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Location: Coral Springs,FL, USA
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I just retired a RP3 to give to the daughter. Replaced it with a Technics SL-1200G over the weekend.
The RP3 and Elys 2 is a real nice package. In my situation, the Elys eventually started to hum a bit. I swapped the Elys out with a Vas Nova M/C cart a few months ago (which is now in the Technics). That made the RP3 sound spectacular. Day and night change for what I already thought was a great TT.
The RP3 was purchased as a demo unit about 3 years ago. It served me well and I expect my daughter to get a lot of use out of it.
If you need to buy a phono stage, get one that gives you the flexibility to use a MM or MC cart.
Your seller may have bought the TT without a cart (hence no Elys2).
This should come down to how much you plan on using your TT and the associated equipment. Start with the Ortofon and evolve from there before going too far down the rabbit hole.
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