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Pro Soft and protective MDF platter
A good, soft, scratch resistant platter to keep your records safe while spinning.
Pro Solid tonearm
U-Turn’s tonearms are the same across all their models, and that’s a very good thing. Their tonearm is incredibly impressive for the price with very little friction and virtually no bearing wobble while playing.
Pro Easily upgradeable
While an upgrade right off the bat would bring you over $200, having the option for an upgradable needle cartridge is a huge plus. This also includes different color choices, and ordering custom allows for a maple or walnut finish on the plinth.
Pro Sturdy build quality
Having a solid platter under your vinyl is very important to prevent damage to the record and keep it playing smoothly. The plinth itself is supported by three solid, semi-hard rubber feet that suppress vibration and keep the player steady. The platter is also really securely attached to the plinth, with virtually zero wobble.
Pro Nearly silent belt driven platter
Belt driven platters keep your record playing more smoothly and can prevent skipping. The driver itself is a super quiet AC motor that is next to impossible to hear while playing.
This turntable is pretty much feature free. It focuses on one thing: Playing records. That means you'll be missing any sort of built in EQ, digital ripping, or bluetooth.
Con Switching RPMs can be a pain
With the Orbit’s external drive belt, swapping RPM from 33 to 45 requires you to actually remove the belt and refit it for the RPM of your record. This can be tricky and time consuming.