You may need spacers, depending upon the height of the cartridge. You want the arm parallel with the record if possible.gpi said:No you don't need spacers to change a cart. Just make sure it's aligned correctly. You can dowmload and print a rega specific alignment gauge from vinylengine.
Ah, well that depends on a fair bit of assumption dunnit. For instance taking it as a given that the stylus rake angle (vta) is **** on to the cart body for starters. In my experience most carts sound better a**e down *. Anyways as a starter go for parallel but judge it by the top of the cart / underside of the headshell. Or bottom of the cart if its a boxy design. Then fine tune it jase .Grottyash said:You want the arm parallel with the record if possible.
Well you spend your time doing that, I'll put a cart on and listen to records instead of listening to the hifi.Grottyash said:You may need spacers, depending upon the height of the cartridge. You want the arm parallel with the record if possible.gpi said:No you don't need spacers to change a cart. Just make sure it's aligned correctly. You can dowmload and print a rega specific alignment gauge from vinylengine.
Seriously??gpi said:Jason, just thinking about your Rega Elys cart. It's not a bad cart and you'd probably need to go higher than the CA Aurum Classic or Goldring 1000 series to better it. As for mounting a different cart, yes they can vary in depth but not enough to worry about adding spacers. Have you ever raised the arm rear by 1 mm and heard a difference because I sure haven't?
Cheers Bretty,bretty said:Do you like a lean sound jase? the 2500 is bright, mate. I know the reviews say it is the nuts, among the trade it's really seen as a dog. Try and find it's test graph on the t'interweb. wheres it should be a flat response across the frequencies, it has a big increase in the high frequencies. If you want a Goldring, the 1042 is much better. You can get the 1042 for £200 from Superfi.
I was going to buy the 2500 myself, until I spoke to three dealers and they all said the exact same thing.
Yeah that's what I was thinking Bretty,bretty said:personally, no I wouldn't go second hand. Ypu never really know what you're getting.
I'm seriously considering the 1042, myself. Me and you have similar tastes in music and I think it's gonna be a good fit for both of us. We need some bass slam for when we're grunging it up
I've just phoned my new guy for a price on the 1042. I'll let you know what he says: he's usually cheaper than the other places.
Chears Bretty,bretty said:He was a bit off the pace with his pricing: £215. Looks like Superfi is the cheapest, then.
My understanding is that Bretty loved the DL103 on the RPM4, it just wasnt right on the Michell and Technoarm (I believe because the Technoarm is a low mass tonearm)......The RB300 is a heavier tonearm and therefore if its anything like the 110, should be appropriate.Grottyash said:
Thanks Grottyash, Overall reviews seem to say its a good cartridge with a flat response across the spectrum, although some sibilance (sp?) on occasions on the RB300 arm. hmmm not sure whether it would be better or as good as the 1042 though. Shame I cant get a demo of the Goldring 2500 to see for my own ears how that sounds.Grottyash said:
Ahhh I got the wrong end of the stick regarding the cartridgesbretty said:Grottyash said:Ok, you've made your point, Grot. Let it go, now mate. The anger can't be doing your blood pressure any goodI hereby fully retract all statements made on the 31st march, regarding the Goldring 2500. I realise now that I not only hurt the cartridge, but the feelings of the cartridges' family. I now wish to be given the space to deal with the guilt that lays heavy upon my heart.
Jase, I didn't have the Denon on the RPM4. I had a woeful Ortofon to start with, and then replaced it with the Shure. I don't think MC's are for me, mate, at least not the cheaper ones like my Denon. It's just too weedy with rock, and i'm listening to more of it these days, so it aint gonna work for me. It might be ok in a warmer system. My Exposures are pretty neutral and my speakers are studio monitors that add very little colouration.
Now that we're FaceBook buddies (you were like Columbo tracking me down. The only info I gave out here was my full name and what my profile pic is of. Dunno how you found me from those tiny nuggets) I have a super duper offer for ya. If you want to try the Denon out for yourself, you can have mine, for nada, zip, zilch, diddly squat and b*gger all. Just pay the postage and it's yours. If you want it, send me a msg on FB and we'll get it sorted.