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Michell Engineering

Basil Audio is now a Michell dealer.

Continuing the pride if british audio we are happy to welcome Michell Engineering to our brand family.

John Michell began his engineering career when he served an apprenticeship with Finchley Autos in the early fifties.  Deciding to start his own business, he set up in his garden shed and quickly moved to a small industrial unit in North London. Working at a jobbing engineering company, he soon outgrew the premisies so , during the mid ’60’s, moved to Borehamwood, which is where the company is still based today.  Although very much an engineering company, John also made scale models and it was during this time that he met Stanley Kubrick and built the ship ‘Discovery’ for the film 2001 – Space Odyssey, later to become the inspiration for the GyroDec.
Following on from the success of the GyroDec and from its customers, Michell Engineering launched the flagship Orbe in 1995. Developed as a true high-end performance turntable, the Orbe features significant engineering improvements over the GyroDec. Still the company’s flagship turntable, the Orbe has undergone refinements over the years and now offers a performance way beyond its price bracket.
With the recent launch of the Gyro SEduction, Michell Engineering goes from strength to strength and through great support from customers and suppliers continues to be one of Britian’s iconic HiFi marques.

Please contact us at Basil Audio at 408-647-5407 if you wish to discuss purchasing a Michell turntable.


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Linn Selekt Press Release


Introducing Selekt DSM: Hi-fi with the human touch

Under embargo un<l 20th September 2018

Music streaming pioneer, Linn, today announces the launch of Selekt DSM, an all-new Linn network music player that promises to bring the feeling back to digital audio.
Delivering a tac<le and beau<ful musical experience, Selekt DSM will make any system sound beJer and help you fall in love with music all over again.

Gilad Tiefenbrun, Linn Managing Director said, ‘We love the clarity of digital music, but we also love the tac<lity of physical records. It’s easy to feel we’ve lost touch with the immersive experience of playing a vinyl record – the LP selec<on, the liR-lower, the an<cipa<on during those first pops and clicks – and that playing music requires only a swipe and a tap.

Selekt DSM revolu<onises our physical interac<on with digital music; every aspect is precision engineered for a tac<le and enriched listening experience.’

Bringing the feeling back

Selekt DSM’s jewel-like dial and smart buJons are ready to be personalised to your wishes, providing instant access to your favourite music by making it possible to operate the product without the need for an app.

The cut-glass dial begins to glow when approached and turns with watch-like precision in response to a touch.

The customisable smart buJons, which have been craRed to feel like piano keys, respond instantly with the detailed music informa<on appearing on the onyx-black OLED display.

The best for every music lover

Available through Linn Specialists, Selekt DSM fits with any system. It’s available as a dedicated streaming source to drive any separates system, or you can include an integrated amplifier to streamline your system: just add speakers.

Either way, there’s an op<on to push the performance even further with Katalyst, Linn’s cu[ng-edge DAC architecture.

Selekt DSM’s on-board pre-amplifier enables all sources to be connected, including a turntable, for beJer sound, instantly.

Sound uniquely tailored for you

Selekt DSM includes the new version of Linn’s ground-breaking Space Op<misa<on technology. Space Op<misa<on uses Linn’s unique digital signal processing to ensure you get the best possible sound from any Linn DSM network music player, removing the distor<ng effects of your room.



Now everyone can place their speakers exactly where they want them and s<ll enjoy the best performance possible.

Beauty you can hear

Selekt DSM is as stunning to look at as it is to listen to. Every element is precision engineered for the most authen<c musical performance possible.

Machined vents flow across the sleeve, tracing a path along the heat sources for natural cooling. Chromed feet anchor it to the shelf, with a plaque celebra<ng its unique origin: every Selekt DSM is handbuilt with pride in the Linn factory in Glasgow.

Products and pricing

Selekt DSM is modular and upgradeable, designed to allow a customer to configure exactly what is important to them based on how it will be used in their home.
The below configura<ons are selected at the point of purchase or can be upgraded to at a later date, enhancing performance or func<on, or both.

Selekt DSM
Selekt DSM with integrated power amp Selekt DSM with Katalyst
Selekt DSM with integrated amp and Katalyst

$5,200 / $CAD 6,999 $6,825 / $CAD 8,999 $7,150 / $CAD 9,499 $8,755 / $CAD 11,999

Upgrades come in the form of removable cartridges so that a Linn Specialist can carry out an

upgrade in a customer’s home quickly and simply. Selekt DSM is available in black finish.


Selekt DSM is available through Linn Specialists worldwide. To find out more, to book a listening session or aJend a launch event, visit the Linn website:

Orders can be placed immediately with delivery from October 2018. Linn network music player range simplifica<on

From 1st October 2018, every Linn network music player will come as standard with digital and analogue inputs. This means every new Linn network music player can have external sources

connected, from TVs to turntables, ensuring every last musical detail is preserved.The Linn network music player range now consists of:


Majik DSM

$2,999 / $CAD 4,249

Selekt DSM

$5,200 / $CAD 6,999

Selekt DSM with integrated amps

$6,825 / $CAD 8,999

Selekt DSM with Katalyst

$7,150/ $CAD 9,499


Selekt DSM with integrated amps and Katalyst

$8,755 / $CAD 11,999

Akurate DSM

$10,250 / $CAD 12,650

Klimax DSM

$23,380 / $CAD 25,720

The last order date for Linn DS network music players is 30th September 2018. Linn Contact

Andrena McBain – – +44 (0) 141 303 5777 About Linn

Linn designs and makes the world’s best music systems.
We have just one goal in mind: to bring you ever closer to the music you love, for you to feel every note and experience your music with a clarity and power unlike anything you’ve ever heard.
Every Linn system is precision engineered just outside Glasgow and signed with pride by the person who made it.
In a world of planned obsolescence, we do the opposite. Our hardware is modular, our soRware upgradeable, our eyes firmly on the future.
We believe that music makes life beJer, and we know that our systems make music sound beJer.