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Podcast: Andover Audio Has an Affordable and Unique Solution for Your Hi-Fi Budget Blues

Bob Hazelwood, of Andover Audio, shares all the ways their all-in-one record player music systems are making music listening fun and easy.

With consumers moving away from expensive multi-component systems and looking for more economical and space-spacing alternatives, the question has to be asked — who is actually offering solutions that are affordable?

In this episode Bob Hazelwood, Andover Audio’s Director of Engineering and Product Development discuss their rather extensive lineup of award-winning wireless speakers, turntables, streamers, and lifestyle systems that tick off every box for the next generation of music listeners. And don’t believe the naysayers — their Isogroove isolation technology makes it possible to have your turntable on top of your speakers.

Ace of Space? You will be very surprised what you can do.

Sponsors: Thank you to our sponsors Q Acoustics & SVS for the support of our programming!

This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.

Where to listen:


Andover Audio SpinBase Max Speaker and SpinDeck Max Turntable Lifestyle
Andover Audio SpinBase Max Speaker ($499) and SpinDeck Max Turntable ($599)
Andover-One All-in-One Record Player Music System
Andover-One All-in-One Record Player Music System ($1,999)

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  1. ORT

    December 6, 2023 at 5:10 pm

    Andover Audio not only gets my vote, I bought, own and use three of their SpinBase units as well as one of their SpinStands in our home. I have also given two SpinBase units to family as presents. Andover Audio’s products make listening to records not only easy but FUN.

    My Pro-Ject Beatles ’64 sits atop an Emotiva XDA-2 on a dual shelf table end table. Beneath that ‘table on the lower shelf there is a SpinBase with a Grace Digital Encore table radio which along with a powered 10 inch subwoofer is connected to that SpinBase. Talk about easy access to music?

    As I write this I can reach to my left (steady now fellow Conservatives!) I can put on a record or listen to my Pandora, SiriusXM or Amazon Music stations/playlists.

    Easy peasy mac ‘n’ cheesy.

    Andover Audio, Pro-Ject and Grace Digital together made this possible for me.

    Does the system grant me that most elusive of all frAudiophilian emotions, i.e., “Musicalifragelisticexpealidopishness”? Nah. Andover’s equipment makes playing records an effusive rather than elusive and definitely NOT exclusive experience.

    As I said. I have bought 5 of their SpinBase for myself and my family. Their product is superb and together with one of my Grace Digital radios and together with my Beatles ’64 record player I have it all. What about CD? I don’t use one on this particular setup.

    But I have it in another room of our home.


  2. Scott Lylander

    December 7, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    Wait, I’m dying to know how this actually functions. If the general feedback is it can’t work (a speaker under a turntable…) then just how is it working? I’m dying to know.

    • Ian White

      December 7, 2023 at 3:47 pm


      Did you listen to the podcast?

      Andover uses a proprietary material in the loudspeaker cabinet that isolates any source placed on top of it from vibration. I’ve used 3 of their loudspeakers with multiple turntables and it works really well.


      Ian White

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