REVIEWS & TECHNOLOGY
ORIGIN LIVE CALYPSO Mk4
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.
“…it will come as no surprise that I am totally smitten with this player. It is a permanent part of my system and I seriously doubt if there is a player out there that can beat it in terms of outright enjoyment and musical flow. And even in technical and audiophile terms, I’ve not heard a better performance than this.” Read the full review >
Hi-Fi Advice, Christiaan Punter
“Simply stated, the Origin Live Illustrious tonearm/Aurora Gold turntable (now Calypso) produce the best musical results of any turntable I’ve ever heard, regardless of price.” Read the full review >
“Pace is second to none along with precision and an extremely believable sound stage. Even with the least expensive pick up arm, this turntable projects an image that at times is frighteningly realistic.” Read the full review >
“It is still a relatively modest package, yet it produced some of the very best sounds from vinyl that I have heard for a considerable while……. An Audio Excellence rating is amply deserved.” Read the full review >
“The Calypso Multilayer/Silver proves a really impressive performer. It has a big, spacious sound that’s strong on dynamics, involvement and tonal purity, with excellent detail retrieval.” Read the Full Review >
For out-and-out performance, this deck has all the attributes you could ask for. Strengths lie in superb transparency, timing, musicality, dynamics, and tangible soundstaging. Capable of outperforming much more expensive, respected decks, Calypso MK4 is not going to dissapoint you. Also, being neutral and system-friendly, it suits most applications very well.
The Calypso performance
Calypso Specific Features
Arm Mount: The deck mounts all Origin Live 240mm (9.5″) tonearms. A mounting option to fit 12″ arms is also available, but this is an either/or choice, rather than an addition. Customers can change over to the 12″ option at a later date, but there’s a considerable saving if you order it with the deck.
The elegant simplicity Calypso MK4 sculpted curves, along with its deep polished finish and top quality machine parts make it a highly attractive design.
Performance Features differentiating this deck from the
Heavy inertia disc for mounting the sub-chassis reduces vertical modes of vibration
Inertia discs positioned at extremities of Plinth resist rotational forces arising from ground and airborne vibration
Higher grade Swiss Motor with double the Torque of Aurora Motor.
Higher tolerance Bearing