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U-Turn Audio Orbit Basic + Cue

U-Turn Audio Orbit Basic + Cue

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I hope that they re drop this again
Any chance U-Turn might reconsider and offer this drop again?
Any word on a re drop for this?
Oh yeah Hiesenberg in the house!! Got that Blue Meth!! Man I'm tweakin!!(•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)
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Just got mine today! Although, there is tons of static when playing any record that I have. Even tried a brand new one. Anybody have suggestions or the same problem?
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Are you suggesting I remove the dust cover then? Or just play with it up?
Should I buy a AudioQuest LP record clean brush? Use it before playing records?
I have the felt mat on there now, should I play with no felt mat in the mean time? I tested with and without and it was about the same.
Also, I saw you put a new cartridge. I was thinking about upgrading to the AT95E (Small upgrade, nice price point). Would that help?
I played records for about 1-2 hours and the static seemed to die down, but it's still there. I am trying to rip some vinyls and don't need annoying crackles when it's not even the record (tested with new and older).
farts
I was just saying the cover can contribute a portion of the static. I have my cover on and always play my vinyls with it down to keep dust to a minimum.
I myself clean all my vinyl with a Spin Clean old & new Lp's before 1st play then use a AudioQuest clean brush before play (dropping the needle on wax).
Always have some sort of mat in place never play just straight on the platter!! ;)
Cartridge upgrade would help the sound characteristics not the static I believe.
I don't rip vinyls so can't help you there. ;)
These are just my opinions and by no means an expert. Trial & Error!! (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)
Just got mine and set it up. Currently spinning Ornette Coleman's "The Shape of Jazz to Come." It all sounds amazing. Might throw an OM on at some point, but right now the AT sounds fine. Putting the belt on wasn't even as hard as the instructions made it seem.
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So as temptation as it I decided to swap to my Shure M97xe. I could not resist any longer as I already knew the Audio Technica has its limitation. Now that's what I'm talking about!! More Mids and the Lows oh boy. Those highs are now singing like it was meant too. Set overhang to 17mm from center spindle to stylus and then adjust alignment with a Stevenson protractor. All it took was a slight mod to the counter weight with 2 steel washer to adjust for appropriate tracking force. I have mine set with the stabilizer (stowed up) tracking at just around 1.27g. U-Turn orbit sounds so slick!! Super Stoked (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■) (I had to add a few pics plus one with some of my favorite LP's of all time)
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VolvoSpeedV70R
Looks nice, but can't you just move the counter weight further back by loosening the set screw, instead of adding the washers? Or did that still not provide enough weight?
I received my drop yesterday. Out of the box, the motor was popped out of the plinth but I was able to put it back. There also is a chipped paint on the plinth. I hate to do this but can I get a replacement? See attached photos.
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Gnasgnik
Please email support@uturnaudio.com along with a picture of the packaging. It appears there was significant damage in transit.
bcarter
Thanks.
We have some good news everyone! The vendor has already shipped out over 90% of the drop, with the remaining units going out the door on Monday.
Expect an update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/29 or sooner if something comes up.
1 more pic lol!!
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Fresh of UPS truck!! So Stoked!! (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)
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VolvoSpeedV70R
Nice, i've been refreshing UPS every hour since I received my tracking number yesterday. Still hasn't shipped though
xwaste
It was definitely worth the wait. Sounds amazing stock. I will listen to it this way for a few weeks and then I will be dropping in my Shure M97xe!! Once you get it you will be listening for hours. ;)
I just received my shipping information. Can anyone recommend a phono-amp or speakers that they plan on using with this turntable?
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You hit it spot on! I have the DJPRE II and the Andrew Jones/ Pioneer Speakers in conjunction with the U-turn. I bought the U-turn when it was still on Kickstarter. They work miracles together for the price!
you would need an amplifier with those speakers. Something like this http://www.amazon.com/SMSL-50Wx2-TDA7492-Amplifier-Adapter/dp/B00F0H8TOC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435586947&sr=8-1&keywords=SMSL+SA50+50Wx2 with banana plugs on your speaker wire to plug them in.
It's a go! The order for the U-Turn Audio Orbit Basic + Cue was placed just after the drop came to an end. Now our vendor will be working hard to prepare it for shipment to each of you.
As soon as we receive word from the vendor about the shipping schedule, we will update you all with that information.
Look forward to another update from us by the end of the day Pacific Time on 6/26 or earlier if anything comes up.
^^^^whoa, nice and quick. I should stop wasting time figuring out which phono preamp to get.
xwaste
I'm in the same boat . . . mind if i ask what you're leaning toward? I like the Uturn preamp mostly because of the aesthetics even though there are good alternatives for less $.
MegaMuto
at first i was thinking about just getting a cheap art II. But now i'm leaning towards something a bit better since I may have to run a ~35' line from the pre-amp to receiver, and maybe future proof a little bit. Leaning towards a cambridge azur 551p, but open to suggestions under $175 or so.
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It's happening, guys! Just got my shipment confirmation email. And six days before the estimated ship date no less. I'm pretty hyped!
Good morning Massdrop!!! Any updates? So Stoked!! (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)
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I went with white but realized that black would be a better match for my current (all black) setup. Ben from U-Turn responded within 12 hours and modified my order without question. I did include my shipping info and massdrop transaction number, but it seems that they only needed my name as given when committing to the massdrop.
That's Awesome!! U-Turn rocks with there customer service. Great to hear these are shipping soon. By the way That Beastie Boys album is amazing on Wax!! (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)
Add a better stylus and I'm in
mustvid
you'll need to buy one separately then. Or go through their store, you can choose better options there.
Does a person need a phono amp or can you connect to the analog IN of your dac for playback? I've been away from vinyl for a lonnng time. This looks like a nice unit to reintroduce myself to it. Thanks
Joeybgood
While many turntables come with a built-in pre-amp, this one does not. You will need one to use it.
Xanzent
Good to know. Tks!
No shipping to canada :(
Was hoping that there would be an option for international shipping to Singapore as U-Turn don't do it from their website. I guess not.
I've been watching this turntable for quite a while, and this is the first discount I've seen so I grabbed one with the acrylic platter. I echo the sentiment about wanting an upgraded cartridge option as well. That would make the deal perfect.
I see on u-turn's website that they have improved their shipping time to a few days, down from weeks or months when I started looking at this, not that it affects this deal.
Any chance for an optional upgraded cart?
The sales tax kills this deal =( I want their new Pluto phono amp too so i'll be paying for additional shipping too... -_-
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you end up paying for it at the end of the year when you do your taxes.
andrew.b
taxes? pay with paypal and never pay the tax :)
This is a really solid deck, and a great price. I already have one from their Kickstarter launch, or I'd be all over this!
As usual... Interesting drop... Nice stuff made in the USA. No shipping to your largest trade partner (Canada).
Super.
This thing measured pretty poorly over at the wirecutter comparison review :(
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jim.banville
Good to know. He doesn't mention using the nicer acrylic platter so I'd imagine beefing up the platter would help out with the sound problems he was having. One way or another it looks like he'd still prefer the U-Turn over the Rega and basically anything else in the price range.
Yep, I've had a U-Turn Orbit Plus since October 2014, and haven't had the speed consistency issue mentioned in the earlier Wirecutter review. U-Turn stated somewhere (can't remember where) that a bad batch of a certain part caused the problem, and they fixed it.
I absolutely love the turntable, and would buy another for a family member if I had the cash.
EDIT: here's where I saw that U-Turn addressed the Wirecutter review (they did an AMA on Reddit): http://www.reddit.com/r/vinyl/comments/2m316m/we_are_the_founders_of_uturn_audio_makers_of_the/cm0ivmv
I have this table and its a fantastic value. I paired it with an outlaw rr2150 and a pair of Polk towers and I love it. Any chance mass drop can set up a drop just for the addons like cue, acrylic platter and cork mat?
This is very good drop, but I also like to see options for cartridges.
If you just want to stick your toe into the water with regard to vinyl, this is a good choice. However, if your are serious about a quality entry level turntable (and a quality entry level cartridge), then the Pro-ject (currently available here) or the Music Hall (formerly available here) are far better choices.
With the $35 standard cartridge a cheap (say $30 to $50) phone pre-amp might be OK. You need to at least double that budget (absent a great deal) for the Project or Music Hall.
would be cool if you guys provide international shipping too
nekatrall
This. Need international shipping.
LancerFIN
uTurn ships to Canada. Wonder if it would be possible to add.