Legendary turntable guru Mark Baker started off modding Rega tonearms many years ago and is now widely acknowledged as being expert in taking Rega’s RB tonearm design as far as it can go. The embodiment of that being the OL1 and Silver 3c tonearms. However not content with solely being an after market modder, Mark began to introduce many of his own designs over the years and it is these that mostly populate is extensive portfolio of products.
Mark Baker’s tonearms, turntables, power supplies and accessories are well loved by analogue enthusiasts and reviewers alike. They offer an incredibly big band for the buck in regard to sound quality, something achieved in part by the use of plain packaging and very clever sensible engineering. Fit and finish of the products are also very good.
Ardhown HiFi is very pleased to represent Origin Live in Northern Ireland.
Origin Live Aurora Mk2 Turntable
The Aurora Mk2 turntable follows in the steps of its high performance predecessor but with improved looks and still higher performance. Derived in many aspects from Origin Live’s award winning Aurora Gold
Origin Live Encounter Tonearm
The Encounter arm builds on the outstanding performance of the Silver by improving the design and quality of all components. This is not just a development - it is a complete redesign.
Origin Live Illustrious Mk3C Tonearm
Current Illustrious tonearms are now in the MK3C version - these have a much higher performance due to their dual pivot bearings and carbon hybrid arm tube which is superior to the MK2 metal tube. Older arms can be upgraded to MK2 or MK3C specification - the improvement is worth far more than this in terms of performance.
Origin Live OL1 Standard & Fully Upgraded Tonearm
The OL1 arm and Rega RB251 (or older RB250) are budget arms that can be transformed with Origin Live's renowned upgrades.
Origin Live Rega VTA Adjusters
We offer 2 types of vta adjuster for the rega arm - the first called the "threaded vta adjuster" which will suit all decks. It is simply a thin threaded collar which threads onto the rega arm base. As the collar is rotated up and down it raises and lowers the height of the arm.
Origin Live Resolution Mk2 Turntable
The elegant Resolution MK2 turntable is designed for music lovers who wish to enjoy their records to the full. It brings vinyl reproduction close to the ultimate in performance and style available today.
Origin Live Technics 1200/1210 Rega (old & New Mounting) Origin Live Arm Board
The Origin Live DJ armboard enables you to radicaly upgrade your deck to use a Rega RB250, RB300, RB600 or any Origin live arm with your Technics SL1200 or SL1210 turntable.
Origin Live Ultra Phono Stage
Improvements that the Origin Live phono stage bring to a system are dramatic - the most immediate observation among many, will be a vastly improved speed and timing in the music that brings you much closer to live performance. Other factors to highlight are increased transparency, dynamics and levels of detail.
Origin Live Universal Platter Mat
Finding a mat that works universaly well on all turntables is almost like the quest for the Holy Grail. In over 22 years we have experimented with countless platter mats varying from felt, fiberglass, air gap, various foams, cork, graphite, carbon fiber, acrylic, PVC, MDF, aluminium, rubber, silicon and steel laminates etc. This is to name but a few. Many of these mats yield significant improvements to some areas but have drawbacks in others.