Origin Live Resolution MK3-1 Turntable

Origin has three tonearm options to compliment the Resolution. Also available with dual armboard. Many cartridge choices available 

“Makes you want to keep listening record after record. This is one of the truly special products I’ve reviewed, regardless of price.” – Michael Fremer, Analog Planet

Winner – “GRUVY” Turntable Award, Analog Planet

New MK3-1 version includes motor, power supply and transformer upgrades over MK3 version!

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Audio Revelation is a full line Origin Live dealer with four Origin turntables and six tonearms ready to play. Remember, we specialize in analog with twelve tables, fourteen arms, sixteen cartridges and twelve phono preamps up and running from $3,000 to over $30,000 (table, arm & cartridge)!


“The Resolution Mk3 and Illustrious tonearm produce the kind of sonics that make you want to keep listening record after record… it works brilliantly, is well built and the price is right. I hope you get my drift: this is one of the truly special products I’ve reviewed over the past 27 years, regardless of price.”
 – Michael Fremer, Analog Planet (read the review)

Product of the Year Award
“The new Resolution MK2 is one of the quietest turntables I have yet heard… The Resolution MK2 and Encounter MK3 are superbly designed and built, and proved a pleasure to use…The result then was breathtaking power and passion, without the need to turn up the volume particularly high… It was thumbs aloft then for the latest Origin Live Resolution and Encounter tonearm.”
 – Hi-Fi World

Most Wanted Compenent of the Year Award
“Improved harmonics and tonality were obvious almost right out of the gate. The ambience that filled my dining room caused an immediate stir of emotions… the enhanced tonal shadings produced by this combo made me sit up and pay close attention immediately. The pace, rhythm and timing (PRaT) were stunningly present… You could have knocked me over with a feather.”
 – Clement Perry, Editor, Stereo Times (read the review)




Origin Live Resolution MK3-1 Turntable

Origin Live has always made great sounding analog gear that cost far less than it’s performance would warrant. True, they aren’t made like a German tank (heck, only a one or two UK companies do that) but everyone who hears them is more than impressed finding them impossible to beat for the money. In recent years they’ve become very simple to set up, super reliable and play forever with no fuss. If you want a warm mushy sound, this isn’t for you. If you want a hyper analytical sound, this isn’t for you. If you want as much energy, clarity and emotional impact as possible combined with musical depth and warmth in your listening room than Origin Live is the table you need to be hearing.

The elegant Origin Live Resolution MK3-1 Turntable is designed for music lovers who wish to enjoy their records to the fullest with near perfection at less than perfection pricing. The Resolution brings your vinyl replay close enough to the ultimate to satisfy virtually any music lover. The recreation of an original musical performance involves many factors: High priorities are dynamics, tonal accuracy, transient speed, sound-staging and definition. Dynamics and tonal accuracy are especially important for realism. The ability of the Resolution to handle every one of these factors separates this turntable from most others. Powerful dynamics, superb transparency and tangible sound staging will keep you listening to your record collection for many years to come. The deck’s natural, musical presentation makes it compatible with almost any hi-fi system.

New, Improved MK3.1 version!

 Improvements over original MK3 version:

  The DC 300 motor that runs significantly smoother and with higher torque than any of the dozens of motors previously used or tested. This allows greater resolution and pitch stability while simultaneously delivering greater dynamics, pace and bass slam.

– The turntable power supply has also been improved to include temperature and load compensation so speed.

– The upgrade transformer (optional) has also been dramatically improved using a fully balanced, noise reducing configuration, allied with a purpose built design to improve mains isolation. Marked improvements to all aspects of sound quality are immediately apparent when comparing this with the original transformer.

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Origin Live has introduced a number of major improvements in the MK3 range of turntables dramatically improving on their design of award winning products. The new decks represent a significant increase in performance and value to an already superb sound.

Technical enhancements over previous MK2 models are:

•New type of thicker Acrylic platter material.
•New Bearing hub designed for faster energy transmission.
•Lower friction bearing.
•Increased size of plinth for improved aesthetics and stability.
•New, hand made, belt Material delivers better sound.

The result is music reproduction with particular improvements in:

•Rock solid imaging.
•Reduced colouration.
•Refined presentation of low level information.
•More refined separation of individual insturments and vocals.

Origin Live Resolution MK3 Turntable 


  • Extremely high-grade bearing, precision bored, honed and polished.  The bearing rotates in a pure film of special oil with no surface to surface contact other than the load bearing tip. The load bearing tip acts as a single energy transmission point, essential for sound purity.
  • Platter material is a specially formulated acrylic .
  • Origin tables are non-suspended yet the entire sub-chassis rest on a single point for superb isolation from vibration.
  • Heavy inertia disc for mounting the sub-chassis reduces vertical modes of vibration. Inertia disc pods resist rotational forces due to ground and air borne vibrations. 
  • “Ultra” load compensating motor regulation circuit  incorporates higher grade components and improved stability. Speed control is easily switched electronically between 33 and 45 rpm (78 rpm is also available on request) and pitch adjustable.

Power supply

Sovereign’s load-compensating power supply is the culmination of work done over several decades, and is designed to feed clean power to the motor across a wide range of temperatures. It uses highly sophisticated circuitry, higher grade components and a top quality transformer. Speed control is switched electronically between 33 rpm and 45 rpm.

Setting up

Thanks to its unique design, it is simple to set up for years of fuss-free performance. VTA arm adjustment is convenient and precise.

Flexible arm fitting – The Origin Live Resolution MK3 Turntable can readily accomodate most arms such as SME, Rega, Graham and more.


  • Dimensions: 19″ width, 16″ depth, 6″ height.
  • Weight: 30lbs
  • 3 year warranty


Upgrade transformer – Simple and significant performance enhancement easy to do at any time!

Dual Armboard – available for an extra charge.