ILLUSTRIOUS TONEARM - brilliant performanceReview Comments"The best tonearm I've heard to date ...brilliantly detailed yet utterly musical, this arm is set to join the ranks of the all-time greats. Wholeheartedly recommended" - David Price- HiFi Worldfull review
"...and the winner is... the Origin Live Illustrious, a pick-up arm that is quite simply breathtaking." - Albert Lee - Hi-Fi World (Group comparison test of 7 tonearms)full review
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Further product information such as specifications are found on side menu items such as "Key information" Tonearm PerformanceGround-breaking design is behind the astonishing performance of the Illustrious arm. This award winning arm has been highly acclaimed as a true performance leader. in fact most arms don't even come close. The outstanding dynamics, bass power and transparency that this arm produce are a revelation.
Hybrid arm tube composed of 5 materials has better energy dissapating qualities and higher rigidity than the Encounter tube, yielding increased transparency, dynamics and bass performanceUltra low friction dual pivot bearings yield vastly increased clarity and sweet, precise treble free from smearing.
Floating vertical bearings decouple the armtube from the deck and prevent it adding colour to the sound.
High mass Yoke results in more solid performance in most aspects of the music but particularly the bass.
High strength aircraft alloy headshell for increased dynamics
Copper conductor plugs are among of the highest quality available to provide a precise, tight electrical connection that eliminates signal degradation.