“There was a staggering difference in clarity and timing, with the OL mat. To actually hear an improvement over a Lexan platter was almost beyond belief, so overall a very satisfactory purchase.”
Tony Sharman – Reviewer, who’s Reviews have been published in 3 Hi Fi Magazines
“I’ve no hesitation in recommending it”
Best Accessory Award – Hi Fi World Magazine
“The turntable mat however is possibly the biggest improvement I have heard from any upgrade so far.”
“I wish to share my experience regarding my vintage Dual 604 – new Nagaoka MP500 initial playback listening tests. I was impressed with the amazing mids and highs of the MM cartridge…but over a period of time, I realized there was an obvious lack of bass in the sound. I knew it wasn’t the cartridge, so I wondered what might be wrong with the TT? As a skeptical move, I simply tried adding the thin 1mm mat from my Rega (the Origin Live brand from the UK) to the top of the Dual platter. To my surprise, I did not expect such a drastic improvement in sound quality. The bass completely came back to life and the tonal balance is restored to a near-perfect level. It is a total transformation of sound quality. It now sounds incredible…the mat is really a very serious piece of equipment on a TT. Thank you, Mark – you are a good man!”
“I have never been able to get closer to the music than I have using my newly purchased mat from Origin live. It’s a level of focus and reality I just haven’t been able to reach before.
If the mat is this good I need to audition your turntables!”
“Just a quick word about your platter mat which I’ve been using for a few days now on my ancient but much upgraded Roksan Xerxes (Inspire plinth, XB3 blobs etc., and mounted on a wall shelf with isolation platform) so I’m used to these tweaks improving performance, but nothing prepared me for the difference your mat made!
I had been using a Roksan R-mat, but yours is in a different league.
I’d read all about the tighter bass, cleaner highs and improved sound stage, so although very welcome, no surprise there, but the improved dynamics was a revelation.
This is by far the most cost effective upgrade I’ve ever made, and I’ve been trawling the murky depths of my vinyl collection in amazement, and several times, during albums I know only too well, I’ve been moved to look up with surprise at a hand clap, a snap of a snare drum, the pluck of a guitar, or the buzz of a bass string
I’m so impressed with the upgrade your mat has made in my system I’ve now ordered the Cartridge Enabler, and if it yields a fraction of the benefits of the mat I will be ecstatic!”