Sliding VTA Adjuster - adds 13mm to height of arm and thus will not fit most decks
Adds 13mm to height of arm and thus will not fit most decks
The "sliding VTA adjuster" is the best sounding adjuster but adds 13mm to the height of your arm postion due to its thickness. Using this adjuster you can further raise the arm by an additional 20mm.
The sliding VTA adjuster gives infinite adjustment and improves the sound quality. It consists of a sleeve that you can adjust vertically using a grub screw to clamp it in position. The mechanism is similar to the Linn arm height adjustment. It is worth noting that the sleeve clamps the arm in position without damaging its threads. The flange holding the sleeve is fastened onto your armboard using 2 or 3 bolts or screws unequally spaced on a 55mm diameter circle. It needs a mounting hole somewhere between 28mm - 42mm in diameter and is then screwed or bolted to the armboard using 3 fastenings . The overall diameter of the VTA is 70mm.
To work out if your deck will accept the adjuster, allow for the following - The height between the top of your armboard and the top of the platter must be greater than 44mm. If this is the case then the Origin Live VTA adjuster will fit your deck mounted on top of the armboard. The VTA adjuster actually improves performance significantly because it decouples the arm.
For Accurate VTA Adjustment of Origin Live & Rega Arms
It is recommended to use an infinitely adjustable VTA adjuster with the Rega or OL1 tonearms - the advantages are:
- Quick adjustment for tuning by ear - it takes a long time to change spacing washers and you can forget the sound differences.
- Infinite adjustment - adjustment can be heard to the nearest mm because height accuracy is important.