U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus vs Audio-Technica AT-LP5

U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus

U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus review

Jun 10, 2019

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 be...

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Audio-Technica AT-LP5

Audio-Technica AT-LP5 review

May 30, 2019

The AT-LP5 model from the leading company Audio Technica is not a novelty already, but it keeps leading positions among its closest competitors thanks to the adjustable counterweight and anti-skate c...

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Product

U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus
Audio-Technica AT-LP5

Model

Orbit Plus
AT-LP5

Brand

U-Turn Audio
Audio-Technica

Rating

4.4 of 5
4.7 of 5

Reviews

49
39

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

1,5
2

Supplied headshell weight, g

5
10

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

Ortofon OM5E
AT95EX

Motor

Drive method

belt
direct

Platter type

acrylic
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.1
0.2

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 22000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

79
50

Gain

36
36

Output level

4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
Pre-amp “PHONO”: 3.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec. Pre-amp “LINE”: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

manual
automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

0
1

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

AC
DC

Power consumption, W

2
6

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

11.4 x 42.4 x 31.7/4.2 x 16.7 x 12.5
15.7 x 45 x 35.2/6.1 x 17.7 x 13.8

Weight, kg/pounds

5.6/12.5
10.5/23.1

Turntables HelpToChoose comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 10.9
  • 12.5
  • 10.9U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus
  • 12.5Audio-Technica AT-LP5

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