GT Delrin platter on RP6

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Pandrew105
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GT Delrin platter on RP6

Post by Pandrew105 » 21 Oct 2018 19:33

Hi, Has anyone tried the GT Delrin platter on their Rega TTs? I am thinking of an upgrade for my RP6 and was wondering what benefits the platter material makes. I understand it to be heavier than the standard glass platter so in theory is better for speed stability but what sonic improvements could be expected? Also seems a bit of a 'foreign' concept to me that it does not need a mat, either. Any experiences good or bad you might share would be of interest. Cheers.

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Re: GT Delrin platter on RP6

Post by Legrace » 21 Oct 2018 21:29

Some upgrades are more impactful then others. Subplatter and motor isolation should precede.

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Re: GT Delrin platter on RP6

Post by Pandrew105 » 22 Oct 2018 21:09

Thanks Legrace. Welcome back to Rega by the way! Yes I have the GT reference sub platter and SRM isolation base and have found these to improve things over the stock TT no end.

Are you suggesting that the Delrin upgrade would be evolutionary rather than revolutionary, in sonic improvement terms? It makes no sense to pay out for something that will have minimal sonic impact. The upgrade is rather costly hence canvassing opinion beforehand to gauge if the effects would be subtle or more pronounced and the expenditure would be worth it.

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Re: GT Delrin platter on RP6

Post by Legrace » 22 Oct 2018 21:36

The platter of the RP6 I consider one of its finer features. Combined with precision subplatter like GT speed stability is typically non issue. Cartridge is normally larger opportunity.

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Re: GT Delrin platter on RP6

Post by mayebaza » 23 Oct 2018 09:11

Legrace wrote:
21 Oct 2018 21:29
Some upgrades are more impactful then others. Subplatter and motor isolation should precede.
I have to agree with the above, start with the Subplatter it will give the greatest margin of improvement.

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