What gauge is tonearm wire?
Each 34 gauge wire is made up of 40 strands of 50 gauge pure copper litz conductors enveloped in a very thin film of super flexible silicone. Our new tonearm wire lays as limp as a wet noodle!
How much does it cost to rewire a tonearm?
Other non Rega/OEM Rega tonearms can be rewired from $199 such as SME, Clearaudio, Black Widow, Kuzma, Linn Ittok, Music Hall, Project, VPI, Well Tempered etc. Call or email for price on your favorite tonearm. For a full rewire with our exclusive Incognito rewire kit using Cardas wire go to our Incognito Kits page.
What is tonearm wire?
Tonearm inner cables are very sensitive, thin wires, designed to accurately send the small electrical impulse generated by the pick-up cartridge to your turntables junction box, where it will be transferred to phono cables and onto a phono stage, in order to amplify the signal to line level.
What is a phono cable?
A phono cable serves to connect the tonearm of a turntable to a phono preamp. This is the case in most Hi-Fi set-ups with a vinyl system. The phono cable will therefore come in between the tonearm of the turntable and the phono preamp.
What are the red white and yellow cables called?
The red, yellow, and white cables are called the RCA or composite cables.
Where do I plug yellow red and white?
They are often color-coded, yellow for composite video, red for the right audio channel, and white or black for the left channel of stereo audio. This trio (or pair) of jacks can often be found on the back of audio and video equipment.
Can you solder Litz wire?
In a closed loop you can solder it by just putting a little rosin flux on the wire as you twist the strands after stripping. On the surrounding piece of metal heat the metal or the very tip of the Cardas litz and watch for the smoke of the coating coming off and the tinning of the wire near the surrounding metal.
What does RCA stand for in cables?
Also known as a “phono connector” because in the 1940s, Radio Corporation of America (RCA) designed it to wire an RCA Victor “phonograph” turntable to the radio to greatly amplify the sound. Only one cable was used as it carried a monophonic signal, not stereo. See A/V ports.
What are the blue green and red cables for?
Component Video Cable Component video splits the video signals into three cables — green, blue and red — with each transmitting a specific component of the video signal. The blue and red cables (called Pb and Pr, respectively) transmit the blue and red components of the picture’s color.
How do tonearm wires get damaged?
The tonearm wires run the length of the entire arm’s interior, pass through the metal plinth and connect to a wiring post that is screwed onto the inside of the wooden base. The point where the wires pass through the plinth is where damage is most likely, and it comes from decades of rubbing against the edge of the hole in the plinth.
How do you attach ground wire to tonearm?
Whatever you use, it will need to be nearly as thin and flexible as the tonearm wires. Solder your ground wire to the eyelet and screw it back onto the tonearm. Now you are ready to put the tonearm back in place and thread all the wires through the hole in the plinth.
How do you remove the tonearm from a turntable?
The very first thing to do is to cut the tonearm wires. Cut them where they pass through the plinth and leave the remaining halves of the wires in place for now. This will allow you to remove the entire tonearm assembly from the turntable.
How do you attach foam to a tonearm?
My thought is that after I clear everything out, I can snake a thick wire through the tonearm, then attach all of the finer wires to it and pull them through. Then, I should be able to attach the foam to the four wires, and pull the whole thing further through the arm until the foam is back where it should be.