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Title: Rega tonearm
Post by: JohnnyIC on January 07, 2017, 05:40:58 PM
As per heading, doesnt really matter which one. RB 250, 300, even a 200 would do.
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: JohnnyIC on January 10, 2017, 08:53:42 AM
Come on guys, I know someone must have something hidden away in a drawer collecting dust.  :giggle:

I have an SME 3009 S2 improved, mint condition which I can offer as trade for an arm of similar value. Doesn't necessarily have to be a Rega arm.

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Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: Bernard on January 11, 2017, 12:41:02 PM
I'm curious .... is the RB 250 an upgrade on the SME 3009 ? My original Rega Planar 3 TT came with the SME and I later had it changed to the RB 250. I knew buggerall about HiFi but just liked the look of the RB better  :) Today I find the SME quite appealing.
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: 2wice on January 11, 2017, 12:46:37 PM
I've also had both and prefer the  S2 unimproved.
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: JohnnyIC on January 11, 2017, 01:23:28 PM
Maybe I should have been a little clearer. I am looking to buy a Rega arm, alternatively I can swap my SME for another(straight tube) arm of similar value. Definitely not going to swap the SME for a RB250  :giggle:
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: mahleu on January 11, 2017, 03:40:08 PM
I have an Ultracraft which i'm thinking of selling. No counterweight (I made a makeshift one and haven't got around to finding someone with a lathe to make a nice one).
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: JohnnyIC on January 11, 2017, 04:18:45 PM
I have an Ultracraft which i'm thinking of selling. No counterweight (I made a makeshift one and haven't got around to finding someone with a lathe to make a nice one).

If you do decide on selling please let me know.  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: mahleu on January 11, 2017, 09:19:00 PM
If you do decide on selling please let me know.  :2thumbs:

If it's to go on a Rega it may not be ideal. I had it on a Planar 2 and I had to extend the legs so the bottom of the arm would clear (they used a very deep nut for some odd reason).
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: JohnnyIC on January 12, 2017, 07:18:50 AM
If it's to go on a Rega it may not be ideal. I had it on a Planar 2 and I had to extend the legs so the bottom of the arm would clear (they used a very deep nut for some odd reason).

Nope it would either go on a AR or SP10. I don't like Rega turntables, but their arms I like.
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: King_Julian_S on January 12, 2017, 07:27:16 AM
There is a very mint EPA500 tonearm on sale here that will be a "giant killer" on that SP10 ....
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: JohnnyIC on January 12, 2017, 08:15:00 AM
There is a very mint EPA500 tonearm on sale here that will be a "giant killer" on that SP10 ....

I've been drooling about that arm since the ad went up, sadly it's a bit out of my range.
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: Momo on January 12, 2017, 09:07:13 AM
Whats your budget
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: JohnnyIC on January 12, 2017, 09:10:02 AM
Whats your budget
Somewhere in the region of R3k
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: Momo on January 12, 2017, 09:11:09 AM
Will pm you
Title: Re: Rega tonearm
Post by: King_Julian_S on January 12, 2017, 07:34:45 PM
Contact the good prof and hear what he has to say about negotiating