Thanks for the review, Frank_Sm.
A few comments:
- The Plinth on the RP6 is CNC machined to further lower it's weight? Stereophile claims it is the P3-24 plinth, anyone seen inside it?
- ..."the more sophisticated feet from Rega’s premier P9 turntable in order to reduce the amount of vibration reaching the platter." Yeah, right. I have those feet on my P5 and would really like to see measurements showing the reduced amount of vibrations...
Looks way better though.
- .."the subplatter cap is now machined—as opposed to the all-plastic part on the RP3. This process gives Rega’s new platter a perfectly flat surface on which to rest, again making for a better physical connection between record surface and platter"
It's the same subplatter, with a cap on top of it. Perfectly flat I'm sure it is, but it still sits on top of the good old subplatter, so how it can improve the connection between the platter and vinyl is a mystery to me...
- ..."A side-by-side comparison to our RP3/TT-PSU with the Exact cartridge immediately exposes the RP6’s intensified performance."
This is very interesting!! The described improvements are all due to the subplatter-cap'n'platter on the RP6? (And possibly the CNCd lighter plinth?)
Looks like Rega made a winner with the RP6!
Still believe that a Rega RP3, TT-PSU, Groovetracer Reference Subplatter and a Groovetracer Delrin platter would be a killer combo!