New Rega rp1 some questions

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I am very much enjoying my brand new rega turntable rp1. Just a few basic questions?
How long on average should I wait before changing the belt and the stylus?

I really like the sound the deck produces and thats what counts. I was expecting a slightly better finish to the unit. but I guess thats what you pay for.
 

chebby

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1000 - 1500 playing hours for the stylus. Belt every few years.

Keep the instructions (.PDF file) and follow them. They seem a little quirky but are pretty sound.

Before you switch on the motor, gently rotate the platter with your fingertip first. It takes a lot of the strain off the belt (and the motor) and does a lot to prolong it's useful life.

Don't switch off/on between changing LPs or sides. If the felt mat is too thin, and clings onto the record, then order a (heavier) P3 mat from your Rega dealer in a pretty colour for about £10 :) (Last time I bought one it was £11.)
 
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chebby said:
1000 - 1500 playing hours for the stylus. Belt every few years.

Keep the instructions (.PDF file) and follow them. They seem a little quirky but are pretty sound.

Before you switch on the motor, gently rotate the platter with your fingertip first. It takes a lot of the strain off the belt (and the motor) and does a lot to prolong it's useful life.

Don't switch off/on between changing LPs or sides. If the felt mat is too thin, and clings onto the record, then order a (heavier) P3 mat from your Rega dealer in a pretty colour for about £10 :) (Last time I bought one it was £11.)
Many thanks for the advice. Neat tip for rotating the platter before switching on the motor. I see from your signature you have gone all minimal. great machine the Marantz. Do you miss the vinyl sound ? I am currently listening to Supertramp live in Paris and it sound sso natural. I think the Rega will turn out to be one of my better Hi Fi purchases. A lifetime guarantee none the less.

p.s whats your take on using a carbon fibre cleaning brush?

cheers Chebby
 

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Well done on your purchase, should give you many years of happy service

I use a Goldring brush, well worth the outlay - bloody dust gets everywhere!!
 

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p.s whats your take on using a carbon fibre cleaning brush? cheers Chebby
Consider buying a record cleaning machine, even if it's Knosti. Knosti costs only twice as much a cleaning brush and IMHO eliminates the need for a brush. I found that dust does not stick to records cleaned in Knosti with the home-made solution (1 isopropyl alcohol, 4 water, few drops of the wetting agent), so decided not to buy a brush. It's also good to clean new records esp. those in paper sleeves as they carry huge static and attract massive amounts of dust.
 
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I am really enjoying the sound of guitars and sax with this turntable.
 

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