The RB250 uses the same arm tube as the RB300 but substitutes the stainless end stub for a threaded plastic version and the counterweight is black painted steel rather than tungsten or stainless steel.
The lateral bearing housing is in brass and the vertical bearings are on either side of the arm tube, with the VTF dial omitted.
Early models came with a lacquered steel counterweight rather than black and recent photographs suggest that Rega has now returned to this silver counterweight on it's Rega branded RB250s.
Effective length: 237mm
Offset: 22 degrees
Mounting distance: 222mm
Mounting hole: 23mm
Effective mass: 12g
Cartridge weight range: 4 to 11g
The ultimate budget arm? Refined, detailed, sweet and natural.
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A classic budget arm which improves dramatically with a new counterweight and a rewire.
10/10 by JaS
As standard frankly rather grey ,flat and sterile,but well made and a bargain at the price.
Given the cost of upgrading would rather go somewhere else from the outset.
5/10 by abril
Well made and affordable . A great match for low compliance MC's if you add a little extra mass at the headshell.
9/10 by audiopile
A reasonable budget arm, but certainly no giant killer.
The recommended upgrades of a rewire and new counterweight gives a worthwhile improvement, but take it to a higher price point, which to me, makes it a questionable buy.
It remains however a good value budget arm.
6/10 by mike19455
compared to the competition at the time it was released it was nothing short of a revelation, rega's poor choice of wiring method and that plastic end stub did it no favours ,it was intended to be a high production volume budget arm and i believe rega had no idea of what they had created,, but with a re-wire and end stub replacement it can happily wear cartridges costing way more than the arm itself, and it is still being modified and reworked to this day,
10/10 by Matt Lynch