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RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

 

What is your opinion?

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RE: RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

I saw this post on the general forum, and must say these don't seem like natural competitors. In the UK the Scout is by some way he dearest.

I suspect at home in the US they all cost around the same. 

I have heard each, but never in remotely comparable situations. But given a choice I'd have the VPI for the engineering, tweakability and family history.

 

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RE: RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

I dont think you will be dissapointed by any of the decks mentioned!

I guess a demo on all 3 will be quite diffucult!

The Rega being the cheaoest at £749 without cart......I am happy with mine but if I could turn back the clock I would of gone a but further and got a Gyrodec.

If the VPI has upgrade potential then go for it?

 

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RE: RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

If I have a bit of luck, tomorrow I will listen to all of them. The setups will not be the same, but I hope it will be enough for me to make an idea.

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RE: RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

stevebrock wrote:

I dont think you will be dissapointed by any of the decks mentioned!

I guess a demo on all 3 will be quite diffucult!

The Rega being the cheaoest at £749 without cart......I am happy with mine but if I could turn back the clock I would of gone a but further and got a Gyrodec.

If the VPI has upgrade potential then go for it?

                       Yes, the gyro would seem a more perceived value product. ..........:)

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RE: RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

I wonder if the OP might let us know his findings and which he went with, if any.

As for perceived value then the VPI has it in spades especially if the latest Scout 1.1 is anything to go by.

 

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RE: RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

Al ears wrote:

I wonder if the OP might let us know his findings and which he went with, if any.

As for perceived value then the VPI has it in spades especially if the latest Scout 1.1 is anything to go by.

                 Just had a look at VPI scout on tinternet, I see what you mean.

                 Very classy.......8)

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Al ears wrote:

I wonder if the OP might let us know his findings and which he went with, if any.

As for perceived value then the VPI has it in spades especially if the latest Scout 1.1 is anything to go by.

                 Just had a look at VPI scout on tinternet, I see what you mean.

                 Very classy.......8)

Agree! 

Looks very very nice!

 

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RE: RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

I owned the Clearaudio Concept for about 5 mins, and lookswise, it wasn't that stunning. 

The RP6 looks just like the other Regas, so based on looks only, I'd go for the VPI Scout too.

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BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

I owned the Clearaudio Concept for about 5 mins, and lookswise, it wasn't that stunning. 

The RP6 looks just like the other Regas, so based on looks only, I'd go for the VPI Scout too.

I agrre but the VPI is twice as much as the Rega!

 

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RE: RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

At around this ball park figure, I've always quite fancied one of these bad boys..

 

 

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Gets plenty of good write ups.

 

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Mmmm.......nice. Dirol

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Mmmmmm......nicer.  Dirol

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RE: RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

Hi there,

I drove like 500km to see the 3 of them. At the first dealer (Clearaudio and Rega) I first took a look at Concept: the sticker on the face plate (which read Concept) was askew. I have a thing for details... :oops: So the first impression being not so positive we listened the Clearaudio / Concept MC / some Plinius / Kef LS50. Nice, detailed, punchy and ...askew. We had a talk about discounts, took a look at Rega RP6 and left for the second dealer (VPI). It was a demo VPI Scout 1.1 / Benz Micro Ace SL. The price was lower than the Concept's. The looks was so much better. The sound was incredible (Simaudio Moon / Arcam A19 - he knew I had an A19 / Focal Chorus 714 - he knew I had a pair of those). We had a talk and he dropped the price even lower so I took it home. 

At the end of the day I realised that buying hifi is about music, gear, money, details :grin:

Now The Beatles are in the house.

 

 

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RE: RegaRP6 vs Clearaudio Concept vs VPI Scout

BIGBERNARDBRESSLAW wrote:

Mmmmmm......nicer.  Dirol

Had one of those once, although without Nema arm, and did't think it was anything to write home about really. They do look great however which brings up another matter.

When are manufacturers of these lovely looking acrylic turntables going to make a dust cover to go with them? These things are dust-magnets and a pain to clean. Surely it is not beyond them to produce a reasonably priced cover for them......rant....rant!

 

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Hi there,

I drove like 500km to see the 3 of them. At the first dealer (Clearaudio and Rega) I first took a look at Concept: the sticker on the face plate (which read Concept) was askew. I have a thing for details... :oops: So the first impression being not so positive we listened the Clearaudio / Concept MC / some Plinius / Kef LS50. Nice, detailed, punchy and ...askew. We had a talk about discounts, took a look at Rega RP6 and left for the second dealer (VPI). It was a demo VPI Scout 1.1 / Benz Micro Ace SL. The price was lower than the Concept's. The looks was so much better. The sound was incredible (Simaudio Moon / Arcam A19 - he knew I had an A19 / Focal Chorus 714 - he knew I had a pair of those). We had a talk and he dropped the price even lower so I took it home. 

At the end of the day I realised that buying hifi is about music, gear, money, details :grin:

Now The Beatles are in the house.

 

 

Thanks for getting back here with the outcome. A bargain! Not sure how you managed to get that for less than the Concept but well done. That cartridge is brilliant and obviously suits the JMW arm well. I know what you mean about askew. Not something you want on a turntable.

PS: If the Beatles were in my house there would be one hell of a stink.  Smile

 

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