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Well my White RP3 with Ortofon Red 2M is on order been waiting 2 weeks so far.........Been reading on other forums about the RP6 and the more I read the more I wish I had listened to the RP6 when I demoed he RP3.

How big is the gap in perfomrance between these 2 decks? I dont want to uprade once Ive got my RP3 but I think I will always be thinking maybe I should of gone straight the the RP6 with Exact.

Is the Brio R phono stage capable of justifying such a deck?

Or should I just enjoy the RP3 and not worry about it?

And the colour options are a plus for me..........Green please!

 

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RE: Rega RP3 vs RP6

Hi Stevebrock

 

as you know my RP3 is brand new, as the rest of my system. I've bought the RP3 with my mind on a future upgrade to the RP6, as you know the arm, the engine, the lid are the same, I only will need the plinth and the TTPSU. 

I don't think that the gap in performance between the RP3 and RP6 is that mutch. 

If you have the extra money why not go all the way and buy the RP6, in my case i didn't, one thing i can say; the sound quality that i have is wonderfull, and the RP3 is responsavle for the half of it! 

The way i see it there's no rong or right, just a wounderfull TT to ear your vinyl at the fullest!

 

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Yeah I can't really afford an RP6 but I have been good with my credit card I'm really tempted now! I might speak to my dealer tomorrow and see what he thinks maybe go and have a demo! I know people on other forums have got their modded RP3s sounding as good as the RP6. 

I know the RP3 is a great TT fro the money!

Main difference is the platter, aluminium brace, aluminium sub platter and obviously the cartridge! I must say the polished plinth looks amazing!! 

Many way I'm sat here with a beer listening to my RP1 and even that sounds great! 

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RE: Rega RP3 vs RP6

stevebrock wrote:

Yeah I can't really afford an RP6 but I have been good with my credit card I'm really tempted now! I might speak to my dealer tomorrow and see what he thinks maybe go and have a demo! I know people on other forums have got their modded RP3s sounding as good as the RP6. 

I know the RP3 is a great TT fro the money!

Main difference is the platter, aluminium brace, aluminium sub platter and obviously the cartridge! I must say the polished plinth looks amazing!! 

Many way I'm sat here with a beer listening to my RP1 and even that sounds great! 

 

Guys - I currently stream lossless from mac to airport express then into REGA DAC.  I'd love a turntable at some stage - RP3 seems to be the goto - How much of a jump do you notice?

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RE: Rega RP3 vs RP6

stevebrock wrote:

Main difference is the platter, aluminium brace, aluminium sub platter and obviously the cartridge! I must say the polished plinth looks amazing!! 

Many way I'm sat here with a beer listening to my RP1 and even that sounds great! 

All can be bought piece by piece! 

Except for the cartridge, that is the only thing, in my opinion, that you can stretch your budget and have the best of the RP3, as the major expences go to the arm and cartridge.

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BluePotato wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

Yeah I can't really afford an RP6 but I have been good with my credit card I'm really tempted now! I might speak to my dealer tomorrow and see what he thinks maybe go and have a demo! I know people on other forums have got their modded RP3s sounding as good as the RP6. 

I know the RP3 is a great TT fro the money!

Main difference is the platter, aluminium brace, aluminium sub platter and obviously the cartridge! I must say the polished plinth looks amazing!! 

Many way I'm sat here with a beer listening to my RP1 and even that sounds great! 

 

Guys - I currently stream lossless from mac to airport express then into REGA DAC.  I'd love a turntable at some stage - RP3 seems to be the goto - How much of a jump do you notice?

I've up close and personal with the RP6, and it certainly looks the biz (as yet not heard), as long as you can cope with the migraine-inducing colours. That's the only thing choking me off.

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I also posted this a few weeks ago, but no-one replied: http://www.whathifi.com/forum/about-the-mag/system-builder-section

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I just got my brio r and RP6 in gloss red and am very happy!  I demod both and I think you do notice the difference in sound (although the RP3 does sound great).  One thing to consider is that if you are going to opt for the RP3 and later buy the separate power pack then it is only a few hundred pounds more for the RP6.  This and the fact the gloss colour looks a lot nicer sealed the deal for me!

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I have had a little windfall!

I am seriously considering upgrading to an RP6 in gloss white - going to ring my dealer tomorrow and see if he will do a trade in on my RP3 -  I even could get a reasonable price off ebay or AVForums

I may even just go and demo one this week - An RP3?TT PSU  vs RP6  if they are nearly the same I may just go straight for the standalone TT PSU!

 

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RE: Rega RP3 vs RP6

stevebrock wrote:

I have had a little windfall!

I am seriously considering upgrading to an RP6 in gloss white - going to ring my dealer tomorrow and see if he will do a trade in on my RP3 -  I even could get a reasonable price off ebay or AVForums

I may even just go and demo one this week - An RP3?TT PSU  vs RP6  if they are nearly the same I may just go straight for the standalone TT PSU!

 

 

That will be my next year upgrade, if all goes well in my job, as you know Portugal is in a major crises, and the goverment measures are not helping, in my activity people are getting fired every month.... 

And yes White WILL BE THE COLOUR !!!  Cool

 

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RE: Rega RP3 vs RP6

I don't usually participate in TT threads, and I might not be thanked for this contribution, but the title made me look. 

 

A guy on the AVI forum has a RP3 and RP6 and has one of them up for sale, I think whichever goes first. He obviously has real world experience of them both. It might be worth just having a look in the buying selling bit. 

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RE: Rega RP3 vs RP6

richardw42 wrote:

 

A guy on the AVI forum has a RP3 and RP6 and has one of them up for sale, I think whichever goes first. He obviously has real world experience of them both. It might be worth just having a look in the buying selling bit. 

Ahh....that's probably the same guy who's selling on GSP audio forum.........nice looking decks :)  Can't comment on RP3 vs RP6 but the RP6 is a big improvemnt over the P3-24. I was very lucky and got mine at the same price as an RP3 so, for me, it was an obvious choice Beer

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RE: Rega RP3 vs RP6

thanks will have a look

 

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RE: Rega RP3 vs RP6

The question is, could there be a bigger improvement from upgrading the Elys 2 to something more exotic?  Worth consideration...

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RE: Rega RP3 vs RP6

well i have been told the cartridge isnt that important?? but i dont really know!

 

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RE: Rega RP3 vs RP6

matthewpiano wrote:

The question is, could there be a bigger improvement from upgrading the Elys 2 to something more exotic?  Worth consideration...

 

Funnily enough my thoughts currently are whether my Bias cartridge is a weak link in my system, and what to upgrade to for noticeable improvements.

 

I used to have a Goldring 1042 on my old system but I'm not looking to spend that much just yet, not on my P3 anyway. Nearly pulled the trigger on a new Elys 2 last night on Ebay going for £50, but decided against it even though it was going at less than half price.

Ortofon 2M Blue maybe?

 

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