nabil wrote:Gabriel, I too had a P25 and, like you, I loved it. It was, and is, a very fine table. I bought a P7 to replace it several months ago, and I must tell you that the P7 is a much better table by large margin; it's not even close. That being said, I'm sure that the new P6 betters the P5 it replaces and that the P8 will better the P7. The question is by how much. Once you get into P7 and P9 area it becomes a matter of nuance and subtitle levels of refinement. Going from a P25 to a P9 is a huge leap up and easily noticeable, going from P7 to a P9 less so. The improvements are there, but less obvious.
Raven, the Brit mags tend to like Rega, that being said I think the P6 is a very fine table that would give you loads of enjoyment. Listen to it yourself and let your ears be the final judge.
Sorry...I am very late with my comment here .
Anyway, I use to have the Rega P7 and when I had te opportunity of comparing it side by side with the Rega P9 in my home and I immediately thought I should replace the P7.
The P7 is an wonderful turntable...wonderful, however, the P9 is in a completely different league..it is a huge sound improvement.
Remarks : I had the opportunity of making a "funny" play, changing the ceramic platters between them...and I can point out that the P9 sounds better with its own platter as well as the P7 sounds better with P9's platter...funny.