“One of the best turntables in the world ….. the sound is stunning. An incredible design with amazing insight in sonic terms.” -Long Live Vinyl Magazine
“It’s one of those rare turntables that doubles as a time machine; you don’t just play an album, you are transported to where you were when you first heard that album. Records you know well suddenly sound like this is the first time you’ve heard them.”
“We can’t recommend this Origin Live deck highly enough: it has the power to stop a herd of wildebeest with its authority—yet it can also bring a grown man to his knees in tears…”
Description This listing does not include a tonearm or cartridge
Better specified than decks lower in the Origin Live range, the
Sovereign boasts improved decoupling of the main bearing and armboard.
The previous MK3-2 version introduced a complex multilayer platter
designed to dissipate energy in the most effective manner possible. This
proved to be a huge upgrade and resulted in more outstanding comments
from the press.
Sovereign’s load-compensating power supply is the culmination of work
carried out over decades, and is designed to feed clean power to the
motor across a wide range of temperatures. It uses highly sophisticated
circuitry and a top quality transformer.
The Balanced Upgrade Transformer is included as standard, giving an
uncanny sense of effortless and ease to musical performance. The Upgrade
Transformer lowers noise floor but more importantly allows the motor to
receive massive instantaneous current delivery. There is an increased
sense of power, energy and dynamics.
- High mass plinth using low resonance sandwich construction increases bass performance and overall definition
- Triple plinth decoupling helps isolate the deck from its surroundings
- Low resonance, high inertia platter is deeper than lower range models
- Platter decoupled from the bearing with an acoustically inert sub-platter
- Origin Live’s most highly toleranced bearing for the lowest possible friction
- Ultra rigid sub-chassis with unique centre point support and damping devices
- Specially damped, high mass motor housing
- Special high grade oil
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