Browse Shop


Online orders & demonstration rooms are operating as normal. Read more here »

Origin Live Cartridge Enabler
Zoom  Zoom

Origin Live Cartridge Enabler

  (4 Reviews)
£20.83 Exc. VAT |  


Origin Live Cartridge Enabler

The Cartridge Enabler consists of a thin layer of specially treated material which you can fit between your cartridge body and tonearm headshell. This simple device is one of the most cost effective upgrades you will probably ever come across.

How does it sound?

When you fit the Cartridge Enabler you will immediately notice the effect on sound quality. Improved bass fullness with added textures. Voices especially are endued with a tangible quality which sounds natural and realistic.

One impression of the Cartridge Enabler is that it’s like improving the suspension of a car travelling down a road full of pot holes. There is a sense of increased ease and naturalness to the music. Not so much smooth as a removal of jagged edges which jar and detract from the performance. We could go a lot further and list many other benefits but we’ll leave others to give a fuller picture. There is no downside.

Cartridge isolation works

The idea of decoupling the cartridge from the tonearm is not entirely new. The Cartridge Man isolator does this successfully for many arms. Another alternative promoted by Dynavector importer Pear Audio suggested 3 plastic washers placed between a cartridge body and headshell - this also worked effectively.


The key advantages of the Cartridge Enabler are:

It sounds brilliant

It’s easy to fit

Low cost at £19 (performance improvement can be valued at over 10 times this figure)

It works with all cartridges (from £35 budget up to £8000 high end cartridges)Provides the ability to slightly adjust azimuth on tonearms which have no such adjustment.

Fitting the cartridge Enabler

The floater has precision cut holes and profile which allow you to fit it between cartridge and headship without any fuss or additional tools. It adds 1mm to the height of the cartridge so your arm will need to be adjusted 1mm higher at the rear end.

Adjusting Azimuth

We provide a 0.9mm diameter rod to ensure you can always set up your cartridge exactly parallel to the underside of your tonearm headshell. If have a test record or system which allows you to set azimuth precisely then it’s possible to simply tighten one of your cartridge bolts to compress the cartridge floater slightly on one side and thus alter azimuth.

Money Back Guarantee if not delighted

Please note this item does not come with technical support as this would increase costs significantly so please do not send emails asking if it suits your deck, cartridge, tonearm etc. We claim it works with any cartridge using attachment bolts. Instead we offer a full 3 week money back guarantee so you can try it for yourself. If for any reason you are not delighted with the results you can return it for a full refund.

Average Rating (4 Reviews):  
Write a Review and share your opinions!

Top product
Saturday, 25 December 2021  | 

I was very surprised what this inexpensive little gadget is capable of. Best alternative to trying upgrading carts. Well worth a try. Am also amazed of their other very effective products.

Was this helpful to you?  Yes  /  No

This review has not been appraised.

Work in progress. .
Wednesday, 18 November 2020  | 

Tried this between ania cartridge and rb880 tonearm on my planar 8 - bit of a problem, as the ania has 1mm raised attachment points around each of the 3 bolt holes, so the enabler does not get between the cartridge body and the headshell as it is designed to do.
Solved the problem by using the supplied washers (made from the same material ) between the cart and the headshell. Sounds good so far but still experimenting with degrees of compression. ..
Definitely worth checking your cartridges to see if the tops are flat before purchasing!

Was this helpful to you?  Yes  /  No

This review has not been appraised.

It actually works!
Monday, 19 October 2020  | 

Does what it says on the tin. Minimises cartridge resonance and lets the cartridge dig up all the information from the grooves. A no brainer, really.

Was this helpful to you?  Yes  /  No

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Very cheap, worth to try
Tuesday, 26 November 2019  | 

Useful only with the simple shape headshels.

Was this helpful to you?  Yes  /  No

1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

01733 350 878
GBP EURO USD YEN   TOTAL: £0.00    View Basket