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Origin Live’s Sovereign Turntable: It's All In The Ratios - The Audiophile Man
Looking for a high-end source system? Paul Rigby reviews Origin Live’s Sovereign Mk.3 turntable and it’s Enterprise C arm under it’s 12″ guise Origin Live’s system arrives in its latest incarnation. Hence, the Sovereign Mk.3 features the latest motor and power supply upgrade while the Enterprise C arm was supplied in its 12” version. The turntable, spanning 450 x 380 x 160mm, is a massy affair, weighing in at 34kg (including the platter), “Turntables do sound better if there is mass in the design,” said Mark Baker, Origin Live boss, “to stop ground and airborne vibration having too much effect on the deck. The mass is present in the three chromed, steel pods and the slice of steel alloy situated between the two acrylic sandwich slices on the plinth.” The platter is made from a carefully constructed acrylic with low internal stresses. When acrylic is cast, in large slabs, if it’s not cooled very carefully it will gradually build internal stresses, “The cheap acrylic platters out there tend to be made in Mexico where there’s no control whatsoever. It’s taken me the best part of 15 years to source this type of acrylic.” Time has also been utilised to source …