Rega P1/RP1 performance pack - killed off? P2 only?

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wobbs1676
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Rega P1/RP1 performance pack - killed off? P2 only?

Post by wobbs1676 » 14 Sep 2018 11:45

I'm not sure if this has been discussed yet but I've just been browsing the Rega website and noticed the Performance Pack now states "Planar 2 Performance Pack" with 'Please note: Not suitable for Planar 1 Planar 1 Plus or RP1.' note added to the description at the bottom.

Hmmm what's going on there I wonder? The items available in the PP seem the same since being introduced for the RP1, so why now are they suddenly not suitable? I wish Rega would communicate better with it's customers and give more insight into why this decision has been made. There's no mention for P1 customers of a PP anymore as far as I can see on the website.

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Re: Rega P1/RP1 performance pack - killed off? P2 only?

Post by Phono-lover » 17 Sep 2018 19:07

read the last post on this thread. Might be the reason:

https://www.vinylengine.com/turntable_f ... 2&t=100125

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Re: Rega P1/RP1 performance pack - killed off? P2 only?

Post by wobbs1676 » 17 Sep 2018 19:21

I think I've been lucky with my P1 I've had no issues with anti-skate and changed carts several times. Seems like anyone wanting to change carts on these lower rega models should probably hold off and save for a P3. I hope rega put out a new or revised P1/P2 with option to manually set the anti-skate accordingly.

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Re: Rega P1/RP1 performance pack - killed off? P2 only?

Post by james73_2008 » 18 Sep 2018 22:18

wobbs1676 wrote:I think I've been lucky with my P1 I've had no issues with anti-skate and changed carts several times. Seems like anyone wanting to change carts on these lower rega models should probably hold off and save for a P3. I hope rega put out a new or revised P1/P2 with option to manually set the anti-skate accordingly.
Or swap the RB110 arm for a RB101, or even a RB330.


James H

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