- difficult to imagine a better musical experience than this. Review by Liam
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Many thanks for the recently arrived Calypso and Illustrious. This is a shockingly good combination which is dramatically superior to
my previous deck, a Linn LP12/Ittok. The Calypso/Illustrious has huge authority and solidity in the stereo image which is substantially deeper and
wider than anything I have heard before. Complex orchestral passages widen out to reveal individual instrument timbres and their location in the soundscape. The dynamic range is also vastly superior and capable of both power and subtlety. Most importantly the whole experience is very musically engaging. All of this is with a week old deck and a £100 cartridge, which only confirms Origin Live's design philosophy of the importance of the turntable and arm. I can't praise this combination highly enough. Anyone wanting a taste of musical paradise at an extremely reasonable price should seriously consider Origin Live. It's difficult to imagine a better musical experience than this. (Posted on 18/10/2014)
- This is a superb arm Review by Steven
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This is a superb arm. The only problem I have is that I purchased an LP yesterday that is badly warped, but it tracks so well I don’t know whether to send it back.
The cable is warming up now, after about 20 hours, is sounding seriously richer in texture and dimensionality and solid in the bass than my alleged high end Clearaudio Unify. This is through my old Bryston solid state amp, can’t wait to get my ART Audio tube amp back from modification.
The set up was dead easy, and it is a joy to operate compared to my undamped Unify that flew around all over the place.
(Posted on 18/12/2013)
- Fantastic work Review by Neil
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I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know how pleased I am with the service I received from your company. You can see below the communications I had with Mel about having the external wire on my Illustrious Mk1 tonearm replaced. It was an absolute delight to receive such excellent service from a manufacturer and I am absolutely over-the-moon with the product quality, workmanship, price, efficiency and communications that Mel and Origin Live have delivered. I also had a very nice telephone conversation with Mel when I was making payment for the work, when I was informed by Mel that the arm bearings were a little tight so they'd been put right too. This extra time and effort is also very telling of the excellent customer service provided. (many companies in a similar situation would either have not noticed or just not done anything about it!)
The arm is now looking and more importantly sounding absolutely superb (it's only had a few hours through the new external cable) and will be getting a lot more use in the very near future.
Until recently, I worked in a branch of Sevenoaks Sound and Vision, so i am well aware of the levels of customer service (or often the lack thereof) with many hifi companies and I have to say, I think Origin Live was right up there with the very best! Hence why i decided to spend a few minutes sending this email to thank you and indeed Mel.
I'm sure I will be purchasing more Origin Live products in future, after such a positive experience. Please keep up the fantastic work!
(Posted on 07/09/2013)