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 Post subject: Rega Tonearm shims
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:34 pm 
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I know this has been discussed elsewhere, but I cannot seem to find it; can anyone recommend a source for tonearm shims? I have mounted an Origin Live 250 on my Thorens 150 MK2, with the Hana SL. It is evident that I need to shim the pivot of the 250 a couple of mm. Any source recommendations would be appreciated!

BTW, the Hana SL is an AWESOME cart! I also have another Rega deck with a Dynavector 10X5 and the Hana currently seems to have more detail, superior imaging. Both are awesome to be truthful.

Once I have the VTA setup I am sure the |Hana will open up even more....thanks for the help!!


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 Post subject: Re: Rega Tonearm shims
PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:38 pm 
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Any Rega dealer should have these - they are cheaper than the 3-point shims.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:22 pm 
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A bicycle dealer should have headset spacers that will fit.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:30 pm 
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Baybloorradio sells rega tonearm shims


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:41 am 
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I bought an Audio Origami VTA shim kit for RB300 on EBay for $30 landed. You get several shims in different thickness to use alone or combined.

Proper VTA with a Shibata will optimize higher frequency response.

The SL seems to be the popular contender for the DV20X2L these days. Bit less money, I wonder if or what tradeoff exists between the two.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:20 am 
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https://www.originlive.com/turntable-ar ... uster.html

The goal with adjusting the VTA is to achieve the recommended 92 degrees SRA. This could be accomplished using shims but you will get better results with a threaded VTA Adjuster such as the one linked above. A USB Microscope is recommended – they are not that expensive.

Check out Corby’s thread.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:39 am 
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thanks all, a threaded VTA adjuster is on its way over the pond today. CAM makes my life soooo much easier (thanks to you all).
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:29 pm 
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Out of curiosity, which VTA adjuster have you acquired ?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:47 pm 
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seba007 wrote:
Out of curiosity, which VTA adjuster have you acquired ?

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Michell. A sloid, stainless steel unit. I'll report once I receive it and install it.


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