Orbit Basic Turntable

Brilliant sound. Simple design. Pure analog experience.
  • OA3 precision gimbal tonearm with one-piece magnesium armtube for accurate tracking and low distortion. Features internal anti-skate and adjustable counterweight.
  • Audio-Technica AT91B cartridge with conical diamond stylus.
  • Grooved low-resonance MDF platter.
  • External belt drive eliminates motor noise and ensures speed stability. Manual speed change (33/45 RPM). All-new seamless silicone belt.
  • Wirecutter’s pick for best budget turntable since 2019.



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Designed and assembled in Woburn, MA.
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Brilliant sound made simple

Pure analog sound that fits your budget.

Easy to set up, use, and upgrade. Orbit Basic is a great place to start your vinyl journey.

Red Orbit Basic showing the new magnesium one piece tonearm on OA3

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.
Audio-Technica AT91B cartridge
Capable entry-level cartridge with conical diamond stylus.
Orbit basic 2-speed manual belt change pulley

Hear your music, not your turntable

Low-noise AC synchronous motor provides excellent speed consistency with no audible pitch variation. Orbit’s signature belt drive and rubber motor suspension prevent unwanted vibration from reaching the platter.

Manual speed control
Move belt to change 33/45 RPM.
Seamless silicone belt
All-new design for improved durability and performance.
Green Orbit Basic with a black powdercoated MDF platter

Low resonance MDF platter

Orbit’s updated platter is grooved for easy belt installation and use. Basic platter is machined from medium density fiberboard (MDF) in Minnesota. Inverted main bearing with self-lubricating polymer bushings for maintenance-free performance.

MDF platter
Powder coat finish
Inverted main bearing
Stable, low-noise, and maintenance-free.
Orbit Theory with built-in Pluto 2 Phono Preamp

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.

Orbit Theory being assembled in Woburn, MA

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.


OA3 Tonearm
Molded magnesium armtube with fixed anti-skate and preset counterweight

Audio Technica AT91B with conical diamond stylus

Optional Cue Lever
For easy tonearm operation

Low-noise AC synchronous

Speed control

Drive belt
Seamless silicone

Inverted main bearing
Self-lubricating polymer bearings with stainless steel shaft

Grooved MDF platter with powder coat finish

AC Adapter

RCA Cables

Orbit Basic

Dust Cover

Felt Mat


Playback speeds 33/45 RPM manually changed
Dimensions 16.75 x 12.5 x 4.25"
Wow & flutter < 0.175%
S/N Ratio - 79 dBA
Rumble < -63 dBA
Input voltage 115V/60Hz
Output connection RCA
Warranty 3-year limited warranty
Download Setup guide

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Orbit Basic in action


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Finish options
Speed Control Manual Manual Electronic Manual or Electronic Electronic
Platter MDF Machined Acrylic Machined Acrylic MDF or Acrylic Machined Acrylic
Tonearm OA3 OA3 OA3 OA3 OA3 Pro
Cartridge Audio-Technica AT91B Ortofon OM 5E Ortofon 2M Red 5 options Ortofon 2M Blue or Bronze
Cue lever Available separately Available separately Included Optional Included
Built-in preamp Optional Optional Optional Optional Optional
Feet Rubber Rubber Rubber Iso-Level or Rubber Iso-Level
Motor Standard Standard Standard Standard Ultra-quiet
Price $249+ $399+ $549+ $249+ $999+
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