The turntable market was sorely in need of inexpensive, yet crafted turntable alternative. Woburn, Massachusetts’ U-Turn Audio launched their Orbit line of turntables after a successful Kickstarter campaign in early 2013. They delivered on their production promise with a true alternative to mass-produced plastic turntables and pricey imported audiophile turntables. With an attention to detail and manufacturing, U-Turn Audio has designed a simplified, high performance turntable at an affordable price.
This particular configuration features an acrylic platter upgrade (tightens bass, increases speed consistency and detail) and the Ortofon OM5e cartridge, a longtime staple for entry-level audiophiles.
Why an acrylic platter? There are 3 advantages:
– Reduces turntable noise – Compared to a stock metal platter, an acrylic platter is better able to separate from all the mechanics of the turntable.
– Warmer Sound – By lowering the turntable’s noise floor you get a wider, more dynamic, range of sound from your turntable. This means punchier bass, better midrange detail, and brighter highs.
– No Mats Required – No slipmat = less static.
Priced at $289, Orbit Plus Turntable comes with: dust cover, RCA cables, felt mat, one year warranty, adjustable counterweight.