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Origin Live Voyager Turntable

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Voyager turntable is the culmination of over 25 years experience in the art of turntable design. Time honoured techniques are allied with innovative new ideas to create what has been described as the pinnacle of vinyl reproduction.

Voyager is the culmination of over 25 years research into the art of turntable design. Performance derives from many tried and tested techniques along with innovative ideas. This is nothing less than you would expect from Origin Live's track record of 17 Awards won through intensive experience in this field.

The Voyager is also available in an "S" version where no expense is spared. If there was ever a perfect deck, this is it. Expensive ultra high strength alloys are employed alied with further intricate machining and numerous refinements to details. A 2nd drive motor is also added which further increases the already outstanding dynamics. Every care has been taken with the usual conscientiousness of Origin Live, to produce an utterly exceptional performer.

Special attention has been devoted to the design of the platter and bearing assembly. This embodies the concept of transmiting energy instantaneously from the record, whilst also preventing vibration from the motor, the bearing, and the environment, entering the record. This sounds simple but is close to impossible to achieve in practice.

The Voyager platter uses intricate and unique mechanisms to create the equivalent of mechanical diodes. For non electrical readers, a diode allows electrical energy to flow only forwards but not backwards. Traditional heavyweight platters are inadequate to achieve this requirement as they tend to reflect vibration in the record (produced by the cartridge), straight back into the stylus. Crude felt mats can only transmit certain frequencies which cause timing problems and other issues.

The Voyager uses a multi part platter designed to transmit energy at all frequencies without the reflection problems encountered in many platter designs. The 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 highest energy transmission speed and low "ringing" effects. Material compostion, profiling and the right damping methods are critical to accomplish this.

True expertise is the ability to know which details make all the difference. Its easy to invest enormous sums in fancifull notions that don't necessarily make a musicaly coherent product.

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 manangement of micro-vibration. 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 decades to yield extremely low levels of friction and vibration. Features include, micron precision, large diameter for absolute rigidity, and a special oil.

The motor is chosen for powerfull smooth rotation whilst maintaining very low levels of vibration.

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, threads, tapes etc.

The Voyager plinth is constructed from high grade alloy and carefully damped to reduce ringing effects.

Up to 3 off, 9" to 12 inch tonearms can be mounted at the same time. Armboards are easily changed and adjusted.

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

Technical Specifications

  • 33 & 45rpm speed
  • Platter Mass 9kg
  • Overall Weight 27.8kg
  • Belt drive on DC speed motor

We endeavour to despatch same day (for orders placed up to 2pm) on available stock items to the vast majority of UK mainland addresses. Please remember to check with us first for a physical stock check if next day delivery is important to you.

UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Free delivery also applies to the Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland but may take a day or so longer. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS: We offer competitive rates which can be confirmed by email. Please just ask – we will need a full delivery address and telephone number. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail Small Packets Airmail with International Tracked and/or Signed depending on value of item and availability of the service. Larger International shipments are sent by insured and tracked services using DPD, DHL or UPS. If there are any delays due to specific customs regulations, etc, you will be contacted by Hifisound or by the courier with a request for any further information required. Customs duties do not apply for shipments into any EU country (for a full list please refer to the EU Country List). Customs duties can apply for countries outside of the EU. Customers in these countries are responsible for all taxes and duties incurred when the items enter their country.

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