SOLD Origin Live upgrade platter mat and Gravity One stabiliser



Renaissance Wammer
Mar 2, 2021
Sandhurst, UK
HiFi Trade?
  1. Yes
Lockdown sent me off on an interesting exercise in testing out mats, weights and clamps on various turntables - idler and belt drive - which led to some fascinating conclusions - I’ll be posting this in the near future.

In the meantime I now have far too many of these things. So having a sell-off. All are in good condition with relatively minimal use.

First of all, the Origin Live mat and Gravity One weight. This is a lightweight solution, the mat has a lot of followers among the LP12 fraternity as a clear improvement on the felt mat, it’s around the same thickness but a shade heavier and less floppy, and in my experience less likely to lift from static. Though actually it's a good match on unsuspended TTs as well, worked very well on my Thorens TD124. Some reviews here.

My experiments concluded that the mat worked best with the Gravity One 'weight' - though weight is something of a mismomer as it only weighs 67g and therefore is absolutely perfect with suspended turntables, not disturbing the suspension to any perceptible extent (I have a Thorens TD160B here as well as my TD124). To me it has a similar effect to the Shun Mook clamp in terms of managing resonance without damping them. A review here 2 LP album offers,in the mid-upper bass .

List price before postage is £258 for the pair so how about £185 posted? I don't recall ever seeing this pair offered for sale previously anywhere which may well be indicative of how good it is. BTW, the mat isn't for sale separately from the weight - it's only £46 new and I would suggest much better than, say, an Achromat for that amount of money.

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