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Old 29th January 2013, 04:32 PM   #41
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What are the little silver cylinder things in the middle picture?
Slide on contacts for the cartridge pins, they're quite nice if you're not injudicious with the solder..
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Old 29th January 2013, 04:38 PM   #42
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I thought they must be cartridge tags but they looked a bit big. I've never seen ones like that. Do they have some kind of spring or something to fit different sizes of pin?
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Old 29th January 2013, 05:02 PM   #43
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What are the little silver cylinder things in the middle picture?
those are the 1877phono rhodium cartridge clips.
i'm still waiting on the 1877phono 90deg din plug
i have about 20ft of mogami 2534 cryo treated now and a set of vampire rca's
so just need the 90deg plug and i'm good to go

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Old 27th February 2013, 11:36 PM   #44
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got the arm wired and it was a fun job . here is some pics of the process and also a ortofon 2m red that i scored on ebay for $60.
my old well used cartridges
a ortofon mc 10 super lo output mc
a pickering xsv300 mm cartrige
andante h sumiko mm cartridge
i bought the ortofon 2m red after reading many great reviews of this cartridge .
the ortofon mc10 super is a very nice catridge but i'm using a counterpoint sa2000 preamp. it has no built in phono processing . i would like to find some step up transformers so i can use it.

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Old 28th February 2013, 07:27 PM   #45
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How about a picture of the whole arm?

I built up an LP12 for a guy recently with an RB300 on it. The cartridge was a Denon DL-110 and I'll tell you what, that cart is a great match on the RB300. Works really well. The DL-103 is maybe a better cart and it can work well on a Rega but it takes work. The DL-110 hits the spot straight out of the box.
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Old 28th February 2013, 07:56 PM   #46
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How about a picture of the whole arm?

I built up an LP12 for a guy recently with an RB300 on it. The cartridge was a Denon DL-110 and I'll tell you what, that cart is a great match on the RB300. Works really well. The DL-103 is maybe a better cart and it can work well on a Rega but it takes work. The DL-110 hits the spot straight out of the box.
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yes for sure more pics to come. tonite im working arm the arm height. i have 4 of the rega spacers and i really want to nail this right on .
i'm going to try try the 2m red first. as it is a mm and my phono preamp prefers that.
the andante h and the pickering are 80's and very well used . the mc10 super not so much. it was only used on and off when i had a mc preamp .
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Old 28th February 2013, 09:27 PM   #47
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The Denon DL-110 is a high-output moving-coil which works perfectly into a moving-magnet stage! I'm not saying you should rush out and buy one, just a thought for the future.
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Old 1st March 2013, 01:04 AM   #48
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i would love to have a denon dl-110 but just can't sing it right now. i'm $200 into this now and still need to get a output cable . so total will be like $400 to $500.
the ortofon 2m was just a low cost mm new one to try all new arm upgrades. it was reviewed many times to be the best under a selling price of $125. i got it for $60 on ebay so see what i mean, just for low cost try.
tonite i settled on the 4 spacers for arm height.

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Old 1st March 2013, 05:31 PM   #49
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Looks good. Sure you've got enough washers under there though? ;0) Looks too high to me. I have an RB300 on an LP12 and I don't have any.

I'm sure the 2M RED will be a perfectly good cartridge. You're quite right to put the money into the arm first, it makes more of a difference.

Remember, don't do up the arm pillar lock-nut too tight. Just a firm nip will do. If it's too tight it hurts the sound.
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Looks good. Sure you've got enough washers under there though? ;0) Looks too high to me. I have an RB300 on an LP12 and I don't have any.

I'm sure the 2M RED will be a perfectly good cartridge. You're quite right to put the money into the arm first, it makes more of a difference.

Remember, don't do up the arm pillar lock-nut too tight. Just a firm nip will do. If it's too tight it hurts the sound.
i know it looks that way but the platter on the heybrook is so thick. vta is correct with the arm sitting level to the platter when the cartridge is mounted and on a record right?
i've wanted to rewire this arm for years and i'm very excited to have it done and give it the first listen.
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