U-Turn Orbit Special Turntable Overview
U-Turn Audio's mission is to create affordable turntables that don't sacrifice on sound quality, and vinyl lovers (both new and old) will be happy to know they can listen to their favorite records without breaking the bank. Made with solid hardwood plinth and high quality components, the U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable is one that looks as beautiful as it sounds. The Orbit Special Turntable provides the kind of clear listening experience that minimizes distortion, thanks to features including an award-winning Ortofon 2M Red cartridge and acrylic platter. Finally, you can listen to your vinyl collection the way the artist intended — at under $500. Check out this video of the Orbit Special Turntable to learn more.
- Manual operation keeps you in control of the music
- 33/45 RPM speed adjustment
- Listen to the music as the artist intended with the included, award-winning Ortofon 2M Red cartridge, which offers a crystal clear, dynamic listening
- Made with American, sustainably-sourced rift walnut or maple, this turntable looks as good as it sounds
- Experience improved consistency and clearer playback thanks to the acrylic platter on this LP player
- The low-noise AC synchronous motor offers a quiet, consistent playback experience at 33/45 RPM
- The precision gimbal tonearm, with built-in adjustable counterweight and anti-skate technology, improves tracking for less distortion
- Turntable includes AC adaptor, RCA cables, dust cover and felt mat
- Dimensions: 16.75" x 12.5" x 4.25”
- Weight: 11.5 lb
- Warranty: 1-year limited (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for all brands we sell)
- World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and product support
The crystal clear sound you want from a turntable
The U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable sound starts with the acrylic platter, which offers improved rotational consistency for clearer playback and overall warmer sound. The external, low-noise motor on this record player moves operational sounds away from the needle so you hear only the music, not the vinyl player. Since every turntable is designed and individually tuned in U-Turn Audio’s Massachusetts workshop, you will experience a precise sound that’s rigorously tested and truly unique.
As for the needle itself, every Orbit Plus vinyl record player comes with a pre-installed Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge, a magnetic cartridge designed for optimal tracking and limited surface noise. Even your well-loved and most worn records will skip less and sound better.
Easy operation that puts you in control
A built-in adjustable counterweight on the turntable's tonearm gives you control over the precision with which the needle tracks record grooves, avoiding damage to your records or a distorted sound. The manual cue lever on this vinyl turntable lets you drop the needle exactly where you want, while remaining easy to operate. Plus, it's fast and easy to switch between 33 and 45 rpms, depending on your record collection. No more nickels taped to the cartridge — just the perfect sound just the way you want it.
A turntable that looks as good as it sounds
Made with sustainably-sourced American rift walnut or maple, the U-Turn Audio Orbit Special Turntable offers a stylish, warm look that can fit seamlessly into almost any decor. As a result, the standout design on this record player meets both function and fashion. Plus, the included dust mat and felt cover help keep your turntable in pristine condition, meaning less maintenance and more time enjoying your vinyl collection.
Ready to use out of the box
Out of the box, your Orbit Special turntable includes everything you need to start enjoying your music collection. Just plug it into your sound system via the supplied RCA cables, and start listening to your records as they were meant to be heard.
The cornerstone of your vinyl experience
The Orbit Special record player offers a clear, distortion-free, neutral sound profile that fits in seamlessly with almost any sound system. That means the right sound no matter the kind of music you love.
If you love the Orbit Special’s look, the Audioengine HD3 Powered Speakers come in a matching walnut and offer a compact, powerful sound. They also feature a versatile input so you can switch from your turntable to another audio source with ease.
If you want to truly hear every ting on the triangle and strum of the guitar, try pairing the Orbit Special with the SVS Prime Tower Speaker. Featuring crossover points for each woofer, this all-in-one speaker provides low frequency extension and an accurate, impressive mid-range that takes full advantage of your turntable’s crystal-clear sound profile.
- 33/45 RPM manual speed adjustment
- Weight: 11.5 lbs.
- Dimensions: 16.75" x 12.5" x 4.25"
- W&F: 0.125%
- S/N ratio: -79dBA
- Rumble: - 63dBA
- Input voltage: 115V/60Hz
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- Orbit Special Turntable
- AC adapter
- RCA cables
- Dust cover
- Felt mat
Customer Q & A
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My suggestion is this: What makes the turntable great is the cartridge and stylus. The other components matter, too, but they are all just a vehicle for the cartridge. If the cartridge is the speaker, the turntable is the speaker stand. Therefore, rather than spend $400 on a turntable that isn't even half as good as the one you have, invest in a world-class cartridge like the Ortofon MC Quintet Red ($346).
If you have any other questions or would like a suggestion on a different cartridge, just let us know! You can talk to me directly at 866-961-7781, extension 402.
Thanks so much for your inquiry!