Spacer for Nag MP-110 on Planar 2

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dl_hoffman
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Spacer for Nag MP-110 on Planar 2

Post by dl_hoffman » 14 Mar 2019 18:33

Sorry if there is a definitive answer on the forum, but I wasn't able to find it.
I am going to get a Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge to replace my Rega Bias 2. The table is the current Rega Planar 2 with the RB220 tonearm. I'm not sure if I will need to add a spacer to the rear of the arm. The Bias 2 was part of the Performance Pack, so I have the thicker Rega wool matt on the platter. Please let me know your recommendations. Thanks!!

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Re: Spacer for Nag MP-110 on Planar 2

Post by fudgemaster » 14 Mar 2019 19:24

Hi, I have an MP110 on my RP3, and am using the moulded Rega VTA adjuster to raise my arm by 4mm.
You may want to try using thinner mats? I find that, vowed from the side whilst on a record, the stylus/needle points a couple of degrees toward the rear of the arm, or to the right, rather than at 90 degrees to the record. Tracking weight is 1.86g.
Remember to check that azimuth is correct, at 90 degrees to the record. I also use the Stevenson alignment.
Enjoy your MP110.

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Re: Spacer for Nag MP-110 on Planar 2

Post by dl_hoffman » 14 Mar 2019 19:28

Thank you, curious to see if anyone has a Planar 2 with the Nag. I've seen everything from not needed to 4mm recommended for different tables.

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Re: Spacer for Nag MP-110 on Planar 2

Post by dastewart » 15 Mar 2019 18:59

Hi, I have an MP110 on my current model Planar 1 (so RB110 arm). I don't have a spacer but it could probably do with a 2mm spacer to make the arm perfectly parallel, however, I find that even with a 2mm cork mat it still plays fine and looks ok. See attached photo. However, fitting a spacer is pretty easy, just make sure you get slightly longer Allen bolts to refit the arm.
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