Seems Rega have unleashed a load of RP6s to dealers!
Moorgate Acoustics, Sheffield £749 with Exact - Picked it up today, while I was there had a quick listen to some Totem Dreamcatchers........lovely speaker......however when I put some bassy stuff on like Massive Attack they really lost it more than my RS1, then listened to some RS3.....crikey they really are nice, as soon as some 2nds come up Im pulling the trigger on them (2nds=again slightly cosmetic imperfections)
Dangerous all this hifi malarky!
Synology 212j, Sonos Connect, Leema Elements Dac, Pro-Ject Debut, Arcam A38, Kef R100, Chord cables
how do get on with the R100? they look a nice speaker?
ATV3 > Rega DAC > Rega Elicit R > Rega RS3
Rega RP6 / 10x5 / MP-110
I love the Kefs! I tried out all sorts of speakers and the Kefs were the ones that gave me the broad soundstage, bass punch and clairity I love. I would describe them as sounding big if you get my meaning and they go surprisingly low for their size.
That said, I find them a little too bass heavy close to a rear wall but after they are set up they sound sublime and look great in gloss black!
Glad to hear someone happy with their investment!
I'm considering upgrading the Elys2 on my RP3.
Clearly, the Exact is the logical choice but, apart from the OP here, it seems hard to find anyone who recommends it, or any Rega cart for that matter.
Would the Ortofon 2M Bronze be a good option? Or is the Rega 'synergy' the way to go?
Any advice appreciated.
One thing I forgot to mention is the clarity with vocals and difficult to reproduce instruments like guitars but especially piano which can sound distorted and shrill on lesser speakers. I don't tend to listen to a lot of piano based music tbh but there is a great band called the Bad Plus who have an album called Give which is a great demo disc
Get the TT PSU upgrade instead!
I thought the Elys 2 is great on an RP3!\
Listening to Kate Bush - Army Dreamers........ sounds sublime!
Well at that price guess you can't go wrong!
Where did you manage to source it from at that price if you don't mind me asking?
Ok, the new Elicit R is now on my Rega dealer web page, 1900€, I only missed for 100€...
all the best
Rega RP3 / Goldring 1012gx > Rega Fono MM V2
Synology DS213 > QED Performance USB > Rega DAC > QED Performance RCA
Pathos Classic One > Inakustik LS 1102 cable > Dynaudio Excite X12 and some times BK XLS200 MK II
SBT > G&BL teflon line RCA > NAD 3020i > Supra Classic 2x4mm > Monitor Audio RS1
I've been reading Steve's journey up to his RP6 with interest over the last few weeks, thanks for the insight and all. ( I reckon a RP8 before Xmas )
Anyways, how much do you reckon the improvement is down to the actual change of deck as opposed to the upgrade in cartridge?
Trying different cartridges is virtually impossible without actually buying one, and I'm in a quandry as to either upgrading my Bias cart or going for a package similar to Steve.
Creek Evolution 5350 amp (with Creek Sequel 40 phonoboard) - Creek Evolution 2 CDP - Squeezebox Touch
Rega P3 TT/RB300/Ortofon 2M Blue - Arcam rDACkw - Epos Elan 30s
Van Damme SC & Epiphany Atratus ICs
The cartrdige is just one part of the overall improvemnt! The TT PSU, P:latter and Cart all have influence!
Im no expert on TTs, but over on VinylEngine there are some real enthusiasts making subtle changes with sub platters/belts etc.
Even heard that the Rega White Belt has improved the RP6 - for £20 its not a lot of money!
I think only you can decide on which path you take, but for me the RP6/Exact package for £749 was too good to miss and the better option than upgrading the RP3 - also I have the nicer Gloss plinth without the on/off switch.
( I reckon a RP8 before Xmas )
No RP8, The RP6 is here to stay!
Seriously though - speakers next
Any pictures yet?
Rega RP1 + Denon DL-110 | Rega Fono A2D | Harman Kardon Soundsticks II
whats the best way of posting pics?
I did some album covers by just copying them in the post. I don't know if that is the best way, but it worked.
not sure how to get images here
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/60827263@N02/8740181729/]Untitled[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/60827263@N02/]brockelsby2011[/url], on Flickr
The Only way i can post photos is like this:
you copy from the Photo bucket ( or similar) the HTML link, then open a window pressing the HTML on the grey bar, and past the HTML link, then press update.
thats the way I do it!
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