gmjones2001 wrote:watercourse wrote:gmjones2001 wrote:Still looking hard at VPIs as well. (BLASPHEMY!)
You should do more than look, you should listen. The VPI sound is very different than Rega's, but I don't think anyone can credibly argue that one is objectively "better" than the other. I happen to like both, but the Rega has more of what I like. It will come down to what you like more, and that should be how you make your decision.
You are absolutely correct here sir!
I have located my local Rega dealer so I hope to get there soon for a listen to an RP6.
Still need to find a VPI dealer.
I just upgraded my preamp and CD player. This old Pioneer is sounding pretty good to these old ears. It's got an AT120E on it currently. Thinking how good it would sound if I upgraded the cart.
Also, VPIs have many models, as I'm sure you've noticed. They all sound different from each other, rim drive sounds different than belt drive VPIs, platter materials sound different, suspension type, yada yada. One thing to consider outside of overall sound is how much interest you have in adjusting your turntable? VPIs need a bit more adjustment than the Regas, and this could make or break your experience. I have a feeling that, although I like to mess with my table, the VPI's could send me off the deep end into neurosis, because you CAN adjust almost everything on their tables. Just a thought.