Rega Turntable - Cartridge Upgrade
This is a follow up to an earlier post where i toyed with splashing out on a new Gyro or Linn turntable but in the end pursuaded myself to stick by my 2nd hand Rega Planar 2 and save the money for some vinyl for now at at least.
In direct comparison to my CD player i was always a little unhappy with the defenition of the bass from the Rega, which was a bit softened and hazy.
To keep myself happy, I did treat myself to an Ortofon 2m Blue cartridge upgrade over my AT95. I wasnt sure how much the cartridge would up the Rega's game but it was good although i fear the old table is holding it back.
The Ortofon straight out the box has lifted the Rega, although its not quite there in terms of spacials around the instruments but its overall improvement in the bass defenition and punchiness against the older cartridge is good.
I do now wonder what a P3-24 would do by way of further improvement.
Rega Planar 2 = £95 2nd hand collected (excellent condition)
New Belt = £5 (bought spares just to make sure to be honest)
Ortofon 2M Blue = £125
For £225 the Rega Planar is for me excellent value and great fun to use too, which is nice.
The is the old image of the Rega and AT95 - new one to follow soon