Origin Live Silver mk3-A
Now in MK3A form, the Silver has undergone significant upgrading since its introduction in 2002. When first launched, the arm received widespread acclaim for outperforming high end arms, but at a fraction of the cost.
Silver has a wide range of strengths which make it a great all rounder. Highly musical, it tracks dynamics accurately and gets right into the groove of the music. It has a natural tonal balance with excellent transparency and fine performance at both frequency extremes. A superb all rounder at a giveaway price, it has no obvious weaknesses and represents the first step on the high end performance ladder.
• Single-piece aircraft alloy tube with special stub for improved counterweight rigidity
• Robust, highly specified bearings, housed in an advanced decoupled yoke
• High grade Internal Litz wiring with upgrade external cable and RCA plugs
• Integral VTA adjustment
• Fits all Rega armboard cutouts – old style threaded base or new 3-point mounting
• Optional SME adaptor, for easy fitting to any SME armboard. LP12 armboard also available
“Incredibly smooth, natural and organic, just cuts to the quick. I could go on forever about its insight, liquidity, grip and low level detail resolution, but I won’t. Suffice to say that this is probably the best tonearm in the world right now, and the price tag is laughably low. The Silver (MK1) is… the very best tonearm I’ve ever heard… awesomely tight bottom end, glass-clear midband, fantastic image precision, walkaround soundstaging and incredible timbral realism… open and airy up top. Words can’t express how good this is. One of the designs of the decade.” Hi-Fi World
“Origin Live’s Mark Baker continues his worldwide dominance of tonearm design with this extensive reworking of the already superb Silver. Retaining the original’s superb timing, rhythm, bass control, and articulation, the new MKII adds a substantially more neutral midband and top end, able to integrate the typical rising high frequency response of moving coil cartridges coherently and without edge. Capable of great nuance and extreme subtlety, the Silver MKII also has great authority, drive and control, yielding an exceptionally deep communication of all music’s meaning.” Stereo Times
“There may be better value propositions around to upgrade your system but if there is I haven’t heard them… A fantastic product then from Origin Live and this particular audiophile’s dream review tool.” TNT Audio
“A terrific arm, a terrific bargain, and obviously, the highest of recommendations” Stereo Times, Most wanted component of the year