The Rega P3-24 in Colour
Remember all that talk about me just loving the Rega P3 for its plain-Jane, ashen splendor?
Well, yeah, I do love it. But you know what I love more?
I love the P3's high-gloss yellow, green, white, black, and red paint jobs more! I would bite my arm off for one of these.
Now, my only problem is figuring out which finish I love most.
When Ariel first broke the news to me, I was somewhat shocked, and even a little disappointed, by the price increase. An additional FOUR HUNDRED BUCKS for some fancy finishes?! OH, BUGGER. I'll take the gray, thank you.
But then I realized that the price increase includes Rega's outboard TT-PSU power supply which provides improved speed stability and mucho convenient push-button selection between the P3-24's two speeds. I wanted this feature anyhow because I find that I'm much less interested in listening to my colourful 45s when I have to lift the glass platter and manipulate the belt. (It's cool, but kind of a painand also a little scary.) The TT-PSU costs $375 on its own, so the total price of $1295 with power supply and snazzy finish still strikes me as a bargain. It's almost as though Rega read my mind. Brill!
So, dear readers, help me select a finish. Which colour do you love the most? (Footnote)
Footnote: I reserve the right to veto. If you pick black, I am not listening.