Rega: 99% Tonearm, 1% Table.

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Rega: 99% Tonearm, 1% Table.

Postby Geek » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:02 am

Been working on a few of these at the shop. Including *ugh* rewiring the arms (hint: SCSI cable)

We had a rush (flea market?) of no-name-brand TT's requiring 12V, 150mA wallwart supplies for really, really cheap turntables.

Had a rush of Rega tables with owners wanting $1K+ cartridges.

Plinth, drive and platter of the Rega and the no-name-brand were close enough to have come out of the same factory! =:o :'(
(actually, the belt of the no-name-brand was easier to replace.... if the Rega is off 0.2mm, it caused a SIGNIFICANT speed error)

Just thought as a tech, I'd toss this out there.....
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Re: Rega: 99% Tonearm, 1% Table.

Postby Shannon Parks » Mon Aug 18, 2014 1:14 pm

I feel better about my Technics tables now. (lol)

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Re: Rega: 99% Tonearm, 1% Table.

Postby dannyr » Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:22 pm

Geek, what scsi cable do you recommend for a arm rewire? Thanks.
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Re: Rega: 99% Tonearm, 1% Table.

Postby Geek » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:58 am

We just went to the local computer shop for a handfull out of their recycling box. It's a rubberized insulation with really thin stranded wire that works out about 32 AWG. Really fexible.
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Re: Rega: 99% Tonearm, 1% Table.

Postby dannyr » Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:14 pm

so the internal flat ribbon type?
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Re: Rega: 99% Tonearm, 1% Table.

Postby Geek » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:13 pm

Must be it, as I have to pull apart the strands.

Works out well, as they have all the colours - red, green, white, blue and black.

When you use those up and just have a pile of white, just use Sharpies of appropriate colour for the ends.

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Re: Rega: 99% Tonearm, 1% Table.

Postby dannyr » Sat Feb 06, 2016 12:08 am

That actually sounds like it's a external cable. I wonder if I still have any around. The internal is a flat ribbon all white like a old IDE cable except more wires.
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Re: Rega: 99% Tonearm, 1% Table.

Postby Geek » Sat Feb 06, 2016 2:34 am

Sometimes mouse wire can be used, if it's flexible enough.

Lucked out one time... cheapest no-name-brand Chinese mouse I had, had similar cable in it and it was SILVER to boot! :))

The more expensive mice use a wire that's more like stiff wire-wrap wire and useless in a tonearm.
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