ORACLE ORIGINE MKII
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 Canada. Although the Origine
is at the entry point of our line of products it maintains the high standards
of excellence that is expected from Oracle Audio! With its outline
shaped like the footprint of our flagship Delphi turntable, with its
feet system derived from our CD players and with the platter inherited from the
Paris turntable, the Origine
carries the signature of Oracle’s design.
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
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
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
Drive: AC synchronous outboard
motor, belt driven. High grade local Australian external power supply supplied
Platter: One-piece acrylic platter
derived from the Paris MkV.
Tonearm: Unipivot with adjustable effective
mass to accommodate
cartridge: various phono cartridge
Dustcover: A full dustcover for the Origine is
available as an option.
Support: Adjustable delrin
EL: 240 mm
to centre: Platter spindle center to tonearm mounting hole center : 225 mm
supply: 18V AC
Weight: 7.7 kg or 17 pounds (including
dustcover: 483 x 356 x 127mm with dustcover: 495 x 381 x 146mm