Today we are going to take a look at the main bearing hub for our Rega turntables. Many seem to be quite happy with their stock brass-made units.
Is it necessary to upgrade? What about upgrading it to the bronze bearing hub? Is it worthwhile?
And why bronze?
Bronze is one of the best materials for bearing due to its low coefficient of friction, toughness and strength, not to mention another very important feature it possesses, i.e. lubricity. Low coefficient would mean easier start-up, smoother running and less vibration/noise generated from the bearing hub. And the property of lubricity enables it to run with very little lubrication (in case you may not be aware or may have overlooked to re-lubricate it over a long period of time). So even if there's negligence on our part, damages to the sub-platter steel shaft would be minimum. Of course, it's still a good practice to run with adequate lubrication for optimal performance.
|Bronze Bearing Hub|
Model : BH18 (USD48.80)
It's also suitable for DIY turntable projects using Rega sub-platters or compatible aluminium sub-platters!
Try it out yourself! Hearing is believing!
Let's enjoy more analog music!