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ORACLE ORIGINE MKII
PLEASE NOTE: We import Oracle turntables to order, with custom specs, finishes, armboards and upgrades to suit the customer. Turnaround time is usually 2-4 weeks depending on factory stock and what options or upgrades you are interested in.
new Origine turntable was created with one goal in mind; to answer the
historical demand for an affordable, quality built and long-lasting record
player from Oracle Audio! Just like for our other products the Origine
turntable is 100% designed, crafted and assembled at our factory in
It harbours a two-bushing spindle holder which is a direct descendant of the vintage Delphi’s main bearing, many of which are still functioning well today after 30+ years! The Origine is equipped with an outboard synchronous AC motor that drive the platter using a belt around its perimeter. The two-step pulley of the Origine allows playback at 33 1/3rd and 45 rpm.
NOTE: We supply a local Australian certified hi-quality linear power supply for the Origine, not the basic plug pack from overseas.
The turntable comes equipped with the new Origine tonearm. This unipivot tonearm is cleverly designed with its pivot contact point set on the same plane as the record contact point with the stylus and with the tracking force counterweight for added stability while tracking the grooves. The compliance of a phono cartridge, or the “springiness” of the cantilever/motor suspension assembly, plays an important role with unipivot tonearms. We address this issue by using a movable arm tube weight that we nicknamed “the olive” which allows to vary the tonearm’s effective mass. This adjustability enables to make a better match of compliance and effective mass, thus allowing the use of a very wide range of phono cartridges with the Origine. The Origine tonearm has internal wiring from Cardas Audio!
The plinth of the Origine turntable is equipped with one acrylic insert of the colour of your choice. It is possible to add up to two more inserts in the plinth for a total of three, either when ordering your Origine or later on as they are easy to install.
The photo below shows you all the available solid colours. White and black inserts can match a black or a white plinth for a colourless Origine, or as separators between colour inserts.
Drive: AC synchronous outboard motor, belt driven. High grade local Australian external power supply supplied by SonicArt.
Platter: One-piece acrylic platter derived from the Paris MkV.
Tonearm: Unipivot with adjustable effective mass to accommodate
Phono cartridge: various phono cartridge compliances.
Dustcover: A full dustcover for the Origine is available as an option.
Support: Adjustable delrin feet system.
Tonearm EL: 240 mm
Centre to centre: Platter spindle center to tonearm mounting hole center : 225 mm
Power supply: 18V AC
Weight: 7.7 kg or 17 pounds (including the motor)
Dimensions: Without dustcover: 483 x 356 x 127mm with dustcover: 495 x 381 x 146mm