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RP6 Cartridge

Now that I've decided to purchase the Rega Brio-R, the next step is to start thinking about an ugrade to my existing turntable which is a Project Debut III fitted with an Ortofon 2M red cartridge.

 

My first option is the Rega RP3 fitted with a Goldring 1012GX, but I am also considering the RP6.  I was, therefore, wondering what cartidges I should be considering for the RP6 and what peoples experiences are.  

 

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RE: RP6 Cartridge

Any cartridge you would fit to an RP3 could equally well be fitted to an RP6, the 1012GX included.

It all comes down to how much you want to spend on it.

 

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RE: RP6 Cartridge

£200-300 would be a reasonable ballpark figure, possibly a bit more.  

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RE: RP6 Cartridge

Nagaoka MP150 or better still MP200

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RE: RP6 Cartridge

stevebrock wrote:

Nagaoka MP150 or better still MP200

Ditto (Rega will suggest fitting the Exact but it is not a patch on either Nagaoka)

 

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RE: RP6 Cartridge

You could consider the RP40 package which looks very nice & includes a cartridge.

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RE: RP6 Cartridge

Al ears wrote:

stevebrock wrote:

Nagaoka MP150 or better still MP200

Ditto (Rega will suggest fitting the Exact but it is not a patch on either Nagaoka)

Even the MP110 whips the Exact - Ive owned both on my old RP6

 

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Nice to know. Laughably they want £255 for a new Exact. Smile

 

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RE: RP6 Cartridge

I believe the RP40 is based on the RP3, with an Elys40 cartridge.  Nor sure how the Elys40 stacks up, so my preference at the moment would be the RP3 or RP6.  I can afford the RP3 new or one of the RP6 seconds which are being sold.  If it was to be the RP6, I wouldn't buy it without seeing it first, but at the end of the day I want to get the best value for my money and have something that I'll be happy with for many years to come.

 

I would, however, be interested to hear how the Nagaoka MP150 and MP200 compare to the Goldring.

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RE: RP6 Cartridge

I would go with the RP3, and a denon dl110, or if you have the possibility of using a low output coil a denon dl 301

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RE: RP6 Cartridge

I've done a fair bit of digging around and the Denon ML110 certainly appears to be a good cartridge.  

At the moment, based on what I've read so far,  I'm warming towards the Nagaoka MP-200 which I assume I can put on either the RP3 or RP6.  I think anything above the MP-200 is probably going a bit overboard

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I have used carts up to a dyna 17d3 on p3 and P25, so with the new rega arms I would not worry about overkill below £1k new.

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The Nag MP200 on an RP6 is a lovely little combo

 

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As you see you have a lot of options  Smile I 'll add that I use a Benz Micro on Rega arm and works wonderfully , you should try one , maybe you'll like too. Wink

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RE: RP6 Cartridge

Well after all that and a bit of digging around I got drawn to the Goldring Lenco GL75 and the LencoHeaven website.  I think the possibility of ending up with a pretty decent turntable and something a bit personal appealed so I took the plunge and picked one up from fleabay for £80.

First impressions are that the turntable has been very well cared for over the years with no scratches or blemishes and very quiet operation.  Just need to get on with the mods which will include replacing the tonearm with a Rega RB250 and cartridge, and a new plinth.

Once finished I'll be able to sit back and see how it compares to my Project Debut III  Smile

 

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