Origin Live Onyx tonearm used, low hours (8 hours estimate) and in mint condition, arm is only a few months old and originally purchased new from us. Includes original factory box, manual and accessories. Full manufacturers warranty included. The Onyx is a huge overachiever at the price point, easily beating Rega arms at double the price. Mounting distance 223mm hole size needed 1 inch. Includes high quality shielded tonearm cables ran directly from cartridge clips to RCA ends. Conservative 9/10 rating so not disappointments but closer to a 10/10 overall.
Please call 219.933.8115 or email directly info@artisanfidelity for ordering. Thanks, Chris
Hand Crafted Analog Designs
"Sounds more human, more (dare I say it) analogue, and more (gulp) musical....represents excellent value for money and comes highly recommended.......offers a relaxing, expansive and musical sound hitherto unavailable at its modest price point"
- HiFi World, Aug 2011 (full review on web)
"The Onyx is a great looking product. All parts appear to be made by Origin Live including the arm lift, something only a mere handful of manufacturers will do these days. .....Even when fitted to a relatively humble deck and carrying one of Ortofon's most affordable MC cartriges, it never fails to let the music speak for itself. This high class but friendly priced tonearm is equally elegant in appearance and performance. Handmade in good old Blighty by a devoted company that knows a thing or two about getting good vibes from vinyl, the sonic performance the Onyx delivered in the context of a modest but carefully adjusted setup can be conveyed in three words: unforced, organic and airy. My conclusion needs but one word: recommended."
- Kilian Bakker, review conclusion printed in a Dutch Hi-Fi Magazine
The Onyx arm is a big step up from the Alliance. It is probably a surprise that the performance is also a big step up from most arms on the market. This seemingly unlikely statement is made on the basis that the Onyx outperforms the Origin Live Silver MK1. The Silver MK1 was reviewed as the "best arm ever heard" by an editor and other reviewers when it was launched and it still outperforms many arms in the £3000 ($4600USD) region.
In summary this is a high performance arm built to a budget. The expertise gained from years at the forefront of high performance tonearms has been utilised to bring the best possible performance at extreme value for money.
The design philosophy and many components in the Onyx are derived from the legendary Silver tonearm.
• High grade aircraft alloy, single piece armtube.
• Well specified and highly robust bearings. These bearings are housed in an advanced yoke which includes highly developed decoupling techniques.
• High grade Internal Litz wire and standard external cable with RCA plugs to fit into your amplification.
• Integral VTA adjustment.
• Fits ALL Rega armboard cut outs whether old style threaded base or new 3 point mounting.
Specifications applicable to all Origin Live arms. (Unless otherwise stated for 12" arms below)
Effective length 240 mm
Overhang 17.24 mm
Offset angle 23 degrees
Mounting distance: platter centre to arm hole centre 223 mm
Diameter of mounting hole 24 - 25 mm
Size of base mounting nut 32mm A/F (across flats)
Maximum armboard thickness 27mm
Length of external cable 1.2m except for DJ option of 2m
Capacitance in pF for all arms up to Conqueror 130 pF per channel
Capacitance in pF for Linear Flow 2 cable 340 pF per channel
Resistance in Ohms 0.002 ohms