Instructions to burn in tonearm cables
Origin Live arms take a very long time to burn in their cables and do not sound anything like the
final performance when first used. To speed up this process we offer the “burn in cable” which
speeds up the process enormously.
To burn in your arm cable
1) Plug the phono plugs of the “burn in” leads into your CD player outputs.
2) Next attach the pins on the other end of the burn in cable into the headshell cartridge clips which
emerge from the end of your tonearm.
3) Lastly plug your tonearm external leads into a line level input on your amp or pre-amp BUT
NOT YOUR PHONO STAGE OR PHONO INPUT OR DAMAGE WILL RESULT. You should
now play a music CD on your CD player using “repeat” if possible for 24 hours or more. It is
important select the amplifier input so that your speakers play the CD. Once you have checked that
the CD is passing signal into the speakers you can turn the volume down to zero or very low
volume but do not change the input selection. There is no danger of overloading the tonearm cables
even if you play at loud levels.
The signal from the CD player is many thousands of times higher than a cartridge output and burns
in your cables very quickly without incurring any wear on cartridges or records. However for some
reason the arm still needs a little time to burn in with your cartridge afterwards as well before you
commence serious listening.
CD PLAYER OUTPUT
Burn in cable
Red wire from burn in cable to red headshell tag.
“Paired” green screen wire with red wire to green headshell tag
White wire from burn in cable to white headshell tag.
“Paired” blue screen wire with white wire to blue headshell tag
Arm cable
ANY LINE LEVEL AMPLIFIER INPUT
Note the input must be selected and playing
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