- Dec 8, 2016
- Seattle Area
Used a RB300 for decades, and have had a few others Rega models grace my system over the years. While I liked all, they wouldn't be my first choice at their respected price ranges. Not a fan of dynamically balanced arms (or linear arms for that matter), or any arm using springs. Unless the spring(s) is damped, somehow, they can certainly introduce resonance. Put a stethoscope to a Rega, tap it even slightly, and you can hear the spring ring like a bell for quite some time. The old trick of setting the VTF gauge to 0 and using the counter weight for balance didn't work either, all that did was change the springs resonance characteristics. Minute magnetic anti-skate adjustment is finicky at best. Nor could I get any of 'em to measure as accurately as my Alpha does currently.
Amongst current production arms, what meets your criteria?
The only ones I can think of are the Pro-Ject carbon fibre arms with anti skate on a string.