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The best tonearm I’ve heard to date… brilliantly detailed yet utterly
musical, this arm is set to join the ranks of the all-time greats.
Wholeheartedly recommended.”-David Price, HiFi World
“The winner is the Origin Live Illustrious, a pick-up arm that is quite simply breathtaking…” -Albert Lee, Hi-Fi World
“Combining the sonic virtues of both unipivot and gimballed bearings in a
fuss-free package, it should work exceedingly well with a wide variety
of cartridges and turntables. It is certainly the best all-around
tonearm I’ve ever had in my own system. Highly recommended!” -Bruce Kinch, Positive Feedback Magazine
This tonearm sounds astonishing, compared to Origin Live arms further down
the range, and its commercial rivals. The ground-breaking design, and
meticulous attention to detail results most noticably in an improvement
of bass performance. However as always, when you go higher in the Origin
Live range, every other aspect improves, notably definition, deep
powerfull bass, transparency and dynamics.
The result is a tonearm that has been widely acclaimed as a
performance benchmark. Both reviewers and enthusiasts love the
Illustrious for its outstanding bass power, superb dynamics and
consummate musicality. It has supreme transparency too, allowing the
finest cartridges to be used. Few designs better this brilliant device.
- Hybrid arm tube, composed of 5 materials for superb energy dissipation
Ultra low friction dual-pivot bearings for sweet, precise treble performance
Dual-Pivot floating vertical bearings decouple the armtube from the deck, reducing coloration
Higher mass Yoke than the Encounter results in a high definition tagible sound, particularly in the bass
High strength aircraft alloy headshell for increased dynamics
Superb quality copper conductor plugs eliminate signal degradation
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