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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 Voyager Turntable
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You may be asking whether the differences between turntables are really significant, and also wondering how much to invest in a good high-end turntable. For advice on what you should be looking for, we have several articles about how to make the right choice.

At the UKs best attended Hi-Fi show in Bristol, we demonstrated our premium Voyager Turntable with speakers costing a mere £169 and a subwoofer at £450. Asking the question “how good can vinyl sound with £169 speakers? Comments varied from awesome to very good with 3 reviewers saying it made the point. We also had an email from 2 professional musicians from the London Philharmonic Orchestra (not clients) who stated this was the best sound they heard at the show.

The Voyager platter uses intricate and unique mechanisms to create the equivalent of mechanical diodes. Traditional heavyweight platters are inadequate  as they reflect vibration from the cartridge to the record. Crude felt mats can only transmit certain frequencies which will cause timing problems.

The Voyager uses a multi-part platter designed to transmit energy at all frequencies without the reflection problems encountered in many platter designs. Energy is controlled by a series of shock absorption mechanisms created from long experience in controlling micro shock waves. Key components are made from highly specified alloys to achieve the highest energy transmission speed and low ringing effects. Material composition, profiling and the right damping methods are critical to accomplish this.

You will notice that the Voyager has many seemingly insignificant details. For example, lightening hole profiles and part shapes are all carefully derived from experience of structural analysis – vital for the correct management of micro-vibrations. This is not the brute force approach adopted by some spectacular decks where energy reflection seems to produce a lack of musicality and subtle mis-timing in micro dynamics.

The Bearing in the standard Voyager has been developed over two decades to yield extremely low levels of friction and vibration. Features include, micron precision, large diameter for absolute rigidity, and special oil.

The motors are specifically developed for powerful smooth rotation whilst maintaining very low levels of vibration. The drive belt consists of a low stretch, high grip material which is now widely recognised (in the form of our “upgrade belt”) as a significant advance over ground neoprene belts.

Up to three, 9 to 12 inch tonearms can be mounted at the same time. Armboards are easily changed and adjusted to make a deck that is customisable and can be personalised to you.

The result is a deck with astonishing speed, clarity and accurate tonal balance. It will spoil you for all other decks.

Voyager-S Specifications and Features

The Voyager and Voyager-S version share the same overall form. The S-version goes much further in terms of sonic performance and no compromise engineering.

Every detail of the Voyager’s design reflects meticulous attention to detail, ranging from the choice of high-strength aerospace alloys to hundreds of tests on various bearing oils.

The features listed below offer a brief overview of the advanced engineering embodied in a Voyager turntable – the culmination of 1,000’s of hours in research and development by a leader in the field.

Platter

Multiple layers of contrasting materials to damp all frequencies evenly – critical to avoid the tonal imbalances of inferior platters.
Machined from solid billets of aerospace alloy to provide minimal flexure coupled with high speed energy dissipation.
Complex milled profiles disrupt resonance patterns
Shock absorbing devices decouple vibration
Motor vibration is blocked from entering the platter by employing a separated lower platter.

Plinth

The aerospace alloy plinth is shaped as an object of art with great looks and inspiring form whilst also possessing high rigidity.
Capacity to mount up to 3 arms of any length
Advanced decoupling techniques to avoid structural resonance
Special Coatings damp high frequency artefacts
Complex internal profiling of pillars
Satin and polished silver finish
Decorative strips in pillars
2 part armboard with additional lightening profiles milled in underside

Bearing

Low friction reduces vibration for increased transparency, resolution and separation.
Tungsten carbide ball bearing on hardened thrust plate.
Exceptionally low-friction oil
Ultra-straight bore achieved by specialist barrelling techniques
Running-surfaces precision-machined then honed to the nearest micron.

Drive System

Motors

Two High Torque, low cogging DC motors from a leading Swiss manufacturer.

Belt

Special low stretch, high grip belt material – superior to neoprene / polyester belts commonly employed. Delivers direct drive like timing.

Pulleys

Special hard-to-machine, high grip plastic pulley in preference to metal. Bored for accuracy as opposed to commonly used cheaper reaming as this can produce imperceptible pulley wobble. Higher precision creates rock solid timing with improved imaging and transparency.

Motor Speed Control & Power Supply

Speed control is electronically switched between 33rpm and 45 rpm.The two powerfull motors drive the platter at constant speed with no measurable deviation from absolute speed.  The high degree of accuracy derives from the high motor quality and superb low noise circuit design. This includes instanteneous load compenstion while absolute speed stability is achieved through super accurate measurement of actual platter speed (LSC).

Voyager’s load-compensating power supply is the culmination of work done over several decades, and is designed to feed clean power to the motor across a wide range of temperatures. It uses sophisticated circuitry, higher grade components and a top quality transformer.

Transformer

Fully balanced specially wound transformer creates low noise, low impedance current delivery free of mains DC offset and other artefacts.

  • 33.33 & 45rpm speed
  • Platter Mass 9kg
  • Overall Weight 27.8kg
  • Belt drive on DC speed motor
We have several deomonstation areas in both of our branches. Please give us a call on 03435236169 or email support@kronosav.com to enquire about hearing products at your local branch. 

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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!

Details

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 support@kronosav.com