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Old 8th January 2008, 07:18 PM   #1
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Default Rega mods possible for a goldring gr1.2?

Right, here's my story...
I think I can get my hands on a new goldring gr1.2 tt for 125 which is a very good price round these parts...
What I want to know is what sort of upgrage path would I be able to go for.
I know the tonearm is derived from the rb250, would I be able to fit the upgraded counterweights designed for the original rb250?
What about the motor and the main bearing, would I be able to apply the mods for these as well? I know that the dia for the goldrings main bearing is 12mm, what's the dia of the planars main bearing?
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Old 9th January 2008, 05:44 AM   #2
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Go for the Michell Tecnoweight..period. RB250 standard counterweight is the achilles heel.

You'll also need a stylus force gauge for assurance.

Bearing for Rega P3, and Planar 3 are 18mm bearing.
The Rega P2 have a smaller diameter bearing at 12mm.

You've not stated the age of your TT but if its seen many years of service, clean up the spindle, bearing assembly and relube with 2-3 drops of Hypoid 80W/90 gear lube..thats all thats needed. Some say replace that steel ball with an exotic one like ceramic and it improves the sound...some may believe. I've yet to try this out.
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Old 9th January 2008, 10:39 PM   #3
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great info there cool..

can i just add

if its the standard package with cheapish mm cart... maybe you should be thinking of cart upgrade 1st?

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Old 10th January 2008, 08:41 PM   #4
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I would agree, Cartridge, then Counterweight, then loose the MDF platter and make something better or get an Achroplat from Funk. Then rewire the arm.
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