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 Post subject: Pete Riggle-VTAF
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:54 pm 
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http://www.vtaf.com/vtafdescription.html
Seriously considering this for my Rega/RB 300 arm.
Anyone ever use one?
They really look worthwhile.

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 Post subject: Re: Pete Riggle-VTAF
PostPosted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 1:09 pm 
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I had one several years ago when I was running a Rega arm, it worked great. He has accessories that allow it to be used with most any table. I sold mine off awhile ago after I upgraded my tonearm to one that had VTA built


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 Post subject: Re: Pete Riggle-VTAF
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Yes, done it on a previous Rega RB 700 on JA Michell Gyro.
I really enjoyed it and I think you will too.
Enjoy

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 Post subject: Re: Pete Riggle-VTAF
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I don`t have one yet but I plan on Purchasing one for my SME 1V Arm in the next couple of months
I have heard very good things about these products and i expect that they are a Very worthwhile
addition to any tonearms that do not already have that option included.
The SME 1V VTAF upgrade is somewhat more complicated than the one for the Rega Arm
But I am sure it is of Very high quality.


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 Post subject: Re: Pete Riggle-VTAF
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My old Technics SL1200 has built in VTAF and it can really make a good cartridge sound much better.


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 Post subject: Re: Pete Riggle-VTAF
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I have the VTAF under a modded RB250....much better than the Michell adjuster I was using beforehand. Does just what it says on the tin. I didn't get the Teflon strips....not sure how necessary they are, but I'd imagine they'd be a good idea if you intend to play with it a lot.

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 Post subject: Re: Pete Riggle-VTAF
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I had one on my maxxed out RB300. It elevated the performance of the arm for sure. And it comes with different thickness brass strips to shim your cart. Only drawback is you have to enlarge your arm mount hole and screw a double post to your plinth.
Cheers, Doug


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I am interested... I have an RP-3 with RB303, stock arm with Kerry Titanium weight and Groove Tracer subplatter & bearing. I ran a few carts on this deck... Rega Elys & Exact. Switched to a 2M Bronze. I haven't adjusted VTA, and it sounds fine. It's only a tiny bit bigger than the Rega carts. but, they say it should be 2mm higher. I tried removing the felt mat, and found little difference. Perhaps it isn't quite 2mm, but it didn't make a difference audibly to me.


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