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    Rega are no longer supplying other companies with their arms as they need every one for themselves, such is the demand.

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    We can only speculate the reasons for moving away from using the rega arm (whether its supply or performance reasons), but based on the technical specs and graph combined with Jeff's reputation, its a good enough reason for me to be optimistic that the series 6 will sound great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hifi_dave View Post
    Rega are no longer supplying other companies with their arms as they need every one for themselves, such is the demand.
    That explains a lot, it's got to be a lot more expensive either tooling up to be able to make the carbon fiber arm tubes or finding a supplier that will make them to your spec and of a high enough quality


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    Quote Originally Posted by chipcalzada View Post
    We can only speculate the reasons for moving away from using the rega arm (whether its supply or performance reasons), but based on the technical specs and graph combined with Jeff's reputation, its a good enough reason for me to be optimistic that the series 6 will sound great.
    Chip it can't be performance he's been using the Rega arm tube for ages and the reviews have them very highly rated against arms much more expensive, it's got to be that Rega don't want to play ball.

    Regarding the graphs, c'mon retailers and hifi mags have been using that old chestnut for years to get people to ditch their old kit and buy new, I'm not disputing that the arm tube will be sonically better, but will it be enough to hear the difference, I'm not so sure, I think the biggest improvement will be in the longer lengthed version of the arm


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    I disagree.

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    Mark (Jac Hawk),

    I'm no expert but my thinking is that when a manufacturer changes the arm tube to a different material, part of the reason has to be performance gains. Whether those gains can be heard or are discernible is another story. I've sent the series 6 technical specs to friends who have been into analog for many years and even without the carbon fiber arm they were really impressed with Jeff's work (most notably the micrometer and the complete wire loom). So if you think about all the features/improvements he's added along the years, its safe to assume that each series is an improvement on the previous one. Carbon fiber is being used in super arms like Clearaudio, Swedish Analogue Technologies and Tri-Planar because of resonance improvements. Time will tell though, like I said I can only speculate. But one thing I'm sure of is that based on all the reviews I've read, everyone is very happy with their Audiomods regardless of which series they own.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YNWaN View Post
    I disagree.
    Nothing new there then.
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    Not relying on rega for supply that could cease on a whim, it makes sense for Jeff to have control of all the components he uses and not be competition for rega. It's human nature for rega to think that all the arms Jeff sells is profit they are missing out on, no matter how small that is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf-2007 View Post
    Not relying on rega for supply that could cease on a whim, it makes sense for Jeff to have control of all the components he uses and not be competition for rega. It's human nature for rega to think that all the arms Jeff sells is profit they are missing out on, no matter how small that is.
    Totally agree with the above.

    Regarding 10.5" vs 9" I suspect there's a resonance tradeoff vs reduced tracing error. The 10.5" will look great and I'm sure both 10.5" and 9" will sound great.
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    It finally arrived today! Hopefully will have it installed tomorrow if schedule permits. My first impression is that the build quality is very good except for the raise arm finger lift which seems to be made of a hard wire, the tip is quite sharp and is definitely not as nice as the previous rega arm tube finger lift.






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