So -- no discussion here of Schiit's dipping its metaphorical toes in the vinyl? ;-)

mhardy6647

Señor Member
Thoughts on the Schiit SOL "vaporturntable" (to repurpose an ol' software phrase)?

http://www.digitalaudioreview.net/20...sol-turntable/

Will this better, e.g., the current U-turn "Orbit" tt? The Orbit Custom, appropriately tricked out, looks like a pretty nice package for $595, I note (albeit with some surprise).
https://uturnaudio.com/products/orbit-custom

I also note that Orbit's revised their arm from its original, somewhat nominal "unipivot" design to a gimbal design.
This does seem like a step in the right direction, too.

https://uturnaudio.com/blogs/uturn/i...ng-orbit-arm-2
 

TubeHiFiNut

Administrator
I think that this is wonderful....!

Mike Moffat is a brilliant and experienced designer. If he truly has directed his mind and energy to designing a turntable, it promises to be most intriguing.

Not to mention affordable and a LOT of fun! ;)

Vinyl rules.....! :)
 

JohnVF

Administrator
Staff member
That actually looks quite nice, and much better than the U-turn Orbit. I no longer have any belt drives in my collection except, somewhere, an Empire. Maybe it'll be time?
 

TubeHiFiNut

Administrator
JohnVF;n59767 said:
That actually looks quite nice, and much better than the U-turn Orbit. I no longer have any belt drives in my collection except, somewhere, an Empire. Maybe it'll be time?
Does silk thread drive count? ;)
 

opa1

Moderator
Staff member
I'm liking the SOL. If it's priced with in reason, it looks to be a nice TT.
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
I wasn't reading carefully, but, if I parsed chatter on some other fora correctly, it sounds like the launch of this piece of... errrm... vinyl playing hardware is nigh.
 

Audio Refugee

Senior Member
Nice find, Fiddlefye! Great to see an update. I remember seeing this written about more than a year or more ago, and was really intrigued then. I'm a fan of Schiit, cause I like the name, like that they have affordable entry level products that work well, and seem to rely on gorilla marketing rather than traditional methods. I've been really happy with my MODI Multibit.

It doesn't bother me that the Sol won't include a cartridge or a cover. Cartridges seem to be a personal choice anyway. Aftermarket covers are available if desired. It'll be interesting to see and read reviews once the first articles and the initial production run start getting into the hands of fans. From a pricing standpoint, I wonder where that will be? I'm suspecting high, but I hope I'm wrong. The only clue I have is his statement "Inconvenient... in order to limit demand." I'll just have to stay tuned.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
Nice find, Fiddlefye! Great to see an update. I remember seeing this written about more than a year or more ago, and was really intrigued then. I'm a fan of Schiit, cause I like the name, like that they have affordable entry level products that work well, and seem to rely on gorilla marketing rather than traditional methods. I've been really happy with my MODI Multibit.

It doesn't bother me that the Sol won't include a cartridge or a cover. Cartridges seem to be a personal choice anyway. Aftermarket covers are available if desired. It'll be interesting to see and read reviews once the first articles and the initial production run start getting into the hands of fans. From a pricing standpoint, I wonder where that will be? I'm suspecting high, but I hope I'm wrong. The only clue I have is his statement "Inconvenient... in order to limit demand." I'll just have to stay tuned.
I found the background on the design process and permutations interesting.
 

fiddlefye

Senior Member
Pic seen elsewhere. I get the impression that apart from a few minor adjustments this is the final product as it will be produced.
Schiit Sol.jpeg
 

mhardy6647

Señor Member
Yes, I saw that elsewhere as well... has anyone mentioned what cartridge is on there? I didn't look too hard, but it didn't jump out at me.
 
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