In the mid-1960s, John Michell founded Michell Engineering and concentrated on making parts for other record player companies for a decade, but all the time, John was focused on developing the single biggest development in turntable history.
In the 1980s, with the goal of isolating the sensitive parts of the turntable from sources of vibration and mechanical noise, John designed a suspended turntable with a floating pendulum sub-chassis and an ingenious oil-pumping inverted main bearing, which advanced vinyl playback far beyond the competition.
John sadly passed in late 2003, but not before ensuring Michell’s future under his family’s steady management.
Today Michell designs and manufactures a suit of turntables, tonearms, and cartridges. Michell products offer music lovers the opportunity to experience high-end analogue audio at an attainable price and an upgrade path for system building.