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robotdie



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:00 pm    Post subject: Orbit Turntable Reply with quote

Background: some kids wanted to make a decent entry-level turntable without bells/whistles and keeping the price low. They started a kickstarter for seed funding and got about 4x more than their goal. Regardless of the caliber of turntable, I think this ties it pretty well to that vinyl resurgence trend/thread that pops up on this forum.

Saw this kickstarter awhile back and simply forgot about it, but now it seems the first batch of these turntables have shipped or will soon. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/uturnaudio/the-orbit-turntable-0/posts

Anyone take the plunge and get one of these? I'm far from an audiophile and have a pretty lame turntable myself, but I really like the spartan design/look of these, though I doubt i'll need one of these soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been following them since the page started and I've been very interested to see if their design team and engineers have created the "cheap" turntable with real dynamics. Can't wait to read some side-by-side comparisons. It's finally out!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was interested back when it started and picked one up. I haven't gotten it yet. I'll report when I do.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks cool, interested to hear what people have to say. I'd definitely consider getting one of these if it proves to be a tremendous value, I need to upgrade my table anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fallen_Empire wrote:
Looks cool, interested to hear what people have to say. I'd definitely consider getting one of these if it proves to be a tremendous value, I need to upgrade my table anyway.


Same, although I wonder how you'd go about getting one now?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ough wrote:
Fallen_Empire wrote:
Looks cool, interested to hear what people have to say. I'd definitely consider getting one of these if it proves to be a tremendous value, I need to upgrade my table anyway.


Same, although I wonder how you'd go about getting one now?


http://uturnaudio.com/store
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DSS



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder how it compares to Rega P1 or P3?
Looks nice and solid. Will wait for reviews.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DSS wrote:
I wonder how it compares to Rega P1 or P3?
Looks nice and solid. Will wait for reviews.

These are the models I was referring to. Fingers crossed, but I'm skeptical because of the Ortofon 5e cart and how the tonearm will reproduce sound if a different cart is swapped after purchase? We'll see.
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SadisticChris



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it looks like a hand full of people have received their units, did anyone here get theirs yet?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone get theirs? If so, how do you like it?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely going to start looking into reviews on this thing. Love the way it looks and I'm due for an upgrade.
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deafmetal



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The design is somewhat similar to the Pro-ject Debut III, but I like how they have the belt accessible without having to remove the platter first. It also looks like they have a better price for hopefully a similar if not better quality table. Please post reviews!
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Weltering in Blood



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the look of this! What a pity they don't ship to Europe. Maybe someone here would reroute a package this way?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't gotten mine yet and I ordered pretty early. They said they will start going out this month. I have a space in the office waiting.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the thread:

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First solid video review of the U-Turn Orbit Plus upgraded edition is live:

http://youtu.be/RGTtbS851qE
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