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max6032
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Rega P1 Tonearm drifting

Hello guys!does anyone know,should the tonearm stay still
or drift awat a bit as i lower the tonearm on the record?
i'm new to turntables,and i've just got regap1 as the entry
level turntable.After reading manual instructions i set the
tracking force to 1.75 and anti-scate system to the same 1.75 using shure force gauge.i cannot play a song right at
the beginning cus'the tonearm drifts away as i lower it
on the record.Any opinion would be very helpful.thanks

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Re: Rega P1 Tonearm drifting

Some tonearms drift more than others. This shouldn't be a problem with the Rega. Check with your dealer and have them show you the amount of drift on their demo model. It's possible you might have incorrectly set the anti-skate too high but it would require a fair amount of misadjustment to cause more than a bit of drift. Remove all anti-skate from your adjustments and try again.

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Re: Rega P1 Tonearm drifting

Hi, Maxim, welcome.

Some arms just piss ya off that way, even if your anti-skating is set right. On some arms, the cueing lift itself moves the arm.

There is something you can put on the lift mechanism...and I forgot what it is...that will keep the tonearm over the cue-spot better.

I'll try to remember and post again. Just wanted to post this to let you know, and see if it jogs anyone else's memory.

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Re: Rega P1 Tonearm drifting

Thank you guys for the advises!

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