I sent the subplatter back. I didn't feel the upgrade path was going to bring the rewards vs the cost and it would be a bad investment on resale, it doesn't matter what you do to it, its still a p25 on ebay.
I picked up an NA ace space, heavy upgrade kit with a 10" anna arm for considerably less than I expected last week. True, it cost more than the fully upgraded rega would have but listening to it, I can't imagine the rega ever reaching this level of performance. First impressions are this will be with me until the grim reaper comes for me
I cant see me ever trying to or wanting to upgrade or modify this beyond a new cartridge. A power supply is available but I really don't feel the need to improve the ace space
As a bonus the wife thinks it looks nicer than the rega which she thought looked old fashioned, as a double bonus she doesn't know how to use it........ yet
Thanks for all the help and support, yours in music - Rob