As I understand it he said 'there is nothing wrong with ...' which to me means adequate. Not that it couldn't be improved for not a lot more.BigH said:Thats because 1 they don't know the difference and 2 probably don't know how to change cartridges. Yes I agree these days people just want the whole thing ready to plug in and play. One problem is the Rega carts are generally shorter than most others so you may need to add spacers under the tone arm to lift it up. I heard the Rega Planar 3 with the Elys cart and I was not impressed, I suspect it was due to the cart. One Hifi mag changed the Elys for another cart. I forget which with good results. So you are saying the Elys cart is good and you don't recommend changing it for another one?David@FrankHarvey said:There's nothing wrong with the Elys. All Rega cartridges are designed to continue the Rega sound that the decks and phono stages are providing, which most people are happy with, based on the amount of people who continue to buy Rega decks with the pre-packaged cartridge. Most people just want to buy a "package" rather than messing about with bits of this and bits of that. Rega decks offer a lot of performance for the money.alchemist 1 said:Well there appears to some debate over the quality of the elys carttridge,
other reviews seem to give the supplied elys a positive vote....... maybe a exact ?
Back in the 90's people used to try different cartridges on Regas like Goldring and Audio Technicas all the time, but in my 10+ years here, I don't recall anyone ever asking the question.
There is, however, quite a difference between that and the OP's original question so they answer is No. Fitted as standard the RP3 is not going to give you the sound quality of a decent £1000 CDP.