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    Join Date: Dec 2013

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    Anyone on here use a zyx cart on a rega rb303 tonearm

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    Join Date: Apr 2012

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    Had a couple on an RB300 on a Techie. It was crap. I sighed with relief when I got the Mission 774 back on there.
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    Main system: MMs/ADCs/Low output MC's/One rare Japanese SUT/One scarce British phono stage/various tonearms/hefty Japanese DD TT and hefty Japanese BD TT and small British BD TT. 4 CD players/2 jitter buster/2 DACs/Valve buffer. TVC stepped attenuator or valve pre-amp or solid state pre-amp. Current dumping power-amp or either of two Class A SS power-amp or Class A EL34 valve monos or big Japanese (part Class A) integrated. Big dual concentric speakers/Smaller dual concentric speakers/Two way British compacts and full range speakers, amongst others. And too much more to list!

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    Run from that rega. You deserve better.

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    Join Date: Jan 2014

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    I have a.ZYX on a rega300 . Didn't sound right until I added a 5g Decca weight to it. Sounds good to me now. They like a bit of weight.

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    Join Date: Dec 2013

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    My mate has a rega rp6 he likes the sound signature of my zyx r100 Yatra so just a tentative enquiry it sounds like a poor match the zyx cart seems to like low mass arms any thoughts on alternative carts for his rb303 he could do low output mc or mm

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    Just to add his rb303 is factory fitted with the rega exact I find it dull bit too laid back,never been a fan of rega carts.

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    Join Date: Jul 2011

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    Depending on budget, I'd strongly recommend the new Rega Ania. I recently heard it on the current RB330+Planar 3 and was very impressed. Improved further by fitting the rega psu, too. Well impressed with the combo ... lively and musical, not dull in the slightest.

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    Join Date: Jan 2016

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    RB303 has effective mass of approx. 11.5 gram which is just enough for Zyx carts , bit more weight at the headshell would be beneficial ,though, main disadvantage IMO is lack of azimuth adjustment which disqualifies more advanced stylus cuts .
    I would look at Nagaoka carts (MP110-200), lots of fun and not very fussy when it comes to VTA and HTA.

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    I have used several of the Zyx cartridges on various Rega arms with no problems at all. I did add a bit of extra mass in the headshell to improve the bass but the arms do work well.

    Having said that, the new Rega Ania cartridge is superb and good value now that all the Japanese cartridges have increased considerably in price, because of the v Yen.

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    Join Date: Jan 2014

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    Yes the 5g added made a lot of difference to the bass and overall clarity. It sounded thin before this. It's an affordable stop gap until I get a new arm hehehe.

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