13 posts / 0 new
Last post
geoffreyc's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 5 days ago
Joined: 25/03/2010 - 08:46
Posts: 73
Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

Looking to get the RP3/Ortofon 2M Red combo soon. Will be using with my Yamaha RX-A2010 receiver.

 

I understand the Rega has no earth lead (done internally inside arm?) and have read  reports of some owners experiencing hum.

 

Any owners of the RP3 - which I thought sounded fantastic during a demo recently care to give me their opinions/advice?

 

Thanks

stevebrock's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 9 min ago
Joined: 13/11/2009 - 11:16
Posts: 3873
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

What hum? No Hum on my RP3 or RP6 dont worry about it!

More importantly I think you will need a phono stage! Get the Rega fono mini to get your started!

 

Hi-FiOutlaw's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 20/04/2011 - 23:03
Posts: 2017
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

There is no hum in my RP3! 

drummerman's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 18/01/2008 - 21:12
Posts: 5023
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

There is no hum in my RP3! 

Nop, that upgrade would cost extra, with the belt, the subplatter, the counter weight ... . At this level they will also include a wobble Wink

regards

stevebrock's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 9 min ago
Joined: 13/11/2009 - 11:16
Posts: 3873
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

DM,

Get you facts right! Only the RP6 model comes with the wobble, which can be exchanged for a full-price non-wobble RP6 at no extra cost!

 

 

Hi-FiOutlaw's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 hours 13 min ago
Joined: 20/04/2011 - 23:03
Posts: 2017
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

drummerman wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

There is no hum in my RP3! 

Nop, that upgrade would cost extra, with the belt, the subplatter, the counter weight ... . At this level they will also include a wobble Wink

regards

ah! That is Steve department, not mine... Wink

stevebrock's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 9 min ago
Joined: 13/11/2009 - 11:16
Posts: 3873
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

apparently LP12's wobble too...........shocker!

 

geoffreyc's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 week 5 days ago
Joined: 25/03/2010 - 08:46
Posts: 73
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

The Yamaha does have quite a decent MM phono stage to begin with actually.

alchemist 1's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 hours 30 min ago
Joined: 28/03/2012 - 18:19
Posts: 634
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

 

drummerman wrote:

Hi-FiOutlaw wrote:

There is no hum in my RP3! 

Nop, that upgrade would cost extra, with the belt, the subplatter, the counter weight ... . At this level they will also include a wobble Wink

regards

    DRAT ! Too late.............:rofl:
iMark's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 16/05/2008 - 12:21
Posts: 316
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

That sounds like an earthing problem. My Pro-Ject 1Xpression III came with an earthing cable which I connect to my Denon stereo receiver. Without the cable, there is huge hum.

stevebrock's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 9 min ago
Joined: 13/11/2009 - 11:16
Posts: 3873
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

Rega decks come with earthing cable in the arm, Rega decks DO NOT hum

 

jcarruthers's picture
Offline
Last seen: 4 months 2 weeks ago
Joined: 29/01/2013 - 21:04
Posts: 225
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

I had the OM2 Red on my RP6 and there was no hum

gwynne61's picture
Offline
Last seen: 15 hours 3 min ago
Joined: 26/03/2008 - 22:38
Posts: 285
RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

My P3-24 didn't give any hum until I installed the Rega power supply after which a low level hum was noticable and was quite annoying. It was easily solved by running a short earth wire from the casing of the power supply to the amplifiers ground.

It hasn't hummed since, the platter doesn't wobble either  ROFL

Log in or register to post comments