kalypso wrote:The RP isn't worth $ 100,00 more than a debut, but much less.
The workmanship and appearance of the RP1 is lousy, the sound is ok.
Have a look at the plinth, the wiring,the platter, the pasted plastic-headshell and other details and you know what i mean.
I think the best idea will be to wait for the debut carbon to come, this model is much improved not only with its tonearm, but as well with its new constructed motor and motor mount, and it has a full-size platter.
The acrylic platter is very advisable since it has sonic improvements and makes the unit ready for use with mc-cartridges.
My speed box ii works perfectly with my debut carbon.I used a strobe to test it and all.
kalypso wrote: The acrylic platter is very advisable since it has sonic improvements and makes the unit ready for use with mc-cartridges.
Could you please elaborate how platter material influences the choice of cartridge type
kalypso wrote:My speed box ii works perfectly with my debut carbon.I used a strobe to test it and all.
Well, as per technical informations the importer here in germany has published, the power consumption of the debut carbon is 4,5 watts (instead of 2 watts with the debut III), the maximum output of the speed box II is just 3 watts, the same as with the speed box SE II. They advice to use the SE version with the carbon although.
I am a bit confused about this. Hopefully the speed boxes in any version are not overstressed with the debut carbon.