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RE: probably not

The DL-103 comes with a conical diamond stylus. And those aren't all that sensitive to VTA/SRA compared to other stylus configuration.

But it doesn't hurt to get a good ball-park adjustment that is aimed at the average lp thickness in your collection. The adjustment can be carried out using headshell shims.

Btw, you can also adjust effective mass of that arm using headweights (which also function as a vta/sra adjuster.

I have an RB250 which has modifications from Expressimo Audio. It has, among its mods, a vta adjuster in the form of a threaded sleeve collar that screws on over the threaded base of that arm. It is not convenient to adjust but it is possible to work. And...there are other vta adjusters that can be bought for that tonearm. That said, the conical tip on that DL-103 isn't too sensitive to these adjustments.

-Steve




Edits: 04/18/17

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