watercourse wrote:digiman wrote:watercourse wrote:Well, there is always the VTA issue...
True. But you could just live happily with a Rega cart and never worry about VTA and alingment with the 3 point fixing. Rega Exact played sweet sweet music on my RP3 with zero Hi-Fi tweaking neurosis
I could be wrong, but i would guess that Rega design there TT with there own carts in mind first.
I had the Exact on my P5, and found other carts, especially of the LOMC variety, to really bring out the strengths of the table/arm, far outshining the Exact's very good performance. So, I think Rega's TT design can and does support much more than the Rega range of carts.
Could I live with the Exact? Yes, of course, it's a very musical cart. But do I have to when I have adjustable VTA? No, and I think it brings much more to my musical enjoyment having more cart options.
Toatly agree. I ran a Ortofon Jubilee for a while on my P5 and P9. Sounded great on both decks. But i must say that the Rega Apheta is the best cart i have heard so far on a Rega deck imho. It just brings out the best of the Rega sound. And even more so if you use the Rega IOS phonostage and DONT load it over 100 ohm.
For me personaly it also brings peach of mind knowing that the products are devolped for each other and do not require vta og allingment adjustment. It took me about 5 min to get the P9 up and running with the Apheta cart. I never realy stopped fiddling with the setup with the Jubilee.
Hopefully Rega also comes out with a cart between the Exact and Apheta some day.