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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 budget tables too often sacrifice quality for unnecessary features. So we set out to build a turntable that outperforms its price tag.

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. 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.

 

The quiet revolution

The Orbit’s low-voltage AC synchronous motor provides excellent speed consistency and minimizes pitch variation (wow & flutter). The motor is decoupled from the plinth using a unique rubber suspension that prevents unwanted vibrations from seeping into the sound, 

The Orbit's CNC machined pulley turns an exposed drive belt and plays both 33 1/3 and 45 RPM records.  The platter rides upon an inverted main bearing - providing superior stability and reduced bearing noise (rumble). In other words, all you hear is the music on your record.  

 

 

Take it for a spin

The Orbit is ready to play out of the box. Cartridges come pre-installed with tracking force properly adjusted, so you will be spinning within minutes. Dust cover, felt mat, and RCA cables are all included. Playing the Orbit is easy - all you have to do is turn it on and lower the stylus. Go with the Orbit Basic or Plus, or use our Orbit Builder to select your own color, platter, and cartridge. Parts are interchangeable so you can upgrade down the line and tailor your turntable to your needs. 

 

 

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.

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Photo credits: Kelly Davidson


Features

  • Unipivot tonearm
  • MM cartridge
  • Fully manual belt-drive
  • Two speed pulley (33/45)
  • 24V Synchronous motor
  • Machined MDF plinth
  • Vibration damping feet

 

 

Specs

  • Dimensions: 5" x 17" x 13"
  • Weight: 11 lbs
  • W&F (basic platter): 0.175% (WTD)
  • W&F (acrylic platter): 0.125% (WTD)
  • Signal / Noise ratio:  -79 dBA
  • Rumble: -63 dBA
  • Power supply 115V / 60Hz
  • 24V synchronous motor

 

In the box

  • Orbit turntable
  • Dust cover
  • Drive belt
  • Felt mat
  • AC adapter
  • Shielded RCA cables
  • Setup guide