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So which turntable?

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    Posted: 31 Mar 2021 at 7:07pm
A little late to the parade, but Origin Live allow a 60 day demo of all their products.
Whichever TT you go for, demo the Zephyr with the silver wire upgrade.
It will make you sit up and take notice!
I am running mine on a modified P3 and it's simply stunning!
Each to their own though.
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So after a good few weeks, where am I? In that time I tested 4 phono stages (3 slee and 1 Leema), 2 decks, 2 PSUs and 2 cartridges.

So how did the Rega P10 fair? Well in the end, It actually fell short of my modified Rega Planar 3!!!! Its not something I expected and took me a long time to pull myself away from convincing myself the P10 was better when it wasnt.

It has since gone back and my plans have change slightly. I have put in an order for an Audiomods Series 6 arm. I will add this to current deck and evaluate if I need to change the TT down the line

The RB3000 on the P10 was a better tracker though. I do still have 1 or 2 issues with my current deck. 


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I had the OL Conqueror MK3C tonearm on an Avid Sequel SP TT and Benzmicro Gullwing SLR cart, I have to say it was a fantastic arm which elevated the the Sequel up a few notches in comparison to the SME 309 that it replaced. 
I am looking at a second arm for my Nottingham Analogue TT which I may get another OL arm as I think they are very good for the money.

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No, afraid I haven't, in fact the only thing I have compared it against is the Rega P25/rb600 which it replaced, and it blows that out of the water, but then so it should, it's several times the price and is 20 years younger.

I might at some point install the rb600 on the Resolution, and find out whether the TT or tonearm is more responsible for the improvement that I'm hearing.
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Originally posted by Oblongus Oblongus wrote:

Originally posted by vinyljunki vinyljunki wrote:

What Origin live package do you have?


I picked up a new old stock Resolution and Conqueror quite recently for 1/2 price. Even though it's capable of doing much more than the rest of my system will currently allow it to do I was still very impressed with the difference it made, all with the same cartridge I had been using before.

But spec-wise you don't get much more with the Resolution over the Calypso, considering the £1000 price difference. They share the same motor, bearing and platter, you just get an extra layer of chassis dampening and an upgraded armboard, IIRC.

I've heard good things about the platter and power supply upgrades, but they're not cheap either.

Wow, now thats a good deal. The conqueror is a serious arm. As I say, I have an eye on an Illustrious mk4 (next one down to the Conqueror). What are your impressions on it? I dont suppose you have compared it to an rb3000?
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Originally posted by vinyljunki vinyljunki wrote:

What Origin live package do you have?


I picked up a new old stock Resolution and Conqueror quite recently for 1/2 price. Even though it's capable of doing much more than the rest of my system will currently allow it to do I was still very impressed with the difference it made, all with the same cartridge I had been using before.

But spec-wise you don't get much more with the Resolution over the Calypso, considering the £1000 price difference. They share the same motor, bearing and platter, you just get an extra layer of chassis dampening and an upgraded armboard, IIRC.

I've heard good things about the platter and power supply upgrades, but they're not cheap either.
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What Origin live package do you have?
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