jakesaunders27 said:I have noticed its only got 5 days left will it keep being put back on? As I won't have the money anytime soon as I'm buying a new phone!
Alears said:lindsayt said:If you want to buy something brand new then the Rega P3-24 at £300 is a good deal.
If you want something that sounds at least as good as a Michell Orbe or OL Aurora Gold for less than £500 then buy something like a Sony PS-6750, Pioneer PL 71, Kenwood KD 990 or KD 7010 or KD 500, JVC QL-55F or QL-Y55F or QL-Y7 or QL-7 etc etc etc
Agree with your first statement. Would not advise OP to pay for any Japanese turntable from the seventies without checking very carefully regards parts availability. I have had experience with 2 on your list and personally believe your sound quality quip is a trifle misleading especially concerning a certain Kenwood listed.
The performance pack you mention is an upgrade but how much it would improve the sound i cannot say as have not heard it. It consists of a cartridge upgrade to the Rega Bias 2, a new drive belt and platter mat. For a price difference of £70 I would say it is not particularly of benefit to you. It is available here:- http://www.analogueseduction.net/product/Rega_RP1_Turntable_%28Fitted_with_the_Performance_Pack%29_REGA-RP1W-1 Note: At this price you are still much better off going for the P3-24 fitted with Bias 2 cartridge by Lintone Audio (the cartridge is liste at £65 but I would haggle for a decent price of this together with P3-24, at least getting them to fit it for free. This would give you a fine set-up for around £360./p>jakesaunders27 said:hi guys thanks for your replys
seen the rega rp1 performance pack on what hifi but cant find it in any shops online does the performance pack make a big different to the sound quality?
the record spot said:Not for the want of looking, but if you can find one of those JVC decks on Ebay in a year, then you're doing well, never mind the rest. Stick with the £300 for the P3 from Lintone or the likes and spend a bit more on the catridge. Or get a refurb P3 from Lintone (£260) and save some cash.
Oh and I'd ca' canny re: the older decks like Lindsayt has mentioned, especially older direct drive units like the JVCs he mentioned; allow a good £100 on top for a service once you've eventually found one. Nice idea and pretty enough decks, but wholly impractical for your needs.
Plumping, good word that, you don't hear it very often.Alears said:Lost Angeles said:Lintone Audio have a brand new REGA P3-24 on E-bay for £299.95 + cartridge with free postage.
Is this not a better deal than an RP1.?
Sorry about the bold type.
Hi Lost Angeles. Indeed it is, good spot! :clap:
Ah. Indeed it would be if it came with a cartridge fitted.... it does not appear to have one. Believe the OP is a bit doubtful about fitting one himself, hence his plumping for the RP1
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