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Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question
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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

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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!

 

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There is no hum in my RP3! 

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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

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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!

 

 

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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

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

 

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RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

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

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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:
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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.

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

 

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RE: Rega RP3, Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge & Hum question

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

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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

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