REGA Tonearm modification, cutting
the connection between the tonearm metal/ground and the left channel ground.
This job takes 5 minutes and needs patient and smooth professional hands.
soldering iron with fine tip, 1.5mm inbus (for socket head screw),
Attention, never use a meter, if
the cartridge is connected, the coils can burn out.
Always disconnect the cartridge clips before connecting a meter to the tonearm wires.
Never connect a meter to the cartridge!
ATTENTION: the wires inside are very very thin!
If the screw is loosen, hold with the hand the parts together.
Here the internal black groundwire is cut off, and the metalstrip soldered off from the left-ground and bend up.
Now the ground is removed from the left-channel ground.
Make a groundwire:
1. single wire
2. length: as long as you want your ground wire
Melt a channel or drill a whole into the side of the plastic-plug that the new ground wire can pass into the tonearm.
Now solder the internal black ground-wire and the external ground-wire onto the metalstrip - thats it.
The REGA Tonearm can be used further with all Phonostages on the market, the
Performance is just better,
because a separate ground-cable is the right way to go. Now the tonearm is like 100% of all available Tonearms.
It is not very helpfull for the soundquality if the complete tonearm and base which are made of metal and working good as antenna,
and receiving a lot of high-frequency dirt and all the electrosmog, up to that is is unnecessary amount of metal-mass in the signal.
In caseof any question regarding this matter, simply contact AQVOX