Wow, Rega seems to get a real beating in this thread.
And I appreciate it coming from Rega fans, then it's not just flaming.
Do you guys think they have started an decline, or has this always been the case?
Maybe they have always exaggerated the designs in order to make a few extra bucks (or simply to be able to cover expenses?).
I am sure all companies to this, the important thing is that is holds up to the claim.
And they do sound good, don't they?
The Regas have earlier been the good arms with the cardboard plints, too poor data to be listed (wow'n'flutter) and the turntables for low budget systems.
The new models seem to be stretching the simplistic approach too far?
Most obvious on the RP6 replacing the P5.
The P5 had the RB700, same as the P7 and a different plinth than the P3.
The RP6 has the RB303, same as the RP3 and the plinth from the P3-24.
Dealers refusing to demo the RP3 vs RP6 with a TT-PSU on the RP3....
On the other hand, if the RP3 is as good as it seems, I know where I would go:
- Groovetracer system (subplatter, delrin platter and counterweight)