R200 dismantle?

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by eurekaiv » 02 Jan 2013 19:05

Necroposting this up... the repalcement belt is no longer available? I guess all the Rega Acos arm owners went and bought them all. :cry:

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by MusicallyBiased » 06 Jan 2013 21:19

Many thanks to the OP. If anyone finds another substitute belt, please let us know.

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by eurekaiv » 09 Jan 2013 06:32

I ordered the in stock 6mm belt and will have a go at splitting it into two 3mm belts. We'll see how it goes.

Does anyone know how to remove the headshell mounting clamp piece? I removed the set screw but the piece won't budge and I don't want to force it without knowing exactly how it comes out. You can clearly see it removed in the photo of the audio-origami rewiring job. I figure I'll rewire my arm while I have it apart.

http://www.audioorigami.co.uk/ArmWork/R ... age001.jpg

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by 8859steve » 17 Jan 2013 22:02

I had the same problem removing the headshell clamp on my R200. The grub screw was removed but it was still solid in the arm tube.
In the end I had to very gently heat the tube and then the clamp loosened enough to come out but be very gentle as you don't want to damage the internal mounting of the clamp nor discolor the arm tube. as to the replacement anti-skate belt
I make a simple kit for this and sell it on Ebay. At the moment it is not listed as I am away from home, but I will list it in the middle of feb

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by eurekaiv » 18 Jan 2013 01:39

Once I figured out that it was just pressed in I ended up getting the headshell clamp off but it took some effort. I also got the anti-skate fixed up by cutting the 6mm belt into two. It was really easy to split with a good metal ruler and sharp xacto blade. Unfortunately, when I put it back together the right channel hot had no continuity in the phono cable from the RCA to the angled DIN plug. #-o And when I pulled it back apart to see how I might be able to fix it the ground wire busted and there simply not enough slack to strip it back and resolder. The wire inside this arm was really bad—like three strands of copper in a really hard to strip insulation and badly oxidized on top of that. I'm going to try replacing the ground wires tonight and see about fixing the din plug. If that doesn't work looks like I'm spending some money on the Cardas adapter. :?

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by eurekaiv » 28 Jan 2013 04:23

To update this... after fussing around with a dremel, hacksaw and some heat shrink tubing, I now have a re-wired and re-cabled R200 with working anti-skate. Phew. I think one of these days I'll do it right with a nice DIN plug but for now I'm glad it works 100% and it absolutely no complaints in how it sounds—and looks. 8)

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Re: Bias Belt

Post by sp10 » 10 May 2013 14:03

Hi
The bias belt has been a bug bear for these arms and to find a suitable replacement is available is very cheering.

Well I was having rummage through my belts the other day and I found a Dual pitch belt, so the idea started forming.

Well so far it has been a success, these arms come apart easily but re-setting the vertical bearings is a fiddly job.

The belt itself is a tad long but more than that too thick, so I carefully ground it thinner on my grinding wheel, I mounted the belt on an electrolytic capacitor and pressed lightly on the grinding wheel and turned it in the same direction as the grinding wheel so as not too take too much off in one go.

A couple of attempts got it down to the correct thickness, I put a tiny blob of silicon grease on the back of the belt to help slide smoothly as being rubber and having been ground the back was very grippy.

As I say so far it has been a success, but if it fails then I shall go the new belt and tensioner route.

Gary
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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by audioorigami » 13 Aug 2013 11:29

nice work on the grinding the belt ! now thats dedication :)

best wishes
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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by aTALLasian » 14 Nov 2013 03:26

Anyone know where I can find a replacement belt? The link posted in this thread is dead and I can't find any on ebay.

If no one has a specific part number, does anyone know the dimensions so I can start to source a viable replacement?

Thanks

Mike

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by audioorigami » 20 Nov 2013 10:31

hi mike

i have one original rega belt in stock

PM me if you cant find any replacements

bw
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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by Lazyb » 25 Nov 2013 13:54

The kit is back on ebaygum here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/141112570313? ... 1438.l2649

I think you have to copy and past the second line to the end of the first line

Cheers

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by Bandit127 » 27 Jan 2014 17:53

Thanks so much to Nickitson for this excellent how-to.

I have a couple of observations that might help fellow R200 owners if they decide to tackle this job.

I got my belt kit from ebay. It came with a nicely made spacer to tension the belt and I paid £25. The listing has ended but you might be able to find it by looking up the user 8859steve.

Pay careful attention to the layout of the bearing (the alignment of the cage and the position and orientation of the spacer). I got a bit confused at this point during reassembly, but the pictures above sorted me out.

The two black earth wires are commoned to the pin with the earth tab on it on my arm, which I believe to be standard. (Pin 3).

Looking at the face (top) of the wiring connector, with the RCA wire beneath and pointing directly left, the connections are as follows:

         1   2

===           3--

         5   4


=== is the RCA wire
-- is the springy earth tab

1 = blue
2 = white
3 = black (two wires)
4 = red
5 = green

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by Bandit127 » 28 Feb 2014 19:44

Just noticed that another belt repair kit is on ebay at the moment. Looks like the same belt I used but the spacer is perhaps a bit more basic.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REGA-R200-TON ... 4d197e4d83

I have no affiliation with the seller, just trying to keep R200 owners in touch with repair kits.

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by Big B5515 » 14 Mar 2014 02:43

I recently purchased a Rega Planar2 with a R 200 tonearm, and shortly after setting it up, the bias belt broke. The seller listed in previous post does not ship internationally. Any suggestions on finding a belt or kit that will ship to USA? Seems nothing is available at the current time.

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Re: R200 dismantle?

Post by simon66 » 29 Aug 2014 21:32

A huge thanks to all contribters on this one,.......my R200 anti-skate is now re-belted and singing again.
Cheers