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Andover Audio SpinDuo – High-End 2-in-1 Record Player System

In today’s digital era, the most common way to listen to music and other audio content is to either stream it from streaming services or to play it from digital devices rather than using old-school physical formats such as vinyl records. Still, it’s important to keep in mind that music can be experienced differently depending on what kind of system you’re using. While streaming platforms like YouTube and Spotify as well as your smartphone, CDs, or even MP3 players all offer you the convenience to play and listen to music on demand, those systems all require soundtracks to be saved in a digital format. Because of that, the audio quality from soundtracks played through any of those systems is noticeably inferior to that offer by vinyl records. That said, if you want to listen to music with superior audio quality so that you can get the most out of your listening experiences, then your best option would be to purchase a record player system. On that note, know that you can’t go wrong with the Andover Audio SpinDuo Record Player System.

The Andover Audio SpinDuo is a high-end 2-in-1 record player system which combines the Andover SpinDeck2, a semi-automatic belt-drive turntable together with the Andover SpinBase, an amplified turntable speaker system that’s specifically designed to be used directly under a turntable, offering you a simple set up, an elegant style, and most importantly, a high-performance music playback.

The system’s SpinDeck2 turntable features a high-precision tonearm equipped with a pre-installed light-tracking AT3600 magnetic cartridge integrated with a .0006-inch conical bonded diamond stylus that provides a balanced and distortion-free playback of vinyl records, for which its tonearm automatically lifts and returns to its rest position at the end of a record thanks to its Auto-Off function, while also featuring a silicone belt that can have its nominal playback speed adjusted either at 33 rpm or 45 rpm in order to support the most common vinyl record formats, plus a low-vibration AC-powered synchronous motor that boasts a whisper-quiet operation. The Andover SpinDeck2 turntable also integrates RCA Input ports and a built-in switchable Phono preamplifier that makes it virtually compatible with all audio systems.

Then there’s also the system’s SpinBase turntable speaker, which is powered by a 270° stereo loudspeaker array composed of four speaker drivers, featuring 18 Watts RMS of Class D onboard power per channel, resulting in a combined total of 36 Watts of Class D Amplification Sound Output, plus a Class D power amplifier, while also utilizing Andover’s IsoGroove anti-vibration feedback technology, which helps to minimize vibrations and feedback to ensure a high-performance playback of vinyl records that’s both loud and clear at all times with bass present but no acoustic feedback, thus making this amplified speaker system capable of delivering a soul-satisfying and room-filling sound with an amazing audio quality. The SpinBase also integrates Bass + Treble EQ controls, a Phono Input, a Line (Aux) Input, a Headphone Output, and also a built-in Bluetooth receiver, thus allowing you to also stream music from Bluetooth-enabled device like your smartphone.

This high-end 2-in-1 record player system has everything you need for playing vinyl records at home. With it, you can get spinning vinyl records quickly and enjoy all of your vinyl music with an outstanding audio quality.

Now, let’s have a closer look at the Andover Audio SpinDuo and go over what each of the two devices that integrate this high-end 2-in-1 record player system (i.e. the Andover SpinDeck2 turntable and the Andover SpinBase turntable speaker system) have to offer you.

DESIGN & SPECS

Starting with the system’s dimensions, know that both of the devices that incorporate this high-end record player system are designed to have a compact footprint. The system’s Andover SpinDeck2 semi-automatic belt-drive turntable measures just 16.53 inches long by 13.38 inches wide by 4.68 inches tall (42 x 34 x 11.9 cm), while only weighing 10 lbs. (4.5 kg).

Andover SpinDeck2
Andover SpinDeck2 Semi-Automatic Turntable – Dimensions

Then, since the system’s Andover SpinBase amplified turntable speaker is designed to be used directly under a turntable, it also has a fairly compact size, with it being just slightly larger than the Andover SpinDeck2 turnable, measuring exactly 18 inches long by 13.5 inches wide by 3.25 inches tall (45.72 x 34.29 x 8.25 cm).

Andover SpinBase
Andover SpinBase Turntable Speaker System – Dimensions

On top of their compact dimensions, both of the devices that comprise this high-end 2-in-1 record player system also sport a beautiful ultra-modern design, thus allowing the Andover Audio SpinDuo Record Player System to seamlessly blend in within any type of home décor.

Andover Audio SpinDuo Record Player System
Andover Audio SpinDuo Record Player System

Moreover, both the system’s Andover SpinDeck2 turntable and Andover SpinBase turntable speaker also pack a high-quality and durable construction.

Andover Audio SpinDuo Record Player System
Andover Audio SpinDuo Record Player System

It’s also worth noting that the system’s Andover SpinDeck2 turntable also comes equipped with a set of sturdy rubberized feet integrated at the bottom of its base (located directly under its motor) which help to minimize vibrations.

Not only that, but integrated at the top-side of the turntable there’s also an acrylic protection lid that keeps all of the turntable’s components safely protected from household dust.

Equipped with an acrylic protection lid / Also comes with a dust cover

Furthermore, this 2-in-1 record player system also comes together with a high-quality dust cover that can be used to cover up the system’s turntable when it’s not being used.

Moving on to the special components that integrate each device. Firstly, we have the system’s Andover SpinDeck2 semi-automatic belt-drive turntable, which at its center comes equipped with a 11.81-inch (300 mm) low-resonance diecast machined aluminum platter.

Equipped with a 11.81-inch (300 mm) low-resonance diecast machined aluminum platter

Affixed to the bottom of its platter, there’s a special high-density rubber damping mat and a soft silicone rubber slip mat, both of which help to support the vinyl record that’s being played on its platter while also damping any remaining vibrations.

The turntable’s platter is further protected from vibrations by its silicone drive belt, which can have its nominal playback speed adjusted either to 33 rpm or 45 rpm, thus offering its users support to the most common vinyl record formats.

In addition, the system’s Andover SpinDeck2 turntable also comes equipped with a high-precision tonearm measuring 8.5 inches (214.5 mm) long that comes with a pre-installed light-tracking AT3600 magnetic cartridge integrated with a .0006-inch conical bonded diamond stylus which provides you with a balanced and distortion-free playback of vinyl records. The turntable’s tonearm’s stylus tip has an overhang distance of 22m and can exert a tracking force between 2.5 to 3.5 grams by carefully adjusting its built-in pre-set counterweight.

Equipped with a high-precision tonearm that has a pre-installed light-tracking AT3600 magnetic cartridge integrated with a .0006-inch conical bonded diamond stylus

What’s more is that the SpinDeck2 turntable’s tonearm also features an Auto-Off function that makes it capable of automatically lifting and returning to its rest position once a vinyl record reaches its end, thus automatically having the turntable stopping its playback.

The SpinDeck2 turntable’s tonearm also features an Auto-Off function

Lastly, know that the Andover SpinDeck2 turntable’s platter is powered by a low-vibration AC-powered synchronous motor that boasts a whisper-quiet operation.

Powered by a silent, low-vibration AC-powered synchronous motor (electric-powered)

We’d also like to mention that the system’s Andover SpinDeck2 turntable is electric-powered, for which it utilizes a 100-240 VAC/50-60Hz power adapter, while also having a low power consumption of 1.5 Watts.

AUDIO SPECS & AUDIO QUALITY

As for the Andover Audio SpinDuo’s audio specifications, we have the system’s SpinBase turntable speaker, which is powered by a 270° stereo loudspeaker array composed of set of four speaker drivers, including a pair of 20mm dome tweeters and a pair of 1.5″ by 3″ cone woofers, all of which are carefully arranged in a 270° array.

Powered by a 270° stereo loudspeaker array composed by a pair of 20mm dome tweeters and a pair of 1.5″ by 3″ cone woofers

This particular speaker driver combination boasts 18 Watts RMS of Class D onboard power per channel, resulting in a combined total of 36 Watts of Class D Amplification Sound Output (Total RMS Continuous Power).

On top of its 270° loudspeaker array, the Andover SpinBase turntable speaker system also comes equipped with a powerful Class D power amplifier.

Not only that, but the Andover SpinBase amplified turntable speaker system also utilizes Andover’s IsoGroove anti-vibration feedback technology, which helps to minimize vibrations and feedback to ensure a high-performance playback of vinyl records that’s both loud and clear at all times with bass present but no acoustic feedback.

All that making this amplified speaker system capable of delivering a soul-satisfying and room-filling sound with an amazing audio quality.

Note that the Andover SpinBase turntable speaker’s 270° loudspeaker array and its Class D power amplifier are rated to have a Sound Frequency Response ranging between 60 Hz to 20000 Hz.

INTERFACE / CONTROL PANEL

We’ll now go over the controls and connectivity options offered by this high-end 2-in-1 record player system.

Integrated at the back-side of the system’s Andover SpinDeck2 turntable, there’s a simplified connection panel which features a set of RCA Input ports, along with a built-in switchable Phono preamplifier that makes the system’s turntable virtually compatible with other audio systems from third-party audio brands.

Then, for controlling the system’s volume and also to perform sound adjustments, the system’s Andover SpinBase turntable speaker integrates Bass and Treble EQ controls in the form of a sound dial that’s located at the front.

Additionally, the Andover SpinBase turntable speaker system also boasts a Phono Input port, a Line (Aux) Input port (which allows it to be connected to a CD player), and a Headphone Output port, which can all be found at the back-side of the device.

CONNECTIVITY

Best of all, the Andover SpinBase amplified turntable speaker system also comes equipped with a built-in Bluetooth receiver, which allows you to wirelessly stream music from other Bluetooth-enabled devices, such as your smartphone, a tablet, etc.

Thanks to that, the SpinDuo system can playback everything from vinyl records to digital music from your smartphone.

On a side note, we’d also like to mention both the Andover SpinDeck2 Turnable and the Andover SpinBase Speaker System can also be used with audio devices from other brands.

FINAL THOUGHTS

All in all, the Andover Audio SpinDuo Record Player System offers you an all-in-one solution for playing and enjoying vinyl records at home with a high-fidelity audio playback, whether that’s in large or even small spaces. It offers a simple plug-and-play setup, and most importantly, an impressive audio quality for all of your vinyl records.

Andover Audio SpinDuo
Andover Audio SpinDuo Record Player System

The Andover Audio SpinDuo is currently available in two (x2) stylish color options: White and Black.

If you’re interested in purchasing this high-end 2-in-1 record player system, know that each set is priced at $549. You can order it online, either directly from Andover Audio’s official shopping page, or you can instead get it from Amazon, if you’d prefer.


Nevertheless, know that both of the devices that comprise this record player system can also be purchased separately.

The Andover SpinDeck2 Semi-Automatic Turntable is priced at $299 and is available for purchase through Andover Audio’s corresponding shopping page as well as on Amazon.

The Andover SpinBase Turntable Speaker System is priced at $299 and is available for purchase via Andover Audio’s corresponding shopping page as well as on Amazon.

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