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jaguar66
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Rega P10 or Clearaudio Performance DC Wood w/ Tracer, Hana ML

Hello all, I'm considering the P10 with Apheta 3 vs. Performance DC,Tracer, Hana ML. I would really appreciate your opinion on what you would prefer and why. I'm stuck on which one to choose. Thank you very much.

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Also interested in this comparison.

Hi,
I would also appreciate comments on this comparison given that I am about to upgrade from my old Rega P5 to either a P10 or a Clearaudio Performance DC Wood. I will be using my vintage (almost new) Benz Micro L2 MC cartridge.
Thanks.

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This is a very tricky

This is a very tricky question.. They are both great turntables.. To put it simply, I've actually done a side by side of these TTs at my dealer recently, but with different cartridges - The P10 had an Aphelion mk.2, and the Clearaudio had a Clearaudio Essence.

That being said, I personally liked the Rega better - it seemed to have more space and depth to the imaging (apologies for the lack of proper reviewing words, i really don't know how to explain myself much better than that). I do, however, suspect that that was mostly caused by the table/tonearm/cartridge synergy - yes, they were both single brand setups, but they were also playing through a Rega Osiris, connected to Rega RX5's (see where I'm going with this?).

I'm not too positive if it was the synergy or the TT, but the Rega setup just sounded better to me. What I can tell you is that on the "headshell department", I have slight better examples, and in my opinion, and despite being cheaper, the Hana is a much more to my likings than the Apheta 3 - I had to pick between these for my own system, and in the end was a no-brainer, even in a Rega arm.

Hope this helps!

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Food For Thought

That Rega weighs in at just over 10 lbs. and half of that is its platter! The ClearAudio weighs over twice that at 24.25 lbs. Rega is a big believer in the ultra low mass turntable design philosophy. The P10 has no suspension or isolation system. So, all things considered, it's going to require a super rigid, solid and as impervious to vibrations surface to place it on, as possible.

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Food For Thought

That Rega weighs in at just over 10 lbs. and half of that is its platter! The ClearAudio weighs over twice that at 24.25 lbs. Rega is a big believer in the ultra low mass turntable design philosophy. The P10 has no suspension or isolation system. So, all things considered, it's going to require a super rigid, solid and as impervious to vibrations surface to place it on, as possible.

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