Origin Live Encounter MK3C Tonearm
"A new benchmark for musical communication, natural detail and timbral truth. All at a price that, considering the quality of its performance, can only be called a bargain."
Stereo Times Magazine
The Encounter arm builds on the outstanding performance of the Silver by improving the design and quality of all components. This is not just a development - its a complete redesign.
The entire yoke and base are different from the Silver tonearm. These structures, contain the horizontal and vertical bearings and are therefore highly influential on sound quality. The upgrade in design manifests itself in outstanding deep bass along with increased focus, stability and resolution through all frequencies. The tight and powerful bass carries the hallmark of authority and adds so much to the musical experience. In addition the arm dramatically improves the great transparency, tonal balance and sound-staging of the Silver arm. It produces a wonderful 'live' feel to music, with fabulous transient speed and 'air'. This arm, is outstanding.
The design philosophy and many components are taken from the legendary Silver tonearm.
High grade aircraft alloy, single piece armtube.
Well specified and highly robust bearings. These bearings are house 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.
Integrated VTA adjustment.
Fits ALL Rega armboard cut outs whether old style thread base or new 3 point mounting.