The Sovereign turntable is our top of the range deck. It incorporates the latest thinking to produce what we believe is the highest performing turntable available, regardless of price or reputation. The deck is a semi suspended sub-chassis design built with the highest grade materials to the highest design tolerances.
The new, regulated Ultra power supply feeding the motor is load compensating and stable across a wide range of temperatures. It uses more sophisticated circuitry, higher grade components and a top grade transformer. Speed control is switched electronically between 33 rpm and 45 rpm.
There is nothing to go "out of tune" on the Sovereign. The deck is a non-suspended design using our unique single point cantilever suspension system, which requires no setting up and fuss free. VTA arm adjustment is provided for Origin Live and Rega arms, which makes setting the arm height much easier.
What Hi-Fi Review of the Origin Live Sovereign MKII "...overall fit and finish are superlative, the styling speaks for itself, and sonically, the deck has stellar abilities. How stellar? Well, the first slab of vinyl to hit the deck had us giggling like helium-addled hyenas. That soon turned to awe as the Sovereign revealed its true colours, leaving us with jaws so slack that any self-respecting redneck would have been proud. With all forms of music it remains effortlessly composed, giving tremendous insight into the original recording’s emotion. Detail levels stun, revealing subtleties we had never noticed even in some of our personal faves. The separation of instruments is fantastic too: the sound appears to be huge and beautifully spread through the vast soundstage, while bass is deep, tuneful and punchy...We can't recommend this Origin Live deck highly enough: it has the power to stop a herd of wildebeest with its authority - yet it can also bring a grown man to his knees in tears."
Chrome plated pods, chrome assemblies with black plinth
High Grade Parts
High mass plinth using low resonance sandwich construction.
Triple plinth decoupling.
Low resonance high inertia platter.
Platter de-coupled with an inert sub-platter.
Highly specified bearing.
Special high grade oil is employed in the bearing.
Rigid sub-chassis with low resonance and unique centre point support arrangement along with damping devices.