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Which Rega to buy ?

I am new to the audio game as I discovered a box of Los in the attic so I am shopping for a turntable and have settled on Rega.
However, the Planar 1 + the performance upgrade ($670), is virtually the same as the Planar 2 ($675).
What to do?

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I am new to the audio game as I discovered a box of Los in the attic so I am shopping for a turntable and have settled on Rega.
However, the Planar 1 + the performance upgrade ($670), is virtually the same as the Planar 2 ($675).
What to do?

Thanks
The Planar 1 is a good starter turntable, and since you may not know how much you want to invest in good vinyl it may be all you need even without the upgrade pack. If you enjoy it and want to get more serious then you can upgrade. I wonder though, in what condition are the LPs in the attic? I would check them out and clean them first. If in not great shape it may not be worth spending $600 on a new turntable unless you plan on collecting more.
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The Planar 1 is a good starter turntable, and since you may not know how much you want to invest in good vinyl it may be all you need even without the upgrade pack. If you enjoy it and want to get more serious then you can upgrade. I wonder though, in what condition are the LPs in the attic? I would check them out and clean them first. If in not great shape it may not be worth spending $600 on a new turntable unless you plan on collecting more.
Thank you zcar . The LPs were actually stored in an air conditioned closet, standing on edge and a random sampling of 3 out of 50 showed them to be in good shape.
I am taking your suggestion to heart and going with the Planar 1.
I have an ancient Nad integrated amp, 3400, I think and that it will be part of the starter set. It has a phono input so that's a plus. It also has the ability to separate the pre-amp from the amplifier so that might be handy.
My ultimate goal is to build a tube amp kit to take the place of the Nad and possibly a tube pre-amp.
All this to be in a steam punk style.
Fun times !
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Thank you zcar . The LPs were actually stored in an air conditioned closet, standing on edge and a random sampling of 3 out of 50 showed them to be in good shape.
I am taking your suggestion to heart and going with the Planar 1.
I have an ancient Nad integrated amp, 3400, I think and that it will be part of the starter set. It has a phono input so that's a plus. It also has the ability to separate the pre-amp from the amplifier so that might be handy.
My ultimate goal is to build a tube amp kit to take the place of the Nad and possibly a tube pre-amp.
All this to be in a steam punk style.
Fun times !
Sounds like a fun project. Another reason to start basic is to not rob yourself of the "pleasure" of continuous upgrades . I also just got back to vinyl but chose the Pro-Ject Debut Carbon over the Rega Planar 1. My 100+ LPs have travelled with me for 30 years and still sound great. Enjoy.
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Thank you zcar . The LPs were actually stored in an air conditioned closet, standing on edge and a random sampling of 3 out of 50 showed them to be in good shape.
I am taking your suggestion to heart and going with the Planar 1.
I have an ancient Nad integrated amp, 3400, I think and that it will be part of the starter set. It has a phono input so that's a plus. It also has the ability to separate the pre-amp from the amplifier so that might be handy.
My ultimate goal is to build a tube amp kit to take the place of the Nad and possibly a tube pre-amp.
All this to be in a steam punk style.
Fun times !
Go for the RP2. Better tonearm and a superior plinth. It will beat the RP1 even w/the performance package.
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