- A dream came true Review by Major
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I bought the OL Silver via Reference audio in munich. For years i thought about upgrading my 1210 M5G, already upgraded it with isonoe isolation feet and new wiring made by highend-online. But to seriously upgrading the deck a new arm must be bought. So i finally did it and to say the least: i am not regretting it a bit! With the help of OL´s pdf manuals and a few Youtube-videos i managed to install the arm with ease. And boy it sounds great. Stage is wider, the music doesn´t come out of the speakers it is just there in the room, bass more defined, instruments better seperated from each other and better localizable. Simply astonishing!
Thank you OL! (Posted on 02/02/2017)
- terrific Review by Richard
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Just been playing my way through my record collection with the new Onyx I ordered through Holburn HiFi, with a Dynavector 10XV, mounted on my Linn with your DC motor kit I bought a while back. Replaced a Linn Basik Plus.
Impressive! All the hifi jargon keeps coming to mind- and now makes more sense; space between instruments, an open, airy sound yet with more body..and vocals with much more emotion.....terrific.
Richard - Aberdeenshire
(Posted on 18/12/2013)
- Sublime sound Review by myoung
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I have a Silver MK3a on a Gyrodec,sublime sound!!!!!
Mark Young (Posted on 19/10/2013)
- I have a new addiction Review by DavidT
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My starting point was an Origin Live Ultra kit turntable that I acquired with an RB250 arm. The three upgrades I have made are the Origin Live Ultra DC100 motor kit, Origin Live Silver arm and the Origin Live upgraded turntable belt. Now that this has all been brought together I am enjoying the very best sound I have had from a system in my home. My other source is a Naim CDS II CD player, in its day possibly the best CD player in the world. With my new set up it hardly gets used and most of my CD collection has been relegated to listening in car.
Whilst each element has brought about tremendous difference I feel it is best to talk about the final product. The sound has a clarity and fluidity I never expected to hear from vinyl. It certainly passes the test of clarity as now I want to listen at much higher volumes and yet it never gets loud. Staging is superb, and the bass is really astonishing compared to other vinyl experiences I have had, very deep and tuneful. However, rather than dissecting the sound, piece by piece it is better to reflect on the overall result. The sound has a deliciously live dimension to it with sharp transients and super-crisp timing. I have recently started buying vinyl again and I think I have a new addiction. Thank you for your work and given how amazing this modest set up can sound (and I am sure further tweaks can only help) then your greater creations must be mind-blowing.
The only downside on this journey is the DC100 motor which is quite noisy. This noise can certainly be reduced by careful (re)installation and I have now covered the body of the motor in Dynamat damping which has really helped sonically if not so much audibly!
Keep up the good work - I may be back for new turntable one day.
The system is a Dynavector DV20X, Naim 52, Supercap, NAP135 x 2, SL2, N-Sub.
(Posted on 19/10/2013)
- Astonishing Review by Phil Carter
Silver tonearm arrived Saturday,fitted to Aurora Gold within half an hour.Very easy.
Superbly built and all adjustments very easy.
This arm has barely left an lp in the last four days.
I could give all the rave hifi terms about imaging and air,bass slam etc,but their is no point.This is without doubt the best tone arm I have ever owned and I have had top of the range Linn,Townshend Hadcock etc.
it is incredible value for money and the biggest compliment I can pay it is in the wee small hours when I should be going to bed I have to listen 'to just one more album'
I shall be purchasing a new cartridge next and with the superb products I have had from Mark and Origin Live the only choice is an Origin Live Cartridge (Posted on 12/06/2013)
- The most noticeable improvement Review by David B
After reading reviews in several publications I felt it was a good strategy to improve the sound in my system. The silver arm was a game changer. Everything workes so well. I can't stop listening.
Detail, silence, tracking.
Outstanding!!! (Posted on 05/06/2013)