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Origin Live Silver MK3A Tonearm
It's incredibly smooth, natural, organic (unlike the frigid SME and the Ekos with its poor tonal colouring), and just cuts to the quick. I could go on for ever about its new levels of insight, its incredible liquidity, its amazing grip, its stunning low level detail and resolution, but i won't. Suffice to say that - on balance - this is probably the best tonearm in the world right now, and the price tag is laughably low.
The Silver arm is now in MK3A form, having undergone significant upgrading since its introduction in 2002. When it was first launched the arm received widespread acclaim for outperforming high end, more expensive arms but at a fraction of the cost.
The Silver possesses a superb blend of performance attributes which make it a truly great all round performer. it's inherent musicality allows it to excel in all aspects of music to produce great dynamics, natural tonal balance, transparency and a host of other virtues. Unlike a lot of other arms, this does not have any obvious weaknesses.
All critical components employ advanced alloys and innovative techniques.
High grade aircraft alloy tube with special rear stub for improved counterweight rigidity. The sound produced is free from coloration allowing previously unheard low level information to be noticed clearly. This also enables the arm to exhibit a clean dynamic sound coupled with a tight powerful bass.
Well specified and high robust bearings. These bearings are housed in an advanced yoke which includes highly developed decoupling techniques. This results in an incredibly transparent arm with amazing tonal balance.
High grade internal Litz wire and upgrade external cable with high conductivity RCA plugs to fit into your amplification.
Integrated VTA adjustment.
Easy to fit - The threaded base mounting makes the arm easy to fit to any armboard designed for Rega arms as it is a drop in replacement for ALL versions of Rega arm whether threaded base or 3 point mounting. There is also an Origin Live SME adapter which means the arm can be fitted to any armboard for SME arms.
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