Ortofon 2M Blue
Exceptional detail with very little distortion. The 2M Blue’s highly polished nude elliptical stylus is constructed from a single diamond and pressed directly into the cantilever for improved resolution and dynamics. Its engine features Ortofon’s signature split pole pins for flat frequency response.
Ortofon 2M Bronze
World-class precision. The 2M Bronze’s Nude Fine Line diamond stylus flawlessly tracks even the highest frequency information with minimal distortion and record wear. Features a low-resonance Lexan DMX cartridge body and special upgraded engine with lower coil impedence and silver-plated copper wire.
No built-in preamp. Your turntable needs to be connected to either (a) an amplifier or powered speakers with a clearly labeled “phono” input or (b) an external phono preamp like this.
Our built-in Pluto 2 Phono Preamp lets you connect your turntable directly to an amplifier or powered speakers. No additional equipment or cables needed. Pluto 2 combines elegant circuit design with high-quality components, and features a subsonic filter, dual gain stages, and a bypass switch. It’s also available as an external preamp.
Orbit Theory Turntable
Our next-generation turntable. Engineered for uncompromising playback.
- OA3 Pro tonearm with one-piece magnesium armtube and Ortofon 2M Blue or Bronze cartridge.
- Ultra-quiet motor with electronic speed control (33/45 RPM).
- Grooved acrylic platter with precision aluminum spindle.
- Adjustable-height aluminum feet with Sorbothane® for vibration isolation.
- Natural hardwood plinth in ebonized oak or walnut.
- All-new seamless silicone belt.
- CNET's "Best Turntable Under $1000" and a Digital Trends Editors' Choice for 2023.
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Designed and assembled in Woburn, MA.
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Our most advanced turntable yet
-Ty Pendlebury, CNET
-Derek Malcolm, Digital Trends
-Michael Fremer, The Tracking Angle
Seriously detailed playback
Introducing our OA3 Pro tonearm. One-piece magnesium armtube is light yet rigid for exceptionally low resonance. Upgraded gimbal bearing allows for near-frictionless tonearm movement. Easily adjustable for flawless tracking.
Ultra-quiet motor with electronic speed control
Advanced motor system delivers pinpoint speed accuracy with virtually zero motor noise. Change speeds (33/45 RPM) with the turn of a knob.
Loaded with upgrades
Sorbothane-damped feet. Grooved acrylic platter. Machined aluminum spindle. Every detail has been thoughtfully designed to elevate your listening experience.
Easily adjustable for flawless tracking
Fine tune your tonearm to optimize cartridge performance. OA3 Pro’s dial counterweight allows you to set tracking force without a stylus gauge. And its adjustable anti-skate uses a hinged weight to apply consistent force across the entire record surface.
Precision engineered from the inside out
Our upgraded gimbal bearing allows the tonearm to move with exceptional freedom. Both the bearing shaft and housing are machined from stainless steel and threaded for highly precise axial preload. This means less resonance in the tonearm and near-frictionless movement across the record.
Pinpoint speed accuracy
Theory features a DC-powered sine wave generator system that monitors and adjusts speed thousands of times per second. Our advanced motor controller utilizes a crystal oscillator to drive the ultra-quiet motor with pinpoint accuracy. The result? Minimal wow & flutter and no motor noise during playback.
Wow & Flutter
Orbit’s new groove
Our new frosted acrylic platter is grooved to keep the belt in place. All platter surfaces are precision machined for ultimate flatness and virtually zero runout. The platter rotates on a machined aluminum spindle and inverted main bearing with self-lubricating polymer bushings.
Less vibration. More clarity.
Theory’s adjustable-height aluminum feet are layered with Sorbothane – the gold standard for vibration isolation. Preventing vibrations from reaching the stylus lets you hear the most subtle details of your music with outstanding clarity.
Plug and play
Optional built-in phono preamp lets you connect to your favorite components. Featuring Pluto 2 technology with low-noise circuitry and high-quality components like WIMA film capacitors and precision resistors.
Hand assembled in the USA
Our expert technicians assemble and test every turntable in our Woburn, MA workshop – allowing us to deliver a consistently high level of quality.
Expert support from real people
Whether you're a first-time vinyl listener or a seasoned audiophile, we’ll help you choose, set up, and care for your sound system. We stand by our turntables with a comprehensive 3 year warranty and 30 day return policy.
Orbit Arm 3 Pro Tonearm
Molded magnesium armtube with adjustable anti-skate and counterweight.
Silicone-damped Cue Lever for easy tonearm operation.
AC synchronous with advanced motor controller.
Electronic Speed Control
Change speeds (33/45 RPM) with the turn of a knob.
All-new seamless silicone belt.
Self-lubricating polymer bearings with stainless steel shaft. Precision aluminum spindle.
Solid Hardwood Plinth
Your choice of walnut or ebonized oak.
Adjustable-height aluminum feet with Sorbothane for vibration damping.
Grooved acrylic platter with frosted finish.
In the box
|Playback speeds||33/45 RPM electronically changed|
|Dimensions||16.75 x 12.5 x 4.25"|
|Wow & flutter||< 0.1%|
|Nominal speed||+/- 0.5%|
|S/N Ratio||- 79 dBA|
|Rumble||< -72 dBA|
|Tonearm effective length||220 mm|
|Tonearm effective mass||8 g|
|Warranty||3-year limited warranty|
⚠️ WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including DEHP, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
White, Black, Green, Blue, Red
White, Black, Green, Blue, Red
Solid Maple, Solid Walnut, Birch Plywood
White, Black, Green, Blue, Red, Solid Maple, Solid Walnut
Ebonized Oak, Solid Walnut
|Drive system||Manual speed change||Manual speed change||Manual speed change||Manual speed change||Electronic speed control|
|Platter type||MDF||Acrylic||Acrylic||MDF or Acrylic||Machined Acrylic|
|Cartridge||Audio-Technica AT91B||Ortofon OM 5E||Ortofon 2M Red||5 options||Ortofon 2M Blue or Bronze|
|Cue lever||Available separately||Available separately||Included||Optional||Included|
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