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Old 23rd May 2020, 02:06 PM   #1
Bas Horneman is offline Bas Horneman  Netherlands
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Default Share your Ortofon Red experiences please

I ordered and received an Ortofon Red Verso today. Since it was the only Red version the shop I prefer had (and I needed instant gratification). I did however try to find out of that is the version I could fit to my RB250 arm. Since it looked do-able. I got the verso. Guess what? I won't fit the bolt is too short. No biggy since I can just unscrew the top plate and fit longer ones.

Here is my rant though. By using google I could not find a single sentence which arms the verso is suitable for. ( configuration for bottom headshells is the only explanation )

So now when someone googles at least they can find: "Do not order the Verso for your RB250 unless you want to diy". I ordered m2.5 length 6mm and 8mm now. Since the bolt that comes with it is 4mm.

Rant and info over. I'm curious about the experiences from other owners of the Ortofon Red.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 02:34 PM   #2
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Interesting.

A few months ago a friend bought a Quintet Blue and enthused. Not knowing anything about these I went to the Ortofon site and was struck by the prominent note with respect to Rega tonearms. I see the same note on the Red Verso page:
2M Red Verso

Oddly enough, there's no mention of the screw length problem.

And whilst in their FAQs Ortofon advise against pairing their "black" models with Nude Shibata diamonds with Rega arms (because the necessary precision for VTA adjustment cannot be made with spacers) they fail to mention this on the "black" model pages.
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Old 23rd May 2020, 02:49 PM   #3
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Hi mhenschel,

I did notice that text. And added a 4mm spacer...
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