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Should I use a record weight?

Should I use a record weight?

August , 2018

Many folks use record weights, but not everybody understands them. Visit any audio forum and you will see plenty...

Life in Orbit: another setup gallery

Life in Orbit: another setup gallery

July , 2018

Every day we ship more Orbits out into the wild. Here's where a few of them have put down...

Cleaning & caring for your vinyl records

Cleaning & caring for your vinyl records

May , 2018

We love easy and inexpensive ways to make your music sound better. Properly caring for your records is just about the...

How to position your speakers for great sound

How to position your speakers for great sound

November , 2017

Location, location, location. No matter what audio equipment you have, proper speaker placement can significantly improve your listening experience....

Our Pursuit of Perfection

Our Pursuit of Perfection

August , 2017

Listening to vinyl is about noticing the details. The same goes for building turntables. Building a great turntable takes...

Meet your record maker: Hand Drawn Records

Meet your record maker: Hand Drawn Records

May , 2017

Thanks to listeners like you, demand for vinyl has been on the rise for the past decade. But pressing...

Vinyl + headphones: getting started

Vinyl + headphones: getting started

April , 2017

If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you: (a) care about how your records sound, (b) expect great...

U-Turn's night at the museum

U-Turn's night at the museum

March , 2017

What does Boston sound like? Local multimedia artist Elisa Hamilton reached out to U-Turn to provide turntables for her interactive...

How to clean your turntable's stylus

How to clean your turntable's stylus

February , 2017

Vinyl may be known for pops and hisses, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Surface noise is...

A holiday gift guide for vinyl lovers

A holiday gift guide for vinyl lovers

December , 2016

If you can't decide on a gift for the vinyl lover in your life, check out our team's favorite...

Introducing walnut and maple plinths

Introducing walnut and maple plinths

November , 2016

Since we first released the Orbit, we have received a steady stream of requests (and demands) to add wood plinth...

Introducing Orbit Arm 2

Introducing Orbit Arm 2

October , 2016

We are always looking for ways to improve. Since releasing the Orbit in 2012, we have learned a lot...

How to buy and inspect used records

How to buy and inspect used records

September , 2016

How to buy and inspect used records Cratedigging is one of our favorite pastimes. Every stack of vinyl might...

Speaker Q&A with SVS Sound

Speaker Q&A with SVS Sound

September , 2016

This post was guest written by the speaker specialists at SVS Sound. As part of this post, we are...

Three American-made vinyl storage solutions

Three American-made vinyl storage solutions

June , 2016

From milk crates to Kallaxes (Kallaxi?), there are plenty of ways to store and display your record collection. But not...

Meet the team: Pat Ritchie

Meet the team: Pat Ritchie

May , 2016

Pat is U-Turn's longest tenured assembly technician. From machining to shipping, Pat has done it all. These days, he...

Bringing it all back home: an Orbit setup gallery

Bringing it all back home: an Orbit setup gallery

April , 2016

Turntable setups come in all shapes and sizes. One of the coolest things about working at U-Turn is helping...

How to change your turntable's phono cartridge

How to change your turntable's phono cartridge

March , 2016

Your cartridge is responsible for converting vibrational energy from the stylus to an electrical signal that your amp/speakers turn...

Choosing a turntable platter: MDF or acrylic?

Choosing a turntable platter: MDF or acrylic?

February , 2016

A quick, no-BS explanation of the acoustic differences between our platters.   Well, this is our first blog post....