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floydianpsyche
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Rega P3-24 tonearm adjustment

I need help to set up the tonearm in my Rega P3-24 TT.

As a first step, I pulled out the anti-skate fully and set the tracking force dial to zero. When I try to balance the counter weight so that the arm floats, I am having a problem. The tonearm keeps moving outward until it hits the tonearm rest and  not staying to place to see if the arm is floating. Could some one let me know why this is happening and what should I do.

I did make sure the table itself is horizontal using a spirit level.

 

Thanks 

Pradeep

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I don't have a Rega P3-24 but maybe this will help...
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SETUP

Don't worry about the ant-skate when balancing the counterweight. Just adjust the counterweight until the cartridge and arm assembly does not go up or down and zero the indicator.

Then set the tracking force to 2 grams or some other value in the correct range for your cartridge.

The adjust the anti-skate to the setting that is in the middle of its range and forget it. It is not terribly critical. 

Make sure that the arm appears to be parallel to the record surface when playing a record as viewed from the side at record level.

If not, there should be an arm height adjustment at the base of the arm pivot mounting. It usually involves loosening a couple of set screws and moving the arm assembly up or down to get the correct setting.

 

floydianpsyche wrote:

I need help to set up the tonearm in my Rega P3-24 TT.

As a first step, I pulled out the anti-skate fully and set the tracking force dial to zero. When I try to balance the counter weight so that the arm floats, I am having a problem. The tonearm keeps moving outward until it hits the tonearm rest and  not staying to place to see if the arm is floating. Could some one let me know why this is happening and what should I do.

I did make sure the table itself is horizontal using a spirit level.

 

Thanks 

Pradeep

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