Turntable Motor and Power Supply to upgrade ALL belt drive decks


"nothing can prepare you for the total shock of going DC, in a word GOBSMACKING........There are details in recordings that I have never imagined as being present, there is tuneful subsonic bass, and new heights that were previously unscaled, the whole music experience has taken on a new meaning, my humble Systemdek record player competes and in many cases far outperforms some of the dearest and best engineered record decks ever conceived." Common Ground Magazine

" this is an effective and substantial upgrade that rejuvenates a classic and well respected turntable (the LP12 in this case) – and as such comes highly recommended" Hi Fi World

"Seriously, this is one of the best upgrades I have ever heard"  Michael Knight

If you wish to massively upgrade your turntable motor and power supply then this motor kit far exceeds most peoples expectations.

Alternatively if you have a noisy /  broken turntable motor or turntable power supply, then this kit will not only get your deck running again but do it in a manner that transforms it for the better.

You only need to take a look at the many owner comments from those who have fitted the Origin Live dc motor kits, to realize that this is not a subtle improvement. Skeptics are immediately convinced on audition, that this is one of the biggest upgrades you can make to your deck. Not only has the dc motor kit received outstanding reviews but over 4  manufacturers of decks in excess of £10,000 have used this kit in their decks. Although the value is much higher than the relatively modest asking price, we keep it low to be affordable.

What difference can a turntable motor and power supply make?

Grasping the importance of a dead smooth, low vibration drive for your turntable is not easy, until you get a picture of the incredible levels that microscopic vibration is amplified by. As you know, a turntable reads music via a vibrating needle in the record groove.  What is not commonly appreciated, is the massive scale of 8000 times magnification, that this signal undergoes before reaching your loudspeakers.  This means that unimaginably low levels of vibration affect sound quality dramatically.

"I've been listening to the DC motor kit for about two weeks. WOW!! The degree of improvement over the Valhalla'd table is nothing short of astounding. I now feel that the Linn bearing and sub chassis design, as well as the arm and cartridge, are performing at their full potential now. Gone is the 'dry' character, and the naturalness, detail and dynamics just pour forth. I'm currently listening to a Dutch all-analog pressing of Roger Waters 'Amused to Death.' Can it possibly sound better, I wonder?"   J. Schaefer, USA

Why an Origin Live DC turntable motor kit is better

You may be asking yourself what makes the Origin Live dc motor kit special? Surely the designer of any turntable, installs a drive system fit for purpose. This question deserves an explanation. Many designs are well thought out, and executed with meticulous care, however there are reasons why a goodl design can be let down by the motor and power supply.

  • Low vibration, Ironless core dc motors were not available when many older decks were designed
  • Most turntable designers are mechanically oriented whereas motors demand electronics expertise.
  • Even with electronics expertise, motors are a highly specialist area and the range of choice is vast.
  • The expense of proper research is unviable, or not thought to be worthwhile by most companies.
  • The cost of high quality motors is prohibitive on many decks.
  •  Simply refining the supply to an existing AC motor has been found ineffective in comparison to changing to a well designed DC motor. This is due to the inherent vabration caused by an AC current - although in theory AC should be able to perfrom well, the practice is very different due to complex technical reasons. It is impossible to imagine the level of improvement attained by this kit which replaces the weakest link in your record deck - the AC motor.
For over ten years the Origin Live DC motor drive upgrade has been successfully fitted to the majority of turntable models such as Linn (Valhulla, Lingo), Nottingham Analogue, Roksan, Pink Triangle, Rega, Thorens, VPI, Michell, Heybrook, Opus, Oracle, Well Tempered, Acoustic Research, Systemdek and many more. No matter how advanced the existing power supply, the result of adding the drive upgrade has surprised and delighted owners. It simply produces massive improvements to all aspects of sonic performance.

"this enthusiasts  upgrade path provides a real performance improvement, and may be firmly recommended"  Hi Fi Critic



The kit is extremely well thought out and highly refined. The performance value to your system is well over 4 times what you invest (in comparison to some upgrades) and the improvement is similar regardless of the type of deck you own.

Who is the turntable motor kit for?

Wherever you live in the world, this kit will work as we supply the correct transformer for your mains supply.

If your turntable is belt drive you will be able to fit the kit. You do not need to ask whether the kit will fit or upgrade your deck, because once you receive the parts, all becomes clear. We receive hardly any calls asking how to fit a kit once it is with an owner, simply because it is unnecessary. Any risk on your part is also removed by the no quibble, money back guarantee should you not be able to fit the kit (less than 0.5%).

The motor will run any platters up to 30kgs in weight through a belt running on the sub-platter or directly on the platter rim.

Decks in excess of £30,000 have been upgraded using this supply - don't be fooled by massive class A amplifiers driving large expensive motors, this laughably small supply still outperforms them. It is reported from owners of all decks, from high end to budget, that the kits produce phenomenal and shocking improvements.

Repairing Defective Decks The kits are very useful not only as an upgrade but also for repairing decks with broken motors or power supplies that would otherwise be unusable. For example, Oracle owners have acquired the Advanced DC Motor Kit at a third of the price Oracle would charge for a new motor, and found it to be a considerable improvement.

All types of belt & pulley size - The variable speed adjustment enables this motor kit to be UNIVERSAL in it's application - the pulley is designed to run with flat or round section belts - the list goes on, but rest assured, this kit has been extremely thoroughly developed and well thought out.

Easy to Fit

You do not need great "Do it yourself" skills or even know how to solder to be able to fit the kit.

For a list of decks modified and fitting instructions, see side menu item "fitting Motors" - This also has many examples, giving step by step instructions on how to install the motor for a particular deck. If your particular deck is not listed or does not have associated instructions, there are additional "General fitting notes" - see side menu bar

Shop Installation: If you prefer to avoid fitting the motor yourself, then you can always use a local Hi Fi shop that knows about turntables.The drive upgrades are available through shops and there are many specialist dealers who can install the kit for you if required. A labor charge will probably be involved, but the total investment is still far less than the cost of other products.

Is the kit worth the outlay on a lower priced deck? - Many Rega owners say that the kit has utterly transformed the performance of their deck. Other owners of budget decks also testify to being deeply impressed by the results. Again - please see the Origin Live web site for owner comments on the sonic benefits to a large cross-section of decks.

Risk Free Trial

Time and again owner feedback says things like "for once the hype is true" - "does everything you claim and more". This means that we confidently offer these drives on a 1 month money back guarantee basis. If it doesn't outperform your current motor drive by a considerable margin, we will give an immediate refund.

Motor Drives Include All You Need:


Electronic speed control box for 33 & 45rpm
dimensions (H x W x D) 50 x 110 x 180mm

All leads and plug connectors..

High grade DC motor with precision bored, high grip special plastic pulley designed for flat and round belts. The motor is supplied with a motor plate adaptor to enable "drop in replacement" fitting to your deck.This is laser cut from stainless steel with mounting hole to coincide with the standard synchronous motor used on most decks. The single bolt fitting enables belt tension to be adjusted by rotating the motor.

Due to lower vibration, the motor does not need rubber-band or other decoupling methods employed on some decks to isolate their existing motors. In fact this motor can be attached to the sub-chassis of a deck with no significant noise breakthrough!

Transformer for either 240/230V, 50Hz or 110V, 60 Hz mains supplies.

Strobe card for easy and accurate speed setting.

Fitting instructions: The upgrade motors and turntable power supplies are fully built, no soldering is required - they are literally plug and play. Installing the motor in your deck is usually a simple procedure with full instructions provided.

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Origin Live Ltd. Unit 5, 362B Spring Road Sholing, Southampton SO19 2PB, UK