“A terrific arm, a terrific bargain, and obviously, the highest of recommendations” -Stereo Times, Most wanted component of the year
“Incredibly smooth, natural and organic, just cuts to the quick. I could go on forever about its insight, liquidity, grip and low level detail resolution, but I won’t. Suffice to say that this is probably the best tonearm in the world right now, and the price tag is laughably low. The
Silver (MK1) is… the very best tonearm I’ve ever heard… awesomely tight
bottom end, glass-clear midband, fantastic image precision, walkaround
soundstaging and incredible timbral realism… open and airy up top. Words
can’t express how good this is. One of the designs of the decade.” -Hi-Fi World
“Origin Live’s Mark Baker continues his worldwide dominance of tonearm
design with this extensive reworking of the already superb Silver.
Retaining the original’s superb timing, rhythm, bass control, and
articulation, the new MKII adds a substantially more neutral midband and
top end, able to integrate the typical rising high frequency response
of moving coil cartridges coherently and without edge. Capable of great
nuance and extreme subtlety, the Silver MKII also has great authority,
drive and control, yielding an exceptionally deep communication of all
music’s meaning.”Stereo Times
Description This listing does not include a cartridge
Now in MK3A form, the Silver Tonearm has undergone significant
upgrading since its introduction in 2002. When first launched, the arm
received widespread acclaim for outperforming high-end arms but at a
fraction of the cost.
Silver has a wide range of strengths which make it a great
all-rounder. Highly musical, it tracks dynamics accurately and gets
right into the groove of the music. It has a natural tonal balance with
excellent transparency and fine performance at both frequency extremes.
Superb versatility at a giveaway price, it has no obvious weaknesses.
- Single-piece aircraft alloy tube with special stub for improved counterweight rigidity
Robust, highly specified bearings, housed in an advanced decoupled yoke
High grade Internal Litz wiring with upgrade external cable and RCA plugs
Fits all Rega armboard cutouts – old style threaded base or new 3-point mounting
Optional SME adaptor, for easy fitting to any SME armboard
LP12 armboard also available
About Origin Live
Origin Live is a privately owned British company with a fanaticism to
reproduce music as played originaly, live – hence the name Origin Live.
We design and manufacture in house which has many advantages for
innovation, production costs and quality.
- Many Hi-Fi magazines consistently give Origin Live rave reviews,
using superlatives such as “ultimate,” “best,” “truly special,” “highly
recommended” and “the most addictive sound ever heard….”
- Origin Live has won magazine group tests for its isolating stands,
loudspeakers, speaker stands, turntables and tonearms. We won the “best
sound of the show” accolade at that International Austrian hi-fi show in
- Dealers report that Origin Live products receive more rave feedback from their owners than any other brand they stock.
- Owners are our best representatives and strongly recommend us as shown on the owner comments pages.
We guarantee that Origin Live products will comfortably outperform
anything else in their category, or we will give you your money back