The new Oracle Audio Origine turntable was created with one goal in mind; answering the historical demand for an affordable, quality built and long-lasting record player from Oracle. The Origine was meant to be the entry point, at the "origin" of their product lineup, while maintaining the high standards of excellence that one expects from an Oracle product!
With its outline shaped like the footprint of the flagship Delphi turntable, its feet system derived from Oracle's CD players and with the platter inherited from the Paris turntable, the Origine carries the signature of Oracle’s design. It harbors a two-bushing spindle holder which is a direct descendant of the vintage Delphi’s main bearing, which are still functioning well today after 30+ years! The Origine is equipped with an outboard synchronous AC motor that drives the platter using a belt around its perimeter. The two-step pulley of the Origine allows playback at 33 rpm and 45 rpm.
The Origine turntable comes equipped with a brand new Origine tonearm with a supplied Ortofon 2M Blue phono cartridge. The Origine tonearm is a cleverly designed unipivot tonearm whose pivot contact point was set on the same plane as the record contact point with the stylus and with the tracking force counterweight for added stability while tracking the grooves. Unipivot tonearms are known to be sensitive to the cartridge’s compliance and the Origine tonearm addresses the issue with an adjustable arm tube weight to compensate for the cartridge’s compliance, again for increased stability. The Origine tonearm is wired with Cardas phono wiring.