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post #1 of 7 Old 09-30-2013, 09:22 AM - Thread Starter
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I thought I would start this thread as a place for owners to talk about benefits, issues, or upgrades to their Rega RP1 Turntables. I'll start. I got mine back in June as a Father's Day gift. I've got to say, I really love this thing. It is quiet, attractive and sounds awesome out of the box. The only thing I don't like is that there is no mechanism to lift the tone arm at the end of the record. I hate having to get up from say the dinner table in the middle of dinner to flip the record because I'm afraid of ruining the stylus. I have also noticed that some of my records seem to have a lot of distortion, while others do not. I assume that this is a record issue and not a TT issue. Could any of you give me some ideas on what to look at to determine the issue?
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Wow, I guess this place has no love for the RP1. 5 days, 20 views, and 0 comments. Hm?
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The general feeling on this site is that digital music is better in every way than analog, particularly LP's. There are only a few of us who really like dealing with turntables, and love the sound. I am one.
I used to own a Music Hall MMF-7, a Cayin TA-30 Tube integrated, and Green Mountain Audio Europa speakers. All sold long ago due to lack of income, but I tell you I spent many a very enjoyable evening spinning vinyl and smiling at every one! I think vinyl is more of a immersing experience, holding and reading the cover, the simple act of having to flip the album. It tended to make you concentrate on the music, not just have it as background. tongue.gif
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I agree. Vinyl is definitely more engaging. I don't turn on a record unless I have time to sit and actually listen to it.
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I have one of these as well and love it. There are automatic tables out there but generally the manual ones have the best components. I have not upgraded anything as of yet but I imagine the first thing will be the cart once the stock wears out and perhaps a better mat.

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EMI problem

Hi -

There's no way to contact Rega or get support on their web site, and there have been no entries here since Fall 2103. so I'm hoping someone is subscribed here by email.

I have a new Rega RP1 w performance package and reference belt upgrade. I have it hooked up to a Schiit Mani phono preamp and there is a bad buzzing/probably EMI sound from the interference bw the Rega RCA cables and Schitt power line. It waxes and wanes with adjustment but never goes away.

How can i resolve this?

Thanks a MILLION for any help - this is a bad one.

Thanks-
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I wanted a RP1 for a long time. Finally got one a few months ago. Had many issues - warped platter, bad motor noise, ground hum, sticky cue lever, significant wow, inaccurate speed, etc.

The US distributer replaced the platter and sent oil that actually fixed the motor noise. However, after all that trouble and still so many issues, I returned it and got a U-Turn Orbit. The Orbit isn't perfect, but I had much better results for less money than the RP1.
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