The RB300 was the first arm built by Rega in Britain
The arm features a beautifully cast one piece arm tube and headshell, closely toleranced bearings, rigid bearing housings and magnetic frictionless bias compensation.
VTF is applied by a dial on the side of the vertical pivot housing.
A spring within the mechanism applies maximum negative VTF at the zero setting and above three grams the spring is effectively disconnected.
Wiring is slightly unusual in that the arm tube is grounded via the left channel ground wire so there is no earth wire to connect back at the preamp.
Effective length: 237mm
Mounting distance: 222mm
Effective mass: 11.5g
Cartridge weight: 4 to 11g
Despite its modest price it sets exceptional performance standards and could be used on many high end turntables - HFN 1989
It was clear after only a few minutes audition, that the RB300 was a top flight performer. Depending on the chosen player, it proved quite comfortable in the company of other reference tonearms - £90 HiFi Choice 1984
Despite controversy over ultimate sound quality this is still a lot of arm for the money - The Flat Response 1984
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Amazing value for money and capable of being used with expensive decks and cartridges without embarrassing itself.
10/10 by JaS
Still a little on the grey side but better sound out the box than the RB250.
Easy to set up and maintain despite need for extras for VTA.
Can be upgraded but would rather start from a higher base.
Well made and a bargain at the price.
7/10 by abril
9/10 by namtab
fab arm for the price. Works well with both MM & MC carts alike. Only the wiring & height adjustment lets it down.
9/10 by rockdove
I have had mine upgraded by Origin Live. Rewired, structural modification and spring removed. Now sounds amazing even with a modest Ortofon Red.
9/10 by electrovoice
Amazing value for money but let down by poor internal wiring. When upgraded with Litz wire internally and RB700 external cable this arm is way better especially with image precision, clarity of upper frequencies and bass slam. Also needs a better counterweight (tungsten). limited by lack of VTA adjustment, you need to buy another accessory. Upgraded, still sounds s bit forward and sibilant in the upper mid compared to higher quality arms like Jelco or SME. But great value for money.
7/10 by Ccptan