Performance priced right.
A turntable should be reliable and easy to use, but most importantly it should sound great. High-performance tables can be prohibitively expensive, and low end tables too often sacrifice quality for unnecessary features. So we set out to build a turntable that outperforms its price. By redesigning classic audiophile components and leaving out nonessentials, we created a simple, all-analog table that provides warm and detailed sound. Easy to setup and use, the Orbit delivers a pure vinyl experience.
A perfectly balanced tonearm.
The tonearm is the crucial link between record and speakers. To do its job well, it must achieve harmony between tracking force, mass distribution, and rigidity. But not all tonearms are built equal. The Orbit’s innovative unipivot arm turns effortlessly on an inverted pyramid of precision ball bearings, and works with the arm’s low center of mass to provide accurate tracking.
Every Orbit comes pre-fitted with either an Audio-Technica or Grado Labs moving magnet (MM) cartridge, which is balanced by an adjustable stainless steel counterweight. The Orbit's silver-plated wiring is housed within an aluminum armtube, ensuring faithful signal transfer from the cartridge.
A quiet revolution.
The Orbit’s low-voltage AC synchronous motor provides excellent speed consistency and minimizes pitch variation (wow & flutter). To prevent unwanted motor vibrations from seeping into the sound, the motor is decoupled from the plinth by a unique rubber suspension.
An exposed silicone belt drive turns on the Orbit's CNC machined pulley, which plays both 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records. The platter rides upon an inverted main bearing that provides superior stability and reduces bearing noise (rumble). In other words, all you hear is the music on your record.
Take it for a spin.
Great playback alone is not enough. A turntable should be something anyone can use. That's why each Orbit comes ready to play out of the box and has simple manual operation. A turntable should be built to last, so we used durable, low resonance materials like MDF and high-performance plastics.
A turntable should fit your needs, so we offer the Basic (MDF platter, standard cart) and the Plus (acrylic platter, premium cart). Want to use your own RCA cables? Ours are detachable. Feeling adventurous? Install your own cartridge - the counterweight is adjustable. Bought a Basic and want to upgrade? Pick up an acrylic platter from us.
Made with love in Boston.
Every Orbit is assembled by hand in our Woburn, Massachusetts workshop. Prior to shipping, each turntable goes through comprehensive listening, wow & flutter, and rumble tests, as well as a 15-point performance evaluation. Every Orbit comes with a one year warranty.
The majority of our parts are sourced within the US. Our acrylic platters are turned in Ohio. Our plinths come from Minnesota, and our dustcovers from Maine. So when you buy an Orbit, you are supporting American manufacturing.
- Unipivot tonearm
- MM cartridge
- Rubber suspension motor mount
- 33 1/3 RPM & 45 RPM playback
- Machined MDF plinth
- Clear acrylic platter (Orbit Plus only)
- Dimensions: 5" x 17" x 13"
- Weight: 11 lbs
- Weighted W & F (Orbit Basic): 0.175%
- Weighted W & F (Orbit Plus): 0.125%
- Signal / Noise ratio: -79 dBA
- Rumble: -63 dBA
- Power supply 115V / 60Hz
- 24V synchronous motor
In the box
- Orbit turntable
- Felt mat
- Power adapter
- Shielded RCA cables
- Quick setup guide