Origin Live Calypso MK4 Turntable
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Origin Live Calypso MK4 Turntable

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Origin Live Calypso MK4 Turntable

  • For out-and-out performance, this deck has all the attributes you could ask for. Strengths lie in superb transparency, timing, musicality, dynamics, and tangible soundstaging. Capable of outperforming much more expensive, respected decks, Calypso MK4 is not going to disappoint you. Also, being neutral and system-friendly, it suits most applications very well.

The Calypso performance improves over Aurora in all aspects of music. In particular bass weight, definition and depth are increased. Resolution across the whole audio spectrum is significantly improved. Dynamics and the projection of voices take on a new realism. These improvements are made possible through the added specific features listed lower down.


The deck mounts all Origin Live 240mm (9.5″) tonearms.  A mounting option to fit 12″ arms is also available, but this is an either/or choice, rather than an addition. Customers can change over to the 12″ option at a later date, but there’s a considerable saving if you order it with the deck.


The elegant simplicity Calypso MK4 sculpted curves, along with its deep polished finish and top quality machine parts make it a highly attractive design.

Performance Features differentiating this deck from the Aurora

  • Heavy inertia disc for mounting the sub-chassis reduces vertical modes of vibration
  • Inertia discs positioned at extremities of Plinth resist rotational forces arising from ground and airborne vibration
  • Higher grade Swiss Motor with double the Torque of Aurora Motor.
  • Higher tolearance Bearing


The nature of mechanical playback means that every material chosen plays a role in performance. Specifications and theory can only play a limited role here. If pure measurements were the answer,  you could use a computer to judge the talent of singers on shows like the Voice or the X-factor. The problem is that any measurement system can only measure what it’s programmed to. Understanding the physics of what makes one voice more preferable to another would probably take more than a lifetime. For this reason we conduct hundreds of listening tests to determine the best choices.
Origin Live pay obsessive attention to the types of material used throughout the construction of turntables. This is one reason our Platter Mat (offered as an accessory) upgrades 99% of turntables on the market. The same is true for our turntable belts and oil, both of which receive remarkable reviews from satisfied clients. These may seem trivial examples but they indicate a fanatical thoroughness in research that extends to much more important areas in our turntables.
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A leap ahead in sound
06 August 2021  | 

Moving from a modified Technics 1210 with the OL Zephyr Arm to the Calypso with upgraded multi layer platter, paired with both the Zephyr and a new Illustrious arm by adding the dual arm board has delivered an unexpected but incredibly enjoyable leap in playback - bass of fuller , details and dynamics are magnitudes improved and the overall imaging , pace and sheer engagement of listening have all improved . Superb design and execution from Mark and the OL team and my end game turntable I believe !

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