- The “Sovereign Special” Platter
- Sovereign MK4 Standard Multi-layer Platter
- Drive System
- Specifications included on all turntables
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Sovereign Turntable Performance
The Sovereign deck is a true high-end design. Extremely well specified, it looks and sounds fantastic – simply a near ultimate deck. The award-winning Sovereign Turntable is a favourite of many audio experts – and is owned by Hi-Fi magazine editors and reviewers alike
Sovereign MK4 & Sovereign Special – Features
The Sovereign Special differs from the Sovereign MK4 by virtue of its remarkably upgraded multi-layer platter. As a rule, the closer a part is to the cartridge the more it affects the performance. You can’t get much closer to the cartridge than the platter and this is where a lot of the magic happens in the highest performing decks. This particular version of the Multilayer platter features some of the key components present in the top of the range Voyager turntables. The result is a huge increase in detail, dynamics and clarity. Music comes alive in a way rarely heard even among the highest end decks. This version of the Sovereign is a highly worthwhile acquisition over the standard Sovereign.
Better specified than decks lower in the Origin Live range, the Sovereign boasts improved decoupling of the main bearing and armboard. The previous MK3-2 version introduced a complex multilayer platter designed to dissipate energy in the most effective manner possible. This proved to be a huge upgrade and resulted in more outstanding comments from the press.
The plinth is high mass and uses systematic decoupling design throughout.
Sovereign’s load-compensating power supply is the culmination of work carried out over decades, and is designed to feed clean power to the motor across a wide range of temperatures.
Sovereign is hand-built in Britain to extremely high standards.
Sovereign is a visually arresting turntable. Its unique styling is purposeful yet elegant, beautifully hand finished with a polished black plinth and chrome suspension pods and accenting.
High Grade Parts
- High mass plinth using low resonance sandwich construction increases bass performance and overall definition
- Triple plinth decoupling helps isolate the deck from its surroundings
- Low resonance, high inertia platter is deeper than lower range models
- Platter decoupled from the bearing with an acoustically inert sub-platter
- Origin Live’s most highly toleranced bearing for the lowest possible friction
- Ultra rigid sub-chassis with unique centre point support and damping devices
- Specially damped, high mass motor housing
- Special high grade oi
Thanks to its unique design, there is nothing to go out-of-tune. A non-suspended design, it is simple to set up for fuss-free performance. VTA arm adjustment is convenient, with open access to the underside of the armboard.
450mm wide, 380mm deep, 160mm high
32kg (heavyweight platter is an additional 2.1kg)
Features in all MK4 Turntables
Ultra Low Friction Bearing
The MK4 Bearing made in house improves on the already extremely high grade bearing of the MK3, renowned for it’s low friction. The new bearing has ultra low levels of vibration thanks to further development. The spindle rotates on a Tungsten carbide ball bearing centered on a hardened thrust pad for low friction and long life.
Unlike decks which “float” the platter using air or magnetic bearings, we believe “earthing” the energy out of the platter is essential for sound purity. To this end we employ a single low contact bearing tip which acts as the energy transmission point.
Low bearing friction is essential to avoid vibration but even high end turntable bearings seldom achieve this. The problems we often notice are flawed design, imperfect straightness, eccentricity, tolerances, surface finishes and even the use of grease.
Oil is made to our own specification and upgrades nearly all other brands of deck which use non-inverted full immersion bearings. This is a clear indication of it’s outstanding quality for turntables.
Light Speed Controller
The MK 4 introduces the Light Speed Controller (LSC) on all decks with it’s rock steady speed (better than most direct drives) and improved sonic performance. More on this important feature can be seen below.
All decks use powerfull, smooth running, Swiss motors. These high grade motors demonstrate the exceptional qualities needed in a good turntable motor such as low cogging, low vibration and ironless cores for elimination of eddy currents which detract from speed stability.
Motors are decoupled using a compliant pad and rubber O rings to minimize vibration and reduce audible noise.
All Origin Live Decks use a single point cantilever suspension where the sub-chassis is mounted at a single semi-flexible point to isolate it from vibration.
The unique Origin Live suspension system avoids softening leading edges in music – which is observed in suspended designs and also avoids the hardness noticed in many non-suspended designs. The results are:
- Superior pitch, rythm and timing
- Great musicality which Origin Live products are renowned for (see reviews)
- Rock solid imaging
- Reduced colouration
- Refined presentation of low level information
- Easy to follow separation in the music and vocals
Surprisingly belt material has a significant influence on sound quality. We use a unique material which dramatically improves on widely used neoprene rubber. This is substantiated by reviewers and clients who use our upgrade belt to upgrade many other brands of belt driven turntables.
The belt is manufactured in house using special material which increases grip and reduces stretch under instantaneous loading – benefits include increased dynamics and deeper bass performance.
Instead of the pulley being made from conventional metals and plastics, a well researched special plastic pulley enables maximum belt grip, resulting in increased definition and dynamics over
Adjustable Feet for easy leveling
- Speed 33rpm & 45rpm
- Wow and Flutter 0.05%
- Absolute Speed Stability 0.0001%
- Mains Voltage can be 220 – 240V or 110V (Deck is configured for your country of residence).
- Armboard will accept 9.5″ and 12″ Origin Live Arms (to order). Rega arms also accepted.
- The Voyager deck will accept any brand of tonearm (to order).
|High Performance Armboard||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
||DC100||DC200||DC200||DC300||DC300 x 2|
|Sub-Chassis Inertia Disc||No||Yes||Yes||No||No|
|Maximum Decouping on Main Bearing
|“Footprint” of deck & Minimum Dimensions of Support Surface (cm) (WxD)||40 x 29||40 x 29||40 x 29||40 x 29||40 x 37|
Overall Size with 9.5 inch arm see top line (cm) (Width x Depth x Height)
For 12 inch arms use lower line
|Shipping Dimensions (cm) (Width x Depth x Height)
||60 x 45 x 16||60 x 45 x 16||60 x 45 x 16||60 x 50 x 30||–|
|Weight Packaged (kg) (Width x Depth x Height)
We are still delivering orders as normal. When your order ships you will still receive tracking details. For UK shipments, Our couriers have procedures in place to ensure deliveries are arriving as quickly & safely as possible. Drivers can now sign for your parcels, however will notify you that they have arrived, in order to ensure you receive your parcel. Signing for the parcel has now been stopped temporally for hygiene reasons. Drivers are also working with customer instructions, so you can ask them to leave the parcel in a safe place (doorstep etc...) if you prefer not to come into direct contact with the driver.
There has been no changes to deliveries with Brexit. All deliveries to the UK mainland, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland are operating as normal. No VAT or charges are applicable.
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