Ringmat Rega Tonearm Spacer 2mm Thick
Where a turntable has a Rega tonearms, there is no manual adjustment to the height of the tonarm at the pivot end. In some cases, this may preclude the setting of an accurate stylus rake angle for the cartridge. These Ringmat Rega Spacers can be used in order to increase the height at the pivot end of the tonearm. They are placed between the underside of the tonearm pivot and the top of the plinth or tonearm board of the turntable.
In order to do this, first ensure the stylus tip and cantilever are protected during the ensuing process and that the tonearm lead is safely disconnected from the phono stage. Also, note the position/alignment of the tonearm to the platter and sides of the plinth so that, when repositioning the arm after the Tonearm Spacer has been added, the same alignment is retained. Start by unscrewing the retaining nut, which holds the tonarm in place and is situated under the plinth or tonearm bard, and then removing it and withdrawing the tonearm from the turntable. Pass the phono plugs through the 2mm Spacer and draw the Spacer up to a position directly underneath the tonearm pivot. Replace the tonearm, leaving the Spacer between the underside of the pivot and the top of the plinth or tonearm board and secure the retaining nut as it was before dismantling the tonearm from the turntable. Before tightening the nut, check that the tonearm is correctly aligned.
Discovered that with the Rega RB250 arm & having fitted an Ortofon 2M red, a local dealer mentioned since it is 18mm high compared to 14mm of standard Rega cart, it needs a spacer (or 2) to lift arm so is at least level or slightly 'tail up'. Purchased 1 of these, easy to fit & yep, has made quite the difference! Arm now level & sound fuller, better sound separation/busy parts of tracks more 'spaced'/less 'cluttered' sound, diminished sibilance & bass slightly weightier. Interested to add another 2mm & see, as this will be the 4mm difference between the 2 carts!
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