Drop + Audio-Technica Carbon VTA Turntable
Drop + Audio-Technica Carbon VTA Turntable
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Product Description
We teamed up with Audio Technica to build a turntable that delivers superb vinyl playback with premium components. Precision-crafted, upgradeable, and easy-to-use, our Carbon VTA is the turntable you want in your corner.

Nov 13, 2020
Are these going to be shipped out prior to the product run ending? I paid for it three weeks ago and I really don't want to wait another month to get it.
Nov 27, 2020
Thanks for your reply. I do get that, and I was obviously a bit agitated about it in my previous post. But for me, personally, I am diving into the market for my first one, and I see a lot of other options that I can pick up for the same price that will be delivered next week. And while I get Vinyl is a small market, I just don't get why they can't do a few different shipping dates, so we aren't stuck waiting that long. With that said, now that the drop ends in 17 days, would you recommend just finding something off another site, or patiently waiting for this guy to ship?
Nov 28, 2020
That would depend on your personal preference because you might not like how any of the other ones look or something so in the end it's up to you. However, you did wait this long so it might be worth it to just stick it out to make your time worth the wait
Nov 13, 2020
I'm thinking of replacing my LP 120 with this turntable, but I just bought a nagaoka 110, will that cartridge fit on this head shell? I'm not familiar with this type of tone arm
Nov 11, 2020
Overall, I'm fairly happy with this turntable. However, I do feel that the sound is a little "thin", lacking warmth and bass, even though I'm not at all a bass-head. I have it hooked up to my Sony STR DN1070, using the pre-amp built into the TT (since the receiver lacks that). I have excellent speakers. Is my best option to try an external pre-amp?
Oct 20, 2020
Really wish this had a J or S shaped arm so it didn't require new headshells.
Oct 2, 2020
Will this work in Australia? Is it just a case of an adapter?
Oct 3, 2020
Would like to know this also. Unfortunately the Drop customer service email was no help whatsoever so perhaps we'll get an answer here.
Oct 7, 2020
Got an email back from a different customer service assistant and they said it will work in Aus since the power supply is rated up to 240V, so we're good to go.
Sep 13, 2020
Has anyone upgraded the the cartridge to AT-VMN95ML for example? By no means I'm unsatisfied with the green one but just wondering if upgrading would make any difference? Some guy posted flac recordings of the same song using both cartridges and I could hear any difference to be honest. As far as I know the red one is rated 1000 hours vs 300 for green so replacing at some point will make sense also financially but what about the sound?

Gernerally you should not need to adjust the VTA when swapping between styli in the VM line. However ML styluses are more sensitive to setup so its possible. You should however need to adjust the tracking force and antiskating when changing styluses to ensure you are operating the stylus with the correct force. Using too much or too little tracking force can damage the stylus so always be sure to look up the specified tracking force when making a stylus swap.
Oct 3, 2020
You adjusted the weight on the back. VTA = Vertical Tracking Angle. The angle of the needle to the record. You change that by the height of the tonearm (a much bigger, harder job to do). And VTA would be in degrees, not grams.
Sep 9, 2020
Is this AudioTechnicas attempt to compete with the U-Turn Orbit? Looks identical
Sep 15, 2020
I don’t know how you think that. They are very different.
While they might look similar at first glance, this turntable has a more sophisticated Tonearm. The Orbit lacks anti-skate and VTA adjustment, both of which are important to getting the best performance from the cartridge. Another feature missing from the Orbit is electronic switching between 33.3 and 45 RPM.
Sep 9, 2020
I'd be interested if they would include one of their better cartridges, rather than an entry level one.
Sep 14, 2020
Any idea when this might happen, I’m ready for an upgrade!
Sep 21, 2020
that would be sick
Aug 26, 2020
Is this a limited drop, or can I still buy this in a couple of months time? About to move countries so not really able to buy it yet.
This is not a limited product run, we recently sold out but have already reorded a new batch of products. Check the note o the product page for when it will be back in stock.
Aug 18, 2020
Ordered yesterday :) Can't wait! Will be my first turntable since my parents used one when I was a kid. Really curious how the sound compares to all my digital sources. I also wonder if it will makes sense to add a separate phono pre-amp or use the one built-in in my Yamaha A-S801. I heard that the one in the turntable is not good but will of course compare the two. But I wonder about this stand-alone phono stage...
Sep 7, 2020
Got it and it's great! Posted my review in the review section.
Sep 12, 2020
The Yamaha A-S801 has a very good phono section. It's an all around wonderful integrated. I'm prejudiced, I have one and love it!
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Nov 29, 2020