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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:54 am 
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Hello,

I'm in the market for a new / used tonearm and I've nailed down to either the Rega RB700 or the Origin Live Silver.

I've not had the chance to listen or see either of these in person and was wondering the CAM Members out there can offer advice.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:01 pm 
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What table and cart you palnning on using?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:09 pm 
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kb007 wrote:
What table and cart you palnning on using?


I have a Planar 3 with a ton of Mods on it, but it came with a SME 3009 MK III which requires an Engineering degree to do a simple set up so I sold it.

I'll be looking at Dynavector and Ortofon Carts.


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Go for an Audiomods rega if you have the cash - it is well worth the investment.


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IMHO the RB700 is not a huge upgrade over say the 303 or 300. Yeah it has some goodness, but it's not huge. The RB900 or RB1000 would be a far better arm on a P3.

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Talk to John at Purefidelity.ca He carries a few different tonearms that are all Rega geometry and he can give you an idea of the differences. He is in BC as well.

I have liked the modified Rega arms. I currently have his K2 arm, but have an Origin modified RB250 on another deck that is also great.


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i have a RB700 on a Rega P5 with the GrooveTracer subplatter, Delrin Platter, white belt etc upgrades
previously had a Denon 301 MKII cartridge (which was fine) and currently running a Hana LOMC and very happy with it.

i can't speak to the Origin Line Silver.
i would say that if you are looking at a Rega P3 then the RB700 would be a significant upgrade over the original arm.
at some point you have to decide is it worth investing more in just an arm or perhaps a whole new table?
plenty of choices out there and only you can decide your budget.
best of luck.


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Unless you've modified the base, this could be tricky. The SME cut-out on your turntable won't accommodate any arm that doesn't use their racetrack-shaped hole. Ask Audiomods if they have an adaptor plate.


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