U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus review & specs

U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus: Modern And Versatile Vinyl Player

U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus

This versatile turntable by U-Turn is made primarily to minimize general playback problems that can occur. With a higher than average price point, this player was designed for both audiophiles and beginners.

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Design

The turntable is made of a low-resonance MDF and in general looks simple. There is a possibility to choose between black, blue, green, red and white colors for the wooden base. The turntable also measures with very compact size (4.2 x 16.7 x 12.5 in). It goes with a removable dust cover, and a simple black felt mat also comes along with the unit.

Setup

This vinyl player by U-Turn Audio can be described with one word “minimalistic”. It is suitable for those who prefer to use the device right out of the box, plus its simple construction prevents many technical problems that arise in more complex models. The kit includes everything you are going to need for playing vinyl records. It requires only to just plug it in, lower the needle, and turn up the volume. The turntable comes with tone lever pressure and needle orientation already adjusted at the factory.

Features

The U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus specs aren’t as simple as it look and setup. Thanks to the built-in preamplifier, this player provides a decent record’s playback without the need to be hooked up to the audio system. The acrylic disc fights unwanted resonance, as well as provides smooth rotation, constant speed, and clarity. The tonearm with an adjustable counterweight promotes precise tracking and prevents record’s scratching. This turntable is also equipped with an Ortofon OM 5E cartridge. A belt drive minimizes noises and vibrations, created by the engine, which helps provide records rotation at a constant speed of 33.3 and 45 RPM. The internal anti-skating installation designed to prevent friction and dragging when the needle passes through the recording grooves.

Conclusion

The U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable is made primarily for comfortable audio playback. It is a suitable model for those who yet don’t take vinyl seriously but already can talk about sound quality. This compact player doesn't require much space, you can even fix it on the wall. A wide range of colors of the decorative acrylic panel will allow customizing the device for personal requirements. The Audio Orbit Plus can be a worthy choice for those who are looking for a simple and convenient vinyl player with a bright sound and a built-in preamp.

However, in this U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus review, I can say that its price is higher than other models that sound the same or even better and are able to offer slightly richer functional diversity.

Common features

Product

U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus

Model

Orbit Plus

Brand

U-Turn Audio

Rating

4.4 of 5

Reviews

49

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

1,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

Ortofon OM5E

Motor

Drive method

belt

Platter type

acrylic

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45

Torque

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.1

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

79

Gain

36

Output level

4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic

Connections

USB

0

RCA

1

Other

has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not

Power

Motor type

AC

Power consumption, W

2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

11.4 x 42.4 x 31.7/4.2 x 16.7 x 12.5

Weight, kg/pounds

5.6/12.5

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