U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable - Dreamedia AV
Vendor: U-Turn Audio

U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable

Elevate vinyl experience with precision craftsmanship
$549.00
$549.00

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U-turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable

Unrivaled Craftsmanship and Sound Fidelity

In the world of vinyl, the U-Turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable stands as a testament to meticulous craftsmanship and auditory excellence. With its roots deeply embedded in the rich soil of American industry, this turntable is not merely a device; it's a centerpiece that brings the warmth of music to life, embracing both the past and the future of sound technology.

Handcrafted in the USA with Sustainable Materials

Each U-Turn Orbit Special Turntable is hand-assembled with precision and care in Woburn, Massachusetts. The plinth, a foundation of the turntable's aesthetic, is constructed from solid hardwood sourced from sustainably managed forests across Indiana and Pennsylvania. Available in striking flat cut maple or rift walnut, these natural wood finishes are not only stunning but also contribute to the excellent acoustics and durability of the turntable.

Engineered for Exceptional Performance

  • Drive System: A seamless, molded liquid silicone belt, coupled with an advanced electronic speed control, ensures effortless and dynamic playback. The belt's unique design prevents it from wandering off-center, maintaining consistent rotation for expressive and nuanced musical delivery.
  • Motor: The heart of the Orbit Special is a 24V synchronous motor, selected from a specialty motor company. It's mounted with rubber hangers to isolate vibrations, guaranteeing a pure and uninterrupted listening experience.
  • Inverted Bearing Design: A glass-filled nylon material is used for the main bearing, offering rigidity and precision with zero wobble, enhancing the overall audio quality.
  • Tonearm: The Orbit Arm 3, with its one-piece armtube molded from magnesium, features a precision gimbal bearing design. The adjustable stainless steel counterweight and internal anti-skate mechanism ensure accurate tracking and low noise, resulting in clear and detailed sound quality.

Advanced Features for the Audiophile

  • Platter: The optional machined acrylic platter is a low-resonance upgrade that contributes to the turntable's open and dynamic sound.
  • Cartridges: A high-value selection of moving magnet (MM) cartridges, including Ortofon 2M Red, ensures compatibility and customization to match your audio preferences.
  • Cue Lever: The silicone-damped cue lever allows for safe and precise cueing of records, a standard feature that showcases U-Turn's commitment to user-friendly design.
  • Iso-Level Feet: These adjustable-height feet are constructed from aluminum and feature Sorbothane for superior vibration isolation, ensuring that your music is free from external disturbances.

Customization and Support

Dreamedia understands that a turntable is a personal choice, a reflection of your unique taste in music and style. That's why the U-Turn Orbit Special Turntable offers a plethora of customization options, from cartridge selection to the acrylic platter upgrade. And if you ever need assistance, expert support from real people is always available to help you with setup, choosing, and caring for your turntable.

Comprehensive Warranty and Safety

Your investment in the U-Turn Orbit Special Turntable is protected by a comprehensive 3-year warranty and a 30-day return policy. This commitment to customer satisfaction is as solid as the turntable's construction. Additionally, a safety warning regarding chemicals like DEHP, known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects, is transparently provided for your peace of mind.

The Vinyl Experience Reimagined

The U-Turn Orbit Special Turntable is more than just a playback device; it's an invitation to rediscover the tactile and immersive experience of vinyl records. Its effortless fidelity, combined with the advanced electronic speed control, allows you to shift between 33 and 45 RPM with a simple turn of a knob, bridging the gap between the analog charm and modern convenience.

Specifications at a Glance

  • Plinth: Medium density fiberboard (MDF) with powder coat finish or natural hardwood
  • Platter: Machined acrylic (optional upgrade)
  • Tonearm: Orbit Arm 3 with precision gimbal bearing design
  • Cartridges: Options include Audio-Technica AT91B, Ortofon OM5E, Grado Green3, Ortofon 2M Red, and Ortofon 2M Blue
  • Speed Control: 33/45 RPM with advanced electronic speed control
  • Dimensions: 16.75 x 12.5 x 4.25 inches
  • Weight: 12.5 lbs
  • Output Connection: RCA
  • Input Voltage: 115V/60Hz
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -79 dBA
  • Rumble: Less than -63 dBA
  • Wow & Flutter: Less than 0.125%

In Summary

The U-Turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable offers an incredible value, pairing exceptional performance with beautiful design. Made in the USA, this turntable not only stands as a symbol of quality craftsmanship but also as a commitment to sustainability and customer satisfaction. With rigorous testing, easy speed adjustment, and an array of high-end components, the Orbit Special Turntable promises to be the centrepiece of your audio system, delivering an audio experience that is as authentic as it is sublime.

Dreamedia - Your Home Theater Partner

At Dreamedia, we are committed to helping you create the perfect audio environment for your home. Whether you are looking to integrate the U-Turn Orbit Special Turntable into an existing system or design a new home theater setup from scratch, our team of experts stands ready to assist you. With our knowledge of industry trends and technical specifications, we'll help you navigate the nuances that differentiate good products from great ones, ensuring you make an informed decision that resonates with your lifestyle and love for music.

Discover the warmth and depth of vinyl with the U-Turn Audio - Orbit Special Turntable, and let Dreamedia elevate your home audio experience.

We’ve re-engineered Orbit Special.

Expressive and dynamic playback. Now with advanced electronic speed control.

Introducing Orbit Arm 3

Designed to make audiophile-grade playback more accessible. One-piece armtube for exceptionally low resonance. Molded in the USA from magnesium, a strong yet lightweight material with superior vibration damping properties. Precision gimbal bearing design allows the stylus to move freely – eliminating distortion and capturing more musical detail. Adjustable stainless steel counterweight and internal anti-skate. Ready to play out of the box with pre-installed cartridge.

Magnesium armtube

One-piece tapered design for low resonance.

Ortofon 2M Red cartridge

Open and dynamic playback with high level of sonic accuracy. Elliptical diamond stylus.Cue LeverInstalled for easy tonearm operation.

Advanced electronic speed control

Change speeds with the turn of a knob. Our advanced motor controller ensures pinpoint speed accuracy by using a sine wave generator that monitors and adjusts speed thousands of times per second. Orbit’s signature belt drive and rubber motor suspension prevent unwanted vibrations from reaching the platter.

Electronic speed control

Easy speed change with advanced motor performance.

Seamless silicone belt

All-new design for improved durability and performance.

Precision machined acrylic platter

Our frosted acrylic platter delivers enhanced speed consistency and lower resonance. Each platter is precision machined for flatness and virtually zero runout. Acrylic is remarkably effective at minimizing unwanted vibrations thanks to its high density and low stiffness. Grooved for easy belt installation and use. Inverted main bearing with self-lubricating polymer bushings for maintenance-free performance.

Acrylic Platter

Improved speed consistency and lower resonance.

Inverted main bearing

Stable, low-noise, and maintenance-free.

Plug and play

Optional built-in phono preamp lets you connect to your favorite components. Featuring Pluto 2 technology with low-noise circuitry and high quality components like WIMA film capacitors and precision resistors.

Hand assembled in the USA

Our expert technicians assemble and test every turntable in our Woburn, MA workshop – allowing us to deliver a consistently high level of quality.

Expert support from real people

Whether you're a first-time vinyl listener or a seasoned audiophile, we’ll help you choose, set up, and care for your sound system. We stand by our turntables with a comprehensive 3 year warranty and 30 day return policy.

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Specifications

Design and Construction

  • Chassis Material: Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)
  • Plinth Material: Natural hardwood (black walnut or white oak)
  • Finish: Powder-coated or satin
  • Platter Material: Acrylic
  • Platter Thickness: 5/8 inch
  • Platter Weight: 3 pounds

Arm and Cartridge

  • Tonearm: Orbit Arm 3 with precision gimbal bearing
  • Armtube Material: Magnesium
  • Cartridge Type: Moving Magnet (MM)
  • Pre-installed Cartridge: Ortofon 2M Red
  • Stylus Type: Diamond-tipped

Preamp Options

  • Built-in Preamp: Optional Pluto 2 Phono Preamp
  • Preamp Bypass: Yes, with full bypass switch

Speed Control

  • Playback Speeds: 33 1/3 RPM, 45 RPM
  • Speed Change Method: Manual or electronic
  • Motor: Decoupled AC Synchronous Motor

Cueing Mechanism

  • Cue Lever: Silicone-damped

Isolation and Leveling

  • Feet Type: Iso-Level Feet
  • Feet Material: Aluminum with Sorbothane

Manufacturing

  • Assembly: Hand-assembled in the USA
  • Testing Location: Woburn, MA

Compliance

  • California Prop 65 Warning: Contains DEHP

Technical Specifications

  • Wow & Flutter: < 0.125%
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: -79 dBA
  • Rumble: < -63 dBA
  • Input Voltage: 115V/60Hz
  • Output Connection: RCA
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 16.75 x 12.5 x 4.25 inches
  • Weight: 11 lbs

Additional Features

  • Platter: Low-resonance acrylic
  • Drive System: External two-speed belt drive
  • Customer Service: Expert support
  • Warranty: 3-year comprehensive

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