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Schiit Audio (Mike Moffat) designs turntable

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Thouston, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Steve Baker

    Steve Baker Forum Resident

    Columbia, Maryland
    I have several Schiit components in my audio chain. I think for the prices they charge and the quality of sound reproduction produced they are un-equalled. I own both a Saga and a Valhalla 2 and they held their own against my previous components ( B&K , NAD, Cambridge ). The Saga is fantastic for the price. I understand it's not for everyone ( analog purists especially), however I love it. Same for the Valhalla 2, fantastic headphone amp. Looks sweet sounds great. Made in the USA. Love my Schiit.
    If this turntable costs under $800, with all that was implied, it will be an easy purchase.
    Time to start saving some coin.
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  2. H8SLKC

    H8SLKC Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Thanks for all of that Gabe. I do love the Orbit and am listening to it right now. It's so simple and functional, and I've had wonderful experiences with their customer support as well. I do believe they would find a substantial market (including me) for an upgraded design, which is why I'm reminded of them when I read this thread. The principal wish I would have for an Orbit+ would be a thicker and heavier plinth, a thicker platter supported by a broader subplatter, and an arm that could take a wider range of cartridge weights.

    I was hoping that by now, a Rega-style aftermarket would have sprung up for the Orbit, but alas no suck luck. It'll be very interesting to see what Schiit does in the space, hopefully soon.

  3. Gabe Walters

    Gabe Walters Forum Resident

    My buddy has the stock Orbit and loves it.

    I posted upthread somewhere that I was keen to see this table from Schiit, and I have and love many of their products. I think Mike Moffat is an audio product engineering genius. But I must've got tired of waiting, because I ponied up for the SL-1200GR.
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  5. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    Nice. And a $799 'projected' price point? Nicer still. The $700-1000 TT market has some good 'tables in it, but nothing untouchable for the money. The Sol could be a disruptor. :agree:

    If it's as good sonically as many ppl are hoping, it'll no doubt be dubbed 'a Rega Planar 3 killer'. But, the Planar 3 is pretty much plug-n-play (with Rega carts, anyway), while the Sol is more of a DIY project, according to the Schiit guys. Two very different kinds of buyers.

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  6. Yeah. But given the detachable arms and my penchant for wanting a stereo and mono cartridge I'm holding out for the Sol.
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  7. showtaper

    showtaper Concert Hoarding Bastard

    This interview put a big smile on my face starting at the 42 min mark when they discussed what they won't be building........

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  8. bru87tr

    bru87tr Forum Resident

    First video: Save yourself some time and skip to the 13min mark. Unless you would like a cat nap first. :)
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  9. Do I have it correct that they're working on software to increase dynamic range? Is that even possible?
  10. showtaper

    showtaper Concert Hoarding Bastard

    It's been done before. Search for dbx dynamic range expander. There are plugins for Pro Tools and other recording software that will do the same. Not terribly effective or pleasant sounding when used with brickwalled or overly compressed audio.
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  11. Kyhl

    Kyhl On my break

    I am interested to see reviews. On the surface it seems to check a few of the boxes that others don't, inverted bearing, detached motor, unipivot arm. All metal scares me a bit, plinth and platter. I don't think of metal as dead sounding. I'm guessing it will need the floater to isolate it from vibrations.
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  12. Well I'm sure they're aware of that and will only proceed if they can rectify it. Let's hope.
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  13. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    Does anyone else involuntarily laugh every time they hear about the ‘Schiit Floaters’? :laugh:
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2018
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  14. Rea

    Rea Active Member

    is the Turntable still coming? Anyone knows around when?
  15. Cyclone Ranger

    Cyclone Ranger New old stock

    Best Coast USA
    I think I heard either Q1 2019 or April 2019, but I don’t remember where. :(
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  16. mike.

    mike. Forum Resident

    Another sneak peak has arrived:
    (Schiit starts at 4:25)

    Looks quite a bit more refined than the last time we saw it on video!
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  17. JackG

    JackG Forum Resident

    Vinyl, the real MQA. ;)
  18. DaleClark

    DaleClark Forum Resident

    Bexley, Ohio
    The warped record adds a nice visual effect
  19. james

    james Forum Resident

    looks cool. almost Simon Yorke-y
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  20. vinylsolution

    vinylsolution Forum Resident

    Denver, CO, USA
    I guess the warped Blue Note reissue wax was to show off the uni-pivot wave rider capability?
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  21. 500Homeruns

    500Homeruns Peaceful Punk

    Lehigh Valley, PA
    You can change speeds using the rubber band
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  22. Kyhl

    Kyhl On my break

    That made me chuckle.

    I wonder if the motor is AC or DC and if a Cruise Control will work with it. Wish they would have shown how the feet adjust and work, any vibration absorption in the feet or under the motor?
    Also curious about the stock mat. Was it felt? Didn't really look like felt but I didn't get a good look.

    11" unipivot arm and outboard motor at an affordable price interests me. The metal plinth still scares me though. I'd still like to see a trustworthy review from an actual user, not an industry rag.
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  23. Davey

    Davey like smoke from a lithium dream

    SF Bay Area, USA
    Below is a capture from the video of the back end of the table showing the electrical connections and general layout for those in a hurry ...

  24. senseabove

    senseabove Forum Resident

    Nice to hear they're still planning on an April/May ship date. Looking forward to hearing more about this one.
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  25. JackG

    JackG Forum Resident

    I kept trying to play this damn picture.
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