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Rega Turntable Setup

Im currently looking at buying my first turntable, im a huge novice so was wondering if I was to buy a rega rp3 and rega brio r would I need a pre phono amp? Like the Rega Foni Mini?

Also does it really matter what stand its on? Would buying something cheap from IKEA make a huge diffrence then buying something from a more high class brand?

What speakers would anyone recommend for this setup I have some Tannoy Mercury V1s will they be competent enough for the job?

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RE: Rega Turntable Setup

The RP3 will plug in to the Brio-R fine — no need for a pre amp because the Brio-R has one built in.

 

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RE: Rega Turntable Setup

I would say your Tannoy speakers will be fine!

With regards to the TT, best to have it on something solid - I know some people use an Ikea Expedit to store their records and sit the TT on top.

BTW The RP3 & Brio R is a cracking combo - you will be hooked!

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RE: Rega Turntable Setup

dannymarston wrote:

Im currently looking at buying my first turntable, im a huge novice so was wondering if I was to buy a rega rp3 and rega brio r would I need a pre phono amp? Like the Rega Foni Mini?

No. The Brio-R has a good phono stage built-in.

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Also does it really matter what stand its on? Would buying something cheap from IKEA make a huge diffrence then buying something from a more high class brand?

Rigidity matters.  It matters that the support is not a big hollow piece of furniture like a sideboard. The support should be level. Cost does not matter. Brand does not matter. (In fact I would deliberately avoid "high class brand" supports from hi-fi 'boutique' support suppliers. They'll cost a lot more than a good turntable.)

This wall mounted platform by Pro-ject is probably ideal. (The platform sits on adjustable spikes so a perfectly level surface can be achieved.)

If you have a solid, non-resonant (and level) floor then this solid wood table from IKEA looks pretty good (three different finishes) and is just the right size for the RP3.

dannymarston wrote:
What speakers would anyone recommend for this setup I have some Tannoy Mercury V1s will they be competent enough for the job?

You already like them so you'll probably like them even more with the new amp and TT.

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RE: Rega Turntable Setup

Ok thanks a lot. Would it matter if the stand is made of glass just saw this:

http://www.whathifi.com/review/futureglass-gem-lite

Ive currently just got a big panasonic 5 disc Cd player from Argos so im going for a big upgrade.

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RE: Rega Turntable Setup

my turntable is sitting on one of these.. http://www.ikea.com/ie/en/catalog/products/20011408/ I read about it online on a very well respected audiophile website... for the price.. you cant go wrong.. I cant fault it really..

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RE: Rega Turntable Setup

Suggest Gumtree. Something steady and solid Id say.

Yamaha V2065. MS Mezzo 5.1 Panasonic 42. Sony BD. Garrard 86SB. WD Live TV. SkyHD.

http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/lounge-hc-signature-update-bass-traps

 

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