Orbit Special Turntable

Exceptional performance made easier than ever.
  • Electronic speed control (33/45 RPM) lets you change speeds with turn of a knob. Advanced motor controller boosts motor performance and speed accuracy.
  • OA3 precision gimbal tonearm with one-piece magnesium armtube for accurate tracking and low distortion. Features internal anti-skate and adjustable counterweight.
  • Ortofon 2M Red cartridge with elliptical diamond stylus delivers open and dynamic sound.
  • Includes cue lever for easy tonearm operation.
  • Grooved acrylic platter for improved speed consistency and more detailed playback.
  • External belt drive eliminates motor noise and ensures speed stability. All-new seamless silicone belt.



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Designed and assembled in Woburn, MA.
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Effortless fidelity

We’ve re-engineered Orbit Special.

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

White Orbit Special 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.
Ortofon 2M Red cartridge
Open and dynamic playback with high level of sonic accuracy. Elliptical diamond stylus.
Cue Lever
Installed for easy tonearm operation.
White Oak Orbit Special with electronic speed control

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.
Red Orbit Plus 2-speed manual belt change pulley

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.
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.

Orbit Special in action



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

Ortofon 2M Red with elliptical diamond stylus

Cue Lever
Installed for easy tonearm operation

Low-noise AC synchronous

Speed control
Electronic with speed control knob

Drive belt
Seamless silicone

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

Grooved acrylic platter with frosted finish

AC Adapter

RCA Cables

Orbit Special

Dust Cover

Felt Mat


Playback speeds 33/45 RPM electronically changed
Dimensions 16.75 x 12.5 x 4.25"
Wow & flutter < 0.125%
S/N Ratio -79 dBA
Rumble < -63 dBA
Input voltage 115V/60Hz
Output connection RCA
Warranty 3-year limited warranty
Download Setup guide

WARNING for California residents

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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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