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Old 18th July 2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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I would like to rewire my older Rega P3. It looks like the cable w/ rca connectors goes directly into the base of the arm. Is this a difficult diy? Is there an inexpensive replacement phono cable out there? I am really new to this but the cable on this year P3 looks pretty flimsy and does not have a ground connection and I am getting a slight hum. Thanks for any help
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Old 18th July 2007, 10:41 PM   #2
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The rb300 arm on your p3 is grounded through the return wire of one of the channels.Not the best way but it is grounded.It is a good idea to replace that cable but better still is to replace the internal wires.Don't do it with cheap offerings,your rb300 already has cheap wires.Make sure that the internal wires will be one piece from headshell to arm cable,without the joint between headshell and internal wires that it has now.If you find the cost too much,then ground the rb300 correctly.Carefully remove the bottom rlastic holder of the arm cable,desolder the black wire you'll see there and solder a separate earth wire on it and make a normal ground connection through it.First thing you'll notice is a more stable imaging as the two channels are now fully symmetrical,and lower noise because of proper grounding.
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Old 19th July 2007, 03:25 AM   #3
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Excellent guide to rewiring your arm here:

http://www.hi-fi.com/diy/rega/
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Old 19th July 2007, 01:55 PM   #4
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Default Rega RB300 rewire

I was hoping there might be a step by step but I wasn't expecting anything that detailed Thanks so much it seems that it will be well worth the effort.
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