Kronos AV
Origin Live
Origin Live is a privately owned British company with a fanaticism to reproduce music as played originaly, live – hence the name Origin Live. We design and manufacture in house which has many advantages for innovation, production costs and quality.Origin Live aims to enrich your musical enjoyment by offering the highest grade products to a standard that outperforms both your expectations and our rivals. Many of our customers become great advocates of our brand, leaving highly enthusiastic feedback.

Origin Live Champion Cartridge
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  • Regular price £2,825.00

‘It is our hope that your carefully crafted, hand-made Soundsmith Origin Live Champion cartridge will bring you many years of listening pleasure. The simple fact is, when we sit at a microscope for hours making each one, that is primary in our thoughts…we hope that each one will bring some joy to the listener.’
Peter Ledermann, Soundsmith President

The Champion employs a very unique “Energy Distribution System” to ensure that the energy gets into the cartridge body properly, and into the waiting tonearm to be damped. It is one of the major design features which make the Champion so effective.

Unlike other low output cartridges, the Champion is a six-sided fully shielded cartridge, and being such, is one of the world’s best hum-free and RF-free cartridges. When properly used with shielded cable from your tonearm, there should be no hum whatsoever.

An advantage of this design is the inherent high level of channel separation. Unlike MC cartridges, a rotation of the generating element in the Champion (moving iron) due to manufacturing tolerances or ageing does not affect the separation at all. Furthermore, unlike moving coil cartridges, our Moving Iron designs CANNOT rotate out of position, maintaining the critical azimuth position for the life of the cartridge.

Load Resistance: 470 to 1K ohms (can run on 47K but may be a little “peaked” on high frequencies.
Stylus: Contact Line Nude diamond 0.100mm SQ
Cantilever: Telescoping Aluminium Alloy
Tracking Force recommended: 1.7 – 1.9 grams
Effective Tip Mass: 0.3mg
Compliance: 10um/mN
Frequency Response: 20 – 20,000 Hz plus or minus 1dB
Channel Separation at 1000 Hz greater than 34dB
Channel Difference: Less than 0.5dB
Output Voltage: 0.4mV
Cartridge Weight: 10.25 Grams
Cartridge Body: Composite

We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

Please always contact us before to make sure the product(s) are available

Express Deliveries

Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!


Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. In order to offer FREE delivery to UK customers, we use several premium couriers to ensure your delivery arrives safe.

Most large orders (over 2kg) ship using DPD or DHL courier and smaller orders (under 2kg) by Royal Mail signed for services.

The most appropriate courier will be chosen for the items ordered to ensure the quickest possible delivery.

We can offer very generous trade in offers across the majority of our product range. 

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If you have any question, please feel free to call us on 03435236169 or email