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An all-analog turntable for today's vinyl listener.  High-performance playback, attainably priced.
An all-analog turntable for today's vinyl listener. High-performance playback, attainably priced.
1,133 backers pledged $233,940 to help bring this project to life.

Christmas Eve at U-Turn

Posted by U-Turn Audio (Creator)

Hey All,

Happy holidays! We are closing down the workshop for a couple of days to let the team spend some time with their loved ones. For the first time in months, the workshop is quiet and we have a moment to sit back and reflect. It has been an adventure up until this point, and we have had both our ups and downs during this stretch. 

The success of the campaign was a thrill, but it also threw new obstacles our way. We all got a bit of a crash course in setting up a manufacturing operation on the fly - and hopefully some of our backers were able to learn from our successes and our stumbles. Supplier delays became the bane of our (and your) existence. Perhaps you are still affected by the delays, and we are sorry for this. But in the end, you made it possible for us to build a truly amazing product. Reviews are coming in from all around, and we could not have imagined a more positive reception. The turntable that you funded provides unparalleled playback at its price point, and it looks damn good while doing it. We truly believe the Orbit can help revive a medium that should be in every music lover's life. Thanks for making this possible!

All that being said, there are still some of you without turntables. I know it's been a long wait, but right after Christmas we will be back in the shop getting your tables out. Rest assured, there is nothing more important to us than finishing Kickstarter deliveries. It will take approximately three weeks for us to ship out the remaining tables. We are running about a week and a half behind our previous schedule due to a late delivery of spindles and a large amount of our staff traveling for the holidays. Your patience is greatly appreciated. You are almost there! As always, please reach out directly with any questions.

Best wishes,


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    1. U-Turn Audio Creator on

      @Ajit and Steve - Should be shipping out this week. Sorry for the wait!

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      Steve Crowley on

      Same here Ajit...I ordered the last day of the campaign, and still waiting for the table.

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      Ajit Rudrangi on

      Wow... Its been a year since the funding ended, and I am still waiting!!!

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      Ajit Rudrangi on

      Nearing end of week and still no notification :(

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      Ajit Rudrangi on

      Looking forward to it!

    6. U-Turn Audio Creator on

      @Ajit - If not by end of this week then early next week!

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      Ajit Rudrangi on

      Would I be getting my shipment notification by end of this week? It would be nice to know. Thanks!

    8. U-Turn Audio Creator on

      @Andre - It should be shipping out in a few days. I would expect the shipping notice to arrive before end of week!

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      Andre Chapman on

      Should I expect an email confirming shipment? I haven't heard anything yet.

    10. U-Turn Audio Creator on

      @Brad - Thanks for the warm wishes! Hope you are enjoying your Orbit!
      @Michael - I apologize that the wait has been frustrating for you. Please contact us directly if you have specific concerns about your Orbit. As mentioned in the update, we are in the process of getting the last tables out the door - so just bear with us a little longer.

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      michael orr on

      estimated delivery MAY 2013. nice joke. funny. haha. i wonder if im the only one that would have waited to back if i would have know it would be a year before any delivery.(which i still have not received) i personally would have waited and just bought full retail...

    12. Brad Groux on

      Merry Christmas to the U-Turn team, hopefully you guys some much needed rest! I too have read the reviews and am VERY EXCITED to receive mine!

      With that said, I want to thank you for your diligence in making sure that you deliver the best product possible. You could have rushed it out, but you stuck to your quality standards and for that I thank you!

    13. U-Turn Audio Creator on

      @Robert C - Happy to hear it! Enjoy!
      @Robert Z - Yep, you will get an email from UPS with a tracking number when it leaves our shop.

    14. blueumbrella

      I am assuming we each receive an email when our turntable has shipped. Anxiously exiting. Thanks

    15. Robert Camba on

      I received my blue turntable in time for Christmas. I love it! Beautifully engineered, the Orbit plays my records with grace and aplomb. The speed is accurate, it plays music withdetail and beauty. Great job, guys!