Xerxes .20 or Michell Orbe


Hello,

I sold my Linn LP12 after realizing what better tables are our there. I have heard the SME 10; great table but overpriced, heard the Michell Gyro, nice as well but a little "light" have yet to hear the Orbe or the Xerxes but it appears these two might just be the final two contenders. Any thoughts on either of them? thanks
Nick
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I went from a SOTA Star to a Linn LP 12, to the Orbe. The Orbe is the best fit for my system by a large margin.
both are nice, but the lp12 competes with both.
Might I make a suggestion? A non-suspended table with a Ginko Cloud is an amazing combination. ESPECIALLY if you can isolate the motor from the Cloud platform, even more magic. You can get all those black backgrounds that a suspended table has yet all the slam of a non-suspended...or micro/macro dynamics if you wish. Just a thought, really worth checking out.
I liked the LP12 but the Keel upgrade was a deal breaker. The price was too high and at that level I felt and still feel there is better out there. The Linn has a much more smaller sound than some of the competition namely the SME 10 which I really like hence my decision to dump the LP12. I still feel that everyone should have it at least once in their life. Mine was super reliable and well made in direct contrast to the horrible experience I had with Oracle.
Hmm, I have thought of this can you be more specific with your non-suspended table suggestions?
After all those years (I had Roksan (very good sound), my friend has an Orbe) I would go for a Basis Turntable.
Yes, I have thought of those as well but the dealer network here in Canada is a little restricted.