Origin Live Calypso MK4
- BrandsOrigin Live
- Product Code: Origin Live Calypso MK4
- Availability: 1
For out-and-out performance, this deck has all the attributes you could ask for. Strengths lie in superb transparency, timing, musicality, dynamics, and tangible sound-staging. Capable of outperforming much more expensive, respected decks, Calypso MK4 is not going to disappoint you. Also, being neutral and system-friendly, it suits most applications very well.
The Calypso performance improves over Aurora in all aspects of music. In particular bass weight, definition and depth are increased. Resolution across the whole audio spectrum is significantly improved. Dynamics and the projection of voices take on a new realism. These improvements are made possible through the added specific features listed lower down.
Calypso Specific Features
The deck mounts all Origin Live 240mm (9.5″) tonearms. A mounting option to fit 12″ arms is also available, but this is an either/or choice, rather than an addition.
Customers can change over to the 12″ option at a later date, but there’s a considerable saving if you order it with the deck.
The elegant simplicity Calypso MK4 sculpted curves, along with its deep polished finish and top quality machine parts make it a highly attractive design.
Performance Features differentiating this deck from the Aurora
- Heavy inertia disc for mounting the sub-chassis reduces vertical modes of vibration
- Inertia discs positioned at extremities of Plinth resist rotational forces arising from ground and airborne vibration
- Higher grade Swiss Motor with double the Torque of Aurora Motor.
- Higher tolerance Bearing
All Calypso Turntable Reviews
“…it will come as no surprise that I am totally smitten with this player. It is a permanent part of my system and I seriously doubt if there is a player out there that can beat it in terms of outright enjoyment and musical flow. And even in technical and audiophile terms, I’ve not heard a better performance than this.” Read the full review >
Hi-Fi Advice, Christiaan Punter
“Sonically speaking, the Calypso and Encounter were truly addictive. I pretty much lost interest in listening to my digital front end. I marveled at just how much music was locked in a humble LP groove.” Read the full review >
“The musical and sonic resolution of the OL pair results in a deep aesthetic reaction to music, the most satisfactory and consistent I’ve yet experienced. A Most Wanted Component of the Year? Yes.” Read the full review >
“Pace is second to none along with precision and an extremely believable sound stage. Even with the least expensive pick up arm, this turntable projects an image that at times is frighteningly realistic.” Read the full review >
“The Aurora Mk1 provided two years of great pleasure in this home and if the sound it delivered could have be described as good then this upgrade is simply astonishing, and I now understand the praise the Aurora Gold has received from so many reviewers. This is a giant killer of a deck and delivers a true sense of realism in music. Thanks again. ”
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John Betterton, UK – Owner Comment