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DoggyDaddy
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2 questions about Rega stuff

I'm wondering if the new Rega Ear is significantly better than the old.  You can get the old ones used for quite reasonable amounts.

 

Second, I have an RP1 and like it very much.  I'm considering trading up to an RP3.  But it seems you can get the P3 (not RP) used, again for good prices.  What do I sacrifice by going w/ the older model?

 

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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rega...well...

i had a rega rp1 that i bought brand new and it seemed like the bass was lacking a bit. so then i went out and traded it for a brand new "music hall MMF 2.2" turntable. THIS is the sound i was looking for. i would personally stay away from rega, but if you're happy with it then you're happy with it. folks on here also recommend the "pro-ject" turntables.

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Rega vs Rega

I compared the new RP3 with my older P3-24, in my review of the VPI Traveler. I love my turntable, but I haven't stopped wanting a new RP3. Michael Fremer also compared the two 'tables in his "Analog Corner" column in Vol.34 No.12 (December 2011).

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thanks

Interesting.

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TURNTABLE

I also recommend the Music Hall MMF-2.2 turntable, which amazingly sells for under $500. It is a gem, and hard to beat for under $1000. 

The cartridge that comes with it is only so-so, but for $200-300 you can get a much better cartridge and really have some great sound quality.

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