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A short history….


The first Rega turntables built during the 70's carried a Rega designed Japanese built 'S' shaped tonearm called the R200. By 1983 the time had come for Rega to design and build its own tonearm and so the world famous RB300 (Rega Britain) was born. The high pressure die-cast silicon alloy tube alone took two years to develop alongside the UK's largest die-cast company. The work and our casting subsequently won us an "international casting award" from America for what is still considered today to be a technically impossible casting. See if you can find one the same! Since its conception we have sold over 400,000 of the now legendary RB300 derived tonearm.

RB101 Tonearm

RB202 Tonearm


RB303 Tonearm

 


 

RB1000 Tonearm

 

The award winning RB1000 takes almost twenty times longer to produce than an RB301. At present there are only two highly experienced technicians that can build this exotic tonearm.

A "blue printing" parts and assembly process is used resulting in zero tolerance engineered assemblies offering ultimate performance.

The bearings fit on to ground shafts and into the tonearm using interference fits. This means that no adhesive is required and therefore none of the associated (component - adhesive - component) losses in rigidity prevail. It is fitted to the plinth by a 3-point fixing which is CNC machined out of a single solid block of Stainless steel. This provides the strongest most rigid base structure possible for the tonearm and causes less stress on the plinth and the bearing housing, and therefore the least possible resonance.

The RB1000 carries more technological changes over previous Rega tonearms than any other Rega tonearm produced during the last twenty years! Key areas of improvement can be found in the bearing assemblies, wiring and materials used. We have worked to redistribute and reduce mass in areas of the tonearm where mass is critical to performance. The easiest place to see these changes in evidence would be the polished aluminium arm tube. It has no coatings of any type.


The changes made have resulted in a tonearm with extremely high structural rigidity, combining ultra low friction movement together with incredible stability. These attributes will make any cartridge mounted on this tonearm work harder than they have ever worked before. Do not be surprised if the first time you listen to familiar music, you hear detail that you have not heard before.

 

 

 

 

Design philosophies.

Technically correct levels of effective mass.

High quality appropriate materials used throughout.

Unique bearing assembly's offering high levels of rigidity (zero-play) combined with very low bearing friction ( RB301 and above).

Unique anti skate mechanism which provide ample power whilst introducing no bearing friction.

Very high levels of stability whilst tracking the record resulting in market leading performance in dealing with record warps large or small.

Bespoke manufactured wiring throughout offering ultimate performance.


Modification information
Please read our Modification information

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Correct procedure for connecting RB1000 Arm wiring to Cartridge.
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