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    Rega P10

    Anybody have experience with the Rega P10?



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    Re: Rega P10

    It looks great and fantastic review in Stereophile. I am very happy with my RP8!
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    I have a Palmer 2.5 that I’ve had for years and the P10 has me smitten. Unbelievable!


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    The Rega does not get a ton of love in "Audiophile" forums, however it received a fantastic review in Stereophile. I really enjoy my RP8 and recently a vinylphile friend, the leader of our local audio club was over. He was very surprised by the RP8. He did not believe it could be as good as it is. He has mentioned it a couple times in phone calls since then and always says that it is a wonderful table and I would have to go at least $10k-$15k to get any other table to even consider as an upgrade, in his view. It definitely does what I need in a table, especially when matched with one of their cartridges. I agree with you on the Plannar 10. Would one of those for sure .
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    I agree, the Rega RP8 and P8 are amazing turntables that provide sound quality that is vastly out of proportion to their cost and appearance.

    I had an RP8 and an RP10 at the same time for a while, and currently have a P8. I bought my RP8 when I had the much more expensive AMG Viella, which I just wasn't enjoying. I sold the AMG and kept the Rega. I then tried the top spec Linn LP12 with Radikal, Ekos SE etc, again at about 6 times the cost of the Rega. And again I preferred the RP8.

    That was when I bought the RP10 expecting it to be be much better than the RP8. In some ways it was - image size, drama, speed - but it was also bright, brittle sounding and a little fatiguing, which I ultimately attributed to the ceramic platter. I preferred the RP8 and sold the RP10.

    But then I bought my final turntable, a Kuzma Stabi Ref (with a variety of arms over time, including the Kuzma Stogi Ref, Kuzma 4 Point, Audio Origami PU7 and Alphason HR100), and this was finally a noticeable step up from the Rega. But it took a while to find a turntable and arm combination to beat the humble Rega RP8, and even then with some arm and cartridge combinations the Rega could still compete in musicality and dynamics. But I was happy with the Kuzma so sold the RP8.

    Recently I found myself missing the Rega sound again and bought a P8 to sit alongside my Kuzma. (I didn't buy the P10 because of the ceramic platter.) It sounds amazing. I could easily live with this as my only turntable. It is highly engaging, musical and toe-tapping. It can easily get the best out of a high end cartridge and phono stage and provides the bass depth and imaging of a much more expensive deck. My Kuzma with (currently) an Alphason arm is better still, but not by much and the margin is not as big as you might expect given the difference in cost.

    The current Rega decks are bargains at their respective prices.

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    Rossb - Are you using a spacer under the tonearm on the P8 with the Dynavector XX-2 MKII?
    That's one limitation I find with Rega arms is that you can't make fine adjustments to VTA which some cartridges require to optimize.

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    I'm not using a spacer, although I was expecting to. Previous Rega turntables - other than the RP10 - needed spacers for most cartridges. The RP10 didn't and now it appears the P8 doesn't. I suspect the current Rega MC cartridges are a little taller than the old ones because the upper end arms also seem to be a bit taller. The XX2 is probably at the limit and may benefit from 1mm at most, but it is close to level now and is sounding good.

    Asa you point out, most other arms have VTA adjustment but not "fine" VTA adjustment, since few others use the VTA tower or micrometer approach of the Kuzma 4 Point, upper end VPI arms or Triplanar. Most arms in my experience - even quite expensive ones - use the traditional pillar and grub screw method, which does not easily give repeatable or accurate VTA settings, and are generally not much better than using spacers on Rega arms, and probably less so because you can adjust a Rega arm to 0.5mm accuracy using spacers.

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    Re: Rega P10

    Decided to upgrade my vinyl rig. Everyone waxes poetic on how good vinyl can sound today. I have probably 200 LPs that haven’t been played in almost ten years. My 23 year old Sota Comet, even with a similar age Ortofon Kontaplunc B cart was nice but not excellent. I also know I’m sick of 100 lb. audio equipment and certainly don’t need a never ending project to tweak. The Rega Planar 10 with an installed Apheta cartridge seemed to answer the bill on paper. Good reviews and a fair price for the performance. Easy to set up. I‘m now a week into the new rig and very pleased. My vinyl has never sounded so good. The fun of this that I’m discovering that I own some really good recordings long forgotten. Great quality and sound.
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    Re: Rega P10

    +1
    I always liked Rega, still own and use my planar from 1987


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    Re: Rega P10

    tested one with the Apheta 2 - and it sounded great.

    very easy to set up.

    but it looks/feels not like a 5,000$ TT. kind of cheap build quality.

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    Re: Rega P10

    the highest spec Rega I've had here was the P9. I never found it "bright" or "brittle" maybe my platter was of the warmer variety of ceramic I also have 3 LP12s in different states of tune, including a full-klimax kit and I would never rank the RP8 above a full spec or even Akurate level LP12. but hey, we all have different levels of experience and ears. The most glaring fault of any Rega is lack of VTA or SRA adjustment. the 3rd party solutions arent really a solution altho' Pete Riggle's contraption does seem to work. And then there is its founder, Roy Gandy who doesn't believe in cleaning records--at all--instead he insists the stylus should do the work
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    Re: Rega P10

    After years of not having a turntable, I went back to vinyl. I looked at the P10 and the P8. The P10 with the Apheta 3 works out to almost twice the money but it wasn't twice the return to my ears. I went with the P8 with the Apheta 2 cartridge. I liked the idea of a turn-key simplified solution. I didn't want to get on the expensive Analogue merry go round. The P8 is a perfect for a return to Vinyl when I'm in the mood. Digital spoils you with not having to clean and flip every 15 minutes or so but vinyl on the P8 sure sounds good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by puroagave View Post
    And then there is its founder, Roy Gandy who doesn't believe in cleaning records--at all--instead he insists the stylus should do the work
    There has been a discussion on the Rega forums about various methods, enhancements, etc. for Rega tables. Various belts, platter mats, weights, etc., but the one thing that we all agree on, or should I say disagree on is their saying to not clean records. It is the one single thing about their design and recommendations that make no sense what so ever. We all pretty much agree that he is trying to wear out stylus's faster to sell more .

    I have never seen any logical explanation for this... but everything else about my table I absolutely love!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    There has been a discussion on the Rega forums about various methods, enhancements, etc. for Rega tables. Various belts, platter mats, weights, etc., but the one thing that we all agree on, or should I say disagree on is their saying to not clean records. It is the one single thing about their design and recommendations that make no sense what so ever. We all pretty much agree that he is trying to wear out stylus's faster to sell more .

    I have never seen any logical explanation for this... but everything else about my table I absolutely love!
    not clean records.
    seriously !. So the REGA forum thinks its ok to have a clump of dust ride around on your stylus , WOW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CPP View Post
    seriously !. So the REGA forum thinks its ok to have a clump of dust ride around on your stylus , WOW!
    No, they all disagree on Rega saying to not clean records. In other words almost everyone commenting believes that cleaning is important, or in many members view, essential.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    There has been a discussion on the Rega forums about various methods, enhancements, etc. for Rega tables. Various belts, platter mats, weights, etc., but the one thing that we all agree on, or should I say disagree on is their saying to not clean records. It is the one single thing about their design and recommendations that make no sense what so ever. We all pretty much agree that he is trying to wear out stylus's faster to sell more .

    I have never seen any logical explanation for this... but everything else about my table I absolutely love!
    I honestly don't think he knows better, same with the lack of VTA adjust-ability. Alan Shaw takes the cake for admonishing his own customers, his rants on HUG are legendary. In simplest terms he's basically saying anyone that uses vinyl playback and tube amplification inst deserving of Harbeth speakers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    No, they all disagree on Rega saying to not clean records. In other words almost everyone commenting believes that cleaning is important, or in many members view, essential.
    Got ya. Cleaning is essential .
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    To be clear, Rega has never said don't clean your records. Roy Gandy has said not to worry too much about "visible dust" on records. He has also said that record cleaning in accordance with recommendations of RCM manufacturers - who used to advocate vacuum cleaning your records every time you played them - was overdoing it. I think he is right

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    Rega P10

    I used various cleaning machines and got tired of them.
    Now all my turntables have a Transrotor brush. 80 euros. And my styluses only see a clean groove.
    No more surface noise due to dust.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossb View Post
    To be clear, Rega has never said don't clean your records. Roy Gandy has said not to worry too much about "visible dust" on records. He has also said that record cleaning in accordance with recommendations of RCM manufacturers - who used to advocate vacuum cleaning your records every time you played them - was overdoing it. I think he is right
    I do agree that vacuum cleaning every play is over the top. Most every vinyl person I know who own a RCM believes prior to first play and when necessary there after. I do a cleaning using the disk doctor brush, slightly dampened with de-ionized water, then a disk washer brush to dry and an AQ carbon brush to eliminate any static before every record is played however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossb View Post
    To be clear, Rega has never said don't clean your records. Roy Gandy has said not to worry too much about "visible dust" on records. He has also said that record cleaning in accordance with recommendations of RCM manufacturers - who used to advocate vacuum cleaning your records every time you played them - was overdoing it. I think he is right
    Quoted directly from the manual:

    "Don't use any record cleaner that works while the record is playing or any cleaners that use water or solvents. If you keep your records stored in their sleeves, don't touch the playing surfaces, play with the lid down and keep all water and fluids away, no cleaning at all should be necessary. Don't worry about visible dust on the record surface, this is brushed aside by the stylus and any that collects on the stylus can be easily blown away. In general, record cleaning is overdone and one should not believe all the claims made by record cleaner manufacturers."

    This one is a favorite:

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    Quote Originally Posted by puroagave View Post
    Quoted directly from the manual:

    "Don't use any record cleaner that works while the record is playing or any cleaners that use water or solvents. If you keep your records stored in their sleeves, don't touch the playing surfaces, play with the lid down and keep all water and fluids away, no cleaning at all should be necessary. Don't worry about visible dust on the record surface, this is brushed aside by the stylus and any that collects on the stylus can be easily blown away. In general, record cleaning is overdone and one should not believe all the claims made by record cleaner manufacturers."

    This one is a favorite:

    "VTA adjustment is actually a neurosis NOT a technical adjustment."
    I love my Rega but when I read that in their manual I was severely disappointed and questioned my decision of buying a Rega table. I have, however, found that most every other statement I have read coming out of Rega appear to make sense and seem appropriate.

    I do not remember reading the VTA adjustment statement , but I might have missed it . I also believe that 1 MM up or down will not make big differences, but if it gets larger then that I would be concerned. Knowing that their original mat is 2 MM all others are within 1 MM of that. Since I am using a Rega cartridge other VTA adjustments don't matter. I could see having to use a spacer if other cartridges where used however.

    Regardless of the non-sensical paragraph about cleaning in their manuals I am thrilled with my RP8 table. I have upgraded to the better power supply speed controller, the Neo, and it actually makes a nice difference. I have also added the Hexmat Yellow Bird record isolator and I do have a set of the Little Belter blue belts that I will occasionally change back and forth with the original white belts. I don't really notice a difference with the belts . All in all I am very happy with the table and vinyl fanatic friends who have came over appear to like the table also, including commenting on it a few times after the fact.
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    Re: Rega P10

    I use playing cards to repeat the setting height of my tonearm. 1 card can significantly impact the sound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingrex View Post
    I use playing cards to repeat the setting height of my tonearm. 1 card can significantly impact the sound.
    Each card is at .294 MM thick, 13 is shy of 4MM or 1 Degree


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    So basically 3 cards is 1 MM.... give or take a .... hair....

    I would think that my other equipment would greatly affect weather I could hair the difference in three playing cards height of my tone arm.... I am sure that tables that are many times higher than mine might offer the ability of adjust tonearm height by three playing cards, and actually have a way of telling when it is at the proper height, however I am equally sure that my other equipment and my eyes do not have the capacity to distinguish that difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossb View Post
    I agree, the Rega RP8 and P8 are amazing turntables that provide sound quality that is vastly out of proportion to their cost and appearance.

    I had an RP8 and an RP10 at the same time for a while, and currently have a P8. I bought my RP8 when I had the much more expensive AMG Viella, which I just wasn't enjoying. I sold the AMG and kept the Rega. I then tried the top spec Linn LP12 with Radikal, Ekos SE etc, again at about 6 times the cost of the Rega. And again I preferred the RP8.

    That was when I bought the RP10 expecting it to be be much better than the RP8. In some ways it was - image size, drama, speed - but it was also bright, brittle sounding and a little fatiguing, which I ultimately attributed to the ceramic platter. I preferred the RP8 and sold the RP10.

    But then I bought my final turntable, a Kuzma Stabi Ref (with a variety of arms over time, including the Kuzma Stogi Ref, Kuzma 4 Point, Audio Origami PU7 and Alphason HR100), and this was finally a noticeable step up from the Rega. But it took a while to find a turntable and arm combination to beat the humble Rega RP8, and even then with some arm and cartridge combinations the Rega could still compete in musicality and dynamics. But I was happy with the Kuzma so sold the RP8.

    Recently I found myself missing the Rega sound again and bought a P8 to sit alongside my Kuzma. (I didn't buy the P10 because of the ceramic platter.) It sounds amazing. I could easily live with this as my only turntable. It is highly engaging, musical and toe-tapping. It can easily get the best out of a high end cartridge and phono stage and provides the bass depth and imaging of a much more expensive deck. My Kuzma with (currently) an Alphason arm is better still, but not by much and the margin is not as big as you might expect given the difference in cost.

    The current Rega decks are bargains at their respective prices.

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    Hi - I'm new to the Forum. I find it interesting that you feel your your P8 gives your Stabi Reference a run for its money. I own a Stabi/Stogi S with a Dynavector XX2 that has just passed it's 10th anniversary (though it still sounds OK) so a new cart such as a Hana SL or ML is required.

    Last week my dealer demo'd me a P8 and I was quite stunned, especially considering that it was only an Ania cartridge, though it was through an Aura phono amp. My Stabi doesn't have the the external power supply either, which is a £1500 upgrade- almost the price of a P8 without a cartridge! So I have to decide whether to spend £1k on a Hana for the Kuzma or sell it and go for the P8 + apheta 3. If I did change to the P8 then I'd also change my Supernait 2 to the Aethos. The Kuzma looks nice though!

    Also it doesn't help that my dealer has lost his Kuzma dealership.

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    Welcome to the forum IanMac, thank you for joining.

    Quote Originally Posted by IanMac View Post
    Hi - I'm new to the Forum. I find it interesting that you feel your your P8 gives your Stabi Reference a run for its money. I own a Stabi/Stogi S with a Dynavector XX2 that has just passed it's 10th anniversary (though it still sounds OK) so a new cart such as a Hana SL or ML is required.

    Last week my dealer demo'd me a P8 and I was quite stunned, especially considering that it was only an Ania cartridge, though it was through an Auro phono amp. My Stabi doesn't have the the external power supply either, which is a £1500 upgrade- almost the price of a P8 without a cartridge! So I have to decide whether to spend £1k on a Hana for the Kuzma or sell it and go for the P8 + apheta 3. If I did change to the P8 then I'd also change my Supernait 2 to the Aethos. The Kuzma looks nice though!

    Also it doesn't help that my dealer has lost his Kuzma dealership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IanMac View Post
    Hi - I'm new to the Forum. I find it interesting that you feel your your P8 gives your Stabi Reference a run for its money. I own a Stabi/Stogi S with a Dynavector XX2 that has just passed it's 10th anniversary (though it still sounds OK) so a new cart such as a Hana SL or ML is required.

    Last week my dealer demo'd me a P8 and I was quite stunned, especially considering that it was only an Ania cartridge, though it was through an Aura phono amp. My Stabi doesn't have the the external power supply either, which is a £1500 upgrade- almost the price of a P8 without a cartridge! So I have to decide whether to spend £1k on a Hana for the Kuzma or sell it and go for the P8 + apheta 3. If I did change to the P8 then I'd also change my Supernait 2 to the Aethos. The Kuzma looks nice though!

    Also it doesn't help that my dealer has lost his Kuzma dealership.
    Get the Rega P8. Or, better yet, get the P10. My review of the P10 is coming out next month in TAS, I'm told.


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    I'd go for the P10 if I had the funds! There again it depends on how much I can get for the Kuzma, and the XX2 still has value even though it's got between 1200 - 1500 hours on the clock. I think it's worth 25% trade in against a new XX2.

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    I'd go for the P10 if I had the funds! There again it depends on how much I can get for the Kuzma, and the XX2 still has value even though it's got between 1200 - 1500 hours on the clock. I think it's worth 25% trade in against a new XX2.
    Yep, Ian, I am doing this same calculation right now with my selling my Michell Gyro SE, SME V, and Koetsu Urushi Vermilion as to whether I can buy the review unit of the P10.

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    Blimey - these Regas are seeing off some serious kit! No wonder my Kuzma sounds "nice" in comparison.

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    We have the P6 and P8 in the store and love them. The P8 had me sit back and say “wow!” So dynamic and musical for such a modest price point.


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    We have the P6 and P8 in the store and love them. The P8 had me sit back and say “wow!” So dynamic and musical for such a modest price point.


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    Blimey - these Regas are seeing off some serious kit! No wonder my Kuzma sounds "nice" in comparison.
    Yeah, the $6695 Rega P10 has given my approx. $15K Michell Gyro SE MkII/SME V/Koetsu Urushi Vermilion set-up a really hard run for the money.

    Honestly, if I had to pick one, I wouldn't think twice about it, I would just get the Rega P10, and call it a day. Seriously. As I mention in my review, it's actually quieter with respect to mechanical noise and more detailed than my setup.

    Unlike my Rega P5 which I had some years ago, which I would characterize as "kicky and energetic", the P10 is dead-nuts neutral, neutral, neutral. Did I say it was neutral? There is NO coloration from that 'table. And the Apheta pulls GOBS of information from the record groove.

    My reco? Just get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanMac View Post
    Hi - I'm new to the Forum. I find it interesting that you feel your your P8 gives your Stabi Reference a run for its money. I own a Stabi/Stogi S with a Dynavector XX2 that has just passed it's 10th anniversary (though it still sounds OK) so a new cart such as a Hana SL or ML is required.

    Last week my dealer demo'd me a P8 and I was quite stunned, especially considering that it was only an Ania cartridge, though it was through an Aura phono amp. My Stabi doesn't have the the external power supply either, which is a £1500 upgrade- almost the price of a P8 without a cartridge! So I have to decide whether to spend £1k on a Hana for the Kuzma or sell it and go for the P8 + apheta 3. If I did change to the P8 then I'd also change my Supernait 2 to the Aethos. The Kuzma looks nice though!

    Also it doesn't help that my dealer has lost his Kuzma dealership.
    I recently sold my Kuzma Stabi Ref - after much agonising, I realised I just enjoyed the Rega turntable more. The Stabi Ref was a great turntable - very neutral, very "hi fi" - but the Rega was just more fun, more dynamic and more colourful. It was just more enjoyable to listen to. I did replace the Kuzma with another turntable - a PTP Solid 9, which is better again - but I have kept the P8 and still listen to it because it is such a great sounding turntable, and one I could easily live with as my only turntable.

    I think if you sold your Kuzma and bought a P8 I doubt you would regret it. I'm not so sure about the Apheta cartridge. I had an Apheta 2 briefly which I did not like at all, but the Apheta 3 may be an improvement. The dynavectors sound great on the P8, as does the Benz Glider and the Ortofon Cadenza series.

    As I mentioned above, I preferred the P8 to the P10, both of which I owned, and eventually sold the P10. I actually think the P8 is a better turntable, but this is a matter of personal preference so you should listen vary carefully for an extended period to both before deciding between them. But I really don't think you would regret buying a P8. it is a truly outstanding turntable and a bargain at its price.

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    Thanks for your input guys - much appreciated. It looks like I'm going to pull the trigger on either a P8 or P10. Using the Dynavector is an option I'm considering, it reduces the initial outlay by some margin. I might be lucky and get another year out of it, though the saving on an Apheta with either table is tempting. As I said before, I was quite amazed by the sound of the cheap Ania on the P8, and the Ania Pro is getting good reviews - plenty of detail but warmer than the Apheta. It seems there's only a £100 saving when buying the Ania Pro with the turntable.

    My first decent turntable was a Rega Planar 3 back in the mid 1980s, since then have owned 2 x Roksan Xerxes, Roksan TMS, Well Tempered Labs Amadeus and the Kuzma. Looks like I might be turning full circle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanMac View Post
    Thanks for your input guys - much appreciated. It looks like I'm going to pull the trigger on either a P8 or P10. Using the Dynavector is an option I'm considering, it reduces the initial outlay by some margin. I might be lucky and get another year out of it, though the saving on an Apheta with either table is tempting. As I said before, I was quite amazed by the sound of the cheap Ania on the P8, and the Ania Pro is getting good reviews - plenty of detail but warmer than the Apheta. It seems there's only a £100 saving when buying the Ania Pro with the turntable.

    My first decent turntable was a Rega Planar 3 back in the mid 1980s, since then have owned 2 x Roksan Xerxes, Roksan TMS, Well Tempered Labs Amadeus and the Kuzma. Looks like I might be turning full circle!
    Ha! My first decent table was Rega Planar 3, too. I had an SME III on it, with a Grace F9 Ruby. Sounded wonderful back in the day.

    I wouldn't draw any inferences about the Apheta 3 based on Apheta 2 or Ania experiences. The Apheta 3 is exceptionally neutral and virtually devoid of any coloration, but pulls a ridiculous amount of information out of the record groove. My guidance would be not to dismiss it until you've heard it.

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    I would also say don't judge by the Ania either. The Ania Pro is an awesome cartridge and from what I have heard, night and day better than the Ania. I have even read it being rated better than the Apheta 2!

    The Grace F9 Ruby was an amazing cartridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    I would also say don't judge by the Ania either. The Ania Pro is an awesome cartridge and from what I have heard, night and day better than the Ania. I have even read it being rated better than the Apheta 2!

    The Grace F9 Ruby was an amazing cartridge.
    Since my last post I've come to the conclusion that the P8 with an Apheta 3 is a no brainer. It will sound good with my Dynavector P75 mk 4 in PE mode. I remember going to buy an LP 12 and I left with a Roksan Xerxes and Shiraz, the finest cartridge I've ever owned. I think the P8 and Apheta are of the same vein, but a lot cheaper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    I would also say don't judge by the Ania either. The Ania Pro is an awesome cartridge and from what I have heard, night and day better than the Ania. I have even read it being rated better than the Apheta 2!

    The Grace F9 Ruby was an amazing cartridge.
    I read the same thing. But it depends what you want. The Apheta 2 is very neutral but the Ania is suppose to have more « body » (coloration???). Like a SS vs a tube.
    I like the sound of my Apheta 2 better with my tube phono vs my old SS phono.
    The Rega P10 is one of my dream turntable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Get the Rega P8. Or, better yet, get the P10. My review of the P10 is coming out next month in TAS, I'm told.
    not to steal your thunder from the upcoming review but here is a superb video comparing the P10 to the P8....

    Rega Planar 8 vs Planar 10 Turntable Comparison - YouTube
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    We have the P6 and P8. I think we need a P10. Great turntables. So alive and dynamic.


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    Mike, if my AriesIII disappears tomorrow or I decide to add a second table you know I'll be in touch !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Myers View Post
    I would also say don't judge by the Ania either. The Ania Pro is an awesome cartridge and from what I have heard, night and day better than the Ania. I have even read it being rated better than the Apheta 2!

    The Grace F9 Ruby was an amazing cartridge.
    Yes, it was. My Grace Ruby was even better when Peter at Soundsmith replaced the OEM ruby cantilever and stylus with his own design ruby cantilever and stylus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    not to steal your thunder from the upcoming review but here is a superb video comparing the P10 to the P8....

    Rega Planar 8 vs Planar 10 Turntable Comparison - YouTube
    Yes, I saw this YT review about a year ago, Dave. It's excellent, and in fact, was the impetus for me to request to review a Planar 10 to review for TAS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puma Cat View Post
    Yes, I saw this YT review about a year ago, Dave. It's excellent, and in fact, was the impetus for me to request to review a Planar 10 to review for TAS.
    looking forward to your perspective Stephen !
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    What cartridge are you using with the P8? My Kuzma is now up for sale but the Dynavector XX2 (mk2) has definately seen better days, it's clocked up 1200 - 1500 hours and is sounding dull. I was thinking of perhaps forgoing the Apheta 3 for something that is compatible with the Kuzma while I still have it, and can transfer to a P8 or P10. If I was keeping the Kuzma I would be looking at a Hana ML but it may be a bit heavy for the Rega arm. One option is to trade in the XX2 against new and benefit from the 20% trade in, and I think I can also use it for a trade in against another Dynavector such as the 20x2. The other obvious choice is a Hana SL - good value apparently.

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