ORIGIN LIVE PROFFESIONAL ANALOGUE PRODUCTS

We list most popular Origin Live products and can order in any OL product available including the full turntable range! We recommend OL tone arms as one of the single best upgrades you can do to your turntable, they are musical and accurate with superb detail and frequency response, even the basic Alliance is an amazing performer that beats many big name arms. 

Popular items include the Structural modification kits for your REGA arm, Threaded VTA adjuster, and the Advanced and Ultra DC motor kits. 

These motor kits give excellent results, we have supplied them for Oracle, Linn, Rega, Thorens & Blue Note turntables and every time the result has been a great improvement to timing, focus, and dynamics over the stock motor drive. 

 

Note: Prices have been adjusted as of August 2015, the pound is at 45p to the AUD.

 

  TURNTABLES

ORIGIN LIVE AURORA Mk3

 

"A stellar performer with wonderfully realistic presentation. Enticing looks and celestial sounds...Superb attack, rigid bass, excellent dynamics, all of which means continually engrossing performances and edge-of-the-seat listening!"

"It looks like a star and sounds like heaven - a class leader in every respect." read more --WHAT HI-FI

 

"Surely the best £750 black disc spinner in outright sonic terms" - Hi Fi WORLD

 

"It's very hard to think what else you could ask of this turntable; its build is excellent at the price, its sonic performance is simply superb, and there's certainly nothing wrong its looks either"  Read More - HI FI CHOICE


The Aurora MK3 turntable follows in the steps of it's award winning predecessors but with improved looks and significantly increased performance. Remarkably, it offers true high end performance at an extraordinarily low price point, comfortably outperforming many expensive decks, even when fitted with inexpensive tone arms and cartridges.

Performance hallmarks are superb transparency, coherent timing, tangible sound staging and imaging. The Aurora's inherent musicality and system friendly tonal balance guarantees many years of listening pleasure.

 

Options include a 12 inch arm mount, or dual armboard which can be ordered simply by requesting via email.

 

$2200.00

AURORA Mk3

 

ORIGIN LIVE CALYPSO Mk3

"Simply stated, the Origin Live Illustrious tonearm/Aurora Gold turntable produce the best musical results of any turntable I've ever heard, regardless of price." read more - Stereo Times

 

"This turntable gets the thumbs up it thoroughly deserves for the fine performance it provided."

Malcolm Steward, Hi Fi Choice


For out and out performance, this deck has it all. Capable of outperforming many decks on the market at many times it’s price - the Calypso MK3 is simply without peer.

 

Strengths lie in it's superb transparency, dynamics, and tangible sound staging. Very neutral and system friendly, it suites most systems exceptionally well.

 

The Calypso improves on lower decks in the range by virtue of a significantly upgraded motor supply, improved isolation of the main bearing along with other aspects such as a high mass solid metal "inertia" disc to damp vibration in the plinth.

 

Options include a 12 inch arm mount, or dual armboard which can be ordered simply by requesting via email.

 

$3400.00

 

CALYPSO Mk3

 

ORIGIN LIVE RESOLUTION Mk3

"In fact, this arm-table combo is one of the finest performers I've heard at any price....But regardless of price, this is one of the truly special products I've reviewed in the past 18 years." read more -Michael Fremer, Stereophile

 

"What I heard was one of the best British decks around. Don't let your vinyl miss out on this gem - HiFi+


The MK3 Resolution turntable is loved for its sound quality and elegance. The recreation of an original musical performance needs great dynamics, transient speed, definition and tonal accuracy. Definition and tonal accuracy are especially important for great imaging capability. The ability of the Resolution to display all of these in exemplary fashion, among a multitude of other musical attributes, is what separates it from so many others. 

In addition to this, deep bass, superb transparency and tangible sound staging are all in the DNA of the Resolution. These will keep you listening to your record collection for many years to come. The deck’s natural, musical presentation makes it compatible with any hi-fi system. The Resolution is superior to lower decks in the range by virtue of a better motor, extensive decoupling of main bearing and armboard, along with a number of other detailed upgrades. This deck brings vinyl reproduction close to the ultimate in performance and style available today.

 

Options include a 12 inch arm mount, or dual armboard which can be ordered simply by requesting via email.

 

$5100.00

 

RESOLUTION Mk3

 

TONEARMS

 

 ORIGIN LIVE Onyx Tone arm

The Onyx is a high performance arm built to a budget. The expertise gained from years at the forefront of high performance tonearms has been utilised to bring the best possible performance available from any arm at £450.

Features a Gimbaled arm using specially treated bearings, Stainless rear stub and rigid clamping of counterweight.

$900.00

ONYX TONEARM

 

 

 

  ORIGIN LIVE SILVER Mk3a Tone arm

The Legendary tonearm that has been hailed as the 'design of the decade' in its MK1 form is now at MK3a stage with ever increased performance. Featuring the same underlying design of the popular MK3c this arm has a new yoke, arm tube and threaded base with VTA adjustment. 

The Silver is a leading high performance tonearm offered at a fraction of the cost of other high end arms. The arm builds on the success of the highly acclaimed Origin Live OL1 and Rega arm upgrades. The fully upgraded OL1 is listed among the world’s “super arms” for performance and frequently mentioned alongside names such as the Linn Ekos, Naim Aro, SME V, Graham etc - these arms all have certain strengths and excel over one another in different areas. However none could really be said to have all the musical characteristics necessary in a tonearm. The Silver addresses this situation by possessing a superb blend of qualities. It is this blend that makes it a truly great all round performer, able to excel in all aspects of music.

All critical components are upgraded using advanced alloys and innovative techniques. The result of these changes is an incredibly transparent arm with superb tonal balance. The sound produced is free from coloration allowing previously unheard low level information to be noticed clearly. The arm exhibits a clean dynamic sound coupled with a tight and powerful bass.

$1320.00

SILVER TONEARM

 

 

 

SILVER REVIEW FROM 6 MOONS!

 

 

 ORIGIN LIVE Zephyr Tone arm

The Zephyr arm is a considerable advance on the Silver with many of the features of Origin Live’s high end arms included. The result is a dramatic improvement in bass weight, dynamics, resolution and image stability.

 

FEATURES:

High grade aircraft alloy tube with internal stiffening and special rear stub for improved counterweight rigidity. The additional arm stiffening serves to further increase dynamics and sense of power and control in the bass.

 

Superior Yoke design - encompassing higher grade material and precision tolerance of parts. This results in an incredibly transparent arm with superb tonal balance. Finally the yoke is mirror polished and finished in chrome.

 

Bearing design - Gimbaled arm using specially treated bearings.

 

The threaded base is upgraded from the Silver arm with a more sophisticated internal design.

 

Upgrade external cable with high conductivity RCA plugs and a high grade internal Litz wire.

Integral VTA adjustment.

Counterweight is made from a superior alloy to the lower spec arms, produces deeper bass.

 

Easy to fit - The threaded base mounting makes the arm easy to fit to any arm board designed for Rega arms as it is a drop in replacement for ALL versions of Rega arm whether threaded base or 3 point mounting. There is also an Origin Live SME adaptor which means the arm can be fitted to any arm board for SME arms.

 

Predrilled arm boards are also available for the Linn LP12.

 

$1850.00

ZEPHYR TONEARM

 

 

 ORIGIN LIVE ENCOUNTER  Mk3c Tone arm

The Encounter arm builds upon the outstanding performance of the Silver by improving the design and quality of all components. This is not just a development - it is a complete redesign.

 

The entire yoke and base are different from the Silver tonearm. These structures, contain the horizontal and vertical bearings and are therefore highly influential on sound quality. The upgrade in design manifests itself in outstanding deep bass along with increased focus, stability and resolution through all frequencies. The tight and powerful bass carries the hallmark of authority and adds so much to the musical experience. In addition the arm dramatically improves the great transparency, tonal balance and sound-staging of the Silver arm. It produces a wonderful live feel to the music, with fabulous transient speed and air. The Encounter arm is outstanding.

Now with Carbon-hybrid armtube:

The newest "C" version now comes with an arm tube comprised of a composite material including carbon fiber, ebony wood and a special coating. The result is an even more rigid structure with increased dampening of resonances which can be heard in an even purer tone, blacker background and greater resolution than ever before.

 

Surprising to many, the armtube is the most critical aspect in tonearm design. It affects performance more than any other single component of the arm. Many of us make the mistake of thinking bearings must be the most important aspect of an arm and while critical to keep the armtube stable and tracking, the effect of detrimental armtube resonance's, as amplified 8,000 times from the cartridge signal to the final speaker output, destroys sound quality in a way that can have devastating effects.

 

The most powerful optical microscope can only magnify 1000 times. When one looks at an arm tube as it plays a record, all seems calm and serene, however at a microscopic level resonant waves in tonearm are like watching the Atlantic sea in a hurricane.

 

The cartridge is held by this constantly heaving / rippling surface and its accuracy in reading the grooves of the record is directly proportional to the level of micro vibration in the arm. Origin Live maintains that for this reason alone the money performance ratio of using a superior tonearm can have very substantial paybacks.

 

 Origin Live's new carbon-hybrid technology addresses this problem head-on and the result is an unprecedented reduction in unwanted and sonically compromising tonearm resonance.

$2650.00

ENCOUNTER TONEARM

 

 

 

 

 

ENCOUNTER REVIEW!

 

 

ENCOUNTER DATA & FEEDBACK!

 

 ORIGIN LIVE ILLUSTRIOUS Mk3c Tone arm

Ground-breaking design is behind the astonishing performance of the Illustrious arm. This award winning arm has been highly acclaimed as a true performance leader.

Origin Live's MK3c version of this tonearm is an arm that easily compares to arms that cost double and more - and that is without exaggeration but based on real listening comparisons.

 

The MK3 features a completely redesigned bearing housing (yoke) that utilizes an unprecedented dual jewel pivots for vertical movement while enhancing the fixed bearing in the horizontal plane. The result is a more agile arm with greatly reduced friction yielding a faster, purer sound and greater dynamics. Soundstage has expanded into a considerably more three-dimensional or holographic image while the bass response is a touch enhanced.


New "c" version: 

The newest "C" version now comes with an arm tube comprised of a composite material including carbon fiber, ebony wood and a special coating. The result is an even more rigid structure with increased dampening of resonances which can be heard in an even purer tone, blacker background and greater resolution than ever before.

 

Surprising to many, the arm tube is the most critical aspect in tonearm design. It affects performance more than any other single component of the arm. Many of us make the mistake of thinking bearings must be the most important aspect of an arm and while critical to keep the arm tube stable and tracking, the effect of detrimental arm tube resonances, as amplified 8,000 times from the cartridge signal to the final speaker output, destroys sound quality in a way that can have devastating effects. The most powerful optical microscope can only magnify 1000 times. When one looks at an arm tube as it plays a record, all seems calm and serene, however at a microscopic level resonant waves in tonearm are like watching the Atlantic sea in a hurricane.

 

The cartridge is held by this constantly heaving / rippling surface and its accuracy in reading the grooves of the record is directly proportional to the level of micro vibration in the arm. Origin Live maintains that for this reason alone the money performance ratio of using a superior tonearm can have very substantial paybacks.

Origin Live's new carbon-hybrid technology addresses this problem head-on and the result is an unprecedented reduction in unwanted and sonically compromising tonearm resonance. 

$3400.00

ILLUSTRIOUS TONEARM

 

 

 

 

 

 

ILLUSTRIOUS REVIEW!

 

 ORIGIN LIVE CONQUEROR Mk3c Tonearm

The New MK3c Conqueror tonearm is attracting appreciation from owners and has just received a great review from Hi Fi World Magazine.  The arm builds on the success of the MK3 but has 3 significant upgrades.

The first is a new hybrid arm tube employing carbon fiber, ebony and a special coating. The result is an even more rigid structure with increased dampening of resonances which can be heard in an even purer tone, blacker background and greater resolution than ever before.

Surprising to many, the armtube is the most critical aspect in tonearm design. It affects performance more than any other single component of the arm. Many of us make the mistake of thinking bearings must be the most important aspect of an arm and while critical to keep the armtube stable and tracking, the effect of detrimental armtube resonance's, as amplified 8,000 times from the cartridge signal to the final speaker output, destroys sound quality in a way that can have devastating effects. The most powerful optical microscope can only magnify 1000 times. When one looks at an arm tube as it plays a record, all seems calm and serene, however at a microscopic level resonant waves in tonearm are like watching the Atlantic sea in a hurricane. The cartridge is held by this constantly heaving / rippling surface and its accuracy in reading the grooves of the record is directly proportional to the level of micro vibration in the arm. Origin Live maintains that for this reason alone the money performance ratio of using a superior tonearm can have very substantial paybacks.

Origin Live's new carbon-hybrid technology addresses this problem head-on and the result is an unprecedented reduction in unwanted and sonically compromising tonearm resonance.

The second upgrade is a brand new, in house designed, external cable. The new cable is discussed in Origin Live's newsletter 18 and is a major upgrade in its own right - a surgeon who installed this cable in his Silver arm wrote that it was the biggest upgrade he had ever had (yes, it does beggar belief but this cable really is something else).

The third upgrade is a fine tuner on the back of arm to allow micro adjustment of Vertical Tracking Force (VTF) allowing the perfect and easy adjustment of this important paremeter for the best sound.

In terms of performance, the sound of the new arm is incredibly natural, highly dynamic and yet beautifully refined. To quote Hi Fi World - "It's the stuff of vinyl legend...... comes strongly recommended for those wanting the ultimate "real world" tonearm"

The Conqueror arm design is simply light years ahead of its time. Incorporating truly idealistic principles translated into engineering practice, the arm delivers a level of performance that is absolutely extraordinary.  Origin Live has just introduced a new MK3 version of this tonearm, an arm that in the past easily compared to arms that cost double and more - and that is without exaggeration but based on real listening comparisons.

The MK3 features a completely redesigned bearing housing (yoke) that utilizes an unprecedented dual jewel pivots for vertical movement while enhancing the fixed bearing in the horizontal plane. The result is a more agile arm with greatly reduced friction yielding a faster, purer sound and greater dynamics. Soundstage has expanded into a considerably more three-dimensional or holographic image while the bass response is a touch enhanced.

Most noticeable is the increase in presence, clarity and focus. Bass is even more defined and rock solid than the superlative Illustrious. Vocals take on total realism and freedom from any confusion. Imaging is also noticeably better than the already remarkable other arms in the range. Why is the arm so good? Many of the highly successful techniques used in the Illustrious are present. More importantly, a number of new ideas are included and it is these that make the big difference. Its performance demonstrates the level of inspiration and engineering involved.

$4850.00

CONQUEROR TONEARM

 

CONQUEROR REVIEW!

  

TONEARM UPGRADES

ORIGIN LIVE Threaded VTA adjuster

To suit Rega threaded shafts

 

ORIGIN LIVE Sliding VTA adjuster

Higher spec VTA adjuster to suit Rega arms

 

$55.00

 

 

 

$130.00

 

  

DC MOTOR SETUPS

ORIGIN LIVE ADVANCED DC MOTOR KIT

"The single most important upgrade you can make"

Common Ground Magazine

This kit consists of a DC motor to replace the existing turntable motor, plus an external power supply and speed control unit.

 

ORIGIN LIVE ULTRA DC MOTOR KIT

The Ultra motor kit offers owners of almost all turntables the advanced technology & reference performance used in our Resolution Turntable, with components costing 100 times more than those used in the standard motor kit this is a true reference option. Contains improved control box and DC100 motor.

 

ORIGIN LIVE DC200 MOTOR UPGRADE

(When ordered with Advanced or Ultra kit)

 The new DC200 motor offers the ultimate in terms of performance, delivering a clear improvement in dynamics and power of presentation.  This is the price for upgrading either the Advanced or Ultra kits from the normally supplied DC100 motor to the DC200.

 

ORIGIN LIVE DC100 MOTOR ALONE

This is a high torque, near silent running motor with low vibration. Due to higher torque it also has improved load compensation. These advances are well reviewed and result in a more integrated sound, better timing, rhythm and pitch, freedom from coloration, improved transparency and dynamics.

 

ORIGIN LIVE DC200 MOTOR ALONE

 The new DC200 motor offers the ultimate in terms of performance, delivering a clear improvement in dynamics and power of presentation.  This is the price for upgrading either the Advanced or Ultra kits from the normally supplied DC100 motor to the DC200.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: we include a locally sourced 12VAC power supply for all DC motor kits, it is illegal to sell or use a non c-tick compliance power supply in Australia so bear this in mind when comparing prices, our kits come with a more expensive, Australian legal power supply as standard.

 

$760.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

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$220.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$250.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$490.00

 

 

 

 

 

Picture for illustrative purposes only, actual motor appearance may vary

 

 

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