Your not the only one! My mate told me about a used RP1 in his local HiFi shop - but warned me I would get addicted!
It's all well and good succumbing to these little tweaks and gizmos, but all the money you could save could go in the speaker kitty. Better speakers will yield a far greater upgrade. At best these cartridge scales, white belts etc etc will only give you collective subtle differences at best.
PP you aint got a clue . . . the speakers are only as good at the 'signals origin' . . . get the original signal retreval as good as you can, with in budget, which does not need to be large, then better speakers might just help? You knever know you might hear some decent sounds from the existing speakers . . .
Use good reveling speakers 'befor' the signal is improved, all you will hear is the below par sound that the TT is proucing . . . then you start chasing your tail trying to improve the sound with better/differant speakers, new amps, expensive cable and interconect. The answer was/is under your knose, get the sinal retreval as right as is possible/practical FIRST . . . simples! Then you can throw money at the system if you realy need to, want to, or, the bug is compelling you to??????
For the record, I love the RS! they are little gems better than BX2
In all farness to PP he was only giving his advice.
However I think, for the money, my sources are top notch (well for me anyway as this is my most expensive set up ever!)
Since moving I actually think my RS1 really do give me enough bass for the muisc i normally listen - gone are the days when I am blasting out Orbital but sometimes i get nostalgic and it sends shivers down my spine listening to the Hartnoll bros Lush 3.1 on the Brown Album - reminds me of my raving days!
Nowadays I really enjoy stuff like Roxy Music, Fleetwood Mac, but am a big Depeche Mode & Smiths fan, Indie and electronica too!
The RS1 are simply really musical and I like the sound of them and at the minute my system sounds nicely balanced - I dont want to upset the applecart - I really do enjoy just listening to music on it.
If I get any upgrades, yes maybe some RS3 and perhaps a few tweaks of the RP6 - already got a white belt!
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Easy tiger. Why are you getting cross?
That post was made in the context of his current system. Although the RS1s do great job for his needs, with his set-up the speakers are the weak link or the component that needs addressing. Otherwise his kit seems 'up there' in terms of making the mostest.
If you look at my sig I have upgraded my CDP over the past couple of months. I wouldn't spend money little additions like that unless I was content, like Steve, my system is at full throttle.
That's all I'll say about the subject as I am clueless about hi-fis.
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And thats what tis all about innit me old mucka. Have you got Violator on vinyl yet ?. If not the remaster/re-cut , whatever they did with it ,is pretty darn good.
Still think an offboard phono should be your next purchase ,nag nag nag .
Yup, when a person concentrates more on the music than its component parts that produces the music, that is the ultimate objective.
That's all I'll say about the subject ...
That didn't last long then
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Funny you mention Violator - the only DM album I have never owned - think i need to seek it out - thanks for the heads up!
BTW Construction Time Again sounds absolutely mint on Vinyl, all the textures, sounds etc - Vince Clarke at his best!
That's about gizmos and accessories and other.... ooops, just have.
Scales have arrived!
Did a claibration test with a 5p - they came in at 3.25g so bang on the 'money' - no pun intended
Well my RP6 didnt need any tweaking, it was playing at 1.76g - Rega recommend 1.75g for the Exact.
However I did reset everything again to 0, then checked the playing weight was correct - it was.
Dialled in my new tracking weight, checked - all good!
Great buy for £6
Thought you was going to say: "No change".
. . . I might as well not bother, the recomended tracking weight is fine, but did you try a few points either side? Its 'changes' the sound, you may have prefered it, then again, you may not? No one has any sense of adventure these days, 'what if' . . . like lemings, all follow each other . . . staight over the edge.
. . . I might as well not bother,
WARNING: these scales have a strong magnetic attraction for moving coil cartridges !!!
Just received mine - nice piece of kit for the money, but stuck to my mc like glue! Avoid if you have one.
Just played the new Daft Punk vinyl - sounds great, so no damage done. Phew.
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Sorry to hear that.
I currently only have MM's and it works perfectly with those.
It has a tare function so if you can put something on the platform to isolate the cartridge would that work?
I have amended the thread title accordingly.
Pretty ... and pretty proud of it
Saw the handy tare function - any ideas about what I could put on it to eliminate the magnetism? Can't be too thick, as already quite high on the platter.
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