Steely Dan UHQR Series

By: Tracking Angle

March 15th, 2023


Industry News

Andover's SpinDeck 2 Adds Features, Priced Low at $299

key features simplify use, add convenience

Andover Audio just announced the new Spin Deck 2 turntable, budget priced at $299 complete with Audio Technica AT3600 cartridge and acrylic dustcover. The "starter" turntable now features electronic speed control and automatic end of side shut-off and arm return. The Audio-Technica 3600 comes pre-mounted for easy set-up, but can easily be upgraded.

The new Spin Deck 2 also includes a by-passable built-in MM phono preamp. In addition, for greater speed accuracy,the belt-drive system features a low-vibration DC motor with internal electronic servo regulation. The sturdy MDF plinth is available in black or white. Soft rubber vibration isolating-feet provide stability and a degree of isolation.

That's a lot for a very low price. Can be ordered directly from Andover Audio, or purchased through participating dealers.


  1. ·      Tonearm lifts and returns at the end of the record for Auto-Off function

  2. ·      Quiet Belt-drive isolates vibrations from your music

  3. ·      Cast, machined aluminum platter with damped silicone rubber mat

  4. ·      Electronically stabilized DC motor assures unwavering speed

  5. ·      Light-tracking Audio-Technica magnetic cartridge comes pre-installed

  6. ·      Built-in switchable Phono preamplifier – works with any system

  7. ·      12V/1A, 100-240V AC power supply with international plug adapters.

  8. ·      Adapter for 7”, 45 RPM singles

  9. ·      .5m Dual RCA signal cable with integral ground wire


  1. Nominal Speeds: 33.33 / 45 RPM +/-2%
    Wow and Flutter: <0.20% (33 RPM); <0.20% (45 RPM)

  2. Signal to Noise: -67dB A-Weighted

  3. Effective Tonearm Length: 8.5”,  (214.5mm)
    Overhang: 22mm

  4. Weight: 10 lbs/4.5 kg
    Dimensions (W x H x D):
     420 x 119 x 340 mm

  5. Power consumption: 1.5w

  6. Power adapter: Universal 100-240 VAC/50-60Hz

7. Included Audio Technica AT3600 phono cartridge

  • Frequency range 20-20.000Hz

  • Channel separation 24dB/1kHz

  • Channel Balance <1.5dB

  • Output voltage 4.2mV @ 1kHz, 5cm/sec

  • Recommended load impedance 47kohms/200-300pF – MM-input

  • Stylus type .0006” Conical bonded diamond

  • Recommended tracking force 2.5 - 3.5 grams

  • Weight 5.7g

  • Replacement Stylus ATN3600L Stylus


  • 2023-03-15 01:44:15 PM

    Anton wrote:

    I love how this hobby can be such a big tent.

  • 2023-03-16 01:35:07 PM

    Georges wrote:

    It looks a lot like a Pro-Ject. And if it has all the qualities, it will be a good deal. Especially since this brand often benefits from huge discounts.