Andover Introduces Spindeck Plug-and-Play Belt-Drive Turntable

July 22 2020, 01:10
Massachusetts-based Andover Audio continues to focus on expanding its portfolio of self-branded products. Following the introduction of the Model One Record Player, an integrated record player, speaker and entertainment system; the Spinbase, a compact, speaker solution for under-turntable placement; and the  launch of the PM-50 planar magnetic headphones, the company now announces the Spindeck, an affordable belt-driven turntable, custom designed by Pro-Ject for Andover.

According to Andover, the Spindeck turntable ($299) offers users of all backgrounds a plug-and-play turntable right out of the box, featuring high-quality materials and precision-engineered parts. Of course, Spindeck is also a perfect vinyl playing addition to Andover’s own Spinbase Turntable Speaker System, which usually was matched by another custom turntable based on the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon Espirit SB.

With the Spindeck, Andover simplifies the whole venial enjoyment experience and turntable setup with a tonearm featuring a pre-set counterweight and pre-mounted Ortofon Custom OM Series cartridge. The main chassis of the turntable is made from engineered particle board, which is sturdy yet lightweight. Housed underneath the chassis is an ultra-quiet synchronous motor with a silicone belt that drives a low-resonance platter made from MDF.

An AC-powered motor control effectively minimizes unwanted vibration. The main platter bearing consist of a stainless-steel spindle and a bronze bushing with a Teflon bottom, to ensure long-lasting playback.

"Spindeck is a precision turntable that features high-quality materials and superb sound. It comes out of the box pre-set and ready to play. Its simplicity belies its elegant engineering that will extract the most from records with minimum wear," says Andover’s Director of Engineering, Bob Hazelwood. "It’s the perfect companion to our Spinbase turntable speaker system, or any other system where the listener wants great sound with no fuss."

Spindeck is available for purchase directly on the company's website and dealers.
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