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harorld



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has anyone upgraded to an acrylic platter on their Pro-Ject Essential? I'm trying to find a seller in the USA but am only seeing UK sellers.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

harorld wrote:
Has anyone upgraded to an acrylic platter on their Pro-Ject Essential? I'm trying to find a seller in the USA but am only seeing UK sellers.


Using the Pro-Ject websites link for distribution around the world, it had one USA result :

Sumiko
2431 Fifth Street
Berkeley CA 94710

E-Mail: mail@sumikoaudio.net

Phone : 510 843-4500


Decibel Audio in Chicago (where I got mine) also stocks and ships them. Not sure which would be the cheaper option for you but here's there contact info

http://www.decibel.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Local record store has them here in FW.
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harorld



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muchos gracias, i'll give both places a ring


blodhemn9 wrote:


Sumiko
2431 Fifth Street
Berkeley CA 94710

E-Mail: mail@sumikoaudio.net

Phone : 510 843-4500


Decibel Audio in Chicago (where I got mine) also stocks and ships them. Not sure which would be the cheaper option for you but here's there contact info

http://www.decibel.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Orpheus, and sorry about the late reply.

So after running a whole bunch of tests with my brand new cheap-o multimeter, it is now clear that the problem lies somewhere between the white tonearm cable's cartridge clip, and the center conductor of the white RCA cable.

Next step: Opening the turntable for a peek inside, and further testing in order to determine if it's a) the white tonearm cable, b) the white RCA cable, or c) the connection between them.
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Orpheus



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. Obviously this kind of basic troubleshooting has a multitude of other applications, if applied logically.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem. Obviously this kind of basic troubleshooting has a multitude of other applications, if applied logically.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is pretty cool

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pexo007



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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: Rega RP1 Reply with quote

I use to listen records in a old Philips turntable, so, I bougth a Rega RP1 in order to improve my setup, and start to get some thing piece by piece (pre, amp and speakers). I have a pair of M-Audio BX5 studio monitors, that I use to Jam with my guitar at home, and each have itīs own built in amp. I decided to get a cheap preamp to test my turntable and use those monitors... and the result was more than I expected.

Very flat sound, but very clear to my ears, I really like it.

Do someone have a arragement like that?
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PostPosted: Wed May 21, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes free is good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in the process of replacing my old (piece of shit) compact stereo system that withered away during the last 20 years.
So far I have only bought speakers, next in line a receiver and a turntable.
pexo007 and other Rega users; have you had any issues with your players?
I'm thinking about P3, but for some reason I'm under the impression that Rega's are great, but that they also have issues with reliability.
Which tape deck-brands are good for people who are not into MacGyverism?
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Doomerology



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 1981 Rega Planar 2 which has been very reliable.
The only issue with the older Rega's of this era is the anti-skate mechanism which wear's out with time. Then you have to be happy with the current anti-skate setting, or replace the tone-arm, or McGyver a new setting. With all that being said, I am pretty sure that the anti-skate problem has been fixed with Rega's newer turntables due to the different style of tone arms. With Regas, there are so many after-market upgrades that it almost becomes a mute point because it is very easy to change/replace any part of the turntable. I made my own motor mount and replaced the subplatter with a Groovetracer which both did wonders for the table.

As for a tape deck, I am very happy with my Nakamichi which I am expecting to last another 20 years with proper maintenance.

You should be fine with a Rega P3.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

passetiermes wrote:
I'm in the process of replacing my old (piece of shit) compact stereo system that withered away during the last 20 years.
So far I have only bought speakers, next in line a receiver and a turntable.
pexo007 and other Rega users; have you had any issues with your players?
I'm thinking about P3, but for some reason I'm under the impression that Rega's are great, but that they also have issues with reliability.
Which tape deck-brands are good for people who are not into MacGyverism?


I have some issues with ground noise, at certain levels, and the turntable doesnīt have the ground cable.Honestly, I never tried other preamp or amp, to try to solve this, I hope this what is happen, keep my fingers cross.

But, among that, itīs a very fine turntable, the sound itīs amazing, nice materials, it seems that itīs built to take and eternity.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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pexo007 and other Rega users; have you had any issues with your players?
I'm thinking about P3, but for some reason I'm under the impression that Rega's are great, but that they also have issues with reliability.


I have a P6 and it's been functioning very well so far. I've had it for a few years now. Make sure to buy the external speed adjuster from Rega.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The motor of my Pro-ject developed problems recently, after about 5 years. Seems like I'll have to replace it.
Might replace the entire turntable with a Rega next year.
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