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Im really enjoying getting into vinyl again...I really love the sound!

Only had my RP1 a few months, really wish I had spent more money on an RP3....or is it just a case of upgraditis I have!

Will the RP3 sound much better? And will the Phono stage in the Brio R amp be up to the job of an RP3/Elys?

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RE: Rega RP3

I've spoke to my rega dealer this weekend, as my (Brio R is brend new) and I ask him is opinion on a RP turntable, if the 1 will it be enough or the difference in the price will justify the RP3?

I was told that with the sound quallity of my system and with the phono stage on the Brio R that the diference in the price would be fully justified...

And i consider him as a fully honest guy! 

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RE: Rega RP3

oh no!

I better get one then!

 

How is the new Brio R?

 

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RE: Rega RP3

The Brio R / Dynaudio X12 combo is doing just wonderfully well! 

For my listenig levels is perfect! 

Maybe that just didn't come out as I hope for, that is, if i was going to spend the money for the first time then it justify to spend a litle more and go for the RP3, he even advise me to wait for a second hand in good shape. 

In your case i think you just have to demo a RP3 with your gear... 

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RE: Rega RP3

I think the RP3 is a clear step better than the RP1 (good as it is). The Brio-R is also insightful enough to make the difference between the two obvious.

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RE: Rega RP3

How about throwing the Inspire i2 into the mix at £369? 

 

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RE: Rega RP3

stevebrock wrote:

How about throwing the Inspire i2 into the mix at £369? 

 

 

Dosn't that turn table cames with the RP1 arm? 

I don't see mutch of an upgrade from what you allready have...  :?

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yes your right....forget about that - think i will go and demo an RP3 then sometime before xmas!

 

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Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

Dosn't that turn table cames with the RP1 arm? 

 

I thought it came with a tweaked 251. And if my guess who tweaked it actually did , then my money is on it would be overall a better buy.

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stevebrock wrote:

yes your right....forget about that - think i will go and demo an RP3 then sometime before xmas!

 

 

May the force be with you, my son...  :cheers:

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RE: Rega RP3

floyd droid wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

Dosn't that turn table cames with the RP1 arm? 

 

I thought it came with a tweaked 251. And if my guess who tweaked it actually did , then my money is on it would be overall a better buy.

 

http://www.hi-fiworld.co.uk/index.php/letters/275-july-2010.html

 

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RE: Rega RP3

Hee hee.  Smile

 

To the OP. Unless you already have one the best upgrade without a shadow of a doubt is a wall shelf. Unless sited well Regas /Projects/ Inspires etc etc can sound bloody awful. Nature of the beast mate im afraid. Your TT may sound great to you at the minute , lob it on a shelf and start grinning.

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RE: Rega RP3

mmmmm its currently on an Atacama Equinox rack with spikes?

 

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RE: Rega RP3

Floorboards or solid floor ?. If solid not too bad but personaly I would still use a wall shell with a non bouncer , especially with an RP1 which isnt exactly ball braking in the mass dept.

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yeh solid concrete floor with carpet on top!

When you say mass of the RP1....do you mean the plinth? yeh I guess its pretty flimsy compared to Rega's other TTs with the bracing.

I didnt know that all these little things could make a difference...I must say I am pretty impressed with the RP1, maybe a dedicated shelf could be something to think about if I move house!

Also does the RP3 require an interconnect? or does it already have the cables attached to it?

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RE: Rega RP3

AFAIA the tone arm cables are fixed . By mass I was referring to the Regas lack of it ! but Gandy dosnt go down that alley. Strangely he does recommend the use of his wall shelf !, go figure.

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