons set up for five days now. Very, very interesting. They do some things that I'm not even sure how to verbalize. Yes, there is more detail, but it's not the analytical type detail that hits you over the head. It's presented in a more and natural fashion that invites you in to listen more closely.
I'm especially pleased at what the Pylons do to the tonal balance. Bass is firm and full, well defined.
The steeliness that 'hot' recordings could bring out has vanished. I can actually listen to Steely Dan on my Gyro now without my ears bleeding!
I would have to say that they have changed my Gyro from an often metallic sounding machine to an organic musical beast!
I have owned my Gyro SE for two decades. In that time I've made many upgrades and changes to the table, but thes Pylons have been the single largest and best improvement that I've made, and at a very affordable price!
March 2019



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