U-Turn Audio’s $150 Orbit turntable
Their first model, the Orbit, forgoes modern-day conveniences like a USB output and built-in speakers, but concentrates on quality and longevity. Unlike the many inexpensive USB turntables prevalent todaymodels whose low-quality styli are potentially dangerous to your precious LPsthe Orbit appears to use an Ortofon phono cartridge (perhaps an OM5E?), similar to the ones found on entry-level Regas and Pro-Jects.
Judging from the photos alone, the Orbit is a serious turntable. If all goes as planned, the ’table will be available this fall.
The price? Just $150!
I’ll be keeping my eyes on this one.