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flyfishinbum
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Upgrade path for Rega RP1? PSU or Subplatter?

Hello all,

I'm just getting started on the vinyl path, and I recently received my RP1 with the performance package.  I'm interested in adding on one upgrade, and I've read great things about the Groovetracer subplatter and the Rega TT-PSU.  Given all of the great experience on these boards, what would you recommend?  (or, if the answer is 'C - None of the above', then what would you suggest?)  Also, other components include:

  • Monitor Silver RX6 speakers
  • Vincent SP-331 Amp
  • Bellari VP130 Phono Stage
  • Rega RP1 with Performance Package
  • Kimber 8VS Speaker cables
  • Kimber Hero interconnects

Many thanks in advance for all of the helpful advice!

Bill B
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Cart

Not sure if rp1 w perf pack includes a cartridge upgraded from the basic ortofon one. If it does, and has the rega elys then you're ok there. Or try the rega Exact.  What preamp do u use?

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The perf pack includes the

The perf pack includes the Bias 2 cartridge, and the preamp is the Bellari VP130 with the tube upgraded to a Mullard NOS tube.

Thanks for your help!

Bill B
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thanks, the perf pack includes that cartridge, good.  The next cartridge upgrade in their line is the Elys 2, if you want to try that.  I think a Stereophile review (by Stepen Mejias?) said the PSU was worthwhile upgrade.  There's a forum member (dont remember who) who also recommends the subplatter.

So you don't use a preamp, other than the Bellari phono preamp?  That's cool, given that it does have an output level control.  I was assuming that you may have cd or other sources that run through a preamp, and thus that the Bellari would plug into that too.

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The biggest bang right now

The biggest bang right now will be to get that GT subplatter. Your music will thank you for it. I have a Rega P3 modded to the nines, and this has been my experience.

Cheers, Plastico

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