For Rega arm and Origin Live OEM arms
The names of the various arms we modify and supplied in the past can sometimes cause confusion. In addition to this reviewers have sometimes used their own terms so we have produced this page is for clarification purposes.
The RB250 (& RB251 – 3 point mounting version) is a Rega arm offered by Rega dealers – the equivalent that we used to offer was the OL1 – an OEM tonearm manufactured by Rega – The OL1 is built to the same specification and standards as the RB250 but carries an Origin Live warranty not a Rega warranty – therefore all support should be referred to Origin Live or Origin Live dealers.
The RB300 (& RB301 – 3 point mounting version) is a Rega arm offered by Rega dealers.
The OL RB250 is a used Rega RB250 that an owner has requested to be modified by Origin Live.
The OL RB300 is a used Rega RB300 that has been modified by Origin Live.
OL1 is an Origin Live OEM tonearm manufactured by Rega for Origin Live – The OL1 is built to the same specification and standards as the RB250 & RB251 but carries an Origin Live warranty not a Rega warranty – therefore all support should be referred to Origin Live or Origin Live dealers.
The early Silver arms (up to MK3 version) is a tonearm supplied by Origin Live although it shares the base design of the RB250 or RB251.
The Exchange Silver is the same as the Silver tonearm but carries a substantial discount as the arm utilizes a used Rega RB250 base part that has been sent in as part exchange – this option is no longer available.
Badged OEM arms are supplied by Rega to a large number of different manufacturers such as Michell, Nad, Moth, Audionote, Basis, Thorens DNM etc – these arms carry the suppliers logo but are all recognisable as being manufactured by Rega since they look the same as Rega arms. OEM arms are called by many different names (usually prefixed by the suppliers name) but all can be modified by Origin Live.