The turntable comes equipped with the new Origine tonearm and with or without a supplied Ortofon MC-1 Turbo; a high-output moving coil phono cartridge. This unipivot tonearm is cleverly designed with its pivot contact point set on the same plane as the record contact point with the stylus and with the tracking force counterweight for added stability while tracking the grooves. The compliance of a phono cartridge, or the “springiness” of the cantilever/motor suspension assembly, plays an important role with unipivot tonearms. We address this issue by using a movable arm tube weight that we nicknamed “the olive” which allows to vary the tonearm’s effective mass. This adjustability enables to make a better match of compliance and effective mass, thus allowing the use of a very wide range of phono cartridges with the Origine. The Origine tonearm has internal wiring from Cardas Audio!
Drive: AC synchronous outboard motor, belt driven, external power supply
Tonearm: Unipivot with adjustable effective mass to accommodate various phono cartridge compliances.
Dustcover : A full dustcover for the Origine is available as an option
Tonearm effective length: 240 mm
Platter spindle center to tonearm mounting hole center :225 mm
Power supply: 18V AC
without dustcover: (483 x 356 x 127) mm(19 x 14 x 5) inchs
with dustcover: (495 x 381 x 146) mm(19½ x 15 x 5¾) inchs
Weight: 7.7 kg or 17 pounds (including the motor)