Encounter Tonearm wins “best tonearm award” from Hi-Fi World Magazine.
We are very pleased to have just won the “Best Tonearm Award”
in Hi Fi World magazine for the 12 inch Encounter MK3C.
This is a fantastic endorsement of the new 12 inch versions which
are available now on all our arms. The award write up ends
“In all then, the new Encounter 12in proved a £1745 delight,
well worth our award”
In addition to this we also received a nice write up in
Hi Fi + magazine December issue on the Zephyr arm at £970 stating
“This is a very good arm at a very very good price.
It’s an enthusiast arm made by an enthusiast for an enthusiast……
getting a sound quality that anyone would fall in love with.
If you think the high end begins with high price and ends up with bling,
the Origin Live Zephyr will prove a breath of fresh air for vinyl lovers.
A strong recommendation” – HI FI+magazine
People often ask what the difference is sonically between a 9.5 inch arm
and a 12 inch arm? The answer is firstly that the reduced tracking distortion
manifests itself in a more effortless and coherent presentation,
bass weight also increases surprisingly and the presentation is generally
smoother all round. On the downside there is a slight loss of speed and
transient attack but overall the timing of the 12 inch is more coherent and we prefer
it’s sound. Having said this, there is not a vast difference and the
overall character of each arm model shines through predominantly on both versions
of the same arm. For example a 12 inch Silver would not outperform a
9.5 inch Zephyr which is one step up in the range and therefore has
significantly better performance.
Kindest Regards Mark