As a 301 instead of a 300, it is the latest version of the arm. Whether that makes it better, I don't know but you can feel good knowing it is the current model.. a good value table/arm combo no doubt.
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I use the Raga 301 with the Thorens 160 S in my second system (testing MM carts). The only difference with the 300 is the base . Rewiring is an must and easy to do (your self) because of the arm-construction. Ie easy acces to the
tubewand. If you use different carts VTA adjuster can also
be recommended. The other 'tweaks' are 'luxure' in my opinion. Besides you can then buy a better arm for the money. So I agree only conditionaly with Roscoeiii.
Kevvwll, The 'spring buseness' make the tonearm 'dynamic' in opposition to 'static'. The advantage seems to be a better handling of 'warps' on the LP's. The disadvantage is
the 'added' resonances of the spring. This issue is discussed to 'death' in the context of the FR-64/66 S tonearms.
You can adjust the VTF to zero and then adjust the VTF with the counterweight and digital skale. However if the spring is 'loaded' with grease the dynamic adjustment should be prefered. Anyway that is how I and other use the FR-64/66 tonearms.