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Question New to tt's and vinyl

on the tools

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Hello all

After pondering for months, last week I finally took the plunge and bought myself a little turn table set up, after many recommendations from friends and work colleagues I went for the Rega P1 matched with a Rega io amplifier alongside some Dali Spektor 2 speakers and a lovely set of stands, and safe to say I bloody love it.

But after reading into the many depths of peoples opinions regarding upgrades, I've been led to believe that the Rega Carbon cartridge ain't all that. Now personally I think it's sounds brilliant but obviously my ears aren't as tuned as well as others.

So basically is the cartridge worth upgrading and if so which one?

Lot's of suggestions seem to point towards the AT VM95e.
 

Al ears

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I would wait until you have a bit more of a budget before looking at a replacement especially if you like the sound of the Carbon.
Replacing a £30 cartridge with a £39 cartridge isn't going to give you much of an upgrade.
Note that any replacement cartridge may require you to shim-up the tonearm.
 

on the tools

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Mar 1, 2021
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That's kind of the reply I was hoping for to be honest Al, price wise I've noticed very little between the two so I'm finding it hard to believe that the difference in quality through the speakers would be vast.

In all honesty it's unlikely I'd upgrade the cartridge unless it would be really worth it, I've no budget as such but wouldn't scrimp on price if there was a cartridge that could improve my set up.
 

Paul Clarke

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Oct 12, 2007
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Hello all

After pondering for months, last week I finally took the plunge and bought myself a little turn table set up, after many recommendations from friends and work colleagues I went for the Rega P1 matched with a Rega io amplifier alongside some Dali Spektor 2 speakers and a lovely set of stands, and safe to say I bloody love it.

But after reading into the many depths of peoples opinions regarding upgrades, I've been led to believe that the Rega Carbon cartridge ain't all that. Now personally I think it's sounds brilliant but obviously my ears aren't as tuned as well as others.

So basically is the cartridge worth upgrading and if so which one?

Lot's of suggestions seem to point towards the AT VM95e.
As you say, you "bloody love it".
Believe us! There's a lot to be said for that!

Mr Ears offers sage advice. Take your time to enjoy what you've got for now!
 

Winter

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Oct 28, 2019
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Hello all

After pondering for months, last week I finally took the plunge and bought myself a little turn table set up, after many recommendations from friends and work colleagues I went for the Rega P1 matched with a Rega io amplifier alongside some Dali Spektor 2 speakers and a lovely set of stands, and safe to say I bloody love it.

But after reading into the many depths of peoples opinions regarding upgrades, I've been led to believe that the Rega Carbon cartridge ain't all that. Now personally I think it's sounds brilliant but obviously my ears aren't as tuned as well as others.

So basically is the cartridge worth upgrading and if so which one?

Lot's of suggestions seem to point towards the AT VM95e.
hang on there matey ! no worries here don t over think it ok .! " bloody loving it " sums it up . nothing to change . ! just make sure you get some jethro tull on there ok . cheers matey.
 

andybebbs

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If you like the sound of it leave it the rega carbon cartridge is ok i had it on a p2 for years so if its not broken don`t fix it. think you answered your own question ( safe to say I bloody love it) enjoy your music :)
 

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