Rega introduces the new Rega Planar 6 Turntable

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by btf1980, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    My amp was 2k, my RP6 was 2k (before upgrades). So right in there accidentally.
     
  2. rpd

    rpd Forum Resident

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    Nashville
    Planar 6 is in the house!
     
  3. JNTEX

    JNTEX Well-Known Member

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    TX
    Welp, using that formula with my system is about 1-3-200. LOL.

    Great review.
     
  4. Can't help you man, but you've certainly helped me understand the marketplace just a bit better. Thanks.
     
  5. waka500

    waka500 New Member

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    Alabama
    What do you think about it?
     
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  6. Maccaroni

    Maccaroni Active Member

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    Interestingly this thread has quietened right down since people have started to actually receive their units!
     
  7. Tartifless

    Tartifless Forum Resident

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    France
    Seems like no one is complaining then ? Else someone would already have releashed the dogs !
     
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  8. Jose Ignacio

    Jose Ignacio New Member

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    charlotte, nc
    i was also wondering what the radio silence was about. Maybe not too many users yet. Personally, i will buy one when they offer colors other than gray and after they run more batches of Ania production
     
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  9. kenbefound

    kenbefound Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, before the release this joint was jumpin, now that it's out, crickets...
     
  10. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident

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    Everyone's too busy spinning albums on them!
     
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  11. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    Not a lot of american stores have them yet. I’ve bee auditioning speakers lately and several of the stores carry Rega so ive asked them about the P6. They all said they expect them soon.
     
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  12. Tartifless

    Tartifless Forum Resident

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    Same here, the grey finish will not fit my room, waiting for white or glossy black !
     
  13. KT88

    KT88 Forum Resident

    I think you'll be looking at a can of Krylon if you want that. When you see one in person, I'll bet you change your mind on the appearance. The trim is gloss black and it's a really sharp looking deck overall.
    -Bill
     
  14. Tartifless

    Tartifless Forum Resident

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    I know, until they get some in my stores in France i am still only able to see it on the web.
    Which i am sure does not reflect the actual beauty of the beast !
     
  15. Jose Ignacio

    Jose Ignacio New Member

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    charlotte, nc
    well, i would do a Union Jack version off the gate, add a Rega green and bring back the orange - add color felt mats like the one used in the RP40; the gray plus the smoked cover makes me wonder if they were listening to Roger Waters when they decided on the color scheme
     
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  16. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    I saw one in person. It's very dark which is beautiful so if one likes black it is still nice. i do love the matte over the glossy black on my RP6.
     
  17. How many actually bought one?
     
  18. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    Not me. Happy with my P3. Always struggling for nirvana never brings happiness IMO. Let me be clear, if you do not like what you have, go for what you feel makes you happy. For me its a question of love the one you are with.
     
  19. missan

    missan Forum Resident

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    Stockholm
    Would it be possible for one that have bought the P6 to upload a file with a 3150Hz test tone, and one from a silent groove?
     
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  20. GoldprintAudio

    GoldprintAudio Forum Resident

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    Lexington, NC
    Not sure how many arrived from Rega in the first batch, but they were all spoken for by dealers months ago. Most of my first orders were sold, but I do still have two on hand (one with an Aria and one with an Exact).
    Like Bill mentioned above, the finish does look much better in person then what they appear to show in online pictures.
     
  21. displayname

    displayname Active Member

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    Dallas
    Here's a question for anyone that has or is getting the P6. Will the aluminum subplatter be perfect as is, or would getting a Groovetracer subplatter somehow still be better? I can tell they are different, but would you expect one to be better really?
     
  22. Mazzy

    Mazzy Forum Resident

    I'm just guessing but I doubt the existing Groovetracers will fit these new tables. And with Rega designing their version, I doubt they will be needed.
     
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  23. Kristian1980

    Kristian1980 Member

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    Seoul, Korea
    Eagerly waiting for a more reviews of this from users. I have a DV-20X2L cartridge - does anyone know if I'd need a spacer, and which one? would it compromise the integrity of the arm?
     
  24. Berty Bass

    Berty Bass New Member

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    UK
    Can't say how many you'll need but I've a Goldring Excel MC on my P6 and added a 2mm spacer. It's an older, Rega 'gasket' type. The new arm bolts are slighty wider diameter so I needed to drill the ones on the spacer out a bit but otherwise a simple job of detaching the arm completely (2.5mm hex) and undoing the cable retention clamp from the underside of the plinth to feed the cable all the way through the plinth so I could slip the spacer over. 20 minute job and no issues at all. One word though - I suspect adding any spacer will mean you can't play with the lid down. Rega do include a little plastic, self-adhesive 'bumper' to protect the plinth. I cut that in half and just added a couple of bits under the lid towards the hinges and it lifts the lid over the counter weight.
     
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  25. Bob_in_OKC

    Bob_in_OKC Forum Resident

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    Dallas, Texas
    The DV-20X2L is over 3 mm taller than a Rega cartridge, so you’d need a spacer of about that thickness to maintain the same tracking angle.
     
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