How much would you pay RB600

luckysim0n

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Watching one on the dreaded bay ATM because I am thinking of adding it to my TD160

How much do you think should be the average for just the tonearm

Is the big leap up from the RB300 I like this one because its stainless

 

Cable Monkey

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An RB600 is an RB300 painted silver with RB900 leads. It is supposedly better made but the lead is thick and not a great match for suspended decks. As for their worth, it depends on who is bidding. More than a tidy RB300, less than a technoArm.

 

vacdac

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Have you considered a Jelco SA750D?

Far more widely compatible with a greater range of carts than any of Rega's arms IMV & much more accurate/easier to tweak/adjust, although a 'Shuggie' after market arm collar is a prerequisite if you are in the habit/want to swap carts in/out regularly due to repeatedly accurate lack of azimuth errors* (*these can be reset w a H/shell that allows azimuth adjustment, but will need adjusting each time you change a cart otherwise. Here's the link to Hugo's*(*Shuggies) thread over on AOS>>> .http://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?7359-Custom-Arm-Mounting-Collar-for-Jelco-SA-750-essential-for-setting-correct-azimuth.

I've used Rega arms fairly extensively in the past & my last arm wuz a Michell Technoarm, which is a ground up rebuild of an RB250, the Jelly 750D is far more capable with all the carts I have tried so far. In the case of my Ortofon Rondo Red it has unlocked potential I wasn't even aware of. On the Technoarm I always felt kit to be a little bland & ho-hum, undoubtedly civilised, just a little boring. It works a treat with the Jelly tho' & simply has more Joi de vivre & is now on the same page at least as my AT33EV. :stereo:

I've not actually heard the pricier RB700/RB1000, but have the RB600 & the newer RB251/301 & if buying new I'd be looking at the latest Audio Notes, or offerings from Jelco instead. Perhaps Roksans Nima would also get a squiz, although this is another which I am unsure how widely compatible they are. Rick & Stewart Banditpilot/Stewartwen have both run Nimas tho' so could advise I'm sure. :^

 

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