Rega Moth

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crusaderlord
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Rega Moth

Post by crusaderlord » 12 Jan 2019 19:52

I have joined the vinyl club after a long gap and bought a Rega Moth with acrylic platter and Nagaoka MP-110 for £245, all in pretty excellent condition it seems.

http://crusadersgames.co.uk/assets/images/regamoth1.jpg

I debated with myself a long time deciding if i should buy a new Planar 2, but i wasn't totally convinced i would stick with vinyl so started at a moderate entry point, also i like matt tables.

However listening has surprised me how good it is, it sounds amazing even compared to my much more expensive cd player, with the few 180g albums i actually have. I am now wondering if it should have gone for a new Rega Planar 2 or maybe a 3. I will stick with what i have for a while, but just wondered what the forum opinions are on how much better a new table might be, or is what i have pretty comparable really.

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Re: Rega Moth

Post by andybeau » 12 Jan 2019 20:11

Stick with the Moth. The P3 maybe slightly better. P6 or above to get better, if sticking with Rega. Enjoy and buy records.

Oh yes and welcome to the forum

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Re: Rega Moth

Post by Pauw » 12 Jan 2019 20:54

By that takes me back .....a Rega Moth ...that was just about where The Rega Story started.....it was a great effort at a table and I seem to remember a giant killer at a reasonable price point when it came out.....great to see one still performing well.

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Re: Rega Moth

Post by james73_2008 » 13 Jan 2019 01:47

The Moth is a rebadged "old" Planar 2 - the tonearm on the Moth is a RB250, much better than the current equivalent IMHO. My RB250 arm is also a "Moth" version except it has the green logo, not the red one. I've had mine rewired, foam filled and strip-polished by Audio Origami. Worth every penny.

You can upgrade your deck with a metal subplatter, low-slung counterweight for the arm (and maybe get the arm rewired), and perhaps a different platter (acrylic or delrin).

Enjoy.



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Re: Rega Moth

Post by Fire99 » 13 Jan 2019 02:02

It’s a slippery slope :D I would just enjoy listening to what you have now and decide in the future what direction you want to take. Congrats and enjoy!

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Re: Rega Moth

Post by Pikey » 19 Jan 2019 12:46

You often see Moths on ebay , I nearly bought one myself about a year ago, no arm with it though ... should be a good table!

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