All-in-one powered speaker system for turntables
North Andover, MA—Sept. 2022—Building on the success of the wildly popular SpinBase powered speaker system, the world’s first speaker designed to support a turntable, Andover announces the SpinBase MAX (MSRP: $499). Like the original SpinBase, the new MAX brings next-level performance and styling to vinyl enthusiasts who seek a compact yet high-quality speaker system to complete their turntable setup—without the complexity and space demands of separate speakers.
“The SpinBase has been a tremendously successful product that our loyal customers love. But many audio buffs always itch for ‘more.’ The SpinBase MAX scratches that itch by adding larger woofers and more power to increase bass output and overall loudness. We also added Bluetooth transmission so listeners can use their wireless headphones or earbuds, and a switchable high-pass filter that lets the SpinBase MAX play even louder when used with a SpinSub.”
—Bob Hazelwood, Director of Engineering, Andover Audio
IsoGroove: All music. No noise.
Thanks to Andover’s IsoGroove Technology, SpinBase can be placed directly below a turntable. This patent-pending technology is a proprietary means of preventing feedback, resonances, or any other audio-disruptive noises that typically occur when a turntable is placed next to a loudspeaker.
The SpinBase MAX offers a clean, classic design with a heathered fabric wrap and a glass-like acrylic top for a premium look and feel. The main control is a single large knob on the front panel that can be used to turn the unit on or off, and for fine volume adjustment. On the rear panel are bass and treble controls for fine EQ adjustments and a selectable high-pass filter for use with a subwoofer. The SpinBase MAX has a built-in preamplifier, to work with turntables that lack a preamp of their own (such as Andover’s SpinDeck). The SpinBase MAX also has a line input, for use with a turntable with its own built-in preamp.
Stream Your Vinyl to Speakers & Headphones
Like the original SpinBase, the SpinBase MAX receives Bluetooth music signals from a phone, plus a new feature: uses can transmit their turntable music to external speakers or headphones! This functionality provides untethered personal listening through headphones to vinyl played on a SpinBase.
The SpinBase MAX packs a powerful sound system that positions its performance between the original SpinBase and Andover’s top line of turntable music systems. Its greater wattage and larger-diameter woofers mean that you can expect cleaner reproduction of music and deeper bass.
Connectivity to the MAX
The SpinBase MAX lets the user wirelessly stream music via Bluetooth, and a headphone output offers quiet listening. Its wide variety of inputs make it easy to connect another source, such as a wireless streamer or CD player, for a complete yet incredibly compact analog and digital entertainment system. And the SpinBase MAX includes a high-pass switch to give it a loudness boost when connected to an Andover SpinSub.
How to get it
Andover Audio’s SpinBase MAX is now available for pre-order (expected delivery in November) in a black or white finish for seamless integration with Andover’s Spin Collection. Buy directly at www.andoveraudio.com and at participating dealers. HD Images are available here.
Andover Audio offers a 60-day home trial and free shipping/returns so customers can audition the SpinBase MAX in their own listening environments.
· Connects to any Turntable
· Built-In Phono Preamp
· Bluetooth Pairing (to your Phone)
· Bluetooth Transmission (to Wireless Speakers/Headphones)
· Larger-Diameter Woofers for More Volume
· Illuminating Touch-Capacitive Controls
· Bass and Treble EQ Controls
· Selectable 100Hz High-Pass Filter
· IsoGroove™ Noise-Free Technology
· Heathered Speaker Fabric (matches Andover SpinSub)
· Includes RCA Cable with Ground Connector
· Bass & Treble EQ Controls
· High-Pass (100Hz) Filter Switch
· Class D Amplification
· 30W RMS per channel
· Dimensions: (18″ W x 3.25″ H x13.5″ D)
SpinBase vs. SpinBase MAX
|Total RMS Continuous Power||36W||60W|
|Woofer Size||1.5″ x 3″ (oval)||3.5″ (round)|
|Soft-Dome Tweeter Size||20mm||20mm|
|Grille||Perforated Metal||Heathered Fabric|
|Ceramic Cartridge EQ||Yes||No|
|Selectable 100Hz High-Pass Filter||No||Yes|