Some other manufacturers cartridges may have a deeper
body than Rega cartridges, these will sometimes require the use of the three
point spacer to allow clearance of the rear of the cartridge from the
When Rega arms are fitted to turntables from other
manufacturers it may be necessary to add our Rega arm spacers to achieve the
correct arm height.
Note: On Rega turntables spacers should not be
necessary unless you are you using an exceptionally deep bodied cartridge
from anotherr manufacturer.
Arm height or V.T.A adjustment can be a controversial
subject. Rega believes that the integrity of the arm fixing onto
the arm mounting board is much more important than the questionable facility of
arm adjustment. The arm should be reasonably parallel to the record surface or
slightly lower at the mounting. The only time a spacer is necessary to raise
the arm height is if the rear of a cartridge is hitting the record whilst
3-point, 2mm thick