TT-PSU upgrade for Rega P5
First of all, I don't understand why this isn't an original part of the P5.
The motor is made to be used with it, the Rega P3-24 is delivered with it and the same goes for the P7.
Maybe a commercial decision to create a wider price gap between the P5 and the P7?
My own words about the Groovetracer Reference Subplatter:
"The difference is right in your face, no need to double-blind test this one!
I will try to list the most important improvements IMHO:
- Silence. The noisefloor is considerably lowered, the backdrop onto wich the music is presented is blacker and quieter. Earlier I got the impression that the CD-player was calmer and more quiet than the TT, not anymore.
- Focus. The soundstage snaps into focus, all the instruments and artists are more defined and precisely placed. It's easier to hear their placement. I also believe that the soundstage opened up and was presented wider than before.
- Precision. Related to the improved focus, I also hear all details better defined, the sound of a guitar-string, the bass-line, new details in the recordings that earlier where hiding in the "fuzz" ..... "
The TT-PSU gives much of the same results.
Lowered noisefloor, quiet backdrop.
Sharper details, improved focus and bigger soundstage.
The bass is more powerfull and sharper/ more detailed.
Somehow it seems that the TT-PSU brings lowered distortion to the turntable.
I'm able (and willing) to play louder, without any problems or harsness.
This upgrade was a shure thing and not that big of a surprise that it made an improvement.
It is not possible to say that it depends whether you like the change or not, this is a clear improvement for everyone.
45rpm with the touch of a button is also welcome.