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Rega Turntable Tweaks - Rega Planar 3 Turntable Motor Upgrade

Rega Turntable Tweaks

“When the Planar 3 evolved into the P3 a couple of years back the biggest change was a new motor and motor mounting arrangement. Whereas the motor on the Planar 3 was suspended below the plinth on a pair of elastics, the P3’s new motor can be rigidly mounted to the plinth, owing to its much lower levels of vibration. The new motor also does away with active, electronic trimming, apparently enhancing its smoothness even further…”

Rega Turntable Tweaks - Iron Audio Rega Acrylic Platter Upgrade

Rega Turntable Tweaks

“Perhaps an odd name for a company making products out of acrylic, Iron Audio was, until recently, called Sheer Audio and you may have seen their platters marketed under this name in the past. As with the Origin Live upgrade this one is for Rega users only, Iron Audio’s acrylic platter designed to fit the Planar 3, P3 and the P25. The company also makes a model for the Planar 2, P2 and NAD turntable…”

Rega Turntable Tweaks - Aural Thrills Turntable Isolation Box

Rega Turntable Tweaks

“A few months back I was trolling around Ebay looking for bargains in phono stages and cartridges and stumbled upon a turntable isolation box made by a small company in Texas called Aural Thrills Audio. I’d been having good results running my Rega on the top shelf of a Vantage Point four shelf rack with the help of a slab of granite and some Black Diamond Racing cones and “those things” (carbon fibre squares used with the cones). Keeping the thing perfectly level, however, was an exercise in frustration…”

Rega Turntable Tweaks - Origin Live Tonearm Modification

Rega Turntable Tweaks

“In business since 1986 this British company is starting to gain more and more recognition in North America for its Rega arm modifications as well as for its own arms and turntables. It’s easy to tell that the owners are audio fanatics themselves and their excellent website offers a wealth of information and advice for the turntable tweaker and plenty of detail about their products…”

Rega Turntable Tweaks (Introduction)

Rega Turntable Tweaks

“As for analog hardware I’ve been steadily working on trying to wring ever more performance from my Rega Planar 3. One of the best things about owning such a popular product, produced in great number over a period of many years, is that more people will inevitably dream up ways of improving it…”

Rega Mira Integrated Amplifer

Rega Mira Integrated Amplifier

“If audio companies were people Rega would be something of a character. We’ve all met folks like him. He’s a purist, a quasi-Spartan, leading a simple life uncluttered with the myriad of possessions and pursuits most of us assume personify success. The entire concept of trends is completely meaningless to him, concerns about what is popular almost nonexistent. Never flashy or ostentatious he does not do things to impress others, only himself…”

Rega Planet CD Player

Rega Planet CD Player

“This could be the CD player Clark Kent would have used had there been CDs in the world of Metropolis. The Planet (Daily or otherwise) is Rega’s first crack at playing the silver discs, and brings designer Roy Gandi’s unique approach to it. It’s a top loader, reminiscent of a Philips portable I once owned, the weighted magnetic clamp contained in the hinged lid so that it automatically seats properly…”


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