REGA RP1 Turntable - Manufacturer Refurbished £179 @ Ebay / kipper257
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REGA RP1 Turntable - Manufacturer Refurbished £179 @ Ebay / kipper257

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Found 20th Feb 2014
The Rega RP1 Turntable

Designed and engineered to achieve outstanding performance way beyond the expectations of a product at this price point.

Excellent build quality, reliability and ease of use combine to make a product which will offer a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Omitting all the usual gimmicks allows us to concentrate the manufacturing costs on the high quality parts necessary to reproduce records accurately.

Using a manual speed change rather than an automatic mechanism, eliminates speed inconsistencies and reduces wear of the drive belt. The money we save is spent across the design including a new hand assembled RB101 tonearm, precision main bearing, phenolic resin platter and a high quality low vibration motor which would normally be used on a turntable costing two or three times the amount.

The minimalist design of the Rega RP1 and the use of extremely high quality components ensure that this turntable will last for many years. The RP1 is the first in a new generation of Rega turntables offering far greater performance than their predecessors.

We are confident the performance of this amazing new product will impress you. Rest assured the only thing entry level about the RP1 is the price !

The all new completely British-made RP1 features:

> Brand new Rega RB101 tonearm.
> Precision main bearing and sub-platter assembly.
> High quality low vibration motor.
> All new Phenolic resin flywheel effect platter for excellent speed stability.
> Rega Carbon moving magnet cartridge.
> Rega sound quality at an unrivalled price.

Item ended, relisted here: ebay.co.uk/itm…265
- Youngy

38 Comments

The classic Rega had a glass platter.

yep Rega p3 excellent turntable :-)

Original Poster

Bought one myself, cannot wait to get it set up tonight

Love my 25 year old Rega Planar 3, the total simplicity is it's beauty.

Excellent price and good solid British engineering.

Original Poster

Mine arrived today, mint condition

i have a nad 5120 turntable much better sound quality than landfill cds

Original Poster

seanjames

i have a nad 5120 turntable much better sound quality than landfill cds



Only problem with vinyl is that you have to keep buying more, you get the bug.

Do you have to remove the platter to change the speed?

Ryspeed

Only problem with vinyl is that you have to keep buying more, you get the … Only problem with vinyl is that you have to keep buying more, you get the bug.



You can get some massive bargains on eBay too.

Buying a cheap job lot of records just to have a play through them! Always find a few hidden gems!

rega p3 here ... don't play it much .. but still buy some vinyl .

last few being .... Daft Punk - Ram , Bowie - next day , Rod Stewart - Time
Edited by: "TALON1973" 20th Feb 2014

wotguvnotmeguv

Do you have to remove the platter to change the speed?



Yes you do but it is really easy and you shouldn't be put off because of it. A GREAT turntable. The stock cartridge is ok but I'd advise upgrading if funds allow. I'm currently using a Ortofon 2m Blue and its an amazing sound!

I'm not often sad when I sell things but my 'happy memory' motorcycles and my Rega Planar 3 turntable RB300 arm (iirc?) and Elyse many years ago are two sad sales. Was like the band being right there, in the same room, in front of you. Then music just became background noise to me and what was the point of having it any longer. Most my tunes now come thru lil ear buts from an MP3 player while commuting, walking round town and exercising. The 'shivvers down my spine' moments long gone.

bit sad that

Banned

What is this thing? I'm sure my grandad had one of these.
Edited by: "Musician" 20th Feb 2014

Had this turntable years ago and then bought a Philips cd player and tried the same well produced album
on both formats, I heard better quality from the cd than I heard from the turntable which I eventually sold.

I have owned a RP1 for a couple of years - its def a good budget turntable with a lightweight minimal design and easy setup. However some do/did have platter wobble. I have this connected via NAD Phone Pre-Amp to a NAD C316BEE stereo amp and Monitor Audio BR2s and what a difference it makes - after years of using small Creative/Logitech PC speakers and downfiring LCD television speakers! Very happy and have uprgraded the stylus recently which is quite easy to replace. I purchased an excellent vinyl copy of 'Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures' and the sound was incredible - more depth and punchy. Vinyl is expensive but very addicitive - all new album releases I purchase are vinyl copies only (if available). I wouldn't mind upgrading in the future and its such a joy dropping that needle on a new record...

Meathotukdeals

I'm not often sad when I sell things but my 'happy memory' motorcycles … I'm not often sad when I sell things but my 'happy memory' motorcycles and my Rega Planar 3 turntable RB300 arm (iirc?) and Elyse many years ago are two sad sales. Was like the band being right there, in the same room, in front of you. Then music just became background noise to me and what was the point of having it any longer. Most my tunes now come thru lil ear buts from an MP3 player while commuting, walking round town and exercising. The 'shivvers down my spine' moments long gone.



I did that a few years ago when I hit my mid thirties, young child, bigger mortgage and felt like I needed to be more responsible. Trimmed the fat down of my vinyl of which Oxfam benefited.

Realise now in my mid forties i trimmed a little bit too heavily. Plenty of discs i wish I still had, if not for the pleasure, for the value.

Find myself reliving the late 70's/early 80's on the internet stations now.

Hot for the turntable.

I noticed this seller has some Castle speakers for sale. Anyone heard them? I realise Castle aren't really what they once were but they still look like nice speakers and the price seems good.

Turntables - Ha ha ha, ho ho ho. Please, I just can't stop laughing.

Had the Planar 3 a few years back.Great turntable.Also had an original Vox AC30 guitar amp.
Would liked to have kept both, but they weren't getting used much so were sold.Did get a lot of money for both of them..

Jonok

Had this turntable years ago and then bought a Philips cd player and … Had this turntable years ago and then bought a Philips cd player and tried the same well produced albumon both formats, I heard better quality from the cd than I heard from the turntable which I eventually sold.



I'd be surprised if you did because the RP1 is a recent turntable and the RP3 has been improved over the original Planar 3. My P3 2000 wipes the floor with my CD player. Not all vinyl is better than CD though as I have recent albums that are cut from the master CD.

Original Poster

Vinyl is more honest than CD, if it's a poorly produced album it will be more evident on vinyl

vinyl rules

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JohnnyUtah

I did that a few years ago when I hit my mid thirties, young child, … I did that a few years ago when I hit my mid thirties, young child, bigger mortgage and felt like I needed to be more responsible. Trimmed the fat down of my vinyl of which Oxfam benefited. Realise now in my mid forties i trimmed a little bit too heavily. Plenty of discs i wish I still had, if not for the pleasure, for the value. Find myself reliving the late 70's/early 80's on the internet stations now. Hot for the turntable.



I took some of my vinyl to the town centre and dished it out to the 'goth' gangs there. Gate fold original Metallica and other stuff like Blondie, Hendrix, all sorts. Hopefully it was memorable for them too.

Original Poster

Youngy

Item ended, new listing: http://r.ebay.com/YC1uWd



Thank you, can someone update the link, box seems to be greyed out for me.

ebay.co.uk/itm…265

Meathotukdeals

I took some of my vinyl to the town centre and dished it out to the … I took some of my vinyl to the town centre and dished it out to the 'goth' gangs there. Gate fold original Metallica and other stuff like Blondie, Hendrix, all sorts. Hopefully it was memorable for them too.



Please tell me it wasn't the gatefold Ride the Lightening!? I'm missing that one from my original collection and really want it!

Meathotukdeals

I took some of my vinyl to the town centre and dished it out to the … I took some of my vinyl to the town centre and dished it out to the 'goth' gangs there. Gate fold original Metallica and other stuff like Blondie, Hendrix, all sorts. Hopefully it was memorable for them too.



Nice to see you were doing your bit for the care in the community. Let's hope they didn't try to recreate the back garden scene from Shaun Of The Dead.

seanjames

i have a nad 5120 turntable much better sound quality than landfill cds



Still got mine too along with my nad 3020a amp. Both gathering dust at the minute, but one day will come the resurrection :).

Technics?

Shoetree

Turntables - Ha ha ha, ho ho ho. Please, I just can't stop laughing.

troll

BalSci

Technics?



The Technics SL-1200 is for DJ's and *Rap MCs not vinyl junkies.

toaster

The Technics SL-1200 is for DJ's and *Rap MCs not vinyl junkies.



They where "Technics SL-1200 is a series of turntables manufactured from October 1972 until 2010 by Matsushita under the brand name of Technics. S means "Stereo", L means "Player". Originally released as a high fidelity consumer record player,"

From:en.wikipedia.org/wik…200

They where depreciate in value.....;)

Before Djs and Rap MCs Mate!
Edited by: "BalSci" 22nd Feb 2014

TimmyUK

Please tell me it wasn't the gatefold Ride the Lightening!? I'm missing … Please tell me it wasn't the gatefold Ride the Lightening!? I'm missing that one from my original collection and really want it!



Nah you are safe Can't remember which is was, but it wasn't Ride the Lightening,

toaster

The Technics SL-1200 is for DJ's and *Rap MCs not vinyl junkies.



I wouldn't choose one but this is not strictly true at all!

wotguvnotmeguv

Do you have to remove the platter to change the speed?



Real hi-fi = two turntables [two turntables / two phono pre-amps (AT-PEQ3) / one amp]
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