Talk to Mike at Brit Audio (www.britaudio.com) - he is the tonearm wiring guru that I send all of this type of question to and he does superior work if you are having him do the job. He will steer you in the right directin for the best sound.
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The Incognito uses Cardas 33 gauge litz. If you read the ad for Cardas Tone Arm Rewire Service they spell this out very clearly:
We use Cardas AWG 33 Litz wire and Cardas gold plated on brass cartridge tags. This is the same wire and tags as used by many upscale tone arm manufacturers. It is the same wire/clips as used in our Incognito rewire kit.For what it's worth, I installed an Incognito in an RB300 a few years ago. The kit is very well designed and looks great when you're finished. I also installed the same Cardas 4x33 litz in a different RB300 as a DIY project. The finished product didn't look as elegant as the Incognito, but the sound was identical. I spent about $100 in parts (wire, WBT RCA's, braided shielding, nylon sheath, etc.). It wasn't a simple project. I had to be creative to make things work. I reused the plug near the headshell and the plug coming out the bottom of the tonearm. Without these it would have been difficult to make something that fit snugly. There used to be a great web site called Hot Wired Rega-Steps that walked you through rewiring an RB300, but the site is down or gone.
If I had to rewire another arm, I'd consider Brit Audio's $139 rewire service. His price includes shipping in the US.
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incognito rewire-sonic improvement?