bacobits wrote:Aww it's not that bad. I think it's shitty of Rega using wood screws on the tonearm 3 point mounting and no set screw on the pulley. Hell, why do some of the Rega's have plastic pulleys anyway?
There are too many different sub-platters out there. Michael also makes one. If you look at the GT offerings the difference of the Reference and Deluxe models are the Delrin tabs. The Deluxe model has about 1/16 tabs machined in to raise the platter. Is this hub a bit thicker to keep the original VTA height for the platter? I didn't check it when I had one here but more than likely it is or higher on the spindle to adjust. SO I would say on all the Sub-platters there could be at least 3/32" adjustment necessary on that Pulley. That is about the total I took mine down.
After adjusting mine shorter and reinstalling I noticed a tick noise from the motor. The Pulley was too low on the motor shaft. I took it up a bit and it is perfectly silent now.
Also, the left motor attaching screw is slotted for belt adjustment I presume. The belts are adjusted to just kiss that sub-platter and not stretch at all. If you see a stretch on the belts when installing the Pulley they may be too tight and the motor should be pushed in a little. This adjustment was this way before I took the motor all apart. Also don't tighten too much either of the screws. Just enough to lock the motor in place. It does sound better.
Some posters here have ordered Michael's motor Isolation piece. I'm interested in how it looks in set up and how it sounds.
Sorry for being long winded, but if your doing this pulley set up on a P5 especially, you should know what you're up against.
But, it sounds damn good!!!!
When you buy a upgrade like this, it should be plug in play. Period. If you email the guy and he says, Yeah it works with your Turntable but than it doesn't, than what? What if you are not handy with tools? Its the little things and attention to details that makes all the difference. Does your allen bolt stick out and is not flush with the pulley? Look at it when it spins and tell me its not annoying. I'm thinking about shaving that allen key bolt down also. I wish groovetracer can put out this product. Frank you listening?
and The sound? Oh yeah!! its worth it.