Rega RP6

Erwin Neuhof -- Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:40

 I became a Rega turntable enthusiast 3 years ago after purchasing a P3-24 (with Exact cartridge and TT-PSU external power supply).  Last year I purchased an RP1 (with upgrade package) for my downstairs setup.  I read Wayne Garcia's review of the new RP3 in issue 224 and was so excited about his impressions that I decided to upgrade my P3-24.  My local Rega retailer said that the RP3 is fantastic but the RP6 will take my system to even higher levels.  So I followed his advice and upgraded to the RP6.  initially, I was a little dismayed with it's sound but once I ran the table continuously for a couple days the soundstage really began to open up.  Also, as all Rega owners know their wall warts can be plugged in normal or in reversed polarity.  In my haste to get the table up and running I overlooked this critical step.  At first I was confused by the odd sound of the treble and midrange and lack of bass.  Then it occurred to me that I had the same issue with my original P3-24.  Flipping the wall wart plug around put the soundscape back into focus.  Wayne Garcia indicated that an RP6 review will appear in an up-coming TAS issue so I would encourage him to comment on this very important setup point.

Erwin Neuhof -- Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:43

So was the RP6 upgrade worth it. Absolutely!! Oh yeah, and it looks stunning too!

Erwin Neuhof -- Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:46

Get one!

Amandela77 -- Wed, 08/29/2012 - 07:51

Thanks for the preview.
The online scribes have raved about the new RP 6. It looks great and apparently sounds better that the discontinued Rega Planar 5.  
What does the rest of your system look like?


Erwin Neuhof -- Wed, 08/29/2012 - 08:00

With the RP6 I am using an Arcam FMJ A28 integrated with Pangea AC9 power cord, Oppo BDP95, AudioQuest Diamond Back interconnects, AudioQuest Type 8 speaker cables.

Amandela77 -- Wed, 08/29/2012 - 09:03

Nice set up:

I have a Parasound JC-2 pre, a Cambridge 840W power amp, PSB M2 Compact Monitors (w/stands), a NAD Master Series SACD Player, a vintage Kenwood tuner, and an older Rega 25. I like the 25, but, I suspect the RP6 is better AND I have a number of the Music Matters and Analogue Productions Blue Note reissues (45 RPMs) and would love the ability to play them w/out having to move the TT belt.

Your Arcam gear is great and the Oppo BDP95 is a reference caliber piece at a budget price.

Well done....


Erwin Neuhof -- Thu, 08/30/2012 - 14:58

 Very nice gear the way I forgot to mention that I have Totem Sttaf speakers.

Amandela77 -- Fri, 08/31/2012 - 17:55

Vince Bruzzese makes great speakers. I heard the little Arro a decade ago and came away favorably impressed. Haven't heard the Staff....


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