Orbit Theory Turntable

Our next-generation turntable. Engineered for uncompromising playback.
  • OA3 Pro tonearm with one-piece magnesium armtube and Ortofon 2M Blue or Bronze cartridge.
  • Ultra-quiet motor with electronic speed control (33/45 RPM).
  • Grooved acrylic platter with precision aluminum spindle.
  • Adjustable-height aluminum feet with Sorbothane® for vibration isolation.
  • Natural hardwood plinth in ebonized oak or walnut.
  • All-new seamless silicone belt.

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$999

3 YEAR WARRANTY
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ASSEMBLED IN THE USA
Designed and assembled in Woburn, MA.
30 DAY RETURN POLICY
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Our most advanced turntable yet

Orbit Arm 3 Pro close up

Seriously detailed playback

Introducing our OA3 Pro tonearm. One-piece magnesium armtube is light yet rigid for exceptionally low resonance. Upgraded gimbal bearing allows for near-frictionless tonearm movement. Easily adjustable for flawless tracking.

Knurled black anodized speed selector knob

Ultra-quiet motor with electronic speed control

Advanced motor system delivers pinpoint speed accuracy with virtually zero motor noise. Change speeds (33/45 RPM) with the turn of a knob.

Black anodized aluminum isolation foot

Loaded with upgrades

Sorbothane-damped feet. Grooved acrylic platter. Machined aluminum spindle. Every detail has been thoughtfully designed to elevate your listening experience.

Meet Orbit Arm 3 Pro

Magnesium icon

33% Lighter
10x Damping capacitycompared to aluminum

Our OA3 armtube is molded from magnesium – an incredibly strong yet lightweight material known for its vibration damping properties. Each armtube is made in the USA to exacting standards.

One-piece tapered design minimizes points of resonance in the tonearm. This ensures no musical information from the record is lost, so you hear every detail with remarkable clarity.

Learn more about our OA3 Pro tonearm >

Adjustable anti-skate mechanism

Easily adjustable for flawless tracking

Fine tune your tonearm to optimize cartridge performance. OA3 Pro’s dial counterweight allows you to set tracking force without a stylus gauge. And its adjustable anti-skate uses a hinged weight to apply consistent force across the entire record surface.

Orbit Arm 3 Pro cutaway render

Precision engineered from the inside out

Our upgraded gimbal bearing allows the tonearm to move with exceptional freedom. Both the bearing shaft and housing are machined from stainless steel and threaded for highly precise axial preload. This means less resonance in the tonearm and near-frictionless movement across the record. 

Walnut Orbit Theory with black anodized nameplate and knob

Pinpoint speed accuracy

Theory features a DC-powered sine wave generator system that monitors and adjusts speed thousands of times per second. Our advanced motor controller utilizes a crystal oscillator to drive the ultra-quiet motor with pinpoint accuracy. The result? Minimal wow & flutter and no motor noise during playback.

Rumble

-72 dBA

Wow & Flutter

<0.1%

Ebonized Oak Orbit Theory machined aluminum pulley and machined acrylic platter

Orbit’s new groove

Our new frosted acrylic platter is grooved to keep the belt in place. All platter surfaces are precision machined for ultimate flatness and virtually zero runout. The platter rotates on a machined aluminum spindle and inverted main bearing with self-lubricating polymer bushings.

Black anodized aluminum isolation foot

Less vibration. More clarity.

Theory’s adjustable-height aluminum feet are layered with Sorbothane – the gold standard for vibration isolation. Preventing vibrations from reaching the stylus lets you hear the most subtle details of your music with outstanding clarity.

Ebonized oak or rift walnut

Most other “wood” turntables aren’t really wood. Instead of using veneer, we use real hardwood to make our plinths. Theory comes in your choice of rift cut walnut or ebonized white oak. The ebonization process yields a rich, black finish that highlights oak’s beautiful open grain.

"Superbly punchy dynamics, extremely detailed and well-layered soundstage, succinct imaging, good tonality, and ample low end."
-Analog Planet
"Wow! I was in it, and I was feeling it, and I was digging the Theory. This turntable was just pulling me into playing record after record after record."
-Steve Guttenberg, The Audiophiliac
“An impressive addition to the U-Turn turntable line... all the effort that went into the arm’s design and manufacture paid off.”
-Michael Fremer, The Tracking Angle
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.

Features

Orbit Arm 3 Pro Tonearm
Molded magnesium armtube with adjustable anti-skate and counterweight.

Cartridge
Ortofon 2M Blue with nude elliptical stylus or Ortofon 2M Bronze with Nude Fine Line stylus.

Cue Lever
Silicone-damped Cue Lever for easy tonearm operation.

Ultra-quiet Motor
AC synchronous with advanced motor controller.

Electronic Speed Control
Change speeds (33/45 RPM) with the turn of a knob.

Drive Belt
All-new seamless silicone belt.

Main Bearing
Self-lubricating polymer bearings with stainless steel shaft. Precision aluminum spindle.

Solid Hardwood Plinth
Your choice of walnut or ebonized oak.

Isolation Feet
Adjustable-height aluminum feet with Sorbothane for vibration damping.

Platter
Grooved acrylic platter with frosted finish.

In the box

AC Adapter

RCA Cables

Orbit Theory

Dust Cover

Felt Mat

Specifications

Playback speeds 33/45 RPM electronically changed
Dimensions 16.75 x 12.5 x 4.25"
Wow & flutter < 0.1%
Nominal speed +/- 0.5%
S/N Ratio - 79 dBA
Rumble < -72 dBA
Tonearm effective length 220 mm
Tonearm effective mass 8 g
Overhang 19 mm
Input voltage 115V/60Hz
Output connection RCA
Warranty 3-year limited warranty
Download Setup guide

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Finish options

White, Black, Green, Blue, Red

White, Black, Green, Blue, Red

Solid Maple, Solid Walnut, Birch Plywood

White, Black, Green, Blue, Red, Solid Maple, Solid Walnut

Ebonized Oak, Solid Walnut

Drive system Manual speed change Manual speed change Manual speed change Manual speed change Electronic speed control
Platter type MDF Acrylic Acrylic MDF or Acrylic Machined Acrylic
Tonearm OA2 OA2 OA2 OA2 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
Price $199+ $329+ $499+ $199+ $999+
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