Product Comparison: U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus vs Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC

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General Specifications
U-Turn Audio
Orbit Plus
Debut Carbon
About the Product
Get more out of your records with the Orbit Plus. Our acrylic platter doesn’t just sit there looking pretty - it provides improved speed stability and dissipates unwanted resonances. The result: more lifelike tonality and punchier bass. The Plus also features the Ortofon OM5E cartridge, which is perfect for listeners who enjoy a wide variety of genres.
The new DEBUT Carbon DC was designed to set new standards in this category for the coming decade – perfectly timed as analogue today is again a respected source, while the demand for good turntables is growing again! The most obvious improvement is the inclusion of a CARBON TUBE for the tonearm, which increases stiffness and decreases unwanted resonance.
Key Specs
Drive Type
Belt drive
Direct Drive
Operation Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable (Black)
  • The belt driven platter is designed to eliminate any motor noise whatsoever.
  • I'm very happy with this turntable. It has made listening to my vinyl enjoyable again.
  • Worth every dollar. Great build quality. Great sound quality. I would buy another one.
  • The Uturn Orbit Plus turntable is a simple and effective vinyl platform. Beautiful in its simplicity, and beautiful in the sound that comes pouring out.
  • The first and foremost job of a turntable is to spin consistently and provide an accurate reproduction of the sound carved in to your vinyl records. This table does both.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Blue
  • Plays very well. Nice sleek design. Haven't had any problems with belt sounds that the previous model users have complained of.
  • The tone arm is really high quality. I would say the turning belt was kind of annoying to get on and have it stay on properly but after that it worked great.
  • Easy to change the platter speed with the included belt tool (so you don't stretch out the belt). Cart was already mounted, just had to spin on the counter weight and set the tracking force. Very easy setup.
  • There are no buttons, no switches, no pitch control, no lights, no return mechanism, no markings, NOTHING.
  • To change the turntable speed from 33 to 45 you need to remove the turntable top and place the rubber belt on a different part of the spindle. This is very awkward.
Size & Weight
4.25 in.
4.6 in.
16.75 in.
16.4 in.
12.5 in.
12.5 in.
12.5 lbs.
12.3 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable (Black)
  • The platter itself is a heavy acrylic that is solid as a rock. The tonearm is featherweight, tracks at 1 gram very nicely.
  • Great product! Tracks and sounds great. Size is perfect and it's been a welcomed addition to my listening experience.
  • I was absolutely delighted with how beautifully crafted it was. It has a really good solid weight to it.
  • Solid weight, very attractive, and most importantly sounds as good as tables twice as much.
  • I like that it has some good weight to it. Instructions were well written as to setting up the tonearm balance.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Blue
  • Solid sound and clean design.
  • Set the weights right and you get no bounce.
  • The turntable sounds great but my issue is that the weight that balances the tone arm is constantly falling off.. I have to be so careful it doesn't fall off.. It is so frustrating using it
  • However, I believe there is a design flaw in the grounding of the turntable.
Record Sizes
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45
33 ⅓, 45
Ortofon OM5E with elliptical diamond stylus
Ortofon 2M red
Integrated Preamp
What customers say about "Audio"
U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable (Black)
  • The cartridge is pre-balanced and the tracking and all those funky adjustments come set direct from the factory.
  • The sound quality is superb and listening to albums is so much fun.
  • This turntable is so easy to set up, use, and the sound reproduction is fantastic.
  • Sound and construction are superb! Not sure I could be happier..
  • This TT sounds amazing and it's backed by a great group of people.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Blue
  • I really like the look and sound of this turntable. I think the quality is great, really love the sound, and overall I am very happy with the look and the sound.
  • Sure, this is an entry-level piece, but you will be amazed how clear and crisp those records will sound.
  • The table has absolutely no hum, is built like a tank, and sounds better than this table ever did on its best day.
  • My records sound phenomenal. A great entry into high quality vinyl players.
  • Sounds good, but a bit finicky and cheap in some places.
Power button
On/Off switch
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Platter Material
Felt mat
Dust Cover Included
Speaker(s) Included
Stereo RCA audio out
Stereo RCA audio out
A Well-Engineered Tonearm, Assembled by hand, Internal anti-skate and adjustable counterweight
Increased platter size with more weight, Precision belt drive with synchronous motor, New DC power supply with ultra precision frequency DC-driven AC generator (like Speed Box) for ultimate speed stability, 7 high-gloss colours
What customers say about "Features"
U-Turn Audio Orbit Plus Turntable (Black)
  • This is one great turntable. The design is geared towards the vinyl enthusiast.
  • The heavy machined all acrylic platter spins effortlessly and the queuing feature allows a gentle and accurate drop on to the record surface.
  • I have enjoyed the sound. The table looks the part of a serious piece of audio gear. I would buy another one should I have the need.
  • The adjustable counter-weight is insanely easy to adjust. I tested with my scale and it matched perfectly.
  • The sound quality is great. I must say that my favorite aspect about the product as a whole is the design of it.
Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC Blue
  • The cartridge is definitely high quality and you can hear every detail of the music.
  • Is a great entry level turntable for those that are just getting into the world of vinyl.
  • The anti-skating mechanism is a small counter-weight that hangs off the back of the tone arm and loops over a little hook with fishing line.
  • One word of advice: get rid of the included felt mat immediately, and upgrade to a custom-cut cork mat.
  • The only other issue is some parts of it are cheap. The platter mat is a straight up joke (it's the thinnest, cheapest piece of felt possible), the hinges on lid are about as cheap as they could possibly be, and the anti-skate weight just feels flimsy
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
Other Information
289.00 $

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