Instead of buying a new turntable and getting rid of my old Rega Planar 3 I decided to go for the Quest Upgrade package from Inspire Hi Fi and I am deliriously happy with the results.From start to finish I can not speak highly enough of there service and quality of work.I actually took the turntable to the factory myself and spent a fascinating and educational hour and half watching as the owner Robert transformed my old Rega.
I purchased the birch ply plinth with the with acrylic and Sorbothane coned feet.My original "S" shaped tone arm was replaced due to the anti skate belt disintegrating with a Rega R251 tonearm and a Audio Technica AT95E cartridge was also added, I also purchased the Inspire Acri Mat.All that was left from my old table was the glass platter,sub platter, motor and bearings.
I know the cartridge is a budget one but it will be my next upgrade when money allows. All I can say is has just turned the pleasure of listening to my vinyl collection to number eleven.My old Rega was good but this has left me blown away.I am hearing new things from my record collection controlled bass and acoustics from plucked guitar strings I never new existed. I have posted some pictures, hope you like.I especially like the polished finish of the ply edging it gives it in my view a great look.
Quick note to the mods I am no way connected to Inspire Hi Fi, just a very happy customer