well, it looks like it's possible to adjust the lift, per this previous post. I'll have to get a hex key and try it tomorrow.
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IIRC, the hex key for that adjustment is metric and VERY small. You'll need a set of keys with several sizes < 1.0 mm.
If you want fine arm height adjustment without raising the arm too much, consider something like the Expressimo collar. It's so thin it doesn't add even a mm in height at the lowest position. Much better than the stock OL collar.
It's a pain to adjust arm height on a Rega, but precise VTA/SRA will matter more with a ZYX than with a 103D.
Actually, it is a 0.05" hex key. Also, I am indeed using the (better) Expressimo Audio coller and lower nut. I've decided to take the table to a dealer to help with setup once I get the Zyx. Also, I now know what "better tracking" means in a tonearm! The thing that really suprised me, was how much more dirt the stylus raked out of the groove, on a record that previously left the needle fairly clean! Considence?
Thanks for the size check on the hex key. It's been a couple years since I had an OL arm. (At least I got the "small" part right.) ;-)
The thing that really suprised me, was how much more dirt the stylus raked out of the groove, on a record that previously left the needle fairly clean! Considence?No coincidence at all. The OL Silver is indeed a good tracker, IOW, it lets the stylus ride steady in the groove. I experienced something similar when I switched from a midfi arm to a Silver.
BTW, a ZYX stylus is much smaller than a Denon stylus. It will ride deeper in the groove and rake up stuff a Denon will never touch, no matter what tonearm you use.
Now ask yourself this: what is the effect of dirt at the stylus-groove interface? That junk is being scraped between a plastic groovewall and a sharp-edged diamond with microscopic contact patches. Pressures at the contact points are enormous. Any dirt caught between stylus and vinyl will damage your records every time you play them.
Time for a better cleaning regimen?