A Suggestion: Important Records and Rega’s RP-1
I’ve been living with Rega’s new RP-1 turntable ($445) for several weeks now. I love it. (I’ll go into more detail in the February and March 2011 installments of “The Entry Level.”) Not only that, I don’t miss my shiny, tricked-out P3-24 at all. In some ways, I prefer the RP-1. That’s right. The RP-1 not only replaces Rega’s fine P1, but effectively eliminates the P2, and, in some ways, rivals the P3-24.
Some peoplepeople who hadn’t even seen or heard the RP-1were quick to criticize its price. A fifty dollar increase over the P1 was just too much, they said. In my opinion, however, $445 for the Rega RP-1 is still a bargain. A crazy bargain.
An even crazier bargain: Buy a Rega RP-1 from Important Records and receive two Important Records LPs for free. Wait…Do I hear reindeer flying overhead? Is that the sound of Santa coming down the chimney? Ho ho ho.
Considering buying a $60,000/pair of loudspeakers? Why not buy 157 Rega RP-1s instead? Pass them out to your friends on Facebook. Share the joy of music. While you’re at it, buy the latest Guano Padano and Acid Mothers Temple albums.
Just a suggestion.