Rega TT Owners Obsessed with Tweaks

For all you Rega vinyl-heads out there. Rega has released their latest and greatest drive belt now applied to the P8 and P10 (see link below). I have an RP-10 and was using two of the better “white” belts but had to give these a try. They are advertised as the best most accurate belt made by Rega and are half the price of the white belt. I received mine from Analogue Seduction in the UK as I couldn’t find any domestic source. So far I’ve installed and measured/compared to the existing white belt. Wow and flutter is consistently lower by about 50% with the new belts (could be just new belts?) Anyway after a fine adjustment of the speed it’s stable to within 0.01 rpm so probably accurate enough!

https://www.rega.co.uk/news/item/reference-eblt-upgrade-belt-now-available

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Thanks for pointing that out. My turntable is not Rega but uses two Rega belts, so will give them a try. Just ordered a couple. Have been using the white ones for years.

People have been asking for these since the new models came out. They’ve been on sale for a month or so.

Thanks for sharing. Previously, they only shipped them preinstalled on the P10. Rega says these should serve for 4 years.

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I’ll swap mine out even though I am pretty much done with my much loved RP10.

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What have you moved on to?

TechDAS Air Force 3 Premium with a Graham Elite tonearm and My Sonic Lab Platinum cartridge.

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Thanks for the headsup!

Wonderful turntable. When sold separately, that cartridge costs $10k. I wonder what to expect from it in terms of both SQ and warranty / longevity. Also, I wonder what it feels like if a one is ruined by accident. I busted a $2300 cart once. I could not forgive myself for a while.

I once bought a cartridge that cost $780 at a time when I made $400 a month. The place I worked at made their own lenses and they had a really good microscope. The head of the lab said let’s look at it under the microscope. Long story short while using the scope I removed the stylus tip as if I was born to do only that. So now I have a cartridge that is going to take me three years to pay for and it is not useful.

Fortunately the store had a policy of fixing one cartridge accident per customer and they gave me a new one. I would still be a customer if they still existed.

I thought about all of this when I mounted my new $10k cartridge. It does not offer a replacement stylus. My microscope damaged one did. I still on it, a Signet TK7SU. My first Shibata. Mmmmmm.

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I have a good local repair shop (Expert Stylus), but it hurts. The last cart I bought was a Soundsmith that costs $1,500 and has a $300 click-in replacement. I don’t understand the pricing, but it’s a very nice cartridge and it gives me peace of mind. The replacement is I’m told pretty much by return of post, whereas cartridge repairs normally take months. Goldring have click-ins, Dyna do p/x, but the SoundSmith deal is the best I’ve come across.

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Just ordered one from them!

Regavolution

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I just ordered two of these. I hope I got it right.
I ordered:

REGA REFERENCE EBLT UPGRADE TURNTABLE DRIVE BELT

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Actually the reference sells £24.99 while the Advanced sells for £15. You made the right choice.

What are you all using to accurately measure table speed?

That is what I ordered from Analogue Seduction! Love that name.

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When I contacted the US Distributor Wednesday the word I got was not yet available in the states. I assume you are importing yours?

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Thanks!

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You’re welcome