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ORIGIN LIVE Sovereign Mk4 SPECIAL EDITION Turntable
PLEASE NOTE: We import OL Turntables in to order, as everyone wants something different we cannot keep a “standard” table in stock to suit all needs! Made to order means you get the latest version with latest updates and any options you might want in the one ready to go package.
“The best turntable ever tested in the 25 years of the magazine” – Read More – Full Review >
Audio (High End
“One of the best turntables in the world…the sound is stunning. An incredible design with amazing insight in sonic terms.”
Long Live Vinyl Magazine
“It’s one of those rare turntables that doubles as a time machine; you don’t just play an album, you are transported to where you were when you first heard that album. Records you know well suddenly sound like this is the first time you’ve heard them.” Read More – Full Review >
“We can’t recommend this Origin Live deck highly enough: it has the power to stop a herd of wildebeest with its authority—yet it can also bring a grown man to his knees in tears…” Read More – Full Review >
“I would recommend this turntable and arm without reservation to other music lovers looking for a turntable or arm upgrade. This will be my final turntable but one that I know I will be very happy with.” Read More – Owner Comment >
“In essence, this is a high end turntable and arm combination that flies close to the ultimate in terms of performance level. I cannot (perhaps due to the limited time available for the test), detect any serious, medium or even small flaws. I’d like to discover more… to realise the true extent of its ability to provide musical pleasure. Meanwhile, the Sovereign sits at the pinnacle of current turntable production unless you pay crazy money. As for the arm, all I can say is, ‘superb and well done’.” Read More – Full Review >
Fedeltà del Suono
The Sovereign deck is a true high-end design. Extremely well specified, it looks and sounds fantastic – simply a near ultimate deck. The award-winning Sovereign Turntable is a favourite of many audio experts – and is owned by Hi-Fi magazine editors and reviewers alike
Sovereign MK4 Features
The “Sovereign Special” Platter
The Sovereign Special differs from the Sovereign MK4 by virtue of its remarkably upgraded multi-layer platter. As a rule, the closer a part is to the cartridge the more it affects the performance. You can’t get much closer to the cartridge than the platter and this is where a lot of the magic happens in the highest performing decks. This particular version of the Multilayer platter features some of the key components present in the top of the range Voyager turntables. The result is a huge increase in detail, dynamics and clarity. Music comes alive in a way rarely heard even among the highest end decks. This version of the Sovereign is a highly worthwhile acquisition over the standard Sovereign.
The plinth is high mass and uses systematic decoupling design throughout.
Sovereign’s load-compensating power supply is the culmination of work carried out over decades, and is designed to feed clean power to the motor across a wide range of temperatures.
Sovereign is a visually arresting turntable. Its unique styling is purposeful yet elegant, beautifully hand finished with a polished black plinth and chrome suspension pods and accenting.
High Grade Parts
High mass plinth using low resonance sandwich construction increases bass performance and overall definition
Triple plinth decoupling helps isolate the deck from its surroundings
Low resonance, high inertia platter is deeper than lower range models
Platter decoupled from the bearing with an acoustically inert sub-platter
Origin Live’s most highly toleranced bearing for the lowest possible friction
Ultra rigid sub-chassis with unique centre point support and damping devices
Specially damped, high mass motor housing
Special high grade oil
Thanks to its unique design, there is nothing to go out-of-tune. A non-suspended design, it is simple to set up for fuss-free performance. VTA arm adjustment is convenient, with open access to the underside of the armboard.
450mm wide, 380mm deep, 160mm high