REVIEWS & TECHNOLOGY
ORIGIN LIVE ZEPHYR Mk4
The Zephyr is a considerable advance on the Silver
arm. A stiffer arm tube and higher-grade materials in the yoke and arm base
improve the definition and impact of notes, particularly in the bass which is
tighter, lower and weightier than the silver. However, all aspects of the music
are improved by a more sophisticated costly approach to each component.
Materials Throughout the Arm are upgraded from the Silver with
superior and more costly to machine alloys.
Arm Tube made from high-grade
aircraft alloy to reduce the effect of resonance. This has the enormous advantage
of allowing your cartridge to function correctly without unwanted movements
caused by resonance.
A High Strength Rear-stub
counterweight stability in vibration – thus enabling the arm tube to hold the
cartridge more steadily. The result is an increase in dynamics and a sense of
power and control in the bass.
Superior Yoke Design encompassing higher
grade material and precision tolerancing for the fit
of bearings. This results in an incredibly transparent arm with superb tonal
balance. Finally, the yoke is mirror polished and finished in chrome.
Bearings are highly researched and
purpose made to meet our specifications. These bearings are used in both the
horizontal and vertical axis.
Integral VTA Adjuster consisting of a threaded
top nut above arm-board and clamping nut underneath arm-board.
Falling Weight Side Bias tests show this to be the
highest performing method of achieving side bias. It has lower friction, better
constant force and lower resonance than other alternatives such as magnets,
springs, levers and twisted threads.
Internal Wiring is high-grade copper Litz wire, Cryogenically frozen to
reduce discontinuities in the conductors. This allows great transparency,
detail and freedom from artefacts.
1 Meter Upgrade External
diameter) Low resistance cable with high conductivity Gold plated RCA plugs to
fit directly into your phono-stage or amplifier.
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