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Old 22nd January 2004, 10:38 PM   #1
GAK is offline GAK
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Default rega's upgrade kit

Has anyone any experience with the upgrade kit that rega supplies?
It's a new motor for the old rega planar 2/3.
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Old 23rd January 2004, 09:28 PM   #2
sreten is offline sreten  United Kingdom
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IMO simply the older your Rega and the higher the amount of
use the more sense this makes. They could have offered an
upgrade kit that didn't need a new motor...... cheap true, but it
wouldn't make the dealers any money....................................

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Old 24th January 2004, 04:31 AM   #3
Derekva is offline Derekva  United States
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Default rega's upgrade kit

I installed the new motor on my Planar 3 (one of the older brushed-metal finished Regas) about a year ago and noticed a rather substantial improvement. If your table is fairly new, then it may not be worth the money, but if your current table uses the high-tech rubber-band suspension method for the motor, then it is a worthwhile upgrade.
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Old 24th January 2004, 01:41 PM   #4
GAK is offline GAK
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My planar 3 is about 8 years old.It's the model before the P3 that Rega supplies right now.
I think I'll keep it as it is.I have changed only the belt and now I'm thinking to change the wiring.
Is there any tip that I can do with the motor by my own?
About the planar25 that I disgussed in the other forum I'll not buy it.
I'm thinking to keep the money and make a diy turntable.
A friend of mine told me that with 600euros I can build a very nice turntable.I have seen his diy turntable and it's pretty cool.
And I'll use RB300 for the beginning.
The only thing that I like planar 25 is the RB600.
But it isn't too much different from RB300.Or it is?
let's boom chitty boom
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Old 27th January 2004, 02:50 AM   #5
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Default Have installed the upgrade motor...

and found that it was a bit quieter in the vibration area but that really didn't really affect the sound on my P2. What it did, though, was the wow and other speed variations associated with the older motors on the rubber band suspension.

The new one was pretty easy to install and took about 30 minutes total. Directions are pretty good with plenty of pictures so that most anyone with soldering skills and basic electronics hand tools can get it done.

Was it worth $150US? That's your call but it basically has allowed me not to upgrade since this fixed the vexing problem I had with an otherwise really nice TT.


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